Ghislaine Maxwell Receives Lighter Sentence For Years Of Dedicated Work With Children

NEW YORK—Sentenced to 20 years in prison, Ghislaine Maxwell reportedly received a lighter penalty Tuesday for her years of dedicated work with children. “Ms. Maxwell had very deep, personal ties with local children and shepherded them through a confusing system with a commitment few other mentors would,” said Judge Alison J. Nathan, who handed the … Read more

“Got What It Wanted”: Turkey Agrees To Back Sweden, Finland’s Bid To Join NATO

Finland and Sweden leaders met Turkey’s Erdogan on June 28 to break the deadlock. Istanbul: Turkey “got what it wanted” from Sweden and Finland before agreeing to back their drives to join the NATO defence alliance, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office said on Tuesday. “Turkey has made significant gains in the fight against terrorist organisations,” … Read more

Five things you need to know about Ukraine war on Tuesday

1. Ukraine facing ‘brutality’ unseen in Europe since WW2, says NATO chief before Madrid summit Ukraine is facing “brutality” unseen in Europe “since World War II” amid Russia’s invasion, said Jens Stoltenberg on the opening day of a pivotal NATO summit in Madrid. The comments come a day after a Russian attack on a crowded shopping … Read more

Colombian prison riot sparks fire, killing 51 people

The fire broke out amid a chaotic scene inside the penitentiary in the western Colombian city of Tolua. At about 2 a.m. local time, a fight broke out among prisoners, according to Colombian Justice Minister Wilson Ruiz. One inmate set a mattress ablaze during the brawl, and flames spread across the prison wing, Ruiz said … Read more

Bulgaria announces mass expulsion of 70 Russian diplomatic staff

Bulgarian state services identified the diplomats ‘as people who worked against our interests’, PM Kiril Petkov says. Bulgaria will expel 70 Russian diplomatic staff, the EU country has announced, the largest number of Russians ordered out at one time from the Balkan nation. The move, announced by the foreign ministry and outgoing prime minister, was … Read more

Nadine Dorries tells sporting bodies that elite women’s competition should be reserved for people born female

Nadine Dorries has said she expects sporting bodies to reserve competitive women’s sport “for people born of the female sex” after holding a meeting with a number of governing bodies. The culture secretary, whose department also covers sport, said on Twitter that “asking women and teenage girls to compete against someone who was biologically born … Read more

Former Trump White House aide expected to testify to Jan 6 panel

blinking-dotLive updatesLive updates, The surprise sixth hearing of the month will show ‘recently obtained evidence’ about the 2021 US Capitol attack, House committee says. The committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol abruptly announced Tuesday’s surprise hearing less than 24 hours before its scheduled starting time. Numerous US media outlets … Read more

Dozens killed in fire after escape attempt at Colombian prison

Dozens of prisoners have been killed and injured during an attempted escape from a facility in Colombia, officials have said. A spokesman for the country’s prison administration (INPEC) told AFP that at least 49 prisoners had died in a fire after the escape attempt. According to local media, a prison riot broke out as several inmates … Read more