Thu, Oct 29, 2020

  • Meghan, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, has asked a London court to delay the trial of her privacy action against a British tabloid after a judge ruled the paper could amend its case to include...
    UK's duchess Meghan seeks to delay court battle with newspaper
    Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is suing Associated Newspapers over articles in the Mail on Sunday that included parts of a handwritten letter she had sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018.Last month, the Mail successfully applied for permission to amend its case, arguing that the couple had cooperated with a biography about them, “Finding Freedom”, which was published in August.A hearing to consider costs and case-management issues was due to take place on Thursday ahead of a trial in January.But Meghan’s lawyers have submitted an application for the trial to be put back to a later date. A judge will decide on Thursday on the plea.As well as an adjournment, Meghan is arguing her case is suitable for a summary judgment, and is urging the judge to strike out the Mail on Sunday’s defence.Lawyers for Meghan say the...
  • Thieves steal rare Nazi uniforms, weapons from Dutch museums Thieves steal rare Nazi uniforms, weapons from Dutch museums

    Thieves have stolen rare Nazi helmets, weapons and uniforms worth more than 1.5 million euros ($1.77 million) from two Dutch World War Two museums in recent months, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

  • U.S. accuses eight people in alleged plot to harass and intimidate citizens to return to China U.S. accuses eight people in alleged plot to harass and intimidate citizens to return to China

    The U.S. Justice Department unsealed a complaint on Wednesday charging eight people with conspiring to work on behalf of China to engage in an “international campaign to threaten, harass, surveil, and...

  • 'Stop the violence', says father of Black man killed by Philadelphia police 'Stop the violence', says father of Black man killed by Philadelphia police

    The family of a Philadelphia Black man shot dead by police appealed for calm as a second night of protests over his death brought renewed violence, with clashes between police and demonstrators and...

  • Zimbabwe Cabinet approves proposal to criminalize protests Zimbabwe Cabinet approves proposal to criminalize protests

    Zimbabwe's cabinet has approved proposed legislation that would make it a crime for activists to make “unsubstantiated claims” of human rights abuses, hold anti-government protests that could draw...

  • China denies allegations of genocide in Xinjiang China denies allegations of genocide in Xinjiang

    China on Wednesday refuted US senators' allegations that it is committing genocide against Uighurs and other Turkic-speaking Muslims in the restive Xinjiang province, asserting that the American...

  • Pak PM asks Muslim countries to make collective efforts to confront Islamophobia Pak PM asks Muslim countries to make collective efforts to confront Islamophobia

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday wrote a letter to the leaders of the Muslim states, asking them to make collective efforts to confront growing trend of Islamophobia.

  • 'What-if' nightmare scenarios, polling errors headline Trump vs Biden battle 'What-if' nightmare scenarios, polling errors headline Trump vs Biden battle

    'What-if' scenarios, polling errors, nightmare scenarios from statistical flubs in 2016 and non toss-up maps are the toast of frenzied US media coverage in the final week before Americans choose their...

  • UK expert warns first set of COVID-19 vaccines likely to be 'imperfect' UK expert warns first set of COVID-19 vaccines likely to be 'imperfect'

    The first set of COVID-19 vaccines that clear clinical trials for rollout to combat the deadly virus are likely to be imperfect and might not work equally for everyone, the chief of the UK...

  • Japan PM says plan to release Fukushima water coming soon Japan PM says plan to release Fukushima water coming soon

    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that his government is working on the final details of a plan to release the massive amounts of radioactive water being stored at the wrecked...