US judge agrees five Manafort trial witnesses may testify with immunity

By Sarah N. Lynch Alexandria , Va, July 23 : A US judge said he would rule later today on whether to delay the criminal trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and he would make public the identity of five witnesses granted immunity to testify. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III […]

Russia detains six prison guards after video circulates showing torture of inmate

By Tom Balmforth Moscow, July 23 : Russian authorities detained six prison guards today after a video circulated online that shows at least 10 guards torturing and beating an inmate. The Novaya Gazeta newspaper published the 10-minute clip on Friday and said the incident took place in June 2017 in a prison in the city […]

Greek residents told “just leave” as wildfire rages near Athens

By Alkis Konstantinidis and Vassilis Triandafyllou Kineta , Greece July 23 : Greek authorities urged residents of a coastal region near Athens to abandon their homes as a wildfire raged uncontrolled on Monday, closing one of Greece’s busiest motorways, halting train links and sending plumes of smoke over the capital. Authorities deployed firefighters and equipment […]

Britain would not block death penalty for IS suspects

By Michael Holden London, July 23 : The British government would not object to Washington seeking the death penalty for two British Islamic State militants if they are extradited to the United States, a Home Office minister said today. Security minister Ben Wallace said Britain was prepared to waive its long-standing objection to executions in […]

Former Trump aide Bannon sets up group to undermine EU

By Mark Hosenball London, July 23 : Former Donald Trump political strategist Steve Bannon and a top associate have created a Brussels-based political organization intended to undermine, and ultimately paralyze, the European Union, Bannon and the associate told Reuters. In an interview and email conversations, Bannon and Raheem Kassam, a former chief aide to British […]

Bangladesh charges eight over 2016 cafe attack, frees British suspect

By Serajul Quadir Dhaka, July 23 : Bangladesh police have charged eight militants over a 2016 attack on a cafe in Dhaka that killed 22 people, and freed a British suspect detained without charge for the past two years. Briton Hasnat Karim was detained after the July 2016 attack in Dhaka on suspicion of being […]