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

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

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

Israel’s Supreme Court rules ‘disloyal’ citizens can be stripped of status

Israel’s Supreme Court rules ‘disloyal’ citizens can be stripped of status

JERUSALEM, July 21 (Reuters) – Israel’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the state can revoke the citizenship of people who carry out actions that constitute a breach of trust against the state, including terrorism, espionage or treason. The ruling addressed a 2008 Citizenship Law in Israel that gives the state authority to revoke citizenship … 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