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The Netherlands is third in Oxfam's tax haven league

The Netherlands is third in Oxfam's tax haven league

Luxembourg is in seventh place on the list, Curaçao is eighth and Hong Kong ninth. He complained that not only did Ireland turn a blind eye, it put out the red carpet for those companies that get away with large-scale tax avoidance through profit-shifting and sweetheart deals.


Mental health and relationships 'key to happiness'

Mental health and relationships 'key to happiness'

Report co-author Richard Layard said this showed the government should play more of a role in nourishing the things that made us truly happy, rather than merely focusing on things that gave us more money. 'But equally important now are domestic violence, alcoholism, depression and anxiety conditions, alienated youth, exam-mania and much else. While many of us long to have a pay rise, researchers say that even doubling your salary won't make you a great deal happier.


Has U.S. life expectancy maxed out? First decline since 1993

Has U.S. life expectancy maxed out? First decline since 1993

This time , however, researchers can not identify a single factor that has caused the drop. Heart disease, chronic lower respiratory diseases, unintentional injuries, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, kidney disease and suicide all claimed more lives past year.


Jury foreman: 5 jurors were undecided on Slager verdict

Jury foreman: 5 jurors were undecided on Slager verdict

Slager's trial concluded in a mistrial on Monday after several jurors failed to come to a unanimous decision between convicting Slager of murder or manslaughter beyond a reasonable doubt. Court records show a breach of trust charge was dropped against Dorsey Montgomery on November 17, almost two years after he was arrested by North Charleston police.



Johnson voices 'deep concern' over Yemen but backs Saudi-led campaign

Speaking at a joint press conference in Riyadh with Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir, the foreign secretary said: "I'm here to emphasise the friendship that exists between the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia, and that is something that is developing and expanding".



Ghana election: Mahama accepts defeat, top Nigerians react

BBC reports that Mahama has called victor of the election and opposition party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo on Friday, December to congratulate him on his victory and to concede defeat. He urged the President-elect and other winners of the parliamentary elections in Ghana to be magnanimous in victory while losers should explore peaceful and legal mechanisms to challenge the outcome of the polls where necessary.