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Dutch purchase of Rembrandt work criticised over tax haven link

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The Dutch government is facing criticism after it emerged that a Rembrandt masterpiece is to be bought by the state from the Rothschild family through a tax haven in the South Pacific. A debate in the country’s senate...

A safe haven: refugee builders are being helped to a job by one of their own

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When a group of fellow refugees asked for help navigating the construction industry because they believed they were being exploited, Hedayat Osyun decided to go one step further. He started his own construction compa...

HMRC to relocate to Newcastle office owned by Tory donors via tax haven

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HM Revenue and Customs has struck a deal to relocate tax officials into a new office complex in Newcastle owned by major Conservative party donors through an offshore company based in a tax haven, the Guardian can rev...

‘It’s a tranquil paradise’: the gardener transforming his city estate into a green haven

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The first thing Ivan Markov grew was a mango tree. His father showed him how to take the seed out of the mango when it is fresh and put the head of it into the soil. “One mango bean can produce over 20 plants,” says M...

Sir Geoffrey Cox, tireless defender of tax haven against the Foreign Office

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Day after day, Sir Geoffrey Cox, the UK attorney general during the Brexit crisis, has been sitting hunched over a pile of court papers trying to prove to the UK government not that a member of his Torridge and West D...

Pandora papers reveal South Dakota’s role as $367bn tax haven

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South Dakota is sheltering billions of dollars in wealth, some linked to individuals and companies accused of financial crimes or serious wrongdoing, according to documents in the Pandora papers. The files suggest the...

Europe’s reputation as a cosmopolitan haven has been exposed as a mirage

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When Kabul fell in mid-August, almost the first reaction of European leaders was fear of another wave of refugees arriving on the continent. “We must anticipate and protect ourselves against major irregular migratory ...

Covid stifled US mental health therapy. Online forums provided a safe haven

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Jessica Smith, who is 44, unemployed and lives on the US East coast, often visits the Mental Health Forum website, a peer support forum for people who face mental health issues. It has multiple areas where people can ...

Ministry of Defence under fire for ‘inventing rules’ to sell wildlife haven

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The Middlewick Ranges are an ecological marvel by the standards of 21st-century Britain. The army firing range near Colchester, Essex, has been untouched by a plough for nearly 200 years, allowing skylarks and nightin...

Iranian activists at increasing risk in former haven Turkey

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Iranian dissidents in Turkey are unsure whether the country is still a refuge after what appears to be a new wave of arrests and deportation orders targeting asylum seekers from the Islamic Republic. Afshin Sohrabzade...