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  • Wikileaks: Sony Cut Affleck Ancestor Slave Link
    Wikileaks: Sony Cut Affleck Ancestor Slave Link Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Ben Affleck asked documentary makers not to reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site Wikileaks. Affleck's alleged request came to light in an email exchange apparently between the broadcasters and the show's host, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates. The communications, purportedly between Mr Gates and Sony Pictures chief executive Michael Lynton, were among hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's Sony hack that Wikileaks put into a searchable online archive . In the alleged email exchange, Mr Gates asks Mr Lynton for advice on how to handle the request from Affleck, who is known for his support for liberal causes . More »

  • Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor
    Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and ... More »

  • Ben Affleck asked for slave-owning ancestor story to be cut
    Ben Affleck asked for slave-owning ancestor story to be cut Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Hollywood megastar Ben Affleck, also known for his support of liberal causes, asked documentary makers to censor their discovery that one of his ancestors owned slaves, according to a leaked email. More »

  • Wikileaks Publishes Hacked Sony Emails On Web
    Wikileaks Publishes Hacked Sony Emails On Web Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Thousands of emails and documents stolen during a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last year have been republished by WikiLeaks. The searchable tranche includes 170,000 emails and more than 200 documents taken during a hack attack in November which was blamed on North Korea. Sony has reacted angrily, calling the publication a "malicious criminal act". A spokesman said: "The attackers used the dissemination of stolen information to try to harm Sony Pictures Entertainment and its employees, and now WikiLeaks regrettably is assisting them in that effort. More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Friday Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Karen Buckley, an attack carried out on a man with special needs and Ryanair got people talking. More »

  • How quick did Canadian visas for Irish emigrants sell out it in? It’s the week …
    How quick did Canadian visas for Irish emigrants sell out it in? It’s the week … Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Plus: How many senators could you be voting for in the future? More »

  • Here’s what the leaked Sony Pictures emails reveal about Irish actors
    Here’s what the leaked Sony Pictures emails reveal about Irish actors Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    And directors. And authors. And TV shows. More »

  • Today’s top stories in 6 seconds
    Today’s top stories in 6 seconds Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    All of the news, none of the waiting. More »

  • Judges slammed for Assange stance
    Judges slammed for Assange stance Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Julian Assange's lawyer has attacked judges for withdrawing from a legal conference because the WikiLeaks founder was taking part. More »

  • 8 things we learned from the leaked Sony emails
    8 things we learned from the leaked Sony emails Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Wikileaks published a searchable database of the emails yesterday. *whispers* SCANDAL. More »

  • Tokyo investors eye corporate earnings next week
    Tokyo investors eye corporate earnings next week Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Tokyo investors look to next week's company earnings for direction More »

  • 9 driving problems every Irish motorist will understand
    9 driving problems every Irish motorist will understand Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Get. The sheep. Off. The road. More »

  • Wikileaks shared juicy One Direction e-mails and Directioners are freaking  …
  • Quotations in the News Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    "I think that there's absolutely a gap, and it's a very dangerous gap, with regard to our airspace. I don't want people to get a message that they can just land anywhere. Suppose there was a bomb or an explosive device on that air vehicle? That could have been a major catastrophe." — Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., after confirmation that gyrocopter pilot Doug Hughes was interviewed in 2013 by the U.S. Secret Service. More »

  • WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents
    WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet. Whistleblower site WikiLeaks on Thursday put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment ... More »

  • Sony Pictures condemns Wikileaks release of documents from hackers
    Sony Pictures condemns Wikileaks release of documents from hackers Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Sony Corp's Sony Pictures Entertainment objected to the online release by WikiLeaks on Thursday of a searchable database of more than 30,000 documents that were obtained by hackers in a massive cyber attack last year. "The cyber-attack on Sony Pictures was a malicious criminal act, and we strongly condemn the indexing of stolen employee and other private and privileged information on WikiLeaks," the company said in a statement. Sony Pictures said it "will continue to fight for the safety, security, and privacy of our company." The documents stolen by the hackers were made available to the media last year. The release of 30,287 documents and 173,132 emails on WikiLeaks makes the information widely available and searchable. More »

  • WikiLeaks puts Sony files online
    WikiLeaks puts Sony files online Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Whistleblower site WikiLeaks has put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive. More »

  • WikiLeaks creates public archive of internal documents stolen by hackers from … Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — WikiLeaks creates public archive of internal documents stolen by hackers from Sony Pictures. More »

  • Assange agrees to be questioned in London: lawyer
    Assange agrees to be questioned in London: lawyer Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has agreed to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors in London over rape allegations, his Swedish lawyer Thomas Olsson said on Thursday. More »

  • WikiLeaks' Assange agrees to London questioning - lawyer
    WikiLeaks' Assange agrees to London questioning - lawyer Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Julian Assange has agreed to be questioned at Ecuador's London embassy over allegations of sexual assault, his Swedish lawyer said on Thursday. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up inside the embassy since June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations he assaulted two women in 2010. He denies the allegations. Swedish prosecutors said last month they wanted to question Assange in London, backing down from a previous demand it happen in Sweden. More »

