Defying all odds – Donald Trump Wins White House
Nov09

Defying all odds – Donald Trump Wins White House

In one of the most turbulent and expensive presidential elections in US history, Donald Trump has beaten all odds to become the 45th president of the United States. Despite various polls pointing to almost certain win for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump won by a landslide victory, winning big in key states such as Florida, Iowa and Michigan. While the mainstream media struggle to deal with last night’s shock result, political...

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Hillary Clinton’s email server violated State Department rules, audit finds
May25

Hillary Clinton’s email server violated State Department rules, audit finds

Hillary Clinton did not comply with government policies for avoiding cybersecurity risks while serving as Secretary of State, an internal State Department audit has found. The inspector general’s report, a copy of which was obtained by the AP news agency, was critical of Mrs Clinton’s use of a private email server – a controversy that has hung over her presidential campaign. The audit’s findings cited...

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Hebdo vs the Pope – is press freedom under threat?
Jan31

Hebdo vs the Pope – is press freedom under threat?

The western world doesn’t know what to do about freedom of speech. After the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris (in which 12 people, including five renowned cartoonists, were killed for publishing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed), British prime minister David Cameron proposed shutting down any communications technology that refused to store data for government use. Similarly, commentators in France have suggested introducing legislation...

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US Senate Report Reveals ‘Horrific’ CIA Cover Up
Dec09

US Senate Report Reveals ‘Horrific’ CIA Cover Up

The CIA’s interrogations of terrorism suspects were “far more brutal” than the agency admitted and produced no actionable intelligence, a damning US Senate report has found. Senator Dianne Feinstein said that “CIA detainees were tortured” while the agency misled the public and Congress. She told the Senate floor that the spies made “inaccurate” claims about the usefulness of information...

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Are Brits as polite as they think they are?
Oct01

Are Brits as polite as they think they are?

When travelling abroad, I’m often shocked by the sheer rudeness of people who find it perfectly acceptable to skip queues, stare and burp loudly in restaurants! Although I’ve always found my fellow Brits to be a polite and well-mannered bunch, I can’t help but wonder whether our perception of politeness or fairness is somehow skewed. Just recently the Fairtrade Foundation posed the question: “How Fair are...

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Gekaufte Journalisten: The German Book that will Rock the World
Sep26

Gekaufte Journalisten: The German Book that will Rock the World

UPDATE: The English edition of ‘Gekaufte Journalisten’ or ‘Journalists for Hire: How the CIA buys the news’ is now available for pre-order via Amazon – order your copy today while stocks last: This month’s best-seller in Germany called ‘Gekaufte Journalisten’ or ‘Bought Journalists’ in English uncovers the practice of journalists being paid money to distort particular news...

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