How Joe Berlinger Chooses His Projects

Joe Berlinger discusses what topics he like to work with for his projects as well as what it's like working on a project that is a little different.

  • UK PM May says future relationship with EU must be linked to exit deal
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    UK PM May says future relationship with EU must be linked to exit deal

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that any framework on Britain's future relationship with the European Union must be detailed, and linked to its exit agreement with the bloc. May said that when lawmakers in parliament are asked to vote on any deal she reaches with the EU, they

  • Brussels police hold 'sick-in' on EU summit day
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    Brussels police hold 'sick-in' on EU summit day

    As world leaders descend on the Belgian capital Brussels, hundreds of police officers called in sick on Wednesday to protest working conditions. A police spokesman said about 20 percent of Brussels city's 2,600 police officers -- more than 500 officers -- declared themselves "absent due to

  • European equities mostly drop as outlook darkens
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    European equities mostly drop as outlook darkens

    European stocks mostly sank Wednesday on stubborn worries over global trade and high oil prices, but London rose after the EU offered to extend Britain's Brexit transition period, dealers said. London however added 0.2 percent after diplomats indicated that the European Union was willing to add

  • Merkel says 'still a chance' for deal on Brexit
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    Merkel says 'still a chance' for deal on Brexit

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that while there was "still a chance" for an accord with Britain to leave the EU, Berlin was preparing for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. "There is still a chance to achieve a good and sustainable exit accord," Merkel told parliament

  • Report: Putrajaya to form tribunal in EC probe
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    Report: Putrajaya to form tribunal in EC probe

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — The government will form a tribunal to investigate various allegations plaguing the Election Commission including alleged misconduct by some of its commissioners during the...

  • After pastor's release, U.S. presses Turkey on ex-NASA scientist, other detainees
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    After pastor's release, U.S. presses Turkey on ex-NASA scientist, other detainees

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday urged Turkey to release a Turkish-U.S. citizen and former NASA scientist, among other detainees, days after Ankara turned over U.S. evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson. Pompeo raised the issue with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in a meeting

  • Israel pounds Gaza after first rocket fire in weeks
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    Israel pounds Gaza after first rocket fire in weeks

    Israeli warplanes pounded the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after the first rocket fire from the Palestinian territory in weeks hit an Israeli city, in a blow to efforts to avert a new war. Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas disavowed the rocket fire saying they rejected "all irresponsible attempts"

  • Despite Anwar’s easy victory, Dr M still key in Pakatan Harapan, says research centre
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    Despite Anwar’s easy victory, Dr M still key in Pakatan Harapan, says research centre

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — While Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim managed to trounce the opposition in last weekend’s Port Dickson by-election, a research centre has revealed that the Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad...

  • Berlin braced for all Brexit scenarios, including no deal: Merkel
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    Berlin braced for all Brexit scenarios, including no deal: Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was still a chance of concluding an agreement for an orderly exit for Britain from the European Union, but Berlin was preparing for all options, including the possibility of a no-deal departure. Germany's preparations for the possibility of Britain leaving

  • Maldives leader accepts defeat despite court challenge
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    Maldives leader accepts defeat despite court challenge

    Outgoing Maldives President Abdulla Yameen told the nation Wednesday he accepted defeat in last month's elections, even as the strongman ruler lobbies the Supreme Court to call a fresh poll. In a televised address to the nation, Yameen made no reference to his controversial legal bid to annul the

  • Exclusive: Russian high tech project flounders after U.S. sanctions
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    Exclusive: Russian high tech project flounders after U.S. sanctions

    President Vladimir Putin has stressed the need to develop Russia's domestic tech industry to make it less dependent on Western equipment. Angstrem-T, which makes semi-conductors, has accumulated significant debts and is set to be taken over by state development bank VEB after failing to reimburse

  • Exclusive: Russian high tech project flounders after U.S. sanctions
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    Exclusive: Russian high tech project flounders after U.S. sanctions

    U.S. sanctions targeting Russia's nascent high tech industry have caused a Russian microchip company significant financial woes and delayed the launch of an initiative meant to produce substitutes for Western products, the firm's owner said. President Vladimir Putin has stressed the need to

  • Clashes as Indian temple prepares to accept women
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    Clashes as Indian temple prepares to accept women

