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Russian billionaire seeking to force testimony of British spy behind Trump dossier

Team Leader 15/11/2017

A Russian tech billionaire is asking a U.K. court to compel testimony from a former British intelligence officer who compiled the now-famous dossier on Donald Trump’s alleged links to Russia, according to court documents reviewed by Foreign Policy. The application to the British court, dated Nov. 3, is just the latest legal maneuver in a case that has become emblematic of the international political intrigue that followed Trump’s surprise electoral victory a year ago. The… Russian billionaire seeking to force testimony of British spy behind Trump dossier

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‘You know that we had nothing to do with this war’: Long-lost letters from interned Japanese-Canadians

Team Leader 10/11/2017

Long-forgotten in the bowels of Library and Archives Canada lies a trove of some of the most remarkable first-person documents in Canadian history: letters from Japanese-Canadians protesting their Second World War internment. These letters, addressed to the Vancouver-based “Custodian of Enemy Property,” explode with outrage and betrayal. They are the expressions of Canadians who knew their rights, loved their country and reacted much the same as any modern Canadians would if their homes and livelihoods… ‘You know that we had nothing to do with this war’: Long-lost letters from interned Japanese-Canadians

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Wealthy Russian’s investments in Facebook, Twitter backed by the Kremlin: Paradise Papers

Team Leader 06/11/2017

In fall 2010, the Russian billionaire investor Yuri Milner took the stage for a Q&A at a technology conference in San Francisco. Milner, whose holdings have included major stakes in Facebook and Twitter, is known for expounding on everything from the future of social media to the frontiers of space travel. But when someone asked a question that had swirled around his Silicon Valley ascent — who were his investors? — he did not answer,… Wealthy Russian’s investments in Facebook, Twitter backed by the Kremlin: Paradise Papers

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Queen Elizabeth invested private money in offshore havens, documents show

Team Leader 06/11/2017

Queen Elizabeth invested private money in offshore havens, documents show | National Post According to records obtained by the International Consortium of Journalists, Queen Elizabeth II’s investment managers have placed roughly $16 million in offshore portfolios in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.Alastair Grant / AP Photo November 5, 20174:43 PM EST LONDON — Newly leaked papers reveal that Queen Elizabeth II has invested some of her private money in offshore tax havens. According to documents… Queen Elizabeth invested private money in offshore havens, documents show

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U.S. Commerce Secretary has stake in firm with ties to Putin, leaked documents show

Team Leader 05/11/2017

NEW YORK — Newly leaked documents show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration’s point man on trade and manufacturing policy, has a stake in a company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to records obtained by the International Consortium of Journalists, Ross is an investor in Navigator Holdings, a shipping giant that counts Russian gas and petrochemical producer Sibur among its… U.S. Commerce Secretary has stake in firm with ties to Putin, leaked documents show

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‘It’s a steal’: This N.B. island can be yours for just $850,000

Team Leader 03/11/2017

FREDERICTON — It sounds like a spectacular buy: A 100-hectare island with two houses and several private beaches on the scenic Bay of Fundy, all for less than the price of a Toronto or Vancouver bungalow. But the Quebec family that owns Cheney Island has had no luck selling it, and has dropped the price to $850,000, down from $920,000, after a couple years on the market. Cheney Island is on the New Brunswick-Maine border,… ‘It’s a steal’: This N.B. island can be yours for just $850,000

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Paul Manafort paid millions by party known as ‘haven for mobsters’ in Ukraine: intelligence report

Team Leader 31/10/2017

KIEV, Ukraine –The charges against Paul Manafort and an associate involve allegations of tax fraud in the United States, but anti-corruption groups in Kiev say that Manafort profited from financial wrongdoing in their country and that it cost the Ukrainian people dearly. “The arrest of Manafort is very positive, and a long-awaited event,” said Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, director in Kiev of Transparency International, which has been tracking money laundering in Ukraine for years. The indictment, unsealed… Paul Manafort paid millions by party known as ‘haven for mobsters’ in Ukraine: intelligence report

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