The files link nine of the country’s most prominent families, including a relative of president Xi Jinping,  to secret offshore companies, mostly based in the British Virgin Islands. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

The Chinese government remained silent on Friday on revelations from the Panama Papers that the families of three of the seven people on the Standing (...)

Neil Heywood and Gu Kailai. The wife of a former high-profile Chinese politician, Gu murdered Mr Heywood to try to prevent a scandal concerning millions of dollars in real estate being held in an offshore account.

For months, Gu Kailai worried about a secret that threatened to upend her comfortable life and stop her husband’s climb to the top rungs of China’s p(...)

Mossack Fonseca is the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers leak, which lifted the lid on how offshore companies are used by the global elite to conceal the ownership and control of assets and property worth billions. Photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

1. Twelve national leaders are among 143 politicians, their families and close associates from around the world known to have been using offshore tax(...)

 Front National  party leader Marine Le Pen: friends and family “not  averse” to tapping   “offshore jurisdictions”.  Photograph:   Chantal Briand/AFP/Getty Images

When millions of leaked documents revealed the wide use of tax havens by hundreds of politicians, business and sportspeople, France’s far-right Natio(...)

David Cameron embraces his father Ian in April, 2010. Photograph: Toby Melville

British prime minister David Cameron has insisted he derives no financial benefit from offshore accounts held by his late father, which were revealed (...)

Adnan Khashoggi: Saudi billionaire negotiated billions of dollars in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in the 1970s and played “a central role for the US government” with CIA operatives in selling guns to Iran, according to a 1992 US Senate report co-written by then-Senator John Kerry, now the US secretary of state. Photograph: Getty Images

One day during his presidential re-election campaign in September 1996, Bill Clinton walked into a room in Westin Crown Center hotel in Kansas City. A(...)

Iceland’s prime minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson  speaks during a parliamentary session in Reykjavik on Monday. Photograph: AP Photo/Brynjar Gunnarsson

Iceland’s prime minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is to resign, becoming the first casualty of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm which h(...)

The former Anglo Irish Bank offices in Dublin. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It was not a surprise that Anglo Irish Bank’s branch in Austria was being recommended by a Panama-based law firm to clients looking to conceal the own(...)

Developer Ray Grehan.

Developer Ray Grehan used the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers investigation to shield assets from the National Asset Management Agency (N(...)

‘We need to shine a spotlight on who owns what and where money is really flowing,” British prime minister David Cameron told the 2013 G8 summit in Nor(...)

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