London. British Prime MinisterBoris Johnson denied on Tuesday an accusation by his former adviser that he had lied to parliament about a lockdown party, saying nobody had warned him the "bring your own booze" gathering might contravene COVID-19 rules ... Asked if he had lied to the public and parliament, Johnson told reporters. "No ... 'The PM lied' ... .
Lawyers for British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell have asked for a retrial after her conviction for sex trafficking ...Maxwell’s lawyer Bobbi C Sternheim has made the official request in a letter to JudgeAlison Nathan which states. “Today, counsel for Ghislaine Maxwell filed her motion for a new trial.” ... PA. / ... In the letter, the lawyer adds ... PA. / ... Latest. .
The US agency reportedly couldn’t unearth a foreign campaign to harm American diplomatic staff ... The spy agency could not rule out malign action in about two dozen cases, but found no proof of it ... An advocacy for sufferers said the timing of the report’s release and its contents were suspicious ... The report was declassified only in 2021. .
Researchers rally against solar geoengineering as a method of fighting climate change. An international group of scientists and experts wants all nations to sign a pact banning public funding and deployment of solar geoengineering, as well as outdoor experiments revolving around ways to ‘dim the sun.’ ...Climate Change journal this week ... .
Russia maintained a tough posture amid the tensions over its troop buildup near Ukraine, with a top diplomat warning Wednesday that Moscow will accept nothing less but “watertight” U.S. guarantees precluding NATO’s expansion to Ukraine ... 20 ... Amid the soaring tensions, U.S ... WhatsAppPrintEmailGmail. .
For seven years, the Yemeni people have been pummelled with Saudi bombs, many from Britain. Yet Westminster is silent This is a far greater scandal than the parties in Downing Street. In a just world, it would prove the downfall of our prime minister ...Last month an estimated 32 civilians died as a result of the ongoing conflict ... .
WASHINGTON. The Pentagon has declassified and publicly released video footage of a US drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 civilians in the final hours of a chaotic American withdrawal that ended a 20-year war in Afghanistan... It marks the first public release of video footage of the Aug ... ....
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Tehran, Iran – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have expressed their support for boosting bilateral ties and discussed regional and international issues during their first in-person meeting ... “Just like you, we have also stood up against US sanctions from 40 years ago,” the president said ... .
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