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Journalists Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, authors of the newly published book “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh,” discuss the controversies over their reporting on the alleged past sexual misconduct of the Supreme Court Justice. … read more at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/robin-podrebin-kate-kelly-authors-220717100.html

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An accountability court here on Wednesday extended remand of Maryam Nawaz and her cousin Yousaf Abbas Chaudhry in Sugar Mill case till September 25. Earlier, PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday told an accountability court that investigators of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had been repeatedly asking as to why her grandfather gave his […]

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I guess it stands to reason that Helena Dalli would be nominated for the ‘Equality’ portfolio within the new European Commission – and not ‘Justice’, for which she was originally considered. After all, ‘equality’ is part of the reason Malta wanted to join the European Union in the first place: so we would ‘take our […]

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— By Annette Alstadsæter Summary How widespread is tax evasion – and what does that imply for the true extent of inequality? New research explores these questions by analyzing a unique dataset of leaked customer lists from offshore financial institutions (‘’Swiss Leaks’ from HSBC Switzerland and the ‘Panama Papers’ of Mossack Fonseca) and tax amnesties […]

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Today on Media Files, a podcast on major themes and issues in the media, we meet Bastian Obermayer, the Pulitizer prize-winning journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into global tax evasion and money laundering. It was the biggest-ever collaboration for investigative journalism, involving 400 journalists in 80 countries who collectively produced 6,000 stories in […]

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It’s not a bad deal for Helena Dalli as she prepares for a five-year stint in Brussels as Malta’s next European Commissioner. Apart from a substantial pay rise, Dalli has been assigned the equality portfolio that fits in perfectly with her political profile and experience. The former equality minister’s transition to the Berlaymont building will […]

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Screenshot: Netflix Welcome to October on Netflix, featuring a lot of splashy originals with massive stars that some executive somewhere is gnashing their teeth to powder over, hoping against hope their multimillion-dollar, big-name gambles will become hits. Netflix Originals The big debut of the month—if not the year, or your lifetime—is Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat […]

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Ukraine is a fitting example of these ills. For years, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko acted as one of the most infamous kleptocrats not just in the country, but globally, earning his way onto the Transparency International list of the 10 most corrupt politicos, alongside monsters like Serbia’s Slobodan Milosevic and Indonesia’s Suharto. One […]

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Canadian boxer Donny Lalonde wants to get something off his chest. Those who remember Lalonde are well aware of his self-made start in boxing which attracted the likes of Dave Wolf. Wolf moulded a masterpiece in boxing with the guidance of Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini, reminiscent of Charley Goldman’s creation called Rocky Marciano. Lalonde deserves […]

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By Matthew Dove There’s two things Manxes can’t stand; taxes and rats. Corporation rates are set at 0% and those pesky rodents are only ever referred to as longtails or “big fellas.” As TFT’s Matthew Dove set off for Douglas, he wondered if this fledgling tech hub was really just another glorified tax haven. What’s […]

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