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As Lebanese got poorer, politicians stowed wealth abroad

Oct. 06, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A trove of leaked documents confirmed that for years, Lebanon’s politicians and bankers have stowed wealth in offshore tax havens and used it to buy expensive properties — a galling revelation for masses of newly impoverished Lebanese, caught in one of the world's worst...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 06, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 4 The Guardian on the Pandora papers — bringing tax havens to heel: Five years after the Panama papers exposed the vast scale of offshore banking and business...

Ex-Facebook manager criticizes company, urges more oversight

Oct. 05, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While accusing the giant social network of pursuing profits over safety, a former Facebook data scientist told Congress Tuesday she believes stricter government oversight could alleviate the dangers the company poses, from harming children to inciting political violence to...

Leaked records open a 'Pandora' box of financial secrets

Oct. 05, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

Hundreds of world leaders, powerful politicians, billionaires, celebrities, religious leaders and drug dealers have been hiding their investments in mansions, exclusive beachfront property, yachts and other assets for the past quarter-century, according to a review of nearly 12 million files...

A look at world leaders named in the Pandora Papers

Oct. 05, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

A global investigation has revealed how the rich and powerful have being hiding their investments in mansions, exclusive beachfront property, yachts and other assets for the past quarter-century. Collectively these assets are worth trillions of dollars. The investigation,...

'Pandora papers' show London is a key hub for tax avoidance

Oct. 05, 2021 05:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Transparency advocates are calling on Britain to tighten the country's defenses against money laundering and tax avoidance after a massive leak of financial data showed how London is a key destination of choice for some of the world’s richest and most powerful people to...

Jordanian king's properties undercut father figure image

Oct. 04, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II was meeting with the World Bank president, asking for more financial support for his country’s battered economy, just around the time the news broke: A trove of leaked documents revealed the king had secretly bought more than a dozen luxury...

Pandora Papers leak prompts calls for action in Asia

Oct. 04, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Malaysia's main opposition leader called Monday for information found in the Pandora Papers data leak to be discussed in Parliament, after learning the country's former finance minister and several current officials might have been involved with offshore firms set up in tax...

Guatemala's former anti-corruption prosecutor faces arrest

Sep. 03, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan officials confirmed Friday they are trying to arrest a fired anti-corruption prosecutor whose ouster led the United States to reduce cooperation with the Central American nation's legal system. The arrest warrant for Juan Francisco...

US granted more grounds to appeal on Assange extradition

Aug. 11, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court on Wednesday granted U.S. authorities permission to expand their grounds for appealing an earlier U.K. court decision to block the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, where he is wanted on espionage charges. District...