Panama among recent joiners of global tax info sharing deal

Courtesy The News International PARIS: Panama, rocked by a recent major tax scandal, has joined around 100 countries in an agreement to share financial information automatically to tackle tax evasion, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Wednesday. The information sharing scheme was already in the works when Panama came under pressure after…

Clinton loses to Sanders in coal state of West Virginia

Courtesy The News International WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the West Virginia primary on Tuesday, slowing her march toward the party´s nomination. Despite the setback, Clinton is still heavily favored to become the Democratic candidate in the Nov.8 election. But Tuesday´s loss could signal trouble for Clinton with…

Leaders of “fantastically corrupt” countries to attend UK anti-graft summit: Cameron

Courtesy The News International LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron was caught on camera telling Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday that leaders of some “fantastically corrupt” countries, including Nigeria and Afghanistan, were due to attend his anti-corruption summit. Cameron will host an international anti-corruption summit on Thursday aimed at stepping up global action to combat corruption…

Trump says he has narrowed potential running mate picks to 5 or 6

Courtesy The News International WASHINGTON: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he had narrowed his potential vice presidential choices to five or six experienced politicians, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, told AP in an interview that he had not ruled out New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a former rival…