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Manafort trial: Star witness details ex-Trump aide ‘crimes’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gates – pictured here in February – has already pleaded guilty to two criminal charges The ex-deputy of Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has told a court he committed crimes with his former boss and stole from him. Rick Gates, star prosecution witness in the fraud trial, said […]

Saudi Arabia suspends Toronto flights in row with Canada

Image copyright EPA Image caption Samar Badawi – a prominent human rights campaigner whose brother is serving a 10-year sentence – was arrested last week Saudi Arabia’s state airliner has suspended its direct flights to Toronto after Canada called for the release of detained activists for civil society and women’s rights. The Middle Eastern country […]

New Mexico: Police find 11 starving children in compound

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police described the location where the children were found as a “makeshift compound” near the community of Amalia in the north of New Mexico Police in the US state of New Mexico have rescued 11 malnourished children who were being kept in squalid conditions in a remote desert compound. They […]

YouTube, Facebook and iTunes drop InfoWars

Image copyright YouTube/The Alex Jones Channel Image caption Alex Jones created InfoWars Apple has removed hundreds of podcasts by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars brand from its iTunes and Podcasts apps. It said in a statement that it “does not tolerate hate speech”. On Monday, Facebook removed the InfoWars page on its platform […]

Portland police arrest four in far-right rally and counter-protest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police maintained a strong presence in the city Four people have been arrested following rallies by right-wing groups and counter-protesters in the US city of Portland on Saturday. Police used stun grenades to disperse demonstrators after stones and bottles were thrown at them. At least three people required medical treatment. […]

Melania Trump backs NBA star LeBron James after Trump insults

Image copyright AFP/Getty US First Lady Melania Trump has backed basketball player LeBron James, hours after her husband made insulting remarks about him on Twitter. James had said in an interview that Mr Trump was divisive and had emboldened racists. In response, Mr Trump questioned James’ intelligence, saying it was not easy to make the […]

Harvey Weinstein seeks to dismiss case based on accuser’s emails

Image copyright APF/ Getty Images Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is seeking to get the criminal case against him thrown out of court. On Friday, his lawyers filed a defence motion citing dozens of “warm” emails they say Mr Weinstein received from one of his accusers after an alleged rape. His team argue prosecutors should have […]

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort’s ‘income doctored’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cindy Laporta was testifying in court on the fourth day of the trial An accountant for Donald Trump’s former election campaign chief Paul Manafort says she helped disguise his foreign income so he could pay less in tax. Cindy Laporta told the court in Alexandria, Virginia, she had been […]

Harvey Weinstein seeks to dismiss case based on accuser’s emails

Image copyright APF/ Getty Images Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is seeking to get the criminal case against him thrown out of court. On Friday, his lawyers filed a defence motion citing dozens of “warm” emails they say Mr Weinstein received from one of his accusers after an alleged rape. His team argue prosecutors should have […]

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort’s ‘income doctored’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cindy Laporta was testifying in court on the fourth day of the trial An accountant for Donald Trump’s former election campaign chief Paul Manafort says she helped disguise his foreign income so he could pay less in tax. Cindy Laporta told the court in Alexandria, Virginia, she had been […]