Ghislaine Maxwell files appeal to halt release of deposition on her sex life

Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, on Thursday urged a U.S. appeals court to block the release of a deposition about her sex life, saying it could destroy her ability to get a fair trial against criminal charges she aided the late financier’s sexual abuse of girls. Maxwell filed an emergency request with… Read More Ghislaine Maxwell files appeal to halt release of deposition on her sex life

Ivory Coast defence minister Hamed Bakayoko appointed as new prime minister

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has appointed Defence Minister Hamed Bakayoko as prime minister after his predecessor died suddenly this month, the presidency said on Thursday. The death of former Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who had been handpicked by Ouattara to succeed him, left his ruling party scrambling to find a replacement three months… Read More Ivory Coast defence minister Hamed Bakayoko appointed as new prime minister

Triller files lawsuit against TikTok over patent infringement

TikTok, the popular short-form video app, has been sued by rival Triller, which accused it of infringing its patent for stitching together multiple music videos with a single audio track. Triller said in a complaint filed on Wednesday that TikTok and its Chinese-owned parent ByteDance Ltd willfully infringed the June 2017 patent by importing and… Read More Triller files lawsuit against TikTok over patent infringement

U.S. appeals court to rehear case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday agreed to rehear arguments over whether the judge assigned to the criminal case against Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, must grant a request to dismiss it. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said it would hold an oral argument in… Read More U.S. appeals court to rehear case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn

Hong Kong disqualifies twelve pro-democracy candidates from participation in election

Hong Kong on Thursday disqualified a dozen pro-democracy candidates from running in a key election, citing reasons including collusion with foreign forces and opposition to the new China-imposed national security laws. It was the most sweeping move yet seen on the city’s electoral freedoms, with even moderate democrats targeted. Some critics including Hong Kong’s last… Read More Hong Kong disqualifies twelve pro-democracy candidates from participation in election

Former U.S. presidential candidate Herman Cain dies following coronavirus diagnosis

Herman Cain, a television host and former Republican presidential candidate, has died after contracting COVID-19, according to a statement on his website and Facebook page. Cain, 74, was diagnosed with the disease in late June and later hospitalized after attending a Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally for President Donald Trump, where many attendees crowded close together without… Read More Former U.S. presidential candidate Herman Cain dies following coronavirus diagnosis

U.S. President Donald Trump raises possibility of delaying November presidential election

President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the idea of delaying the November 3 U.S. elections, an idea immediately rejected by both Democrats and his fellow Republicans in Congress – the sole branch of government with the authority to make such a change. Critics and even Trump’s allies dismissed the notion as unserious and simply an… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump raises possibility of delaying November presidential election