Secret “dirty treasures” of many rich and important people worldwide discovered during an investigation by ICIJ

Dollars funnel.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) registered in United States, managed to expose through information leaks, the secrets of 130,000 people like politicians, artists and rich people, and 120,000 offshore companies of over 170 countries, including Romania.

The research, probably being the largest ever cross-border journalistic collaboration, was made by a number of 86 journalists from 46 countries from ICIJ, part of  Center for Public Integrity in Washington.

The report by ICIJ and its partner networks around the world is the first from a series of reports to be submitted by 15 April, other information following to be made ​​public during the year, as the investigation progresses.

“This investigation rises the curtains above the offshore system and offers a transparent image of the tax havens and people and companies that benefit from them”, declared Gerard Ryle, director of ICIJ. The files identify the persons behind the trusts and private companies registered in the British Virgin Islands, Cook Islands, Singapore and other tax heavens.

Among these people are doctors and dentists in the U.S., Greek middle class, corporate executives from Russia, Eastern Europe and billionaires in Indonesia, Wall Street speculators, international arms dealers and their families and associates of dictators.

The documents present facts and data namely transfers of money and connections between companies and individuals, and shows the expansion worldwide of the offshore financial secrets that allowed the rich people with good connections to elude the tax authorities, fueling corruption in the developed and poor countries.

During the research were interviewed hundreds of experts, government officials, lawyers, clients offshore and other sources around the world. Among those mentioned in the report are the wife of Russian Deputy PM Igor Suvalov and two directors of Gazprom. Which according to the documents, they have interests in companies from British Virgin Islands. All three refused to comment.

Another important name in the U.S. is James R. Mellon, whose family founded the companies known as Gulf Oil and Mellon Bank. He used four companies in the British Virgin Islands and Liechtenstein for trading financial instruments and the transfer of tens of millions of dollars from the offshore accounts from his possession.

Many of the world’s largest banks, including UBS, Deutsche Bank and Clariden have worked aggressively to provide business customers hidden companies in the British Virgin Islands and other tax heavens.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is an international network of reporters who collaborate on investigative articles. The organization was founded in 1997 by the Center for Public Integrity in the United States to focus on issues that are beyond the national borders. With 160 members in over 60 countries, ICIJ focuses on cross-border crime, corruption and power.

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North Korea continues to threaten United States with possible nuclear strikes

North KoreaUnited States is being threatened by the North Korea, who announced in an official press release that they received the approval to initiate military operations against the United States, including possible nuclear strikes.

In a press release quoted by the official North-Korean press KCNA received in Seoul, General Staff Army says that they officially inform Washington that the American threats will be “crushed “through “nuclear striking ways”.

Pyongyang has increased challenges in recent weeks, and threatened with possible strikes against the United States, Hawaii and Guam in the Pacific.

“The time of explosion is approaching fast”, was added in the statement, which ensures that a war may take place on the Korean Peninsula since “today” (Thursday) or “tomorrow” (Friday).

The army believes that the entire responsibility of this crisis “rests entirely” to United States evoking the participation of American bombardiers B-52, capable of carrying nuclear bombs, and some “invisible” bombardier’s type B-2 at common military maneuvers with Korea South, which are currently running.

White House, asked on Wednesday North Korea to stop threats after the Stalinist state has intensified its bellicose rhetoric, declaring army prepared to take any nuclear strike against the United States.

Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the U.S. National Security Council declared that North Korea should stop threatening United States and to rather comply with its international obligations, because it makes North Korea even more isolated from the rest of the international community and underlines its need to develop economically.

Most experts say that the Stalinist state does not yet have the technology to enable the nuclear warheads deploy on ballistic missiles capable of reaching U.S. bases in the Pacific or U.S. territory even if Pyongyang made a nuclear test successfully.

The Pentagon declared on Wednesday that it takes very serious the threatens of North Korea related to striking the American territory and the Guam Islands, declaring itself “ready to respond to any eventuality”.

