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Berlusconi back in court

Premier Silvio Berlusconi combined his duties as a statesman with those of a defendant on Monday, welcoming the news of Osama bin Laden's death as he arrived in court to defend himself against tax fraud allegations related to his media empire. Full story

Greece gets tough on tax; appoints terror judge

Greece's cash-strapped government promised Monday to raise an additional €11.8 billion ($17.5 billion) by the end of 2013 via a crackdown on tax evasion, and indicated it could seek a second extension of its bailout loan repayment. Full story

Argentina stages 2nd tax raid on agribusinesses

For the second time in just over a month, Argentine officials searched the offices of major multinational agribusinesses Thursday as part of an investigation into alleged tax evasion. Full story

Owners of Mexican restaurants face immigration charges

The owners of a regional Mexican restaurant chain have been indicted on immigration and tax evasion charges as part of a broader crackdown on employers hiring illegal immigrants, federal officials said on Wednesday. Full story

Swiss diplomat: no talks on Credit Suisse cases

The Swiss government has not waded into the U.S. government's tax evasion cases against Credit Suisse bankers and clients, Switzerland's ambassador to the United States told Reuters on Friday. Full story

Unpaid taxes double in NC, now top $1 billion

Delinquent taxpayers in North Carolina owe the state $1 billion, enough to fill almost half the budget gap that lawmakers are looking to address with cuts to public schools, universities and health programs. Full story

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