British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell arrested for perjury, other charges

Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in New Hampshire on Thursday on U.S. charges of luring underage girls so that Epstein could sexually abuse them. The arrest of the British socialite adds another twist in the mystery of Epstein, whose high-flying lifestyle included private… Read More British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell arrested for perjury, other charges

North American trade deal kicks off amid threat of disputes

A modernized U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact took effect on Wednesday, ensuring continuity for manufacturers and agriculture, but the threat of disputes is exposing cracks in what was meant to be a stronger North American fortress of competitiveness. As the deal kicks in, the Trump administration is threatening Canada with new aluminum tariffs, and a prominent Mexican… Read More North American trade deal kicks off amid threat of disputes

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune issues pardon to protest movement activists

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday issued his first pardon for members of the protest movement that toppled veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika last year, the presidency said. Elected last December, Tebboune has already urged protesters to opt for dialogue and promised appeasement measures to ensure stability in the OPEC member and gas-exporting country. He has… Read More Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune issues pardon to protest movement activists

Russians vote in favour of changes that allow President Vladimir Putin remain in power until 2036

Russians appeared to have paved the way for Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for a package of constitutional changes which will also boost pensions, partial results of a nationwide vote showed on Wednesday. Results, after almost a third of ballots had been counted, indicated that the former KGB officer… Read More Russians vote in favour of changes that allow President Vladimir Putin remain in power until 2036

Uber issues indefinite extension of mask requirement for drivers and riders

Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday extended indefinitely a requirement for drivers and riders on its platform to wear a face covering or mask and launched a new campaign video to educate users about the policy. The company began requiring masks on May 18 and on Wednesday extended the policy, which was originally slated to run… Read More Uber issues indefinite extension of mask requirement for drivers and riders

U.S. judge strikes down strict asylum rule of President Donald Trump

A U.S. federal judge late Tuesday struck down President Donald Trump’s hardline rule that curtailed asylum applications by migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a legal setback that follows a recent Supreme Court defeat over another immigration policy. The administration failed to adhere to proper regulatory guidelines when it issued a fast-track rule requiring migrants who… Read More U.S. judge strikes down strict asylum rule of President Donald Trump