Posts Tagged ‘accusations’

Netanyahu lawyers say he was never questioned on many accusations in graft cases

Lawyers for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu filed a lengthy official response Monday to the charge sheet against the premier, complaining that the corruption indictment includes “made-up” charges and refers to actions about which he was never questioned. In a document spanning 81 pages and 667 paragraphs filed to the Jerusalem District Court, the defense team […]

France detains ex-associate of Jeffrey Epstein over sex crime accusations

PARIS — Prominent French modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, a former close associate of disgraced American billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, has been detained in France on accusations of sex crimes, prosecutors said on Thursday. Brunel was detained on Wednesday on accusations of rape, sexual assault of minors, human trafficking and being part of a criminal conspiracy, Paris […]

On Corbyn and accusations of antisemitism

Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor was submitted to Jewish Currents who declined to publish it. In a recent article in Jewish Currents by Joshua Leifer, “The Tragedy of Jeremy Corbyn,” he criticizes those from within the British Jewish community who attacked Corbyn while also perpetuating some of the same rhetoric and pitfalls […]

Biden top economic adviser facing accusations of mismanagement, verbal abuse

The Biden transition team declined to comment or make Boushey available. But Dinetta Parrott, who reported directly to Boushey as Equitable Growth’s director of development from 2017 to 2020 before leaving for the Brookings Institution, said the criticisms of Boushey don’t match her experience. “I just don’t think it’s an accurate depiction,” she told POLITICO. […]

Belarus opposition asks European prosecutors to probe torture accusations

Supporters of exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Friday they would lobby state prosecutors in several European countries to investigate accusations of torture by Belarusian authorities.Belarus has been rocked by months of anti-government protests after veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in an Aug. 9 presidential election that his opponents say was rigged, […]

Biden Claims ‘No Basis’ For Accusations Against Hunter ‘It’s A Last Ditch Effort To Smear Me & My Family’

Joe Biden has claimed that there is “no basis” for the accusation that his son, Hunter Biden, profited from foreign business partners by selling access to his father during his tenure in office. Biden was being interviewed by Wisconsin reporter Adrienne Pedersen at his home in Delaware on Tuesday evening, after ‘calling a lid’ for […]

Joe Biden Claims ‘No Basis’ for Hunter Biden Accusations; Cites Romney, Clapper, Brennan

Former Vice President Joe Biden told a Wisconsin reporter Tuesday evening that there is “no basis” for the accusation that his son, Hunter Biden, profited from foreign business partners by selling access to his father during his tenure in office. Adrienne Pedersen of Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN 12 News’ interviewed Biden, who was at his home […]

Joy Reid Faces Accusations of Islamophobia over ‘Way Muslims Act’ Comment

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), civil rights attorneys, and advocate organizations had strong words for MSNBC host Joy Ann Reid after the television personality compared the supporters of President Donald Trump to “the way Muslims act.” Reid, who has been filling the 7:00 p.m. weeknight slot originally held by anchor Chris Matthews, suggested President Trump’s supporters are being […]

Ex-Cop: UK Police Too Afraid of ‘Racism’ Accusations to Adequately Fight Black Crime

The UK police are too afraid of being called ‘racists’ so they don’t even bother trying to stop black crime. RT: Young black men are 25 times more likely to be murdered, yet any initiative to try to discuss why this is, or to use software to identify whether different ethnic groups “specialise” in particular […]

Tory MP Lord Balfe slams Russia Report, calls accusations against Russian gov’t ‘pathetic’

   The controversial ‘Russia Report’, which accused Moscow of meddling in Britain’s Brexit referendum and last year’s general election, is just “pathetic,” Conservative peer Lord Balfe MP has told RT. Speaking to RT’s Going Underground on Saturday, Lord Balfe told host Afshin Rattansi that accusations the Kremlin was controlling domestic affairs in Britain were “rather […]

Tory MP Lord Balfe slams Russia Report, calls accusations against Russian gov’t ‘pathetic’

   The controversial ‘Russia Report’, which accused Moscow of meddling in Britain’s Brexit referendum and last year’s general election, is just “pathetic,” Conservative peer Lord Balfe MP has told RT. Speaking to RT’s Going Underground on Saturday, Lord Balfe told host Afshin Rattansi that accusations the Kremlin was controlling domestic affairs in Britain were “rather […]

MH17: Russia Rebuts Dutch & Aussie Accusations for Downing of Malaysian Flight in 2014

Moscow neither accepts nor trusts the results of an international investigation into the MH17 crash as it was not allowed to take part in it, according to the Russian president’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov. “Of course, without being able to be a full participant, Russia does not know to what extent the results of this work […]

‘Show Dogs’ Movie Pulled from Theaters, Edited Amid Accusations it Groomed Kids for Pedophiles

By Jack Burns The movie “Show Dogs” was created for children, but human and animal rights organizations alike objected to the film’s content earlier this week when it was revealed that a scene in the movie would most likely be interpreted as a pedophilia grooming scene not meant for children. The outcry spread on social media, and the […]

Russia ‘absolutely’ rejects Dutch & Aussie accusations it’s responsible for MH17 downing

