Document trove shows how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune

World / Crime & Legal Jan 20, 2020

Document trove shows how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune

An award-winning investigative team published a trove of files Sunday allegedly showing how the daughter of Angola's former president — dubbed Africa's richest woman — syphoned hundreds of millions of dollars of public money into offshore accounts. The New York-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists ...

I wouldn't have wasted my time on Trump, says Greta Thunberg

World Dec 31, 2019

I wouldn't have wasted my time on Trump, says Greta Thunberg

Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg said Monday that talking to U.S. President Donald Trump at a United Nations summit on global warming would have been a waste of time since he would not have paid any attention. In an interview with BBC radio’s "Today" ...

Business Dec 19, 2019

Political coverage row puts BBC funding under threat

Britain's new government is taking aim at the BBC, accusing it of bias in reporting the recently concluded elections that gave Prime Minister Boris Johnson a sweeping mandate. The row over perceived partiality from the corporation and ensuing threats about its license fee funding have ...

U.K.'s Labour accuses BBC of bias over its election coverage

World / Politics Dec 6, 2019

U.K.'s Labour accuses BBC of bias over its election coverage

Britain's opposition Labour Party wrote to the head of the BBC on Thursday to complain about its coverage of campaigning ahead of next week's election, accusing the publicly funded broadcaster of bias. Labour's co-campaign coordinator, Andrew Gwynne, said they had recorded numerous examples where his ...

BBC to scrap free TV licenses for people over 75

Business Jun 11, 2019

BBC to scrap free TV licenses for people over 75

Pensioners in Britain who have watched television programs such as "Blue Planet" and "Doctor Who" for free will have to start paying after the publicly funded BBC said it would scrap free licenses for people over 75 years old. The BBC, which is funded by ...