Indian ex-minister loses #MeToo defamation case to Priya Ramani –

Former Indian minister Mobashar Jawed Akbar loses a defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani, setting a precedent for other #MeToo cases in the country. Akbar was accused by the journalist and several other women of alleged “predatory conduct”. In 2017, an article was written by Ramani in Vogue about the behavior of male bosses in […]

Case against NY woman who called 911 on Black birdwatcher dropped after therapy completed – National

Amy Cooper, the white woman arrested last year for calling 911 on a Black birdwatcher in New York’s Central Park, had her criminal case thrown out Tuesday after completing a diversionary counselling program that prosecutors said was meant to educate her on the harm of her actions. Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said Manhattan […]

Trump impeachment: Legal team wraps up defense case in 3 hours – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted February 12, 2021 4:27 pm     Updated February 12, 2021 4:31 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The defense attorneys for Donald Trump have wrapped […]

Trump lawyers open with attack on Dems, decry impeachment case as ‘witch hunt’ – National

Lawyers for Donald Trump opened his impeachment defense Friday by strenuously denying he played any role in inciting the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, blasting the case against him as political vengeance and part of a yearlong Democratic “witch hunt.” An attorney for the former president told senators that Trump was entitled to […]

Meghan Markle wins case against U.K. tabloid over ‘deeply personal’ letter to her father – National

A newspaper invaded Meghan Markle‘s privacy by publishing a personal letter to her estranged father, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday, in a major victory for Markle in her campaign against what she sees as media intrusion. The Duchess of Sussex, 39, sued publisher Associated Newspapers for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over five […]

Hong Kong denies bail to media tycoon Jimmy Lai in national security law case – National

Hong Kong’s top court denied bail on Tuesday to media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai, the most high-profile person to be charged under the city’s national security law. Lai had been in custody since Dec. 3, except when he was released on bail for about a week late last year. He was granted […]

U.S. identifies first case of South Africa coronavirus variant – National

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A new variant of the coronavirus emerged Thursday in the United States, posing yet another public health challenge in a country already losing more than 3,000 people to COVID-19 every day. The mutated version of the virus, first identified in South Africa, was found in two cases in South Carolina. […]

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks to dismiss case, citing past Epstein plea deal – National

A British socialite charged with recruiting teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse in the 1990s asked a judge Monday to dismiss the case on multiple grounds, including that a deal years ago not to prosecute Epstein and others should shield her from prosecution. Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell said the indictment against […]

‘Most dangerous crime’: Democrats build impeachment case against Trump ahead of trial – National

The lead prosecutor for President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment began building his case for conviction at trial, asserting on Sunday that Trump’s incitement of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol was “the most dangerous crime” ever committed by a president against the United States. A Senate trial could begin as soon as […]

Mexico says U.S. ‘fabricated’ drug case against former defence chief, releases evidence – National

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” drug trafficking accusations against his country’s former defence minister and then his government published what he said was the entire case file provided by U.S. authorities when they sent him back to Mexico. The unprecedented move came one […]