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Improving security for nuclear explosives remains a diplomatic struggle

By Douglas Birch

A two-day international summit attended by President Obama next week is unlikely to move beyond stopgap measures and vague promises.

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"… res for fissile materials. In 2012, for example, then-President Viktor of Ukraine promised to return 234 kilograms (515 pounds) of weapons-grade uranium fro …"

"… kilograms (515 pounds) of weapons-grade uranium from a reactor in eastern Ukraine to Russia. That’s roughly the equivalent of 14 bombs. The last of the t …"

Global progress seen in securing nuclear materials

By Douglas Birch

Ranking given to the United States for its security of nuclear materials slips over the past two years.

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"… . The countries were Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Mexico, Sweden, Ukraine and Vietnam. But he said inadequate security for fissile materials still …"

Authorities in the U.S., U.K. and Australia announce new international tax haven investigation

Government data appears similar to 2.5 million secret files unearthed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

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"… Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela. About the International Co …"

Onshore and offshore realms equally secretive in Greece

By Harry Karanikas

Onshore and offshore realms equally secretive in Greece

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"… nding outside the country. Via the ICIJ forum, Vlad Lavrov from Ukraine, Roman Shleynov from Russia, and Frederik Obermaier from Germany …"

Two Center projects win 'Best in Business' award

By The Center for Public Integrity

Society of American Business Editors and Writers name two projects 'Best in Business'

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"… Consortium of Investigative Journalists (USA) Vlad Lavrov, The Kiev Post (Ukraine) Martina Keller, freelance (Germany) Thomas Maier, Newsday and News12 Long …"

IMPACT: RTI Biologics suspends import of human tissue from Ukraine

By Kate Willson

Medical implants manufacturer has for years relied on Ukrainian suppliers for significant amount of human tissue

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"… obal trade in human tissue has suspended its partnership with suppliers in Ukraine, where authorities have carried out multiple investigations over allegatio …"

"… 30 procurement agencies in the United States as well as in places such as Ukraine. The company supplies hospitals in more than 30 countries and in all fifty …"

"… nt in Germany. But the company withdrew its licenses to import tissue from Ukraine into Germany on August 20.The German government subsequently cancelled its …"

"… uthorities continue to investigate human tissues already imported from the Ukraine.ICIJ's eight-month investigation revealed that Tutogen, which was acquired …"

IMPACT: Pentagon, Congress probe tissue contracts

By Thomas Maier, Kate Willson and Michael Hudson

Did U.S. gov't buy questionable human tissue products?

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"… July that RTI had obtained tissues from suppliers in the U.S. and the Ukraine that have been investigated for allegedly forging documents or bullying fa …"

Daniel Pearl Awards winners announced

ICIJ announces the winners of the 2011 Daniel Pearl Awards

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"… aturday at the seventh Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kiev, Ukraine. The top exposés deal with offshore crime networks and international sex …"

ICIJ unveils Daniel Pearl Awards finalists

By Steve Carpinelli

ICIJ Announces the Finalists for the 2011 Daniel Pearl Awards for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting

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"… tober at this year’s Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. The finalists are:Tamiflu: This multi-country investigation involving col …"

Interpol's Red Notices used by some to pursue political dissenters, opponents

By Libby Lewis

Inadequate checks, balances raise human rights concerns

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"… clude Honduras, Albania, Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Ukraine, Vietnam, Paraguay, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Libya, Bangladesh, Indonesia, I …"

Russia's cigarette king practices strategic giving

By Roman Anin

Dominant vendor sets standard for connections

Europol: Climate is right for increased tobacco smuggling

By Inga Springe

Tobacco smuggling costs EU nations $12 billion each year

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"… Sea region – of genuine low-cost cigarettes produced in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova and targeted for western countries with high tobacco taxes.The …"

"… eap whites” brand is Jin Ling, produced in massive quantities in Russia, Ukraine and Moldova. Jin Ling was among the brands highlighted in a 2009 series To …"

ICIJ accepting entries for Daniel Pearl Awards

Entries for the 2011 Daniel Pearl Awards for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting are now being accepted

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"… tober at this year’s Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kiev, Ukraine. There is no entry fee. For application information and awards criteria, p …"

Overview: The tobacco lobby goes global

By Ricardo Sandoval Palos

The tobacco lobby goes global

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"… l growth rate of 10 percent, citing sales successes in places like Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and Malaysia. British American Tobacco (BAT) boasted in its 2009 …"

The world's asbestos behemoth

By Roman Shleynov

Vast amounts shipped overseas, used at home

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"… ntal organizations released a survey of the chrysotile industry in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan, concluding that all forms of asbestos are dangerous and c …"

The counterfeit cops

By Te-Ping Chen

Private investigators fight a hidden war against knock-off cigarettes, electronics, toothpaste, and more

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"… nce, China, had his arm macheted off by local cigarette counterfeiters. In Ukraine, just prior to the 2005 Orange Revolution, one operative working for a mul …"

Ukraine’s ‘lost’ cigarettes flood Europe

By Vlad Lavrov

Big tobacco’s overproduction fuels $2 billion black market

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"… ght, and that strong winds had blown him over the border from Hungary into Ukraine. But the man arrested by Ukrainian authorities last July, with his flight …"

"… er hang-gliding smugglers along the border — smugglers who take off from Ukraine, fly into Hungary, and each drop as much as 100 cartons of contraband ciga …"

"… nto Hungary, and each drop as much as 100 cartons of contraband cigarettes.Ukraine is home to some of the world’s cheapest cigarettes — at $1.05 per pack …"

