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New intelligence points to pro-Ukraine group in Nord Stream attack – NYT

Gas bubbles from the Nord Stream 2 leak reaching surface of the Baltic Sea in the area shows a disturbance of well over one kilometre in diameter near Bornholm, Denmark, September 27, 2022.

Updated: 7:30am, 9th March, 2023 (AEDT)Washington DC/Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters New intelligence reviewed by US officials suggests that a pro-Ukraine group – likely comprised of Ukrainians or Russians – attacked the Nord Stream gas pipelines in September, but there are no firm conclusions, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Gas bubbles from the Nord Stream […]

Elon Musk restores Twitter accounts of journalists but concerns persist

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Reuters Elon Musk reinstated the Twitter accounts of several journalists that were suspended for a day over a controversy on publishing public data about the billionaire’s plane. The reinstatements came after the unprecedented suspensions evoked stinging criticism from government officials, advocacy groups and journalism organisations from several parts of the globe on Friday, with some […]

Elon Musk’s Twitter suspension of journalists draws global backlash

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Dallas, Texas, USReuters Twitter’s unprecedented suspension of at least five journalists over claims they revealed the real-time location of owner Elon Musk drew swift backlash from government officials, advocacy groups and journalism organisations across the globe on Friday. Officials from France, Germany, the UK and the European Union condemned the suspensions, with some saying the […]

US military hid airstrikes that killed dozens of civilians in Syria – NYT

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Washington DC, USReuters The US military covered up 2019 airstrikes in Syria that killed up to 64 women and children, a possible war crime, during the battle against Islamic State, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The two back-to-back airstrikes near the town of Baghuz were ordered by a classified American special operations unit […]

Trump taxes report highlights nearly $US400,000 payment from Billy Graham group

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RNS A new report from The New York Times citing Trump’s tax information alleges the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association paid nearly $US400,000 to the President’s Washington hotel in 2017, raising questions about the potential conflicts of interest in making money off his religious allies while in office. The Times reported that the BGEA paid the Trump International […]

John Lewis mourned as “founding father” of better America

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AP Hailed as a “founding father” of a fairer, better United States, John Lewis was eulogised Thursday by three former presidents and others who urged Americans to continue the work of the civil rights icon in fighting injustice during a moment of racial reckoning. The longtime member of Congress even issued his own call to action – […]

Arrests of immigrant families promised by Trump to begin on Sunday, Times says

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New York/Washington, DCReuters US authorities on Sunday will begin arresting at least 2,000 immigrant families eligible for deportation in a nationwide series of raids long threatened by President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported, citing former and current officials. Trump forewarned of the planned operation in a 17th June Twitter message, but it was […]