SUN columnist reveals BBC boss Lord Patten will be given 48 hours to come clean over ‘claims BBC chief was warned’
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The Center for Public Integrity published the first list of donors who nabbed a night in the Clinton White House — and whose stays sparked outrage and investigations — in its 1996 report, “Fat Cat Hotel.”
The Clinton administration released records in 1997 showing that 938 guests had stayed at the mansion during the president’s first term, dwarfing the 284 who stayed during the previous administration.
And a Democratic National Committee memo showed that President Bill Clinton personally endorsed the idea of using sleepovers at the White House as a fundraising tactic — “Ready to start overnights right away,” he wrote.
Bill Clinton unloaded on Bernie Sanders and his supporters who have attacked his wife, Hillary, as she campaigns for the Democratic nomination.
"'Anybody who takes money from Goldman Sachs can't possibly be president.' Why won't the Clintons be transparent on how much they received and if their speeches were 'kinda capitalist' rather than SOCIALIST..
In the first of a series of explosive revelations, Rosa Prince's Comrade Corbyn reveals how the Labour leader invited fellow activists to his flat to see Ms Abbott in his bed
According to a Labour figure present at the time, Mr Corbyn may have thought that letting it be known that he was in a relationship with a black woman would demonstrate his commitment to radical Left-wing politics.
The witness describes how Mr Corbyn contrived an incident where a group of party activists had to visit his bedsit, where their arrival startled Ms Abbott.
The Guardian reports that Israel's most recent ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub, returned to Jerusalem "after being repeatedly warned over security breaches at his residence in St John’s Wood". Apparently "the breaches related to late night visits by individuals to his official home".
News site Ynet reports lurid, unverified claims that married Taub
“brings men home without reporting them to the embassy’s security officer as required by security procedures”
In December, the public prosecutor of Milan (Italy) laid some fairly explosive evidence before the...
The public prosecutor of Milan also produced incriminating wiretap evidence which the judge summarized as follows:
It suggests that the [Nigeria] president was personally involved in whatever was being discussed and that he wanted everything signed “by tomorrow”. In the second [recording] Bisignani is talking to an unknown man and telling him “Mr Fortunato and the lady have said they want this to do this today or the day after tomorrow. “The lady” is said to be the Nigerian oil minister. The significance of this is that it suggests that the president was involved”. If the suspicion that Aliyu is a close associate of his is made good then the fact that $523 million of the proceeds of the April 2011 sale went to Aliyu may have direct relevance to the question of whether those proceeds went in part or were promised in part to Nigerian public officials (para 18)...'
WHATOn Saturday, The New York Times’ editorial board endorsed Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for her party’s nomination, calling her “one of the most broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history.” The board wrote:
In recent history, the Times has generally endorsed Democrats, going with Bill Clinton in ‘92 and ‘96, Al Gore in ‘00, John Kerry in ‘04, and President Barack Obama in ‘08 and ‘12.
Peter Wohlleben, a career ranger, has topped best-seller lists with “The Hidden Life of Trees,” describing trees as social beings that communicate on the “Wood Wide Web.”
''Trees Have Social Networks''
US bank JP Morgan Chase will pay $1.42bn (£990m) to settle most of the legal claims accusing it of draining Lehman Brothers of cash at the time of the 2008 financial crash.
It was accused of contributing to the failure by demanding $8.6bn of collateral as credit markets tightened.
Clinton said that young voters shouldn't be distracted by her enemies' attacks.
But doesn't address the corruption issue...
State-of-the-art plant holds "the highest lethality potential" of the many solar projects in deserts of California, federal commission warns
The investigators want the halt until the full extent of the deaths can be assessed. Estimates per year now range from a low of about a thousand by BrightSource to 28,000 by an expert for the Center for Biological Diversity environmental group.
These are dark, dark days indeed for those profiting from green rackets. Guido wrote about how Government cuts to renewables funding were imperiling the subsidy reliant industry in the UK.
The rapidly sliding oil price might just derail theParis Climate Summit’s key aim to reduce emissions by scaling back reliance on fossil fuels. Such plans look unlikely to come to fruition in an era of super cheap oil…
From Yahoo Finance: By saying Barack Obama took Wall Street money, too, Hillary Clinton's strategy isn't resonating with liberal Democrats yet, Politico's Ben White says.
But it could also backfire because it is far from a perfect comparison. While it is true that Obama took a lot of Wall Street cash in 2008 — around $16 million, outpacing his GOP rival Sen. John McCain — he has not taken millions of dollars in speaking fees from the likes of Goldman Sachs and others, as Clinton has.
A U.K. report on the assassination of a Russian ex-spy cements the world's opinion about this once-promising leader.
OFFICIAL: PUTIN IS A MURDERER @YOUARECORRUPT @DIGITALNAPOLEON
Taking full account of all the evidence and analysis available to me, I find that the FSB operation to kill Mr. Litvinenko was probably approved by Mr. Patrushev and also by President Putin.
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The mother of Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman broke her silence and made it clear she did not believe her son had committed suicide. “He was killed,” Sara Garfunkel said in an interview with the Jewish News Agency (AJN) published on Saturday.
“On December 31 — during New Year’s Eve — we talked and he said, ‘when I return from the trip (he was coming back on January 24 last year), I am going to file this complaint.’ He said it was against the president,” Sandra Nisman affirmed.
On Monday evening, two members of the American militia movement, Charles Carter and Vincent Smith, got into an argument at Smith’s house, in the small Texas town of Pottsboro, just across the border from Oklahoma. The argument turned violent: Smith shot Carter in the head, killing him.
LAND OF THE GUN 2016: The argument turned violent: Smith shot Carter in the head, killing him.
A woman convicted of shooting her husband to death while their three children were downstairs watching cartoons has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
In written statements, the couple's children wrote about wanting their mother to have a lengthy sentence.
Economic sanctions change the world. See which countries are affected by these sanctions.
It is still just about possible that Sebastian Coe was the only clean man in the IAAF stable, a former track star whose running shorts remained a pristine white as dirt splashed all around him. At least, that is the image suggested by investigator Dick Pound, who yesterday released the second damning Independent Commission report into corruption in athletics’ governing body. Lord Coe, who is the new President of the IAAF, is the “best person” to take the institution forward, said Mr Pound, and “would have done something” about the corruption had he known about it.
For a man who, in his prime as a middle-distance runner, was accustomed to arriving at conclusions before a crowd, Lord Coe has been slow on the uptake. He initially rejected reports of doping as a “war” against his organisation. On the day of his election he said it was “just inaccurate” to suggest the IAAF was complicit in doping. Two days ago he maintained that there had been “no cover-up”, a conclusion directly contradicted yesterday by Mr Pound, who simply said “the organisation is in denial”.
A mask of a federal police agent known as "The Japanese Federal," who helped to detain politicians and executives in a corruption scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras, could become a popular hit at Brazil's carnival.
"We are lacking in heroes, someone who does something right. This spurs us on, makes carnival more animated," said Valles, adding Ishii is already a hero.