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Pope gives same-sex legal unions the thumbs up

Pope gives same-sex legal unions the thumbs up

| 21/10/2020 | 91 Comments

(CNS): Pope Francis has endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time since he became pontiff in 2013. The leader of the Catholic Church gave his public support for LGBTQ rights during an interview in a film documentary “Francesco”, which premiered in Rome on Wednesday. “Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. […]

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Green parties enjoy surge in Euro elections

Green parties enjoy surge in Euro elections

| 27/05/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Green parties across Europe all made gains at the weekend as the European Parliament election results rolled in. While everyone was expecting far right nationalist parties to do well, given the current rise in populist anti-immigrant sentiment in many countries in Europe, the surge in seats for parties supporting a green liberal agenda has […]

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LGBTI advocate takes campaign to Vatican

LGBTI advocate takes campaign to Vatican

| 09/04/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Dr Leo Raznovich, a former professor at the Truman Bodden Law School who has been a leading voice for LGBTI rights here in the Cayman Islands and around the world, took the campaign to the Vatican last week. In the historic and significant audience with a high-ranking cardinal and other church officials, Raznovich was […]

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EU leaders agree to short Brexit delay

EU leaders agree to short Brexit delay

| 21/03/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The UK will not be leaving the European Union next Friday, as Prime Minister Theresa May has managed to get a short extension from European leaders after a long meeting in Brussels on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference at the Brussels summit late in the evening, the PM said that the European Council […]

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Brexit buffoonery mounts as EU waivers on extension

Brexit buffoonery mounts as EU waivers on extension

| 19/03/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): With MPs in Prime Minister Theresa May’s own government referring to her Brexit deal as a “polished turd” and saying that the situation could be described as a “pig’s ear, a dog’s dinner or a cat’s arse”, the PM has written to European leaders to ask for an extension on the date that Britain […]

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Brexit chaos rolls on, MPs to vote on ‘no deal’ option

Brexit chaos rolls on, MPs to vote on ‘no deal’ option

| 13/03/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Just over two weeks before the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union after more than four decades, the departure remains in complete chaos after Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal was resoundingly beaten in the House of Commons Tuesday. On Wednesday members of parliament began debating the next proposed vote on […]

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Deutsche Bank raided over Panama Papers link

Deutsche Bank raided over Panama Papers link

| 29/11/2018 | 28 Comments

(CNS): German law enforcement officials have raided the Frankfurt headquarters of Deutsche Bank in a money laundering investigation connected to the notorious Panama Papers. German prosecutors allege that two staff members at the bank helped clients launder money from criminal activities using offshore accounts in the British Virgin Islands. During raids of a number of Deutsche Bank […]

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Cayman among jurisdictions on EU ‘grey-list’

Cayman among jurisdictions on EU ‘grey-list’

| 05/12/2017 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has dodged the European Union Council’s black-list of 17 uncooperative nations after the much-anticipated tax list was published Tuesday. However, this jurisdiction and more than 40 other countries are on a ‘grey-list’ of countries that have agreed to take steps toward “abolishing harmful tax practices”. Cayman, Bermuda, Guernsey, Isle of Man, […]

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Questions raised over Turkish suspect

Questions raised over Turkish suspect

| 14/12/2016 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Celal Kildag (58), the man who Turkish authorities claim is wanted for murder and arson in relation to alleged terrorist acts in 1988 by the Kurdish separatist group the PKK, was remanded in custody again by the courts following his second appearance Wednesday. But since his arrest on an Interpol warrant by local police on […]

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Swiss open new football probe on Germany’s 2006 World Cup

Swiss open new football probe on Germany’s 2006 World Cup

| 01/09/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The FIFA corruption scandal that has shaken the entire football world has moved to Germany. Swiss authorities have now launched an investigation into the German Football Association and four officials, including veteran international football star Franz Beckenbauer. The probe is looking at allegations of fraud, criminal mismanagement, money laundering and misappropriation over the 2006 […]

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Ex-Cayman banker dodges jail term in Switzerland

Ex-Cayman banker dodges jail term in Switzerland

| 24/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): A former offshore banker who was based in the Cayman Islands before he blew the whistle on his former bosses at Julius Bäer, accusing them of assisting clients with tax evasion and leaking sensitive account information to Wikileaks, will not go to prison. Rudolf Elmer (60) was given a 14-month suspended sentence after […]

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