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Beirut tax protest turns angry

Thousands of people marched through Beirut to protest against a broad tax hike they say unfairly targets the less affluent sectors of the country's population.

Thousands of people marched through Beirut to protest against a broad tax hike they say unfairly targets the less affluent sectors of the country's population.

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Trump paid $38m in tax in 2005 according to leak

The White House has announced President Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005 on a $150 million dollar income.

The White House has announced President Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005 on a $150 million dollar income.

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Belarus protests put more pressure on Lukashenko over 'parasite' tax

Braving the wrath of their hardline president, protesters took to the streets of Belarus over the weekend in the latest show of anger at a so-called ‘social parasite tax’ on those deemed to be doing t

Braving the wrath of their hardline president, protesters took to the streets of Belarus over the weekend in the latest show of anger at a so-called ‘social parasite tax’ on those deemed to be doing t

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Belarus halts collection of 'social parasite' tax

Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko has suspended a tax on those not in full-time employment, after public opposition sparked mass protests.

Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko has suspended a tax on those not in full-time employment, after public opposition sparked mass protests.

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Farmers protest turned into heavy clashes in Athens

Greek farmers protesting against bailout-related income cuts on Wednesday clashed with riot police outside the Agriculture Ministry in central Athens.

Greek farmers protesting against bailout-related income cuts on Wednesday clashed with riot police outside the Agriculture Ministry in central Athens.

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Britain sets Brexit budget course

Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond spelt out the government's plans to steer the economy through its departure from the European Union.

Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond spelt out the government's plans to steer the economy through its departure from the European Union.

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Protests in Belarus over 'social parasite tax'

Street protests in Belarus against a new tax on part-time workers spread on Sunday from Minsk to other towns.

Street protests in Belarus against a new tax on part-time workers spread on Sunday from Minsk to other towns.

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EU finance ministers unveil tax avoidance crackdown rules

European Union finance ministers have agreed new rules to crack down on big multinational companies that are not paying their fair share of tax.

European Union finance ministers have agreed new rules to crack down on big multinational companies that are not paying their fair share of tax.

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Germany's Schauble denies 'Grexit' threat

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble has said he is confident ‘‘Greece is on the right economic path’‘.

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble has said he is confident ‘‘Greece is on the right economic path’‘.

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Rare protests in Belarus spread beyond the capital

Rare protests in Belarus have spread beyond the capital Minsk to the second largest city Gomel where around 2000 people have marched against a harsh new tax law.

Rare protests in Belarus have spread beyond the capital Minsk to the second largest city Gomel where around 2000 people have marched against a harsh new tax law.

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Belarusians denounce 'law against social parasites'

Around 2,000 Belarusians have taken to the streets to rally against a law imposing a tax on those not in full-time employment.

Around 2,000 Belarusians have taken to the streets to rally against a law imposing a tax on those not in full-time employment.

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Apple and Dublin detail challenges to EU's Irish tax deal ruling

Apple launches legal challenge to a 13 billion euro tax bill from the European Union as Ireland accuses European Commission of exceeding its powers.

Apple launches legal challenge to a 13 billion euro tax bill from the European Union as Ireland accuses European Commission of exceeding its powers.

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French ex-budget minister Cahuzac is jailed for tax fraud

Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who led a government crackdown on tax dodgers, was sentenced to three years in jail in Paris on Thursday – for hiding an offshore bank account of his…

Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who led a government crackdown on tax dodgers, was sentenced to three years in jail in Paris on Thursday – for hiding an offshore bank account of his…

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Hungary promises payroll tax cuts amid labour shortage

Hungary's government is promising to cut the level of tax on wages as it suffers a labour shortage following years of emigration to western Europe.

Hungary's government is promising to cut the level of tax on wages as it suffers a labour shortage following years of emigration to western Europe.

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Trump may not have paid income tax for 18 years

Donald Trump’s taxes are back in the spotlight after The New York Times published the Republican nominees 1995 income tax returns.

Donald Trump’s taxes are back in the spotlight after The New York Times published the Republican nominees 1995 income tax returns.

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UK based carmakers voice concerns about Brexit effects

Britain's planned exit from the European Union is disturbing car company bosses, including the heads of Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover.

Britain's planned exit from the European Union is disturbing car company bosses, including the heads of Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover.

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Nigeria looks for millions of tax scofflaws to make up for slumping oil revenue

Nigeria says it has found 700,000 companies in the country that have never paid tax. It is tracking down non-payers to top up its treasury as oil industry revenue fall from low prices.

Nigeria says it has found 700,000 companies in the country that have never paid tax. It is tracking down non-payers to top up its treasury as oil industry revenue fall from low prices.