"… ish American Tobacco (BAT), have produced billions of excess cigarettes in Ukraine, fueling a teeming black market that reaches across the European Union. To …"

The Montenegro connection

By Leo Sisti

“My little cat … I’m going crazy without you …. You have repeatedly betrayed me, I think …. Little cat, when are you coming? ... I love you,

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"… has largely been replaced with new routes from Russia, China, Poland, and Ukraine. But the years of black market activity, allegedly presided over by Djukan …"

Painkiller trial raises questions for FDA, Pfizer

By Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer

In February 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called a three-day hearing to review the risks of three painkillers known as C

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"… tients from 637 sites in countries that include the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Mexico, Peru, and Colombia to take Celebrex, naproxen, or ibuprofen. Neit …"

SMOKE2U

By Te-Ping Chen

Tobacco sales take off in cyberspace

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"… see a lot of sites operating outside the country: Moldova, Israel, Russia, Ukraine,” Kaplan said. Despite states’ best efforts, she said, “We haven’t …"

Overview

By Marina Walker Guevara

Tobacco is the most widely smuggled legal substance, and it's trafficking fuels organized crime and corruption

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"… ng Western brand that costs little more than $1 in a low-duty country like Ukraine can sell for up to $10 in the U.K.) That potential profit offers a strong …"

"… ears into an often violent black market, law enforcement officials say.• Ukraine’s “Lost” Cigarettes Flood Europe: Big Tobacco’s Overproduction Fee …"

"… d British American Tobacco — produce and import 30 billion cigarettes in Ukraine beyond what the country can consume, fueling a $2 billion black market tha …"

"… g a $2 billion black market that reaches across the European Union. Today, Ukraine is rivaled only by Russia as the top source of non-counterfeit cigarettes …"

Made to be smuggled

Russian contraband cigarettes ‘flooding’ EU

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"… the world’s largest tobacco companies. Its factory network in Russia and Ukraine was previously owned and run by subsidiaries of Japan Tobacco Internationa …"

"… Kaliningrad’s port. They also offer shipments from their Lviv factory in Ukraine, through the Black Sea port of Odessa.Overland to Germany, and from Baltic …"

"… ed two new cigarette manufacturing machines in a third factory, at Lviv in Ukraine. The company said that it planned to install 6 more machines during 2007 t …"

"… s independently identified five factories, located in northwestern Russia, Ukraine, and in the Krasnodar region of southern Russia, where Kazakov was born.Al …"

Going undercover

Inside Baltic Tobacco’s smuggling empire

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"… ring to deliver cigarettes from factories in either Kaliningrad or Lviv in Ukraine.“We work very well through the port in Kaliningrad, where we can also ma …"

Blame the distributor

By Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu

How Gallaher stayed in the smuggling game

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"… Africa and across Eastern Europe, including to smuggling havens in Latvia, Ukraine, and Montenegro. When U.K. customs officials asked to see documentation, G …"

The team

By ICIJ

Find out about the people who helped make Tobacco Underground

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"… g (China), Alain Lallemand (Belgium), Aamir Latif (Pakistan), Vlad Lavrov (Ukraine), William Marsden (Canada), Paul Christian Radu (Romania), Mabel Rehnfeldt …"

An opportunity seized

By Paul Radu

In its zeal to please U.S., Romania tramples foreigners' rights

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"… sion of Iraq. The newspaper said the fax identified Romania — along with Ukraine, Kosovo, Macedonia and Bulgaria — as a host of secret interrogation site …"

A casualty in the war on terror

By Nathaniel Heller

Europe's relations with U.S. undermined by apparent complicity on CIA prisons

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"… ed shortly by troops from the Netherlands and Hungary, and then Norway and Ukraine later that same year.After Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi lost to left-l …"

The Montenegro connection

By Leo Sisti

Love, tobacco, and the mafia

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"… has largely been replaced with new routes from Russia, China, Poland, and Ukraine. But the years of black market activity, allegedly presided over by Djukan …"

In the news: Ukraine in the news

By The Center for Public Integrity

WASHINGTON, November 29, 2004 — Accusations of massive election abuses have rocked Ukraine recently. Those familiar with the Center's report

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"… , November 29, 2004 — Accusations of massive election abuses have rocked Ukraine recently. Those familiar with the Center's reporting on the country won't …"

"… of the Center for Public Integrity's reports on the former Soviet republic.Ukraine’s corruption timelineThe current crisis in Ukraine is not an isolated ev …"

"… ormer Soviet republic.Ukraine’s corruption timelineThe current crisis in Ukraine is not an isolated event; the contested election is the latest chapter in …"

"… the Corruption Timeline, the Center explains the major developments since Ukraine’s independence in 1991.http://www.globalintegrity.org/reports/2004/2004/ …"

Drugs, diamonds and deadly cargoes

By Alain Lallemand

Israeli Leonid Minin has an expensive drug habit, and a fondness for beautiful woman and polished diamonds

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"… d Minin, a 52-year-old Israeli industrialist originally from Odessa in the Ukraine, meant nothing to them. Minin is, in fact, an Israeli citizen with an Isra …"

"… l trafficking of weapons and narcotics, money laundering and extortion. In Ukraine, Minine [sic] maintains close relations with Alexandre Angert, the head (p …"

"… Minin, himself, could have closely supervised the shipment of weapons from Ukraine to Burkina Faso. And, according to the papers, the plane made several roun …"

"… t. The fax was sent to a certain "Leonid." Aviatrend bought the weapons in Ukraine and then offered them to Minin, even though the buyer certificate was unde …"

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