A journalist’s death stunned a small Island nation — and ignited a fight for truth and justice

The ritual played out every evening in the capital of this Mediterranean island nation: As the sky darkened, street cleaners swept away candles, photographs and handwritten messages to a slain reporter. Determined to keep alive the memory of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia for more than a year, Ann Demarco, 60, replaced the objects at […]

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Assange was offered presidential pardon to help ‘resolve’ Russia role in DNC hack, court told

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was offered a presidential pardon if he helped to resolve the “ongoing speculation about Russian involvement” in the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails leaked during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, a London court heard Friday. Assange’s lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, said she saw then-Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., and Trump associate Charles […]

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Sightseeing ‘flights to nowhere’ criticized by environmental campaigners

Climate campaigners have criticized airlines for launching sightseeing “flights to nowhere” — that take off and land at the same airport — in response to travel restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. Australian flag-carrier Qantas was the latest to announce such a flight. Using a Boeing 787 jet — primarily used for long-haul flights — […]

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