Offshore corporations have one main purpose - to create anonymity. Recently leaked documents reveal that some of these shell companies, cloaked in secrecy, provide cover for dictators, politicians and tax evaders.
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Offshore corporations: The secret shell game
Sports cars and helicopters help launch Aston Martin luxury condo tower
Miami Worldcenter's 'Jam Room'
MiamiCentral train station begins to take shape
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2017 takes second place for hottest year
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Tillerson outlines desired 'key end states' for Syria conflict
Baby aardvark tries its best to avoid scale
Texas park ranger demonstrates 'flash freezing' in water bottle
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officer takes Snow Angel Challenge...in a short-sleeved shirt
In a speech at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University on January 17, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined what he said were the five “key end states” the US wanted to see for the Syrian conflict. He said that the US wanted to see an “enduring defeat” for “ISIS and al-Qaida”; that it wanted to see a UN-led political process towards a stable “post-Assad leadership”; a diminished Iranian influence; the voluntary return of IDPs and refugees; and for Syria to be “free of weapons of mass destruction”. He added: “The United States will maintain a military presence in Syria focused on ensuring ISIS cannot re-emerge.”
Staff at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens struggled to keep one of the zoo’s baby aardvarks on the weighing scales on Wednesday, January 17. A clip shared to the zoo’s YouTube account shows a staff member trying to weigh three-week-old aardvark Winsol, who does his best to try and escape the scales and the hands of the zoo worker. “How hard is it to weigh a three-week-old baby Aardvark? Winsol, the 3-week old baby aardvark is being closely watched by the zoo’s care team as he spends most of his time with his mom Al,” the video caption reveals.
Northern Texas experienced its coldest morning in seven years, according to local reports, before temperatures climbed in the afternoon. This video shows a ranger at the Fairfield Lake State Park demonstrating how cold conditions were by shaking a bottle and watching the water inside begin to freeze instantly.
He doesn't want to be identified but the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department tweeted out a 15-second video of the officer lying in the snow, flapping his arms on Jan. 17, 2018. People have watched the video more than 7,400 times.
Sen. Jeff Flake took aim at President Trump while speaking on the Senate floor on Jan. 17. “Mr. President it is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Joesph Stalin to describe his enemies,” Flake said.
A new trailer for the upcoming movie "Loving Pablo" is based on the book 'Amando a Pablo, Odiando a Escobar', by Colombian journalist Virginia Vallejo, one of the lovers of the late drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar. The film stars Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz.