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USA – Surrogate mother of ‘twins’ finds one is hers

USA – Surrogate mother of ‘twins’ finds one is hers

CALIFORNIA – A surrogate mother from California, who gave birth to two babies, found out one of the children was biologically hers. Jessica Allen became pregnant with her own biological child while she was carrying another baby as a surrogate for a Chinese couple. Mrs Allen said doctors first thought the second was an identical […]

USA – Trump urges death penalty for Saipov

USA – Trump urges death penalty for Saipov

NEW YORK – US President Donald Trump has repeated calls for the suspect in the New York truck attack to get the death penalty. But Trump backed away from his call a day earlier to send Sayfullo Saipov to Guantanamo Bay, saying “that process takes much longer”. The suspect told police he “felt good” about […]

USA – Terror suspect ‘radicalized in US’

USA – Terror suspect ‘radicalized in US’

NEW YORK – All it took was a man and a truck to inflict the deadliest terror attack on New York City since 9/11. The attacker plowed into bicyclists and pedestrians just blocks away from the World Trade Center Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Mangled bicycles littered the street as medics rushed to the victims. Six […]

ENGLAND – UK sex scandal . . .deputy PM denies harassment claims, Defense Secretary resigns

ENGLAND – UK sex scandal . . .deputy PM denies harassment claims, Defense Secretary resigns

LONDON – UK Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered an investigation into her deputy, Damian Green, amid allegations of unwanted advances toward a female writer, a Downing Street spokesman told CNN on Wednesday. The writer, Kate Maltby, said she had met with Green in 2015 to discuss her professional career. Writing in The Times of […]

USA – Truck attack . . . 8 dead after truck rams bikers

USA – Truck attack . . . 8 dead after truck rams bikers

NEW YORK – Eight people are dead and more than a dozen injured after the driver of a truck drove the wrong way down a well-trafficked bike path, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror,” he said. The driver of a rental […]

ISRAEL – Seven killed as Israel destroys tunnel dug under border

ISRAEL – Seven killed as Israel destroys tunnel dug under border

GAZA/JERUSALEM – Seven Palestinian militants were killed on Monday when Israel blew up what it said was a tunnel being dug underneath the Gaza Strip border. Hamas said Israel had made a “futile attempt to sabotage efforts to repair Palestinian unity”, a reference to the reconciliation agreement it reached with Mahmoud Abbas, the president of […]

DENMARK – Inventor admits to dismembering journalist

DENMARK – Inventor admits to dismembering journalist

COPENHAGEN – The Danish inventor Peter Madsen has admitted to dismembering the body of Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his submarine, but denies killing her. Danish police said in a statement that he also admitted dumping her body parts in the sea. He told police she had died in August from carbon monoxide poisoning inside […]

USA – Papadopoulos admits lying to the FBI

USA – Papadopoulos admits lying to the FBI

WASHINGTON — A former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians, special counsel Robert Mueller said Monday, while Trump’s former campaign manager and that official’s business partner pleaded not guilty to felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other counts. The […]

USA – Trump legal team scrambles to prepare for new stage of Russia probe

USA – Trump legal team scrambles to prepare for new stage of Russia probe

President Donald Trump’s White House and personal lawyers scrambled Saturday to learn where the knife might fall in the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, triggering a guessing game among aides after days of trying to turn attention away from allegations of collusion with Russia during the election. Attorneys involved in the case said their […]