Obama said the treaties will help U.S. authorities investigate and crack down on offshore tax evasion.
Paul has argued that they would infringe on Americans’ constitutional right to privacy because their tax data and personal financial information would be shared with other countries. Treaties cannot go into force unless ratified by the Senate, and the objection of any one senator halts action on legislative business pending in that house of Congress, as Paul has done in this case.
NATO revealed last month that it would be sending around 4,000 troops to Poland and the former Soviet countries in the Baltic.
Now Moscow has hit back by announcing its own plans to expand its military presence.
“The Defense Ministry is taking a series of measures in order to counter the expansion of NATO forces in direct proximity to the Russian border,” Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday on state television.
“By the end of the year two new divisions will be formed in the western military district and one in the southern military district.”
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