North Korea has placed the army in fighting condition Tuesday and asked its special “strategic” units to prepare for possible strikes against the United States, Hawaii and Guam Islands.

Also, Hawaii and Guam are considered outside the range of medium range missile developed by North Korea, which could reach, however, U.S. military bases in Japan and South Korea.

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Week-end events in Romania: SofistiCAT, WHITE SENSATION, Luna Amara concert, ROA live concert

White SensationFriday, April 5, 2013

20:00-Trooper & Iris brings an Iron Tribute at Roman Arenas, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 15 for general access and RON 30 for VIP ticket.

21:00-East Roots concert in Panic! Club, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 15

21:00-Fierbinteanu & Plurabelle sings in Alchemia, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 15

22:00-Proconsul concert in Hard Rock Café, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 50.

22:30-Live concert Casa Presei in Spice Club, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 15.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

10:00-17:00 SofistiCAT- International cat exhibition at Palace Hall, Bucharest.

20:30-Radu Captari concert in Question Pub, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 15.

21:00-Luna Amara concert in Fire Club, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 20.

21:00-Tribute concert U2 with Kindergarten at Hard Rock Café, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 55.

22:00-ROA live concert and AMON in Club Puzzle, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 20.

22:00-White Sensation-Source of Light at Romexpo, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 190 (pressale)/ RON 260 (Ring) , RON 700, 900 (De Luxe).

23:00-Party with Steve Lawyer in Studio Martin, Bucharest. Entry costs RON 25 until 01:00 and RON 35 after.

00:00-Luna Amara- video presentation tour- “Pietre in Alb” (Stones in White) in Club Why? Not, Bucharest.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

10:00-17:00 SofistiCAT- International cat exhibition at Palace Hall, Bucharest.

10:00-Absolutely Fabulous Fashion and Vintage Fair – Soulmate Friends Edition in Ambasador, Bucharest.

18:00-Piano Sundays with Allexandru Covaci in Frame Club, Bucharest.

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Movie openings this week in Romania: Olympus has Fallen, Spring Breakers

olympus-composite3Olympus Has Fallen

Directed by Antoine Fuqua

Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman

On at Brasov: Cityplex Brasov; Bucuresti: Movieplex Cinema Plaza, Grand Cinema Digiplex, Grand VIP Studios, Hollywood Multiplex, The Light Cinema, CinemaPRO, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, Glendale Studio; Cluj: Cinema City, Odeon  Cineplex, Cinema Florin Piersic; Constanta: Cityplex, Cinema City; Iasi: Cinema City; Targu Mures: Arta 3D, Cinema City; Timisoara: Cinema City; Oradea: Cortina Digiplex; Ploiesti: Premiera, Cinema City; Craiova: Patria, 3D Colours Cinema; Pitesti: Cinema City; Arad: Cinema City, Cinema City Galleria; Baia Mare: Cinema City; Satu Mare: GM Cinema 3D; Braila: Cinema City Braila; Bacau: Cinema City; Targu Jiu: Sergiu Nicolaescu; Tulcea: Cityplex;

Spring Breakers

Directed by Harmony Korine

Starring James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

On at Brasov: Cityplex Brasov; Bucuresti: Movieplex Cinema Plaza, Grand Cinema Digiplex, Hollywood Multiplex, The Light Cinema, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, Glendale Studio; Cluj: Cinema City, Odeon Cineplex, Cinema Florin Piersic; Constanta: Cityplex, Cinema City; Targu Mures: Arta 3D, Cinema City; Oradea: Cortina Digiplex; Ploiesti: Premiera, Cinema City; Craiova: Patria; Pitesti: Cinema City; Arad: Cinema City, Cinema City Galleria; Satu Mare: GM Cinema 3D; Braila: Cinema City Braila; Bacau: Cinema City; Targu Jiu: Sergiu Nicolaescu; Tulcea: Cityplex;]

Coming up soon: Oblivion-premiere on April 12

Admission- premiere on April 12

21& Over- premiere on April 12

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