Former Chinese justice minister admits taking millions in bribes-court

Former Chinese justice minister admits taking millions in bribes-court

Fu Zhenghua, head of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, is pictured during a meeting in Beijing, China January 17, 2011. Picture taken January 17, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, July 28 (Reuters) – A former Chinese justice minister who took a hard line on law enforcement admitted accepting … Read more

In fighting gun crime, Canada has an American problem

In fighting gun crime, Canada has an American problem

OTTAWA/TORONTO, July 27 (Reuters) – A Texas man bought dozens of guns from licensed dealers in the state before illegally reselling at least 16, US officials say. Twelve were traced to crimes committed in America. The other four were traced to crimes in Canada. The case of the 31-year-old, indicted last month on charges that … Read more

Alex Jones defamation trial begins over Sandy Hook shooting

Alex Jones defamation trial begins over Sandy Hook shooting

July 26 (Reuters) – US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones faced the start of a jury trial on Tuesday that will decide how much he must pay the family of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre that he falsely claimed was a hoax. Jones, founder of the Infowars radio show and webcast, had … Read more

Trump ex-adviser Bannon remains case in trial, calling no witnesses

Trump ex-adviser Bannon remains case in trial, calling no witnesses

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) – The defense in Steve Bannon’s trial rested its case on Thursday without calling any witnesses and asked the judge to acquit Donald Trump’s noted former presidential adviser on contempt of Congress charges for defying a subpoena by the committee investigating last year’s attack on the US Capitol. Bannon, 68, has … Read more

Indiana doctor threatens to sue state prosecutor for defamation in 10-year-old’s abortion case

Indiana doctor threatens to sue state prosecutor for defamation in 10-year-old’s abortion case

July 19 (Reuters) – An Indiana doctor who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim threatened to sue Indiana’s attorney general for defamation on Tuesday, filing a claim alleging that he made “false and misleading” statements about her handling of the case. The case prompted a national outcry and scrutiny after the Indianapolis … Read more

US calls for immediate halt to Russian deportations in Ukraine

US calls for immediate halt to Russian deportations in Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to the media after a condolence visit for late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Fussa, Tokyo prefecture, Japan July 11, 2022. Stefani Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) – The United States called on Russia … Read more

Forty-five nations pledge to coordinate evidence of war crimes in Ukraine

Forty-five nations pledge to coordinate evidence of war crimes in Ukraine

EU countries, US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia in deal Commit 20 mln euros to assist International Criminal Court Aim is to avoid overlapping investigations in Ukraine Meeting overshadowed by missile strike in Ukraine’s west THE HAGUE, July 14 (Reuters) – The United States and more than 40 other countries agreed on Thursday to coordinate investigations … Read more

Ex-JPMorgan traders’ ‘spoofed’ trades were genuine, defense says as trial opens

Ex-JPMorgan traders’ ‘spoofed’ trades were genuine, defense says as trial opens

July 8 (Reuters) – The closely watched criminal trial of three former JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) employees kicked off on Friday, with a prosecutor saying they “ripped off” the precious metals futures market with fake orders and defense attorneys saying the orders were genuine. The bank’s former global precious metals desk head Michael Nowak, … Read more

British Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts restored after hack

British Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts restored after hack

Army cadets take part in a parade during the Lord Mayor’s show in London, Britain November 13, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – The British Army regained control of its Twitter and YouTube accounts on Sunday after they were briefly hacked and used to … Read more

Explainer: What charges might Trump face for trying to overturn 2020 election?

Explainer: What charges might Trump face for trying to overturn 2020 election?

NEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) – A US congressional committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the US Capitol has sought to build a case that then-President Donald Trump behaved illegally when he sought to overturn his 2020 electoral defeat, but what charges might prosecutors bring against Trump and how might he defend himself? … Read more