U.S. judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell’s bail request

A U.S. judge on Tuesday denied bail for Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime associate charged with luring young girls so the late financier could sexually abuse them, after she pleaded not guilty at a hearing in which two women decried her actions as heinous. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan rejected Maxwell’s bid for… Read More U.S. judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell’s bail request

U.S. reverses policy requiring foreign students to leave country

In a stunning reversal of policy, the Trump administration on Tuesday abandoned a plan that would have forced out tens of thousands of foreign students following widespread condemnation of the move and pressure from colleges and major businesses. U.S. officials announced last week that international students at schools that had moved to online-only classes due… Read More U.S. reverses policy requiring foreign students to leave country

Spotify expands services to Russia, twelve other countries

Spotify Technology SA on Tuesday launched its music streaming service in Russia, the fastest growing international market for music, and 12 other regions as part of its expansion strategy after breaking into India last year. It will begin offering free and subscription services in 13 new markets, which include Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia,… Read More Spotify expands services to Russia, twelve other countries

U.S. rejects China’s claims to offshore resources in South China Sea

The United States on Monday rejected China’s claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, drawing criticism from China which said the U.S. position raised tension in the region, highlighting an increasingly testy relationship. China has offered no coherent legal basis for its ambitions in the South China Sea and for years… Read More U.S. rejects China’s claims to offshore resources in South China Sea

U.S. carries out first execution in 17 years

The U.S. government carried out its first execution in 17 years on Tuesday, putting to death convicted murderer Daniel Lee over objections by his victims’ relatives after the Supreme Court cleared the way with an overnight ruling. Lee was pronounced dead at 8:07 a.m. EDT (1207 GMT), U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Kristie Breshears said… Read More U.S. carries out first execution in 17 years