Gucci models carry replicas of heads at Milan Fashion Week
Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week in its typical eccentric style Wednesday as models carried replicas of their own...
Bahrain rights activist jailed for five years for ‘insulting’ tweets
A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticizing Saudi Arabia’s air...
Clooneys donate $500,000 to student gun reform march
Hollywood star George Clooney and his human rights lawyer wife Amal on Monday pledged $500,000 to help fund a...
Bahrain rights activist jailed for five years for ‘insulting’ tweets
A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticizing Saudi Arabia’s air strikes in Yemen and accusing Bahrain’s prison authorities of torture, his lawyer and fellow activists said. The United States, which has a major naval base in the country, has expressed... Read more
Pentagon hopes Guantanamo inmate will ‘soon’ go to Saudi Arabia
A Guantanamo Bay detainee — who pleaded guilty to helping plan a 2002 attack on a French oil tanker — is set to be transferred from the military prison to Saudi Arabia, a US official said Tuesday. Saudi citizen Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi has cooperated with the government... Read more
Sessions forms US cyber task force after election warnings
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure. Last week, leaders of US intelligence agencies warned that Russia will try to... Read more
US president denies sexually harassing receptionist at Trump Tower
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied allegations by a former receptionist that he had kissed her without her consent in an elevator lobby of Trump Tower, calling the story “another false accusation”. Trump was reacting to a front-page report in The Washington Post on how Rachel Crooks —... Read more
Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain
Iran has located a passenger plane that crashed with 65 people on board, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, two days after it disappeared from radar over mountainous terrain, increasing Iranians’ fears about the country’s aging fleet of aircraft. The Aseman Airlines flight from Tehran disappeared on Sunday, 50... Read more
77 dead as Syria enclave pounded ahead of expected ground assault
Heavy Syrian bombardment killed at least 77 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on Monday, a monitor said, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault. The escalation came as pro-government forces were also expected to enter the northern Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, to take a stand... Read more
Poland PM’s comments on ‘Jewish perpetrators’ not Holocaust denial: government statement
Poland’s government said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s comments saying Jews were perpetrators in World War Two as well as Poles and others, which were condemned by Israel, were not intended to deny the Holocaust. Poland sparked international criticism over its stance on the facts of the Holocaust when it... Read more
Canada’s Trudeau begins India trip with Taj Mahal visit
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau toured on Sunday the Taj Mahal with his wife and children as he began a week-long visit to promote trade and investment with India. Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire and their three children posed for a family portrait before marvelling at the legendary marble... Read more
‘Shame on you,’ student tells Trump at Florida anti-gun rally
Student survivors of the Parkland school shooting called out US President Donald Trump Saturday over his ties to the National Rifle Association (NRA), at an emotional anti-gun rally in Florida. “To every politician taking donations from the NRA, shame on you!” said Emma Gonzalez, assailing Trump over the multi-million-dollar... Read more
Melania shuns cameras as second woman alleges Trump affair
US First Lady Melania Trump on Friday chose not to leave the White House with her husband as planned to catch a flight to Florida after a second woman claimed she had an affair with the now president. The 47-year-old Slovenian-born model skipped the helicopter ride from the White... Read more
US charges Russians with 2016 US election tampering to boost Trump
A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 US presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow’s purported effort to interfere. The office of US... Read more
US Senate rejects immigration bills, leaves Dreamers in limbo
The US Senate rejected a series of bills to protect “Dreamer” immigrants on Thursday, leaving in limbo the future of 1.8 million young adults brought to the United States illegally as children. The Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to move forward on four separate proposals, including... Read more
Former student confesses to Florida school shooting
A troubled teen has confessed to gunning down 17 people at his former high school in Florida, court documents showed Thursday, as the FBI admitted it had received a tip-off about the 19-year-old gunman yet failed to stop him. As Americans reeled from the country´s worst school massacre since... Read more
Suspected Austria bitcoin fraud sparks Europe-wide probe
Authorities investigating a suspected bitcoin-related scam centred in Austria have asked Interpol to help determine whether there might be perpetrators – and victims – of the scheme across Europe. “Hundreds” of people across Austria have complained of being defrauded by the “Optioment” scheme dealing in the digital currency, Christina... Read more