Donald Trump’s CIA pick Gina Haspel promises no more harsh interrogation program – Donald Trump’s America

Donald Trump’s CIA pick Gina Haspel promises no more harsh interrogation program – Donald Trump’s America

Updated May 10, 2018 07:17:02 Photo: Nominee Gina Haspel is currently the CIA’s acting director. (AP: Alex Brandon) Related Story: Pompeo narrowly confirmed by Senate to become secretary of state Related Story: Torture and secrecy in Thailand US President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the CIA says “my moral compass …

Vladimir Putin sworn in for another six years as Russian President; promises to serve the people and fatherland

Vladimir Putin sworn in for another six years as Russian President; promises to serve the people and fatherland

Posted May 07, 2018 20:57:38 Photo: The Russian constitution bars Mr Putin from running again after this term ends. (Reuters: Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin ) Vladimir Putin has been sworn in for another six years as Russian president, buoyed by popular support but weighed down too by a costly confrontation with the …

Queensland promises $550m to redress scheme for sexual abuse survivors | Australia news

The Queensland government has signed up to the national redress scheme that ensures compensation for the survivors of historical child sexual abuse in state institutions. The premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, on Monday announced her Labor government would provide $550m towards the federally managed fund. Queensland joins New South Wales, Victoria and …

Papua New Guinea’s massive LNG project fails to deliver on economic promises

Papua New Guinea’s massive LNG project fails to deliver on economic promises

Posted April 30, 2018 12:50:21 Photo: Household incomes and employment have fallen since the PNG LNG project began. (ExxonMobil PNG) The immense benefits predicted to flow from Papua New Guinea’s liquified natural gas project have not been realised, and the country’s economy has even gone backwards on some indicators. Key …

Row over new MFB boss escalates with union threatening to release ‘promises’ made by Premier

Row over new MFB boss escalates with union threatening to release ‘promises’ made by Premier

Updated April 18, 2018 20:37:13 Photo: Dan Stephens was appointed after an international search. (Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service) Related Story: MFB president resigns as Melbourne’s fire brigade finally strikes deal with union Related Story: Melbourne firefighters told to reject ‘duplicitous’ workplace agreement Unspecified “promises” allegedly made by Victorian Premier …

Australian Tax Office: Shorten promises probe into alleged unethical tactics, toxic culture

Australian Tax Office: Shorten promises probe into alleged unethical tactics, toxic culture

Posted April 10, 2018 12:18:50 Photo: Bill Shorten said Labor would investigate the allegations when Federal Parliament returns in May. (AAP: Andrew Taylor ) Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says Labor will investigate reports that the Australian Tax Office (ATO) is pressuring employees to use heavy-handed debt collection tactics on small …