Investigation into Trump’s taxes goes viral, spawns flurry of creative hashtags
By Abiodun Ogundairo
04 October 2020 | 1:45 pm
We take a look at some of the many hashtags surrounding US President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Following the New York Times's bombshell findings, Twitter is alight with anger, disgust and humour.
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UK Prime Minister Liz Truss admits she "could have laid the ground better" for her plan to reduce taxes for the wealthy. Four weeks into the job, she faces scrutiny from her own party over her handling of the scandal.
The Indonesian government has called on police to find the "perpetrators" of the tragedy that left 125 dead. Another fact-finding team will look into the causes of the events.
The US president said he disagreed with Liz Truss' now-abandoned plan to fight inflation with tax cuts. The embattled UK leader is now scrambling to present a new budget with the help of her new finance minister.
Truss answered questions both from the opposition and her own Conservative Party, after she reversed course on her controversial tax-cut plans.
Farmers have criticized a plan that could see them pay for greenhouse gas emissions produced by their livestock. The government says it is in talks with farmers over the proposed tax.
The highest court in the US has rejected a plea by the former president to block the release of tax returns.
Donald Trump's company has been accused of helping executives dodge personal income taxes on perks including Manhattan apartments and luxury cars.
As Donald Trump eyes a return to the White House, a jury has found the Trump Organization guilty of 17 counts of tax fraud. The company paid less in tax by compensating executives with "off the books" perks such as luxury apartments. In addition to a fine, the Trump Organization will find it harder to get access to financing.
Since at least 2013, the Nigerian Army has run a secret, systematic and illegal abortion programme in the country’s northeast, terminating at least 10,000 pregnancies among women and girls, many of whom had been kidnapped and raped by Islamist militants, according to dozens of witness accounts and documentation reviewed by Reuters.
The EU is picking up speed with climate protection regulations. For imports from abroad, a carbon tax will soon be introduced. But poorer countries could be unfairly disadvantaged by this.
Donald Trump was the first presidential candidate in decades who did not make his tax returns public during either of his campaigns in 2016 and 2020.
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