December 7, 2018

The campaign opposing electoral reform in British Columbia received funds from wealthy BC Liberal donors named in high-profile offshore tax haven leaks. Financial disclosures from the No BC Proportional Representation Society have already shown BC’s entrenched interests are spending big money bankrolling the campaign to stop proportional representation – including business lobbyists, real estate moguls and […]

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In August, Argentina’s leading newspaper, La Nación, published an explosive report on public corruption. The newspaper obtained notebooks from a former government chauffeur that detailed tens of millions of dollars in bribes the driver delivered over a decade. Bribery was an open secret during the administrations of presidents Néstor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, […]

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By Frankie SchembriDec. 7, 2018 , 4:15 PM An ‘epic scientific misadventure’: NIH head Francis Collins ponders fallout from CRISPR baby study In a statement condemning the work of Chinese scientist He Jiankui in using CRISPR to genetically modify human embryos, Francis Collins, head of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, […]

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By Frankie SchembriDec. 7, 2018 , 4:15 PM An ‘epic scientific misadventure’: NIH head Francis Collins ponders fallout from CRISPR baby study In a statement condemning the work of Chinese scientist He Jiankui in using CRISPR to genetically modify human embryos, Francis Collins, head of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, […]

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Shortly before 10pm Eastern last night, a man phoned in a bomb threat to CNN headquarters at the Time Warner Center, in Manhattan. He said that the building was rigged with five explosive devices. At 10:07pm, a 911 call was placed with the New York Police Department. By coincidence, a minute later President Donald Trump […]

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Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s headlines. Top story: Flynn giving ‘substantial’ help to Russia inquiry Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn has given “substantial assistance” to the Trump-Russia investigation, the special counsel Robert Mueller said on Tuesday, recommending Flynn face no prison time. In a redacted court filing, Mueller said details […]

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The only American charged in connection with the first Panama Papers prosecution in the United States vowed to fight the charges Friday, even as his alleged co-conspirator was arrested in Panama. Accountant Richard Gaffey was named in an indictment late Tuesday, charged with wire fraud, conspiracy to launder money and evade taxes, and failure to […]

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AFTER years of friction and power grabs between the judiciary, executive and the military, the bonhomie currently in evidence must bode well for Pakistan’s stability and raise the expectations of the people that their issues will not fall victim to infighting in the corridors of power. You may ask me why am I so optimistic? […]

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Living in Malta increasingly feels like a dream. For some it might be a nightmare but many are having a blast, or at least that’s the picture painted by statistics.   Full employment, the highest growth rate in Europe, a budget surplus for the fourth consecutive year, higher private consumption, more exports and more tourists […]

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