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June 17th, 2013
Iran vote: Rouhani vows transparency on nuclear issue

BBC NEWS

Iran is ready to show more transparency on its nuclear programme, says President-elect Hassan Rouhani.

June 17th, 2013
Herschel telescope switched off

BBC NEWS

The billion-euro Herschel space telescope has been switched off.

June 16th, 2013
G8: David Cameron faces 11th-hour battle over objectives

UK Guardian

David Cameron's key objectives at the G8 summit next week – cracking down on tax havens, launching EU-US trade talks and progress to a Syrian peace conference – were still meeting resistance on Thursday as he battled to win over key allies.

June 15th, 2013
The G8 agenda: The transparency summit

By The Economist

Britain’s leader envisages a world of tax compliance and clear corporate ownership. The obstacles have become a bit less daunting.

June 10th, 2013
Nelson Mandela condition 'unchanged - still serious'

By BBC World
South Africa's ex-President Nelson Mandela remains in a serious but stable condition in a Pretoria hospital, the latest update has announced.

May 20th, 2013
British PM Cameron makes personal plea to tax havens

NEWS ASIA

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday wrote to leaders of overseas tax havens, urging them to help the country's efforts to combat tax evasion and avoidance.

May 4th, 2013
Orb bides his time, wins muddy 139th Kentucky Derby

(CNN) -- Orb, far back in the pack for much of the race, made a late charge to win the 139th running of the mud-spattered Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

May 3rd, 2013
Hedge Fund Firm Wants to Block Cayman Transparency Reforms

(HISPANIC BUSINESS)- One of the largest hedge fund services firms in the Cayman Islands is attempting to block reforms that would make the world's principal offshore location for hedge funds more transparent.

May 3rd, 2013
Rand Paul Blamed for Blocking FATCA

BY MICHAEL COHN

(ACCOUNTING TODAY)- The research and advocacy organization Global Financial Integrity is urging Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to allow the Senate to vote on agreements negotiated by the Treasury Department with Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hungary and other countries to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, in an effort to ferret out tax evaders.

April 30th, 2013
NBA player Jason Collins comes out as gay

(BBC NEWS)- US basketball player Jason Collins has come out as gay, the first active male athlete in a major American professional team sport to do so.



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