Epstein accuses JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, claiming banks benefited from sex trafficking operation

Epstein accuses JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, claiming banks benefited from sex trafficking operation

New York CNN — Two anonymous women who accuse the late Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse have filed separate civil lawsuits against JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Deutsche Bank AG, claiming the big banks enabled and benefitted financially from Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking operation. The class action suits were filed in part under a … Read more

Former detainees in liberated Kherson allege Russian brutality, torture under occupation

Former detainees in liberated Kherson allege Russian brutality, torture under occupation

Kherson, Ukraine CNN — Oleksander’s restless pale blue eyes speak as loudly as his words. He is on edge, and with good reason, as he returns to the jail in the newly liberated city of Kherson where he says Russian guards beat him daily. We pass cell blocks and rusting outdoor exercise cages, move through … Read more

UN Human Rights Council: Rights activists hail Venezuela’s departure

UN Human Rights Council: Rights activists hail Venezuela’s departure

CNN — Venezuela has lost its seat on the United Nations Council of Human Rights — a development hailed on Tuesday by activists and human rights defenders in Venezuela as cause for celebration. The Council, a 47-member multilateral body, is tasked with promoting human rights and addressing abuses around the world, though it has come … Read more

Kharkiv police say bodies of more than 500 civilians found

Kharkiv police say bodies of more than 500 civilians found

CNN — The bodies of more than 500 civilians have been discovered in territory in northeast Ukraine recently retrieved from Russian forces, Ukrainian police say. And as Ukrainian forces liberate more land in the northeast, new burial sites are being discovered in Donetsk. Many appear to contain the remains of civilians who lost their lives … Read more

Izium mass burial site: Signs of torture, mutilation on bodies

Izium mass burial site: Signs of torture, mutilation on bodies

CNN — Ukrainian officials say they have finished exhuming bodies from a mass burial site in Izium – and that of the 436 bodies found, 30 showed signs of torture. In a gruesome reminder of the human cost of Russia’s invasion, most of the bodies showed signs of a violent death, said Oleh Syniehubov, head … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell: Prosecutors recommend Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend be sentenced to 30 to 55 years in prison

Ghislaine Maxwell: Prosecutors recommend Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend be sentenced to 30 to 55 years in prison

CNN — Federal prosecutors asked a judge in a court filing Wednesday to sentence Ghislaine Maxwell to 30 to 55 years in prison for sex trafficking a minor and other charges related to a sprawling conspiracy to abuse young girls with the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. “Maxwell was an adult who made his own choices. … Read more

Ukraine war: Liz Cheney says Russian strike on Ukraine train station that killed civilians ‘clearly is genocide’

Ukraine war: Liz Cheney says Russian strike on Ukraine train station that killed civilians ‘clearly is genocide’

CNN — Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming on Sunday said Russia’s missile strike on an eastern Ukraine railway station last week that killed dozens of civilians “clearly is genocide.” “I think that Europe needs to understand and grapple with the fact that you’ve got a genocidal campaign, the first kind of horrific genocidal campaign … Read more