U.S. court releases documents on dealings between Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein

Documents about dealings between Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were publicly released on Thursday by a U.S. court, where the British socialite faces criminal charges she aided the late financier’s sexual abuse of girls. Among the materials released were email correspondence between the pair in early 2015, including an email in which Epstein told Maxwell… Read More U.S. court releases documents on dealings between Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein

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

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

UK court finds former lawmaker Charlie Elphicke guilty of sexual assault charges

A former lawmaker from Britain’s governing Conservative Party has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two women. Charlie Elphicke, 49, whose wife Natalie succeeded him last year as the Member of Parliament for Dover in southern England, was charged with committing the first offence in 2007 against one individual and two further offences against a… Read More UK court finds former lawmaker Charlie Elphicke guilty of sexual assault charges

U.S. military unveils plan to withdraw about 12,000 troops from Germany

The U.S. military on Wednesday unveiled plans to withdraw about 12,000 troops from Germany, in fallout from President Donald Trump’s long-simmering feud with Berlin but said it will keep nearly half of those forces in Europe to address tension with Russia. Trump announced his intention last month to cut by about a third the 36,000-strong… Read More U.S. military unveils plan to withdraw about 12,000 troops from Germany

Three dead, child injured as small aircraft crashes into residential building in Germany

A small aircraft crashed into a residential building in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, killing three people and injuring a child, police said on Saturday. The roof of the apartment building in the town of Wesel caught fire after the microlight plane crashed into it, a police spokesman said. Witnesses told local media that… Read More Three dead, child injured as small aircraft crashes into residential building in Germany