National Newswatch

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s artistic director, dies aged 85

Feb 19 2019 — — The German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85, sources close to Chanel have said. Lagerfeld, the fashion house’s artistic director, missed its haute couture show in Paris in January, fuelling speculation about his health. He began his career as an assistant to Pierre Balmain in 1955 and joined Chanel in […]

China says it suspects ex-Canadian diplomat of ‘harming national security’

Dec 12 2018 — — The former Canadian diplomat who was detained in China days after the arrest of a senior Huawei executive is being questioned on suspicion of engaging in “activities that harmed China’s national security”, according to state-run media. Beijing News said on Wednesday that Michael Kovrig, who works for the International Crisis Group (ICG), had become the […]

Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy, sources say

Nov 27 2018 — — Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign, the Guardian has been told. Sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016 – during the period when he was […]

Facebook, Apple and Spotify ban Infowars’ Alex Jones

Aug 6 2018 — — Facebook has banned four pages run by the American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for “repeated violations of community standards”, the company said on Monday. The removal of the pages – the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the Infowars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page – comes after Facebook imposed a 30-day […]

Facebook suspends US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Jul 27 2018 — — Alex Jones, the American conspiracy theorist who runs the InfoWars website, has been suspended from Facebook for bullying and hate speech. The suspension will last for 30 days, and affects only Jones’s personal account on the social network, not the main InfoWars account. His profile will continue to be published, but he will not be […]