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Panama Papers, cont’d: Ramon Fonseca, one of the heads of Mossack Fonseca, told The New York Times: “At the end of this storm the sky will be blue again and people will find that the only crime is the hacking” of the firm’s documents. Jurgen Mossack, the firm’s other boss, reiterated those comments to The Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela told the nation in a televised address that his government would create an “independent commission of domestic and international experts” to improve transparency. Update: More here

Bangladeshi activist killed: Nazimuddin Samad, a law student and secular activist, was killed by three assailants in the capital, Dhaka. No one has been arrested yet, but several secular activists have been killed in the South Asian country by Islamist militants. Update: More here

A blow for Ukraine’s relations with the EU: The Dutch government says it may have to reconsider its support of a EU partnership deal with Ukraine after voters rejected a deal to remove the EU’s trade barriers with the former Soviet republic. The results are seen as a victory for Dutch euroskeptics and a headache for the country’s government.

News from last night here