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  •  - Uruguayan congressmen raise their hands to vote a law to ease banking secrecy, a change that responds to global pressure for the South American country to crack down on tax cheat

    Uruguayan congressmen raise their hands to vote a law to ease banking secrecy, a change that responds to global pressure for the South American country to crack down on tax cheat

    Posted: 12/15/2010 1:12:29 PM EST
    Uruguayan congressmen raise their hands to vote a law to ease banking secrecy, a change that responds to global pressure for the South American country to crack down on tax cheats, at the Congress building in Montevideo December 15, 2010. The measure has faced resistance from rightist lawmakers and banking groups in Uruguay, which is listed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on its "gray list" of tax havens that have not fully implemented global transparency and data-sharing standards. REUTERSAndres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Protesters, including some Myanmar nationals living in Thailand, hold up banners to demonstrate against U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime

    Protesters, including some Myanmar nationals living in Thailand, hold up banners to demonstrate against U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime

    Posted: 10/26/2010 5:10:32 AM EST
    Protesters, including some Myanmar nationals living in Thailand, hold up banners to demonstrate against U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime during U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit in Bangkok October 26, 2010. Myanmar will hold its first parliamentary election in two decades on Nov. 7, although critics say it will simply cement the military's grip on power under the guise of civilian rule. Ban on his visit to Thailand, urged the Myanmar government for transparency in the upcoming elections. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - To match Special Report BIOFUELS/EUROPE

    To match Special Report BIOFUELS/EUROPE

    Posted: 7/5/2010 9:38:56 AM EST
    A worker walks along Sao Tome ethanol distillery in the southern Brazilian state of Parana March 11, 2006. Documents written between 2008 and January 2010 and sent between lobbyists, scientists and high-ranking European civil servants, released after Reuters invoked transparency laws, exposed a huge rift in Brussels over biofuels policy and also undermined Europe's ambition of using alternative fuels to wean the continent off oil by showing how vested interests have influenced the science behind a cornerstone of the continent's clean energy policy. Picture taken March 11, 2006. To match Special Report BIOFUELS/EUROPE REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - To match Special Report BIOFUELS/EUROPE

    To match Special Report BIOFUELS/EUROPE

    Posted: 7/5/2010 9:22:11 AM EST
    Activists with the international anti-poverty agency ActionAid wear masks showing (L to R) EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EC President Jose Manuel Barroso and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, during a protest against the expansion of biofuels outside the European institutions headquarters in Brussels June 29, 2010. Documents written between 2008 and January 2010 and sent between lobbyists, scientists and high-ranking European civil servants, released after Reuters invoked transparency laws, exposed a huge rift in Brussels over biofuels policy and also undermined Europe's ambition of using alternative fuels to wean the continent off oil by showing how vested interests have influenced the science behind a cornerstone of the continent's clean energy policy. Picture taken June 29, 2010. To match Special Report BIOFUELS/EUROPE REUTERS/Thierry Roge/Files (BELGIUM - Tags: CIVIL UNREST ENERGY
  •  - To match Special Report BIOFUELS/EUROPE

    To match Special Report BIOFUELS/EUROPE

    Posted: 7/5/2010 9:13:39 AM EST
    An excerpt from a letter written by Jean-Luc Demarty, head of the European Commission agriculture unit, concerning a new scientific perspective that biofuels are doing more harm to the climate than good, is seen in this handout image released to Reuters. Documents written between 2008 and January 2010 and sent between lobbyists, scientists and high-ranking European civil servants, released after Reuters invoked transparency laws, exposed a huge rift in Brussels over biofuels policy and also undermined Europe's ambition of using alternative fuels to wean the continent off oil by showing how vested interests have influenced the science behind a cornerstone of the continent's clean energy policy. To match Special Report BIOFUELS/EUROPE REUTERS/European Commission/Handout (BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - U.S under-secretary of state for global Affairs Otero shakes hands with Nigeria's solicitor-general Ahmed in Abuja

