US charges Iranian with plotting to murder ex-Trump adviser Bolton

US charges Iranian with plotting to murder ex-Trump adviser Bolton

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – The United States charged a member of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps on Wednesday with plotting to murder John Bolton, a national security adviser to form President Donald Trump. The Justice Department alleged that Shahram Poursafi, also known as Mehdi Rezayi, 45, of Tehran, was likely motivated to kill Bolton … Read more

US House panel has right to see Trump tax records, court rules

US House panel has right to see Trump tax records, court rules

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – A US House of Representatives committee has the right to see former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday, rejecting his claims that the request was invalid because it was politically motivated. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against … Read more

Explainer: What’s next for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Explainer: What’s next for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Aug 5 (Reuters) – A jury in Austin, Texas, decided on Friday that US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre $45.2 million in punitive damages for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, on top of $4.1 million in compensatory damages. read more … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says Schroeder’s actions are ‘disgusting’

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says Schroeder’s actions are ‘disgusting’

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is pictured during an interview with Reuters in his office in Berlin, Germany, November 15, 2018. Picture taken November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday branded as “disgusting” the behavior of … Read more

‘End this nightmare,’ Sandy Hook parents’ lawyer tells jurors in Alex Jones defamation trial

‘End this nightmare,’ Sandy Hook parents’ lawyer tells jurors in Alex Jones defamation trial

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Jurors in the Alex Jones defamation trial began deliberations on Wednesday after a lawyer for a child killed in the Sandy Hook massacre said they should “end this nightmare” and force the US conspiracy theorist to pay them $150 million for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax. Jones, founder of … Read more

Two-thirds majority of US Senate backs Finland and Sweden’s joining NATO

Two-thirds majority of US Senate backs Finland and Sweden’s joining NATO

A view of the flags of Finland, NATO and Sweden during a ceremony to mark Sweden’s and Finland’s application for membership in Brussels, Belgium, May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – More than two-thirds of the US Senate approved on Wednesday Finland and … Read more

Italy ratifies NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

Italy ratifies NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

Brothers of Italy party leader Giorgia Meloni arrives for a meeting at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Italy January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ROME, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Italy’s parliament on Wednesday gave its final approval to a bill ratifying the accession of Finland and … Read more

Alex Jones says he never meant to hurt Sandy Hook parents with hoax claims

Alex Jones says he never meant to hurt Sandy Hook parents with hoax claims

Aug 2 (Reuters) – US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones told a Texas jury on Tuesday that he never intended to hurt parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre when he claimed the shooting was a hoax, saying his comments were taken out of context. Jones, founder of the Infowars radio show … Read more

US judge in Russian arms dealer case backs Griner swap; ex agent balks

US judge in Russian arms dealer case backs Griner swap;  ex agent balks

NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) – The US judge who in 2012 sentenced Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to 25 years in prison has voiced support for a deal proposed by the United States to Russia to swap him for basketball star Brittney Griner, though a federal agent involved in the case said such a … Read more

Austrian spy firm accused by Microsoft says hacking tool was for EU states

Austrian spy firm accused by Microsoft says hacking tool was for EU states

A Microsoft logo is seen at a pop-up site at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, New York July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – An Austrian firm which Microsoft (MSFT.O) said created malicious software that was detected on the computer systems of some … Read more