Wikileaks asks reporters for help in desperate bid to score Julian Assange last-minute pardon

The messages sent to reporters over Twitter direct message said that Assange’s partner, Stella Moris, had directed Wikileaks to reach out for possible assistance. “She was hoping that you may have ideas or contacts that could help convince Trump to pardon Assange,” said one version of the message sent to multiple reporters. Another version of … Read more

Hong Kong: nuova retata polizia, arrestati 11 attivisti – Mondo

    La polizia di Hong Kong operativa a tutela della sicurezza nazionale ha arrestato 11 persone in un raid fatto all’alba, tra cui Daniel Wong, un avvocato di lungo corso noto per le battaglie sui diritti umani.    L’operazione, secondo i media locali, è collegata al tentativo di cospirazione a favore dei 12 attivisti pro-democrazia … Read more

Triple M breakfast crew Basil Zempilas, Jenna Clarke, Xavier Ellis surprise listeners with early debut

Triple M disrupted the FM dial this morning when listeners — and the competition — heard the inaugural Basil, Xav and Jenna breakfast show. Former AFL star Xavier Ellis, The West Australian’s Jenna Clarke and Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas quietly slipped into the commercial radio pack when they appeared unexpectedly on the airwaves, doing away … Read more

NYC to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol ByThe Associated Press January 13, 2021, 1:38 PM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — New York City will terminate business contracts with President … Read more

The Latest: Group of House Republicans Wants Trump Censured | Political News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): A group of moderate House Republicans has introduced a resolution to censure President Donald Trump for his role in last week’s attack at the Capitol and for “attempting to unlawfully overturn … Read more

North Carolina trooper under investigation for BLM comment

A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper is under investigation following a social media post in which he described the Black Lives Matter movement as a “racist money laundering hate group.” ByThe Associated Press January 12, 2021, 10:30 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RALEIGH, N.C. — The North … Read more

Kansas House Dems Move to Oust Member Over Issues With Women | Political News

By JOHN HANNA and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators on Tuesday began the process to oust a newly elected lawmaker over multiple issues that include the 20-year-old’s rhetoric on Twitter and allegations that he harassed and threatened girls and women. A formal compliant filed in the House by Democratic members … Read more

French police detain 7 in probe of teacher’s beheading

A French judicial official says anti-terrorism police have detained seven more people in their investigation of the killing of a schoolteacher beheaded by an Islamic extremist last year By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press January 12, 2021, 7:11 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LE PECQ, France — French anti-terrorism … Read more

Social Media Crackdown Continues After Siege of US Capitol | Political News

LONDON (AP) — Social media platforms are continuing to crack down on fringe groups and conspiracy theories following last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. Twitter suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far right QAnon conspiracy and Facebook is removing posts and content fraudulently claiming that the U.S. election was stolen as … Read more

Eugene Goodman, l’agente che ha salvato i senatori – Mondo

Le immagini hanno fatto il giro del mondo la sera stessa dell’assalto al Congresso americano: un agente affronta da solo un gruppo di aggressori sulla porta, poi indietreggia, quasi impotente. Ma la storia, rivelano i media americani che hanno ‘studiato’ il video, è un’altra: Eugene Goodman, poliziotto afroamericano, ha quasi certamente evitato il peggio a … Read more

Zimbabwe journalist says will not seek bail but ‘fight’ charges | Media News

Arrested for the third time in six months, Hopewell Chin’ono says he wants to challenge the state to withdraw charges against him. On Friday, Zimbabwean journalist, government critic and anti-corruption campaigner Hopewell Chin’ono was jailed for the third time in six months. On Monday, he said he will not apply for bail, promising instead to … Read more

Experts warn that Trump’s ‘big lie’ will outlast his presidency

So many lies led up to last Wednesday’s riot in Washington. Now there are new lies being proffered on the right-wing web to defend the indefensible. And President Trump’s cheering section is desperately trying to bury the riot down the memory hole. Speaking of memories, let’s go back in time. One week ago on our … Read more

The Capitol siege began with a web of delusion

“A web of delusion had real life consequences on Wednesday and it will continue to have real-life consequences,” CNN’s Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter said on “Reliable Sources” Sunday. A large number of Trump followers cleaved to misinformation they were fed by the president, right-wing media and social media platforms. That led some to believe … Read more

The Latest: Montreal Enacts Curfew as Virus Cases Spike | World News

MONTREAL — A curfew meant to curb a rising tide of COVID-19 cases took effect across Quebec on Saturday evening. Premier Francois Legault says the measure is needed to prevent gatherings that have fueled the rampant spread of the virus, The French-speaking Canadian province has a population of more than 8.4 million The rules will … Read more

Pope Francis ‘astonished’ by mob attack on US Capitol

Pope Francis has told a private Italian broadcaster that he was “astonished” by the mob attack at the U.S. Capitol ByThe Associated Press January 9, 2021, 6:44 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has told an Italian broadcaster that he was “astonished” by the … Read more

