The Daily Populous

Sunday May 7th, 2023 night edition

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The proverbial faucet of ethics scandals around Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas continues to drip.

Asked why he sought to hide Ginni Thomas’ name, Leo said, “Knowing how disrespectful, malicious and gossipy people can be, I have always tried to protect the privacy of Justice Thomas and Ginni.”.

In response to each ProPublica report, Crow has issued statements either confirming or not disputing the stories.

“The job is not worth doing for what they pay,” Clarence Thomas said in a 2001 speech.

If Clarence and Ginni Thomas want to live in the lap of luxury, he should step down to pal around with his wealthy friends.

If Ginni Thomas wants to continue her work as a conservative activist, then her husband should resign to let her pursue her passion.

Every day that Clarence Thomas sits on the court is an affront to the idea of an impartial judiciary and ethical government. »

Philippines rescues over 1,000 trafficking victims

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International alarm has grown in recent months over internet scams in the region, often staffed by trafficking victims tricked or coerced into promoting bogus crypto investments.

At least 12 suspected ringleaders of the scheme have been arrested and are set to be charged with human trafficking.

Last month, Philippine senator Risa Hontiveros warned that “scam call centres” were operating in the Philippines and employing foreigners trafficked into the country. »

Ukraine's Air Force announces downing of Kinzhal missile using Patriot air-defence system

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Mykola Oleshchuk with Patriot on background, photo Air Force of the Armed Forces.

Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, has said that the Ukrainian military shot down the Russian Kinzhal missile.

Yurii Ihnat, spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, said that Ukraine's air defence did not shoot down a Russian ballistic missile in the skies over Kyiv on 4 May. »

Botswana to disrupt De Beers, Africa diamond trade

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The three-year old HB Antwerp is worth “hundreds of millions” of dollars, co-founder Rafael Papismedov told Semafor Africa.

The diamond sector accounts for some 20% of Botswana’s GDP and over 90% of its foreign export earnings and just over 30% of government revenue.

“The legacy of the diamond industry is that everything is built on trust and a handshake,” Papismedov told Semafor Africa. »