Trump says he shouldn’t be held in contempt

Former US President Donald Trump does not have any documents subpoenaed by the New York attorney general’s office as part of its civil investigation into the Trump Organization’s finances and shouldn’t be held in contempt, he told a state court. “After conducting a diligent search and review, Respondent’s counsel determined that Respondent was not in … Read more

Russian billionaire: Putin’s war in Ukraine ‘insane’

Oleg Tinkov, the billionaire founder of a big Russian digital bank, has blasted Russia’s “insane war” in Ukraine and urged the West to help President Vladimir Putin find an off-ramp to “stop this massacre.” Russia’s brutal assault on its neighbor began nearly two months ago. Thousands of Ukrainian civilians have been killed and wounded, and … Read more

Ukraine: Details of Russia’s takeover of Chornobyl

CHORNOBYL, UKRAINE — Here in the dirt of one of the world’s most radioactive places, Russian soldiers dug trenches. Ukrainian officials worry they were, in effect, digging their own graves. Thousands of tanks and troops rumbled into the forested Chornobyl exclusion zone in the earliest hours of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, churning up … Read more

Egyptian woman sentenced to 3 years in TikTok ‘human trafficking’ case

CAIRO — An Egyptian court has sentenced a woman to three years in prison after her retrial conviction for human trafficking in a case that involved girls dancing in videos on TikTok. Haneen Hossam, a social media influencer, was arrested in 2020. Her case was seen by critics as part of a crackdown on self … Read more

Montreal snowfall brings slippery conditions, power outages

Montrealers can expect some slippery driving conditions Tuesday due to late-season snowfall bringing heavy, wet snow to the city. According to Environment Canada, a major weather system from the east coast of the US is bringing 10 cm of snow to the Greater Montreal area, with temperatures hovering near freezing. “Visibilities will be significantly reduced … Read more

Girl, 15, stabbed to death at Calif. high school

STOCKTON, CA. — A 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death Monday on a high school campus in an apparently random attack, authorities said. The girl was stabbed several times at about 11 am at Stagg High School in Stockton in California’s Central Valley and died at a hospital, Stockton Unified School District Superintendent John Ramirez … Read more

Ukraine: Putin gives honorary title to brigade accused of war crimes

A brigade accused of committing war crimes in the Ukrainian town of Bucha has been awarded an honorary title by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Troops in the 64th Separate Guards Motor Rifle Brigade were named by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense as war criminals earlier this month, after mass graves containing murdered civilians were discovered … Read more

Ukraine news: Long-feared Russian offensive in east begins

KYIV, UKRAINE — Russia ratcheted up its battle for control of Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland, intensifying assaults on cities and towns along a front hundreds of miles long in what officials on both sides described as a new phase of the war. After a Russian push to the capital failed to overrun the city, the … Read more

French election: EU fraud agency investigating Marine Le Pen

PARIS — Paris prosecutors are studying a report by the European Union’s fraud agency accusing French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and other members of her nationalist party of misusing public funds while serving in the European Parliament. The report was disclosed by French investigative news site Mediapart just days before Le Pen faces … Read more

Flood warning in effect for Quebec City; Montreal in for some snow

A storm surge warning is in effect for the Quebec City area as rising waters make for possible floods in the area. Strong winds are expected, caused by a low-pressure system from the Eastern American seabord. High waves could also result in shoreline erosion in vulnerable areas. About five centimeters of snow are expected to … Read more