New batch of ‘Integrity Initiative’ leaks reveal military ties & effort to infiltrate European media

It’s been over a month since hackers began exposing the Scotland-based ‘Integrity Initiative’ as a UK government-funded propaganda outfit — and gradually new details of the organization’s clandestine activities have come to light. The documents were leaked by a group which claims to be associated with the Anonymous hackers. The first batch of leaks revealed the Integrity […]

US struggles to protect ‘strategic’ ties with Saudis as CIA reportedly links MbS to Khashoggi murder

The US government has yet to reach a “final conclusion” on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and until then won’t undermine the strategic relationship with Riyadh, amid reports the CIA has pinned the blame on the Saudi Crown Prince. “Recent reports indicating that the US government has made a final conclusion are inaccurate,” State Department […]

Hospitals profiting from private cord blood bank didn’t disclose financial ties to patients

Two Toronto hospitals that have a financial relationship with a private company that banks blood from babies’ umbilical cords say they need to be more upfront about their affiliation after an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate raised questions about their practices.

Facebook confirms accounts banned ahead of election had Russian ties

Facebook has confirmed that the 115 accounts it blocked yesterday due to “inauthentic behavior” are likely linked to Russia. In a new statement, the company says that a site claiming association with the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) posted a list of fake Instagram accounts it had made ahead of the midterm elections, many of […]

Abe prepares for Beijing visit, says Japan will bolster ties with China

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to bolster cooperation and friendship between his country and China. His key policy speech came the day before he makes the first trip to Beijing by a Japanese leader in seven years. Japan and China are both responsible for the region’s peace and prosperity, Abe said, adding that […]

'Worst gathered around each other': Iran lambastes US govt as ties continue to sour

There has not been a more hostile and spiteful US government against Iran in four decades, President Hassan Rouhani claimed in an explosive speech on Sunday, accusing America of pushing for a regime change. “There was a time when there was one person who had enmity. The rest were moderate. Now…the worst have gathered around […]

Ratings: Station 19 Returns Steady, Murphy Ticks Down, SVU Ties Low

Station 19 fired up (see what I did there?) Season 2 on Thursday night with 5.2 million total viewers and a 1.1 demo rating, improving on its finale and matching its freshman average. Opening ABC’s night, Grey’s Anatomy (6.5 mil/1.6) slipped to match its smallest audience ever while landing just a tenth above its all-time […]

UK’s suspects Petrov & Boshirov have no ties to Kremlin – Putin spokesman

The two men named by the UK as suspects in the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia – Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov – are not linked to the Kremlin or the Russian President Vladimir Putin in any way, the president’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told journalists. Putin earlier commented on the […]

Moscow appoints action star Steven Seagal special envoy on Russia-US humanitarian ties

Hollywood star Steven Seagal, who was granted Russian citizenship back in 2016, is going to be Moscow’s special representative on humanitarian relations with the US. The veteran actor’s task will be “to contribute to the further development of Russian-American relations in the humanitarian sphere, including interactions in the fields of culture, art, public and youth […]

New report details extensive financial ties between Rick Gates and a top Republican fundraiser

AP Photo/Susan Walsh Elliott Broidy, a top Republican fundraiser, reportedly paid Rick Gates, the former deputy chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, at least $ 125,000 for advice and business insight. Gates was indicted in October as part of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The information […]