A Farewell to @RealDonaldTrump, Gone After 57,000 Tweets | Political News

By AAMER MADHANI and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — @realDonaldTrump, the Twitter feed that grew from the random musings of a reality TV star into the cudgel of an American president, has died. It was not quite 12 years old. The provocative handle was given birth by a New York real estate tycoon … Read more

An Farewell to @RealDonaldTrump, Gone After 57,000 Tweets | Political News

By AAMER MADHANI and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — @realDonaldTrump, the Twitter feed that grew from the random musings of a reality TV star into the cudgel of an American president, died Friday. It was not quite 12 years old. The provocative handle was given birth by a New York real estate tycoon … Read more

Trump Finally Faces Reality — Amid Talk of Early Ouster | Political News

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With 12 days left in his term, President Donald Trump has finally bent to reality amid growing talk of trying to force him out early, acknowledging he’ll peacefully leave after Congress affirmed his defeat. Trump led off a video from the White House Thursday … Read more

UK lockdowns fuel record year for home entertainment spending | Media

British consumers spent a record £9bn on entertainment last year as the pandemic fuelled a boom in the popularity of digital services such as Netflix, Amazon and Spotify while the public sought to alleviate lockdown boredom. Overall spending on entertainment, which covers digital and physical video, music and gaming including sales of CDs, DVDs and … Read more

Woman Shot at Capitol Was Air Force Veteran Who Backed Trump | California News

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The woman who was fatally shot when a mob supporting President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol was identified by authorities Thursday as Ashli Babbitt, whose family described her as an Air Force veteran and avid supporter of Trump and his efforts to stay in office. … Read more

Facebook Bans Trump Through Biden Inauguration, Maybe Longer | Business News

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press Facebook and Instagram will bar President Donald Trump from posting on its system at least until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the platform said Thursday. In a post announcing the unprecedented move, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the risk of allowing Trump to use the platform … Read more

Wisconsin Republicans Decry Rioters as ‘Social Misfits’ | Wisconsin News

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation decried supporters of President Donald Trump who stormed the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday during the hearing to certify the Electoral College votes, with one Republican referring to them as “a bunch of social misfits” and another calling it … Read more

Pro-Trump Mob Storms US Capitol in Bid to Overturn Election | Political News

By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in … Read more

The Latest: 1 Person Shot as Trump Backers Storm Capitol | Political News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): One person has been shot at the U.S. Capitol as dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building and violently clashed with police. That’s according to a person familiar with the matter who … Read more

EXPLAINER: Why Trump’s Ballot ‘Dump’ Tweet Is Misleading | Political News

By BRIAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press As votes were being tabulated Tuesday night in Georgia’s two tight Senate runoff contests, President Donald Trump predicted election officials in the state would release a large tranche of results that would overwhelm the Republican candidates. And he implied that it would be an act of voter fraud. “Looks like … Read more

For Media Following Georgia, Nail-Biting and Lots of Numbers | Entertainment News

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For news organizations chronicling the vote count in the Georgia Senate runoff elections, Tuesday felt like a rerun from two months ago: nerves on edge, an avalanche of numbers and a lot of Steve Kornacki. The two Senate elections, with the U.S. Senate’s balance of … Read more

Self-described American nationalist is held in NYC bomb hoax

A self-described American nationalist suspected of leaving a hoax explosive device in a car at a New York City mall is facing criminal charges after turning himself in to police By MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press January 5, 2021, 11:12 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — … Read more

Khashoggi Doc, Too Explosive for Streaming, Debuts On-Demand | Entertainment News

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Even before “The Dissident” made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, director Bryan Fogel had a sense that his explosive Jamal Khashoggi documentary was going to be a tough sell. The film was one of the most anticipated of last January’s Sundance. Fogel’s previous … Read more

Where is Jack Ma, China’s e-commerce pioneer?

BEIJING — China’s best-known entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, made his fortune by taking big risks. The former English teacher founded Alibaba Group in 1999, when China had few internet users. Online payments service Alipay launched five years later, before regulators said such businesses would be allowed. Both long shots grew to dominate their industries. … Read more

Where Is Jack Ma, China’s E-Commerce Pioneer? | Business News

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China’s best-known entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, made his fortune by taking big risks. The former English teacher founded Alibaba Group in 1999, when China had few internet users. Online payments service Alipay launched five years later, before regulators said such businesses would be allowed. Both … Read more

UK Judge Refuses Extradition of WikiLeaks Founder Assange | World News

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Monday rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying he was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejected allegations that Assange is being prosecuted for political … Read more

Analysis: Pay attention to the propaganda, and other ways to cover an attempted coup in America

Sunday showed how. With President Trump’s anti-democratic conduct front and center, reporters and anchors used blunt language; challenged complicit politicians; and relied on primary source material, including Trump’s own words from his damning call with Georgia election officials. CNN anchor Ana Cabrera called it a “Nixonian” recording of Trump sounding “like a mob boss.” Carl … Read more