  • Pre-premiere of new Edward Snowden documentary screened in Moscow
    Pre-premiere of new Edward Snowden documentary screened in Moscow Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    A documentary screening of Terminal F or Chasing Edward Snowden was launched on 13 April during the inauguration ceremony of Russia Today's (RT) documentary channel, RTDOC, in Moscow. The documentary tells the story of Edward Snowden's journey to Russia after he arrived in Hong Kong from the United States in 2013. The title of the film indicates that Snowden had once temporarily stayed in terminal F at Moscow's international airport Sheremetyevo, before he was granted temporary asylum by the Russian authorities. Among other dignitaries present at the screening, there were directors John Goetz and Poul-Erik Heilbuth. More »

  • Madonna closes Coachella festival with wet-kiss surprise
    Madonna closes Coachella festival with wet-kiss surprise Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Madonna startled an audience of tens of thousands by making out with the rapper Drake in an unexpected climax to the Coachella music festival. More »

  • Twitter turns Clinton's "H" logo into target for ridicule
    Twitter turns Clinton's "H" logo into target for ridicule Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Worse yet for the would-be 2016 standard-bearer of the left-leaning Democratic Party: The arrow pointed to the right. "So what lucky 3rd grader won the Design the Hillary Clinton Campaign Logo contest?" Tweeted a commentator with the handle @massfubar to nearly 14,000 followers. It also became an early reminder that missteps or hiccups by the campaigns, however small or trivial, can echo across social media at lightning speed. The official Twitter account for WikiLeaks, the organization founded by Julian Assange which publishes secret information leaked from governments and corporations, tweeted its own logo, which also includes a thick red arrow pointing to the right, side-by-side with Clinton's to emphasize the similarities. More »

  • Andrew O'Hagan on killing characters, visiting Afghanistan Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    By Nicholas P. Brown NEW YORK (Reuters) - In "The Illuminations," by Scottish novelist Andrew O'Hagan, former photographer Anne Quirk battles creeping dementia while her soldier grandson, Luke Campbell, fights a brutal war in Afghanistan. It is the fifth novel by O'Hagan, who is a creative writing fellow at King's College London and a former ghostwriter for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange. O'Hagan spoke to Reuters about killing characters, visiting Afghanistan and photography. More »

  • Transcript: Otto Reich
    Transcript: Otto Reich Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    The full transcript of our discussion on whether the US should get out of Latin America. More »

  • Today in History Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    Today is Easter Sunday, April 5, the 95th day of 2015. There are 270 days left in the year. More »

  • Russia gambles on populist parties in anti-EU campaign
    Russia gambles on populist parties in anti-EU campaign Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    From the far right to the radical left, populist parties across Europe are being courted by Russia's Vladimir Putin who aims to turn them into allies in his anti-EU campaign. More »

  • Public Saudi welcome for Iran nuclear deal masks private unease Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, whose late King Abdullah once urged the United States to "cut off the head of the snake" by attacking Iran's atomic programme, has publicly welcomed a framework nuclear deal with Tehran, but in private mistrust remains deep. King Salman told U.S. President Barack Obama by phone on Thursday that he hoped a final settlement of the nuclear dispute would "strengthen the stability and security of the region and the world". ... More »

  • Obama unveils sanctions program to fight cyberattacks
    Obama unveils sanctions program to fight cyberattacks Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    President Barack Obama ordered a new sanctions program which could block assets of US and foreign hackers and of companies that seek to profit from cyberattacks More »

  • The Church of Scientology is not happy about this film which claims it tortures …
    The Church of Scientology is not happy about this film which claims it tortures … Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The Alex Gibey directed film went out last night on HBO in the US. More »

  • Who are the Houthis in Yemen?
    Who are the Houthis in Yemen? Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The Houthi rebels began as a theological movement preaching peace, but are now at the centre of international conflict. More »

  • Saudi Arabia's Yemen gamble may define its regional role for years
    Saudi Arabia's Yemen gamble may define its regional role for years Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's campaign to stop the Houthis from ruling over Yemen could define its role in the Middle East for years and shape its regional struggle with the rebels' ally Iran. Success would establish Riyadh as de facto leader of the region's Sunni states it has pulled together in a complex armed operation, and embolden it to pursue a more assertive stance against what it sees as the expansionist ambitions of its arch rival Shi'ite Iran in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Bahrain. "This campaign has confirmed that Saudi Arabia is the heavyweight power in the region. "If this thing fails, Iran is going to be much more emboldened and in this region there's usually a zero-sum game between Tehran and Riyadh. More »

  • Leaked dispute-settlement plan raises US trade concerns
    Leaked dispute-settlement plan raises US trade concerns Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    A demonstrator holds a fan with "No! TPP" in a protest against the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal at demonstration in front of the parliament building in Tokyo on April 23, 2014 More »

  • Leaked Pacific trade pact draft shows investment carve-outs sought
    Leaked Pacific trade pact draft shows investment carve-outs sought Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    By Krista Hughes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Australia's medicine subsidies, Canadian films and culture, and capital controls in Chile would be carved out from investment protection rules being negotiated in a Pacific trade pact, according to a draft text released by Wikileaks on Wednesday. An investment chapter, dated Jan. 20, from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal was released amid controversy over rules allowing companies to sue foreign governments, which critics say should be dropped from the pact. Consumer group Public Citizen said the definition of investment was too broad, covering even "failed attempts" to invest such as channeling resources to set up a business. More »

  • Assange demands rape case files before Sweden questions him
    Assange demands rape case files before Sweden questions him Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will agree to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors in London over rape allegations, but only if he is given access to the investigation files, his defence said Monday. More »