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Exclusive: France plans Renault CEO hunt as board frays over Ghosn – sources

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PARIS (Reuters) – The French government is seeking candidates to replace Renault’s (RENA.PA) embattled boss Carlos Ghosn, sources told Reuters, as board members began to voice doubts about keeping him in office following his indictment in Japan for suspected misconduct. FILE PHOTO: Carlos Ghosn attends the Paris Auto Show, in Paris, France, October 1, 2018. Read More

Tormented into a guilty plea? Experts denounce US ‘miscarriage of justice’ in Butina case

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Maria Butina’s only crime is that she is Russian, legal analysts told RT, attacking the US justice system for keeping her in solitary confinement until she admitted guilt to at least one of the many charges brought against her. “This is an utter and total miscarriage of justice,” retired CIA agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou Read More

‘Spying & threats’: Assange complains of ‘more subtle’ silencing than Khashoggi

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Julian Assange has accused his Ecuadorean hosts of spying and feeding information to US authorities, and slammed attempts to block his journalistic work as a more subtle way of silencing than the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Suggesting there were “facts of espionage” inside the embassy, the WikiLeaks co-founder expressed concern during a hearing in Quito Read More

Guardians of the truth? Some of TIME’s ‘Person(s) of the Year’ choices are perplexing

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TIME magazine has chosen a group of journalists it refers to as ‘The Guardians’ as its 2018 most influential ‘Person of the Year’ – but some of the journalists the magazine included for honors have raised a few eyebrows. The decision to pick journalists for the annual title was perhaps not so surprising in the Read More

Assange rejects Ecuador president's 'no death penalty' deal with UK

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A lawyer for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has rejected Ecuador’s offer for the publisher to leave the London embassy under the guarantee that he won’t face the death penalty, leaving open potential criminal persecution. “The suggestion that as long as the death penalty is off the table, Mr. Assange need not fear persecution is obviously Read More

Facebook spied on Android users’ calls & texts while pretending to care about privacy

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Facebook tried to conceal that it was secretly vacuuming up call and text logs from Android users without their permission, newly-released internal documents have revealed. The hundreds of pages of documents, which were previously sealed as part of an ongoing legal case with a now-defunct app developer called Six4Three, were released yesterday by the British Read More

UK has provided ‘guarantees’ Assange won’t be extradited to face death penalty – Ecuador’s president

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Britain has provided enough guarantees that Julian Assange will not be extradited to any country where he would face the death penalty if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London, according to Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno. Speaking during a radio interview on Thursday, Moreno said his administration has received written assurances that the UK will Read More

‘Fake story’: Ecuadorean diplomat blasts Guardian’s Assange-Manafort meeting report

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A former senior diplomat at Ecuador’s London embassy has said that the source-based ‘bombshell’ by the Guardian, about alleged meetings between the former Trump campaign manager and the WikiLeaks founder, is a work of fiction. Fidel Narváez, who had worked at his country’s embassy in London from 2010 to July 2018, said that he was Read More

‘Fake story:’ Ecuadorean diplomat blasts Guardian’s Assange-Manafort meeting report

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A former senior diplomat at Ecuador’s London embassy has said that the source-based ‘bombshell’ by the Guardian, about alleged meetings between the former Trump campaign manager and the WikiLeaks founder, is a work of fiction. Fidel Narváez, who had worked at his country’s embassy in London from 2010 to July 2018, said that he was Read More