    U.S under-secretary of state for global Affairs Otero shakes hands with Nigeria's solicitor-general Ahmed in Abuja

    Posted: 5/27/2010 5:46:50 PM EST
    U.S under-secretary of state for global Affairs Maria Otero shakes hands with Nigeria's solicitor-general Abdullahi Ahmed Yola at the end of a news conference on good governance, transparency and integrity in the capital territory in Abuja May 27, 2010.REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Obama signs veterans health care budget reform act in Washington

    Obama signs veterans health care budget reform act in Washington

    Posted: 10/22/2009 3:47:17 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama receives applause after signing into law the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act at the White House in Washington October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES POLITICS)
  •  - Obama signs veterans health care budget reform act in Washington

    Obama signs veterans health care budget reform act in Washington

    Posted: 10/22/2009 3:27:32 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before signing into law the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act at the White House in Washington October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES POLITICS)
  •  - OPEC President Vasconcelos listens during a news conference after a "EU-OPEC energy dialogue" conference in Vienna

    OPEC President Vasconcelos listens during a news conference after a "EU-OPEC energy dialogue" conference in Vienna

    Posted: 6/23/2009 8:40:35 AM EST
    OPEC President Jose Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos listens during a news conference after a "EU-OPEC energy dialogue" conference in Vienna June 23, 2009. Oil markets risk another price bubble if the global financial sector is not reformed and transparency increased, the European Union said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader (AUSTRIA POLITICS ENERGY HEADSHOT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Crown Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein gestures as he addresses medias during a news conference in Vaduz

    Crown Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein gestures as he addresses medias during a news conference in Vaduz

    Posted: 3/12/2009 7:36:32 AM EST
    Crown Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein gestures as he addresses medias during a news conference in Vaduz March 12, 2009. Liechtenstein agreed to ease its strict bank secrecy law by committing to international standards on tax transparency and data exchange, increasing pressure for similar concessions from other tax havens. The tiny principality, a financial centre wedged between Switzerland and Austria, is seeking to be removed from a blacklist of tax havens and will now offer bilateral tax deals for cooperating in cases of tax fraud and tax evasion. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (SWITZERLAND BUSINESS POLITICS ROYALS IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
  •  - RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2008

    RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2008

    Posted: 12/2/2008 12:10:35 AM EST
    RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2008 Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown (L), greets France's first lady Carla Bruni on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street in London March 27, 2008. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Brown are expected to call for greater transparency in financial markets on Thursday, on the second day of a state visit, in an effort to tackle the global credit crunch. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty (BRITAIN)
  •  - France's first lady Carla Bruni arrives for a charity lunch at Lancaster House in London

    France's first lady Carla Bruni arrives for a charity lunch at Lancaster House in London

    Posted: 3/27/2008 10:22:15 AM EST
    France's first lady Carla Bruni arrives for a charity lunch with Sarah Brown, wife of Britain's Prime Minster Gordon Brown, at Lancaster House in London March 27, 2008. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown are expected to call for greater transparency in financial markets on Thursday, on the second day of a state visit, in an effort to tackle the global credit crunch. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN)
  •  - France's first lady Carla Bruni arrives with Sarah Brown, wife of Britain's Prime Minster Gordon Brown, for a charity lunch at Lancaster House in London

    France's first lady Carla Bruni arrives with Sarah Brown, wife of Britain's Prime Minster Gordon Brown, for a charity lunch at Lancaster House in London

    Posted: 3/27/2008 10:18:34 AM EST
    France's first lady Carla Bruni (R) arrives with Sarah Brown, wife of Britain's Prime Minster Gordon Brown, for a charity lunch at Lancaster House in London March 27, 2008. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown are expected to call for greater transparency in financial markets on Thursday, on the second day of a state visit, in an effort to tackle the global credit crunch. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN)
  •  - Admiral Keating, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, attends a news conference at the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong

    Admiral Keating, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, attends a news conference at the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong

