‘Fake news’ is making a comeback to the headlines, and hashtags – after the Washington Post retracts its big story on Russian hackers penetrating the US power grid. Apparently, they didn’t. The paper has now added an editorial correction, but for some it was too little, too late. Many are already accusing the outlet of spreading fake news supposedly used to influence various aspects of the political process.
A special French court has found the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) guilty of negligence – by allowing the misuse of public funds over a large state payout to a business tycoon, when she was the country’s finance minister.
CNBC’s Sara Eisen discusses the charges against Christine Lagarde in regard to misusing public funds.
Some of the anti-Trump protests in the US have been organized by groups that were sponsored by Clinton sympathizer and billionaire George Soros.
Whistleblower Julian Assange has given one of his most incendiary interviews ever in a John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films, in which he summarizes what can be gleaned from the tens of thousands of Clinton emails released by WikiLeaks this year.
The Syrian civil war started in 2011 on the heels of the Arab Spring. It has seen the creation of the Islamic State, half of the country’s residence displaced from their homes, and outside forces getting involved. This QuickTake on the state of Syria looks at how the war unfolded, the players involved, and where the conflict is headed.
The government of Ecuador says it disconnected the internet connection used by Julian Assange after WikiLeaks “published a wealth of documents, impacting on the US election campaign.”
RT channel’s bank accounts will be closed in the UK without any explanation. The official statement from NatWest: ‘We have recently undertaken a review of your banking arrangements with us and reached the conclusion that we will no longer provide these facilities.’
An international political war is breaking out and the consequences are terrifying. This week, we look at the United States vs. Germany, the events brewing behind the scenes, and what to expect after the US elections.
A Pakistani journalist, who lost relatives in a U.S. drone strike, has won permission to sue the people who ordered the attack – after almost seven years of struggle.
Deutsche Bank is half the size of the Germany economy, but its foundations are shaking due to huge fines, disappearing profits and a share price collapse.
AJ’s Investigative Unit has uncovered corruption in the Maldives. Secretly filmed interviews describe how men on mopeds carried millions in cash to the Maldives’ political elite. President Abdulla Yameen and his former deputy, Ahmed Adeeb, are accused of receiving cash in bags filled with up to $1m, so much that it was “difficult to carry,” according to one of the men who delivered it.