Category: World

Prosecutors accuse Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer of violating conduct rules

Prosecutors in New York have accused Harvey Weinstein’s lead defence lawyer of making public statements intended to intimidate a potential witness ahead of the fallen movie mogul’s retrial and asked a judge to take action. The Manhattan district attorney’s office sent a letter to the trial judge criticising comments made by lawyer Arthur Aidala outside […]

Sex worker drama Anora wins the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival

Sean Baker’s Anora, a comic but devastating Brooklyn odyssey about a sex worker who marries the son of a wealthy Russian oligarch, has won the Cannes Film Festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or. Baker accepted the prize with his film’s star, Mikey Madison, watching in the audience at the Cannes closing ceremony on Saturday. The […]

At least 22 dead in fire at amusement park in western India

A massive fire broke out on Saturday in an amusement park in Gujarat state in western India, leaving at least 22 people dead, police said. The fire erupted at the park in the city of Rajkot in Gujarat state. Police Commissioner Raju Bhargava said the fire was under control and the rescue operation under way […]

Attack on DIY store in Kharkiv shows Russia’s ‘madness’

The deadly attack by the Russian military on a DIY store in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Saturday is “another manifestation of Russian madness,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said. “Only madmen like [Russian President Vladimir] Putin are capable of killing and terrorizing people in such a heinous way,” the Ukrainian leader said in his […]

German far-right AfD leader criticizes counterparts in France, Italy

A leader of the scandal-plagued far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) lashed out at European parties of a similar ilk on Saturday after the AfD was expelled from its European Parliament group. In a blow ahead of next month’s EU-wide elections, the AfD was ejected this week from the Identity and Democracy (ID) group, an alliance […]

Pro-independence leader in New Caledonia calls for resistance against France

The leader of a pro-independence party in New Caledonia has called on supporters to “remain mobilised” across the French Pacific archipelago and “maintain resistance” against the Paris government’s efforts to impose electoral reforms. The indigenous Kanak people fear the reforms would further marginalise them. Christian Tein, leader of the pro-independence party known as The Field […]

Pro-independence leader calls on protesters in New Caledonia to ‘maintain resistance’ against France

NICE, France (AP) — The leader of a pro-independence party in New Caledonia on Saturday called on supporters to “remain mobilized” across the French Pacific archipelago and “maintain resistance” against the Paris government’s efforts to impose electoral reforms that the Indigenous Kanak people fear would further marginalize them. Christian Tein, the leader of the pro-independence […]

At least 20 dead in fire at amusement park in western India

A massive fire broke out on Saturday in an amusement park in Gujarat state in western India, leaving at least 20 people dead, police said. The fire erupted at the park in the city of Rajkot in Gujarat state. Police Commissioner Raju Bhargava said the fire was under control and the rescue operation under way […]

German minister calls Israeli operation in Rafah illegal

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck on Saturday criticized Israel’s actions in Gaza, describing its military operation in Rafah as contrary to international law. “The famine, the suffering of the Palestinian population and the attacks in the Gaza Strip are – as we are now seeing in court – incompatible with international law,” Habeck said in […]

Spain calls for Israel to obey ICJ ruling on ending Rafah operation

Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares on Saturday demanded that Israel obey an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling calling for an immediate halt to its military operations in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. Writing on the social media platform X, Albares said the ICJ ruling was “mandatory” and demanded “a ceasefire, the release […]