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21.07.2019 - 14:28 [ LA Times ]

‘Chatgate’ scandal throws Puerto Rico’s governor into crisis


Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on corruption charges.

But the scandal that is threatening to buckle the boyish 40-year-old governor centers on a profanity-laced and at times misogynistic online chat with nine other male members of his administration in which some of the U.S. territory’s most powerful men act like a bunch of teenagers.

21.07.2019 - 14:13 [ CNN ]

These are some of the leaked chat messages at the center of Puerto Rico’s political crisis


The governor and 11 top aides and Cabinet members exchanged profanity-laced, homophobic and misogynistic messages about fellow politicians, members of the media, celebrities and others in a scandal many are calling „RickyLeaks.“

21.07.2019 - 14:00 [ ]

A Telegram chat may (rightfully) bring down Puerto Rico’s governor


Calls for the governor to resign have grown after nearly 900 pages of a chat on the private messaging app Telegram were leaked by a source to Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism, which published them in their entirety on Saturday.

12.07.2019 - 11:13 [ New York Times ]

U.S. Accuses Iran of ‘Nuclear Extortion’ and Vows More Sanctions

At the Vienna meeting, the American ambassador, Jackie Wolcott, said that “there is no credible reason for Iran to expand its nuclear program, and there is no way to read this as anything other than a crude and transparent attempt to extort payments from the international community.” The only path to sanctions relief, she said, is “through negotiations, not nuclear extortion.”

12.07.2019 - 11:12 [ Al Jazeera ]

‚Sadistic‘ sanctions: Iran blasts US during IAEA confrontation

The IAEA confirmed this week that Iran exceeded the stockpile of enriched uranium permitted under the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran has said it will disregard certain limits under JCPOA as long as the remaining parties to the deal – in particular, the UK, France and Germany – do not do more to mitigate the effect of the crippling US sanctions.