1. MASSIVE DATA LEAK REVEALS MONEY-HIDING SECRETS OF SUPERRICH
A massive trove of documents, data, and recorded phone calls showing how British company Formations House works to hide money for the superrich is being reported on by journalists all over the world.
The reporting is being done under the name “29 Leaks,” a reference to Formations House’s original address at 29 Harley Street in London. The data was leaked to reporters over the summer.
Peters and Pursuance Project outreach director Annalise Burkhart led a team of reporters from around the world uncovering and detailing the information stored in the huge, roughly 131 GB-sized trove of data.
Pursuance Project’s Peters said more reporting will come.
2. GUNMAN SHOOTS THREE AT U.S. MILITARY BASE IN HAWAII, TAKES OWN LIFE
A gunman opened fire at the historic military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii today, before the suspect took his own life.
Base officials confirmed that a shooting had taken place but declined to give any further details.
She added at least three people had been wounded in the attack, which took place at Drydock 2 of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.
An unnamed witness told Hawaii News Now in an on-air interview that he had seen the gunman put a gun to his head and shoot himself. He added the gunman was wearing a U.S. Navy uniform.
Hawaii News Now reported that two of the victims were in grave condition at local hospitals.
3. AUSTRALIA TO TRIM GOVERNMENT AS PM DEMANDS POLICY DELIVERY
Australia will cut the number of government departments next year to focus on the continuity of policy and improving service.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison today said government departments will be cut to 14 from Feb. 1, 2020, down from 18 now.
Morrison earlier this year told public servants that his government’s policy was not being delivered quickly enough.
Despite trimming the number of government departments, Morrison said he would not cut the number of ministers in his cabinet, negating the need for a reshuffle.