Australian PM faces inquiry into Iraqi kickbacks

Friday, April 14, 2006 Wikinews Australia has in-depth coverage of this issue: Cole Inquiry Australian Prime Minister, John Howard appeared before the Cole inquiry on Thursday, the first time an Australian Prime Minister has appeared before an inquiry with royal commission powers since 1983. Unlike his foreign minister Alexander Downer who gave evidence before the […]

Ex-Thai PM Thaksin’s assets are frozen

Monday, June 11, 2007 Ousted Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra had about US$1.5 billion in cash assets in Thailand seized today by the Assets Examination Committee. Calling Thaksin “unusually rich,” the committee said Thaksin had obtained the money through corrupt means. Thaksin’s spokesman and lawyer Noppadol Pattama issued a statement, saying Thaksin would “fight until […]

‘Each makes the other more difficult to recover from’: University of Sussex professor L. Alan Winters speaks to Wikinews on trade, COVID-19, Brexit

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Earlier this month, Wikinews spoke with University of Sussex professor of economics L. Alan Winters regarding the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) in the 2016 Brexit referendum and the subsequent negotiations leading up to and following the EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement of December, which […]

Somali radio stations stopped from playing music by Islamist militants

Thursday, April 15, 2010 The majority of radio stations in Somalia have stopped playing music after orders from Islamist militants, who claim that the songs are un-Islamic. The stations reported that they complied with the ban over fears for their life. Before the forbiddance, which includes playing all music and jingles, thirteen of the fifteen […]

Iranian International Master Dorsa Derakhshani discusses her chess career with Wikinews

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 In February 2017, the Iranian Chess Federation announced two teenage chess players, Dorsa Derakhshani and her younger brother Borna Derakhshani, were banned from representing the national team. The federation announced their decision although Dorsa Derakhshani had previously decided and informed the chess federation she did not wish to play for Iran. […]

13 schools torched in southern Thailand

Thursday, June 14, 2007 In an apparent coordinated attack, 13 schools were set ablaze late yesterday in southern Thailand, an escalation of violence that authorities are blaming on Muslim insurgents. The 13 schools were burned in Pattani and Yala, two of the three restive, Muslim-majority Thai provinces on the border of Malaysia. On Monday in […]

Remote Assistance service of Windows OS vulnerable to attack

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 Until a patch is issued, Microsoft recommends that users close or block TCP port 3389, the port opened when the Remote Assistance service of its Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) is enabled. The Remote Assistance feature is a service of the OS that allows Internet Technology administrators of corporate workgroups remote […]

“A commonsense proposal”: Wikinews interviews Michelle Tilley, Campaign Director for Yes on 820

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