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China-based corporate web behind troubled Africa resource deals

What’s behind the high-flying conglomerate?

Inside the shell: Drugs, arms and tax scams

By Gerard Ryle

The man behind shell companies linked to arms deals, drug lords and tax fraud.

Jacques Monsieur arrested in Turkey

By Alain Lallemand

BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 14, 2002 — A Belgian man alleged to be one of Europe's biggest gunrunners -- and who has threatened to reveal secrets

How the spin doctors talked up tobacco as thousands died

By Bill Birnbauer

AUSTRALIA, April 25, 2002 — Cigarette companies knew as early as the 1950s that they would need a healthy image to protect their profits. So

Tobacco lawyers face investigation by legal regulators

By Bill Birnbauer

AUSTRALIA, April 25, 2002 — The behavior of Clayton Utz and Mallesons Stephen Jaques lawyers in advising Australia's biggest tobacco company

Clayton Utz faces inquiries in destroying documents

By Bill Birnbauer

Leading Australian law firm, Clayton Utz, faces at least two inquiries about its involvement in destroying thous

Smoker awarded $700,000 after evidence was destroyed

These stories first appeared in The Age on April 12-13, 2002. They are reposted here with permission.

The smoking gun: A perspective

By Bill Birnbauer

Yesterday a court awarded Melbourne grandmother Rolah Ann McCabe $700,000 in damages after she sued one of the world's lead

How medical technology is changing who we are

By Bob Carty

OTTAWA, February 2, 2002 — This series was first aired on CBC Radio over a six-day period beginning on January 6, 2002 and is reposted with

Quiet burial of a secret agent

By Jay Mayman

DWELLINGUP, Australia, February 1, 2002 — Like the cry of a wounded bird, it rang out in the Hanoi street, high and plaintive: "Dioxin, Diox

Afghanistan: Inside the Taliban

LAHORE, Pakistan, October 18, 2001 — UNITED STATES and British forces that launched their assault on Afghanistan this week can expect tough

How the plotters slipped U.S. net

LONDON, October 10, 2001 — As US forces converge on Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden's satellite phone has not been cut off. But calls to the te

When criticism becomes a crime

By Joel Simon

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, August 1, 2001 — Imagine you’ve just broken a story about how the president’s cronies, including members of the Sup

Last bastion of free press

By Yevgenia Albats

MOSCOW, July 10, 2001 — Surprise, surprise. ...

Longtime Australian policy: Kidnapping children from families

By Philip Knightley

LONDON, February 8, 2001 — In the United States, Native American children, "Red Indians," had been forcibly taken from their parents and pla

Australian past bordered on slavery and genocide

By Philip Knightley

WASHINGTON, January 30, 2001 — Soon after last summer's Olympics in Sydney, indigenous Australian senator Aden Ridgeway said the "groundswe

Wives and children live lavish lifestyle

By Sheila Coronel

MANILA, November 15, 2000 — Many years ago, he built one for the first lady, a sprawling mansion at 1 Polk St. in North Greenhills in San Ju

Fixing the fixers

By Murali Krishnan

NEW DELHI, India, November 13, 2000 — This article was originally published in the Nov. 13, 2000 edition of Outlook India. It is reproduced

The state of the President's finances: Can Estrada explain his wealth? Part one

MANILA, Philippines, July 23, 2000 — This two-part series was originally published on the website of the Philippine Center of Investigative

The state of the President's finances: Can Estrada explain his wealth? Part two

July 23, 2000 — This two-part series was originally published on the website of the Philippine Center of Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) on

The risks of U.S. aid

By Ignacio Gómez G.

WASHINGTON, February 27, 2000 — Members of the U.S. Congress are concerned that military aid to Colombia could be used to violate human righ

Sri Lanka's endless war

By Iqbal Athas

COLOMBA, Sri Lanka, January 12, 2000 — This article was originally published in the January 12 edition of Jane's Defence Weekly. It is repro

Hier's higher connections

By Yossi Melman

TEL AVIV, Israel, December 1, 1999 — This article was originally published in Israel's Ha'aretz newspaper on December 1, 1999. It is reprin

'It is a spider web'

By Wolfgang Krach and Georg Mascolo

November 8, 1999 — Liechtenstein residents are amazed at what dubious financial transactions can be found in the their tiny country, if one

An invitation to launder money

By Georg Mascolo

HAMBURG, Germany, November 8, 1999 — Whoever wishes to hide funds from the grips of tax authorities will find willing assistants in the Prin

Mr. Wong: pirate or law-abiding citizen

By Andreas Harsono

BATAM ISLAND, Indonesia, April 13, 1999 — "Why should I continue this night business life if he is really the mastermind of the pirates?" Ay

Wages of war

By Ahmed Rashid

LAHORE, Pakistan, August 5, 1999 — Two decades of fighting have destroyed Afghanistan's normal economy. In its place has grown a criminal ec

Final offensive?

By Ahmed Rashid

LAHORE, Pakistan, August 5, 1999 — Since the failed peace talks, the Taliban have been massing their forces along a wide east-west arc 20 ki

Afghanistan: Heart of darkness

By Ahmed Rashid

LAHORE, Pakistan, August 5, 1999 — As the Taliban launch a new offensive against opposition forces, the threat which this Islamic regime pos

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