    Posted: 1/16/2008 9:58:36 PM EST
    Admiral Timothy Keating, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, attends a news conference at the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong January 17, 2008. The head of U.S. forces in the Pacific had pushed China on Tuesday for more transparency over its military build-up and suggested its growing might was aimed at Taiwan, the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its territory. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA)
  •  - Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Darling watches U.S. Treasury Secretary Paulson address a joint press conference in London

    Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Darling watches U.S. Treasury Secretary Paulson address a joint press conference in London

    Posted: 9/17/2007 1:48:07 PM EST
    Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling (L) watches U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson address a joint press conference in 11 Downing Street, central London September 17, 2006. Britain will guarantee all existing deposits at embattled mortgage bank Northern Rock, Darling said on Monday. Darling's comments followed a meeting with Paulson in which ways to improve transparency in financial markets and cross-border co-operation dominated. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool (BRITAIN)
  •  - Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi answers a question in Beijing

    Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi answers a question in Beijing

    Posted: 9/13/2007 7:11:42 AM EST
    Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi answers a question during an interview in Beijing September 13, 2007. China welcomed Iran's nuclear transparency deal with U.N. inspectors on Thursday, despite Western fears that it could be a recipe for delay. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
  •  - IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei at the beginning of a board of governors meeting in Vienna

    IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei at the beginning of a board of governors meeting in Vienna

    Posted: 9/12/2007 4:47:08 AM EST
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief weapons inspector Olli Heinonen (L) talks to IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei at the beginning of a board of governors meeting in Vienna September 12, 2007. Non-aligned nations on Tuesday rejected "interference" in Iran's nuclear transparency deal with U.N. inspectors, countering Western criticism the pact eases pressure on Tehran not to seek technology with bomb potential. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer (AUSTRIA)
  •  - Iran's deputy nuclear negotiator Vaeedi speaks to journalists as IAEA deputy director Heinonen listens during a news conference in Tehran

    Iran's deputy nuclear negotiator Vaeedi speaks to journalists as IAEA deputy director Heinonen listens during a news conference in Tehran

    Posted: 7/12/2007 12:53:34 PM EST
    Iran's deputy nuclear negotiator Javad Vaeedi (R) speaks to journalists as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) deputy director Olli Heinonen listens during a news conference in Tehran July 12, 2007. Two days of talks between Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog on an Iranian offer of more nuclear transparency made progress and will continue in the next few weeks, both sides said on Thursday. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN)
  •  - Secretary of major opposition NLD party U Lwin addresses ceremony to mark 59th anniversary of Independence Day at party headquarters in Yangon

    Secretary of major opposition NLD party U Lwin addresses ceremony to mark 59th anniversary of Independence Day at party headquarters in Yangon

    Posted: 1/4/2007 2:35:19 AM EST
    U Lwin (C), secretary of major opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party addresses a ceremony to mark the 59th anniversary of the Independence Day at the party headquarters in Yangon January 4, 2007. U Lwin criticised the lack of democracy, human rights and transparency in the country even though the nation has got independence. Seated behind is NLD Chairman U Aung Shwe (L) and in front of him is a bronze bust of party leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. REUTERS/Aung Hla Tun (MYANMAR)
  •  - US ambassador Danilovich shakes hands with Jordan's Minister of Planning Suhair Ali in Amman

    US ambassador Danilovich shakes hands with Jordan's Minister of Planning Suhair Ali in Amman

    Posted: 10/17/2006 6:41:50 AM EST
    U.S. ambassador John Danilovich (L), the CEO of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), shakes hands with Jordan's Minister of Planning Suhair Ali after signing an agreement to grant the pro-U.S. ally a $25 million grant in Amman October 17, 2006. According to the MCC website, the grant seeks to support Jordan?s reform efforts by broadening public participation in the political and electoral process, increasing government transparency and accountability, and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of customs administration. At rear are Jordanian Prime Minister Marouf Bakhet (R) and U.S. ambassador to Jordan David Hale. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN)