Global tax authorities probe Panama Papers

Global tax authorities probe Panama Papers

Tax authorities from the world's richest nations on Wednesday probed a mass of murky offshore dealings revealed in the huge Panama Papers data leak, just hours after police raided the law firm at the centre of the scandal.

Iceland opposition demands election date, PM refuses

Iceland opposition demands election date, PM refuses

Iceland's opposition parties on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson to set a date for early elections due ‘in autumn’ but he refused, the two sides said.

British PM admits he mishandled offshore revelations

British PM admits he mishandled offshore revelations

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday he had mishandled the controversy over his shares in his father's offshore business interests, which were exposed by the ‘Panama Papers’ revelations.

Putin rejects Panama Papers corruption claims

Putin rejects Panama Papers corruption claims

Russian President Vladimir Putin denied any "element of corruption" after a massive leak of confidential papers linked a close friend to a hidden $2bn offshore empire, and he blamed the US for orchestrating the scandal.

Swiss police raid UEFA headquarters to examine contract

Swiss police raid UEFA headquarters to examine contract

Swiss police raided the headquarters of the European soccer body UEFA to gather information about a contract signed by Gianni Infantino, now head of FIFA, that was reported in the Panama Papers.

Iceland government seeks new leader to avoid early vote after Panama leaks

Iceland government seeks new leader to avoid early vote after Panama leaks

Iceland's government sought to avoid early elections on Wednesday by picking a replacement for the prime minister who stepped aside over links to an offshore company, as the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks ...

Panama Papers: UAE president leads London property holdings

Panama Papers: UAE president leads London property holdings

The president of the United Arab Emirates owns London properties worth more than £1.2 billion ($1.7 billion, 1.5 billion euros) through offshore companies revealed in the so-called Panama Paper ...

Sharif forms commission to probe Panama Papers allegations

Sharif forms commission to probe Panama Papers allegations

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed the nation by television to defend his family's business practices, denying any wrongdoing and calling corruption claims "old accusations repeated over and over again".

Icelandic PM resigns in wake of Panama Papers scandal

Icelandic PM resigns in wake of Panama Papers scandal

Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has resigned, his party said, the first major political casualty to emerge from the leak of the so-called Panama Papers financial documents.

Panama Papers: More trouble for Nigerian Senate president

Panama Papers: More trouble for Nigerian Senate president

Embattled Nigerian Senate president Bukola Saraki on Tuesday brushed off allegations of wrongdoing concerning his wife's offshore assets revealed in the Panama Papers as he defended himself in court Tuesday against fraud charges.

Australian software firm helps join the dots on Panama Papers

Australian software firm helps join the dots on Panama Papers

Software produced by a little-known Australian developer has helped journalists piece together news leads from the mountains of data found in the contents of the Panama Papers.

Panama Papers probes opened, China limits access to news on leaks

Panama Papers probes opened, China limits access to news on leaks

Authorities across the globe have opened investigations into the activities of the world's rich and powerful after a cache of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm showed possible wrongdoing using offshore company structures.