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Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panana. The firm has branches in Hong Kong, Miami, Zurich and more than 35 other places around the globe . The firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, corporate structures that can be used to hide ownership of assets.

A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and reveals how associates of Russian President Vlad(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in December: File photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Vladimir Putin and Sergey Roldugin forged a bond as young men. Fast friends, almost like brothers, they cruised the streets of Leningrad, singing and(...)

A worker prepares a security camera outside the Rijksmuseum  in Amsterdam yesterday ahead of US president Barack Obama’s visit. Obama, who will be attending the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, will visit the Rijksmuseum today. Photograph: Reuters/Cris Toala Olivares

US president Barack Obama arrived in the Netherlands for four days of meetings with European allies in a visit likely to be dominated by the cri(...)

 Russian special force soldiers and Crimea’s self-defense units take up positions as they storm the last Ukrainian military base in Belbek today. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Russian troops smashed their way into a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea with armoured vehicles, automatic fire and stun grenades today, while Ukrai(...)

Russian soldiers on the move at a military base which was until recently controlled by Ukrainians, in Perevalne, Crimea, yesterday. Russia’s consolidation of power continued in Crimea even as the international business community continued to signal its unease. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

Russia’s foreign ministry said today that Moscow has the right of a tit-for-tat response to the second wave of sanctions imposed by the Europea(...)

Traders on New York Stock Exchange floor. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Russian stock indexes fell sharply today as investors digested the impact of US sanctions over Ukraine, including possible moves by Washington (...)

US president Barack Obama speaking on the south lawn of the White House yesterday. “Russia must know that further escalation will only isolate it further from the international community,” he said. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama yesterday announced additional sanctions against 20 high-level Russian government o(...)