Huawei Executive Faces Iran Fraud Charges

Huawei Executive Faces Iran Fraud Charges

The chief financial officer of the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei faces fraud charges in the United States, a Canadian court hearing has revealed. Meng Wanzhou, daughter of Huawei’s founder, is accused of breaking American sanctions on Iran. She was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday and faces extradition to the US. China has demanded Ms Meng’s […]

Pope Francis ‘worried’ About Homosexuality In the Priesthood

Pope Francis ‘worried’ About Homosexuality In the Priesthood

Pope Francis has said that homosexuality in the clergy is a “serious matter” that “worries” him. The comments were made in an interview about religious vocations, given to a Spanish missionary priest as part of an upcoming book. The pontiff described homosexuality as “fashionable”, and urged clergy to observe their vow of celibacy. Italian daily […]

George HW Bush, Former US President, Dies Aged 94

George HW Bush, Former US President, Dies Aged 94

George HW Bush, who as the 41st president shepherded the US through a turbulent period in global relations that included the breakup of the Soviet Union and the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, has died. He was 94. A statement from his office said: “George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, […]

Michael Cohen in Court: Trump Ex-Lawyer Admits Lying to Congress

Michael Cohen in Court: Trump Ex-Lawyer Admits Lying to Congress

US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has admitted he lied about a Trump property deal in Russia during the 2016 election. Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress. He said he did so out of loyalty to Mr Trump. Mr Trump said his former right-hand man was “lying” to prosecutors in the hope […]

Ukraine Leader Asks NATO to Send Ships

Ukraine Leader Asks NATO to Send Ships

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has urged Nato to send ships to the Sea of Azov following a naval confrontation with Russia off Crimea. He told Germany’s Bild newspaper he hoped the ships could be relocated “to assist Ukraine and provide security”. On Sunday, Russia opened fire on three Ukrainian ships and seized their crews in […]

Chinese Scientist He Jiankui Defends ‘Forld’s First Gene-Edited Babies’

Chinese Scientist He Jiankui Defends ‘Forld’s First Gene-Edited Babies’

A Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies has defended his work. Speaking at a genome summit in Hong Kong, He Jiankui, an associate professor at a Shenzhen university, said he was “proud” of his work. He said “another potential pregnancy” of a gene-edited embryo was in its early […]

Trump ‘May Cancel Putin Talks Over Ukraine’

Trump ‘May Cancel Putin Talks Over Ukraine’

US President Donald Trump says he may cancel a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin following a maritime clash between Russia and Ukraine. Mr Trump told the Washington Post he was waiting for a “full report” after Russian ships fired on and seized three Ukrainian boats on Sunday. The two leaders are due to meet […]

Taiwan Votes In Same Sex-Marriage

Taiwan Votes In Same Sex-Marriage

Taiwan is voting in a referendum on whether to become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage. The top court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, giving parliament two years to amend laws or pass new ones. But surveys last week suggest the country will vote against the change. The issue is one […]

Facebook vs Soros: ‘Congress Must Probe’

Facebook vs Soros: ‘Congress Must Probe’

One of George Soros’s lieutenants has called on US politicians to probe Facebook, after the social network confirmed that it had hired a PR firm to make claims about the financier. The head of Mr Soros’s grant-making network claimed Facebook had smeared the philanthropist, adding “this needs independent, congressional oversight”. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s deputy chief, […]

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