    Clashes erupted in India on Wednesday as traditionalists tried to stop women visiting one of Hinduism's most sacred temples, with police waving batons charging stone-throwing protestors. Last month India's Supreme Court overturned a ban on all females of menstruating age -- judged between 10

  • German justice minister to stand as SPD top candidate in EU vote
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    German justice minister to stand as SPD top candidate in EU vote

    German Justice Minister Katarina Barley will be the Social Democrats' (SPD) top candidate in European elections next year, the party said on Wednesday, announcing a move that heralds a change to Chancellor Angela Merkel's divided cabinet. Barley is expected to give up her current position in

  • Many Floridians Still Lack Cell Service After Hurricane Michael
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    Many Floridians Still Lack Cell Service After Hurricane Michael

    The Federal Communications Commission head said he plans to investigate the

  • Afghan election candidate killed by bomb under office chair
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    Afghan election candidate killed by bomb under office chair

    An Afghan lawmaker contesting this week's parliamentary elections was among four people killed on Wednesday by a bomb planted under his office chair, officials said, in an attack claimed by Taliban militants. Abdul Jabar Qahraman was killed as he prepared for Saturday's election, a senior government

  • Hackers accused of ties to Russia hit three East European companies: cybersecurity firm
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    Hackers accused of ties to Russia hit three East European companies: cybersecurity firm

    A report by researchers at Slovakia-based ESET did not attribute the hacking activity, recorded between 2015 and mid-2018, to any specific country but blamed it on a group that has been accused by Britain of having links to Russian military intelligence. The report is the latest to raise suspicions

  • Khashoggi case: no-shows at Saudi investment conference
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    Khashoggi case: no-shows at Saudi investment conference

    Corporate bigwigs are pulling out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week concerned by the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the risk of losing business with the kingdom.

  • Germany delays decision on ministerial trip to Saudi
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    Germany delays decision on ministerial trip to Saudi

    Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he would delay a decision on whether to go through with a planned visit to Saudi Arabia until Riyadh had given more clarity on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Maas said the trip, which had been intended as part of a push to repair strained

  • US stays cautious over Khashoggi as new killing claims emerge
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    US stays cautious over Khashoggi as new killing claims emerge

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday refused to blame key US ally Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as Riyadh faced new claims he was killed and tortured inside its Istanbul consulate. After talks with the Saudi leadership in Riyadh marked by expressions of

  • Fighting slump, Macron seeks presidency reboot with cabinet 2.0
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    Fighting slump, Macron seeks presidency reboot with cabinet 2.0

    President Emmanuel Macron gathered his new government for its first post-reshuffle meeting on Wednesday and struck a contrite tone, looking to reboot his presidency after months of criticism and slumping polls. "People expect us to show steadfastness and coherence," he told the 35-member cabinet

  • Slovakia investigating suspected hack into foreign ministry
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    Slovakia investigating suspected hack into foreign ministry

    Slovakia is investigating a suspected case of hacking targeting its foreign ministry, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said on Wednesday after a meeting of the country's security council. Pellegrini said the attack was carried out by a "supranational and sophisticated spy organisation",

  • Blooming early! Japan's famed cherry blossoms make unexpected appearance
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    Blooming early! Japan's famed cherry blossoms make unexpected appearance

    The delicate blossoms of the cherry tree might be synonymous with the onset of spring in Japan -- except this year they're also blooming in autumn, a weather forecasting company said Wednesday. Weathernews, a meteorological firm, said more than 300 people across Japan had reported cherry blossoms

  • French leftist leader under fire for shoving officer during raid
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    French leftist leader under fire for shoving officer during raid

    French prosecutors on Wednesday announced they were investigating leftist firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon after he shoved a prosecutor in a fit of rage over having his apartment and party headquarters raided by police. Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux accused Melenchon of taking the same line as

  • Palestinian rocket attack on Israeli city draws Gaza air strikes
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    Palestinian rocket attack on Israeli city draws Gaza air strikes

    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a house in the largest city in southern Israel early on Wednesday, prompting Israeli air strikes that killed a militant in the Palestinian enclave. The attacks came a day after Egyptian mediators started a round of talks with officials from the Hamas Islamist group