Moscow neither accepts nor trusts the results of an international investigation into the MH17 crash as it was not allowed to take part in it, according to the Russian president’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov. “Of course, without being able to be a full participant, Russia does not know to what extent the results of this work […]

“We Note Your Concerns” – ABC News Responds to Accusations of Misreporting Syrian Conflict

In a week when Australia’s close alliance with America has been uncomfortably evident, along with the dangers this poses to Australia, John Menadue has posed this question: “How long will Australian denial of US policies continue? When will some of us stand up?” It is encouraging to see that others writing on his blog are standing up, yet it […]

‘Offensive & painful’: Abuse victims slam pope over slander accusations

The pope made the comments on Thursday as he brought his six-day visit to Chile to an end. The trip was seen by many as a bid to revive the church’s credibility in the South American country after a sex scandal in which Bishop Juan Barros was accused of concealing the crimes of the pedophile […]

Iraq rejects Arab league’s accusations against Iran, Hezbollah

Iraq’s representative to the Arab Parliament, an Arab League body, voiced his reservation on a draft resolution to that end which condemned “Iranian interventions” in regional countries, while refusing to brand Lebanese hezbollah as a terrorist group, reported Iraqi News. An opening speech by the council’s chairman, Meshaal bin Fahm al-Salami, accused Iran of “stoking […]

Iran Likens US Allegations of Yemen Arms Supply to Iraq WMD Accusations

The Iranian government issued a statement Thursday denying that a presentation earlier in the day by the U.S. represented proof that they’d been sending arms to the Shia Houthis in Yemen in a bid to resist the U.S.-backed Saudi invasion, saying it was a ‘fabrication.” “These accusations seek also to cover up for the Saudi war crimes in Yemen, […]

The Four Congressmen Remaining In Congress Despite Sexual Misconduct Accusations

The Four Congressmen Remaining In Congress Despite Sexual Misconduct Accusations Daily Caller December 14, 2017 Four members of Congress, three Democrats and one Republican, have indicated that they will finish out their terms despite facing accusations of engaging in or covering up sexual misconduct. Democratic Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen has said he will at least […]

Trump’s Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross Responds To Accusations In ‘Paradise Papers’ Leaks

After the latest offshore tax investigative bombshell called the “Paradise Papers” – a sequel to last year’s Panama Papers – revealed yesterday that Trump’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had indirect business ties with two Russian oligarchs, as well as Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law, the secretary who has found himself in hot water over more alleged backroom deals with […]

First Russia, Now Iran: Cyberespionage Accusations Fit A Changing Agenda

On October 13, President Donald Trump – as anticipated – decertified the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear accord, despite the fact that Iran was in full compliance with the agreement. Trump’s unilateral decision to put the survival of the deal in jeopardy was met with strong opposition by […]

Decades of Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein

Two decades ago, the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein invited Ashley Judd to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for what the young actress expected to be a business breakfast meeting. Instead, he had her sent up to his room, where he appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch […]

Anti-Semitism accusations against ‘Dyke March’ prove pro-Israel lobby will torch LGBT rights for marginalized people

As the annual LGBTQ Pride parades took place last weekend, a small collective of LGBT organizers with pro-Palestinian views attracted international controversy when they were accused of anti-Semitism by an employee of a pro-Israel advocacy group. Chicago’s chapter of the annual Dyke March, an annual march of mostly lesbians held since 1981, and nationally since […]

Poroshenko’s and partners deny accusations of profiteering from defense industry and state firms

nsnbc : Several key partners and associates of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko are being investigated for allegedly profiteering by skimming profits from defense contracts […]

US – ISIS exchange accusations for destruction of Mosul’s Grand al-Nuri Mosque

 nsnbc : The Islamic State and the United States exchanged accusations for the destruction of the minaret of the Grand Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul […]

The Forward Publishes Antisemitism Accusations Against Prominent Activist

Activist and writer, and founder of If Americans Knew, as well as President of the Council for the National Interest, Alison Weir. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) The website of the Forward newspaper recently published an opinion piece by political hitman Spencer Sunshine, in which he slammed the American Left and specific individuals for alleged antisemitism, including […]

Qatar Will Pay John Ashcroft $2.5 Million To Defend Against Terrorism Accusations

Who better to defend Qatar it is a hotbed of terrorism-funding (as per a recent list released by Saudi Arabia et al according to which 59 individuals and 12 entities in Qatar are terrorist) than the US Attorney General who served during the September 11 attacks, John Ashcroft. At least that’s what the […]

Amid Russia Accusations, Trump Prepares ‘War Room’ To Combat Negative Press

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon listens as President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (AP/Evan Vucci) In lieu of the Friday night “Trump bombshell” deliverable from the NYT-WaPo complex, today it was Reuters‘ and the Wall Street Journal‘s turn to lay out the […]

Syria Dismisses US Accusations About Crematory at Sednaya Prison, Demands The UN to Take Action Against Coalition’s Slaughters of Syrian Civilians

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False Accusations and Fake News: Assad Government Did Not Commit the Gas Attacks in Khan Shaykhun

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