Left Green leader made head of Iceland’s new government
International News / Politics / U.S. News

Left Green leader made head of Iceland’s new government

LONDON (AP) — Katrin Jakobsdottir, the leader of Iceland’s Left Green Movement, was named as the Nordic island nation’s prime minister Thursday after three parties formed a broad governing coalition in hopes of moving the country out of the cycle of crises that triggered three elections in the past four years. The coalition, which includes … Continue reading

UK-Canada WestJet plane declares emergency, lands in Iceland
Canada & the Atlantic / Europe

UK-Canada WestJet plane declares emergency, lands in Iceland

LONDON (AP) — A WestJet flight from London to Edmonton diverted to Iceland on Saturday after the crew discovered a “potential mechanical issue,” the Canadian airline said. The pilots aboard the Boeing 767 declared an in-flight emergency about two hours after taking off from Gatwick Airport. It landed safely at Keflavik airport, and the airline … Continue reading

UK leader Cameron under fire over link to offshore accounts
Latin America & the Caribbean

UK leader Cameron under fire over link to offshore accounts

DUBLIN (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron faced mounting pressure Friday over his involvement in offshore investments after he finally admitted he benefited from his father’s Panama-registered trust, an entity exposed by this week’s massive data leak at a law firm specializing in global tax avoidance. Lawmakers from opposition parties demanded that Cameron tell … Continue reading

Nations scramble to contain offshore account report fallout
Africa

Nations scramble to contain offshore account report fallout

LONDON (AP) — Governments around the world scrambled Tuesday Apr. 5, to contain the fallout from the publication of thousands of names of rich and powerful people who conducted offshore financial activity through a Panamanian law firm. China dismissed as “groundless” reports that relatives of current and retired politicians, including President Xi Jinping, own offshore … Continue reading