Daniel Craig calls for more funding for UN Mines Action Service

British actor Daniel Craig called for more funding for UNMAS, the UN agency that efforts to rid the world of bombs and mines, on 4 April, the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. In 2015, Craig was appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon as the Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards. Apr 5, 2016

Cold War double agent Kim Philby reveals life of betrayal in unearthed footage

British double agent Kim Philby detailed his life of betrayal and the ease with which he was able to pass secrets to his Soviet controllers in newly-discovered video footage broadcast by the BBC on 4 April. Philby was one of the Soviet Unions most successful spies who penetrated the heart of the British establishment and passed secrets back to Moscow for three decades, part of a ring of British double agents recruited in the 1930s. Apr 5, 2016

Panama Papers: President Juan Carlos Varela defends transparency

Panamas President Juan Carlos Varela reaffirmed his countrys commitment to tax transparency after governments across the world began investigating possible financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful, after a leak of four decades of documents from a local law firm that specialised in setting up offshore companies. Apr 5, 2016

Protesters demand resignation of Icelands PM Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson

A large crowd filled the square outside the parliament building in Reykjavik on 4 April to call on Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson to resign. According to local media, more than 10,000 people had gathered in the square and police said they had never seen such a great number of people demonstrating. Apr 5, 2016