More than 100 people have been arrested following days of rioting in the Solomon Islands. Police also found three bodies in a burned out building. Much of the violence has been in the Chinatown district of the capital. Tensions over links with China are largely behind the anger directed against the government.
The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. It’s part of a trend of former U.S. intelligence officersContinue reading “World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA”
Matt Gaetz and his associates could be in more trouble than we had thought, as reports this week have given us new information about the ongoing investigation. One of the recent revelations is that the Secret Service is actually handling parts of the investigation, meaning that there could be an Executive Branch connection to allContinue reading “Secret Service Agents Now Handling Parts Of The Matt Gaetz Investigation”
A federal grand jury indicted Nebraska Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry on charges of lying to federal investigators and another crime in connection with a probe about illegal campaign donations provided by a foreigner, prosecutors said. The announcement of the indictment in Los Angeles federal court came hours after Fortenberry, in an unusual YouTube video featuringContinue reading “Nebraska GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry charged with lying to feds hours after he denied crime in YouTube video”
Papers gave details about a 2010 stake sale by Sebastian Pinera’s family in a mining project that activists objected to. Chile’s public prosecutor has said it will investigate the sale of a mining project involving the family of President Sebastian Pinera after new details emerged about the transaction in the Pandora Papers leak. Marta Herrera,Continue reading “Chile’s billionaire president under scrutiny over Pandora leak”
Kurz denies wrongdoing and had said he was willing to keep governing with his coalition partner, the Greens. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Saturday he is stepping down after being placed under investigation on suspicion of corruption offenses, but he plans to stay on as the leader of his party and its top lawmakerContinue reading “Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz steps down amid corruption probe”
Palm oil companies selling to European brands boasted about the use of child labour and beatings of local people. A two-year investigation by international NGO Global Witness has revealed the shocking extent of human rights abuses and rampant deforestation in Papua New Guinea. The South Pacific nation is home to the world’s third-largest remaining rainforest: aContinue reading “Nestlé and Kellogg’s linked to shocking palm oil abuse in Papua New Guinea”
A former senior aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul was indicted this month for allegedly funneling $25,000 from a wealthy, unnamed Russian to former President Trump’s reelection efforts. The big picture: The Justice Department alleges that Jesse Benton, 43, the husband of Paul’s niece and a veteran Republican staffer, orchestrated a scheme toContinue reading “GOP operatives accused of funneling Russian cash to Trump”