One of the social media company’s backers has made an apparently sudden exit of his own from his native Switzerland for St Kitts in the Caribbean
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Saturday 12 July 2008
A 400-year-old first-folio edition of William Shakespeare's works that was stolen from Durham University Library a decade ago has been recovered following an international operation involving literary experts in Washington DC and British detectives.
Tuesday 27 May 2008
Deutsche Telekom is immersed in a deepening espionage scandal following allegations that senior executives ordered the covert monitoring of thousands of phone calls by customers, staff and journalists in an attempt to plug an information leak.
Wednesday 16 April 2008
The number of unqualified, trainee and foreign teachers has risen five-fold since Labour came to power, according to the Tories.
Thursday 13 March 2008
Liechtenstein has issued an international arrest warrant for a man suspected of leaking confidential banking information that led to tax evasion investigations around the world, police said yesterday.
Sunday 09 March 2008
His polo has sparked a turf war and the horse has bolted at his investment trust
Tuesday 04 March 2008
The European Union will declare war today on Liechtenstein, Monaco, Andorra and Switzerland. Weary of losing billions of tax euros, the EU's 27-strong high command of economics and finance ministers, Ecofin, is meeting in Brussels to agree a strategy aimed at bringing the continent's tax havens under control.
Tuesday 04 March 2008
Every Monday morning, at the Cote d'Azur airport in Nice, scores of BlackBerry-wielding businessmen await their weekly flight to London. They are possibly the most well-heeled commuters in the world.
Saturday 01 March 2008
Whistleblowers will be offered up to £100,000 to come forward with information leading to the break-up of price-fixing rings and other cartels.
Friday 29 February 2008
Everton will almost certainly be exonerated over a pitch invasion by a small group of their fans in their Uefa Cup last-32 match at SK Brann on 13 February but the Norwegian club will face charges for that and for the "curious incident of the eight-ball", a reference to a pool ball thrown at Everton's goalkeeper, Tim Howard, during the game, The Independent can reveal.
Wednesday 27 February 2008
The number of countries investigating whether their citizens have been illegally evading tax by using secret bank accounts in Liechtenstein rose to 11 yesterday, with Sweden, Australia and New Zealand all announcing their own inquiries.
Tuesday 26 February 2008
Wednesday 20 February 2008
Germany's attempts to track down an estimated 1,000 "prominent" suspects behind the country's biggest tax evasion scandal on record has sparked a furious row between the Chancellor Angela Merkel's government and the Alpine financial haven Liechtenstein.
Saturday 22 December 2007
Questions are being asked about whether Vladimir Putin has secretly amassed a multibillion-dollar fortune as turf warfare between the different clans fighting inside the Kremlin intensifies before he leaves the presidency next year.
Friday 30 November 2007
The Government faces further embarrassment over standards of education, after Britain plummeted down yet another international league table this time for science.
Saturday 18 November 2006
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