Gold trader tied to Turkish president avoids trial for now

A Turkish gold trader with ties to President Recep Erdogan will not go on trial in the U.S. this week for allegedly skirting American sanctions against Iran. Reza Zarrab, a flashy businessman with a pop star wife, was one of nine Turks indicted by federal authorities in the gold-for-gas scheme. But as jury selection got … Read more

‘Jigsaw’ Takes $16 Million Opening at Bloodless Pre-Halloween Box Office

Laura Vandervoort as “Anna” in JIGSAW. Photo by Brooke Palmer. November couldn’t come fast enough for movie theaters, as the anemic October box office finally comes to a close with Lionsgate’s “Jigsaw” taking No. 1 with a $16.2 million opening. This has been a rough month for the movies, with the disappointing $32.7 million opening … Read more

Prince Aims to Rebrand Saudi Arabia From 9/11 Hotbed of Extreme Islam

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The declaration reverberated around the world — the power behind the Saudi throne pledged to destroy extremism and return the kingdom to “moderate Islam.” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s speech last month was part of a sweeping rebrand of a country that for years has exported a severe form of Islam … Read more

Manafort, Gates Charged With Conspiracy Against the U.S.

Former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his longtime business associate Rick Gates were indicted by a federal grand jury on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the U.S., special counsel Robert Mueller’s office announced Monday. Other charges against Manafort and Gates include money laundering, being an unregistered foreign agent and seven counts of failure … Read more

Secret Guilty Plea of Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Reveals Russian Ties

A former Trump campaign adviser struck a cooperation agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, secretly pleading guilty three weeks ago to lying to federal agents about his contacts with Kremlin-connected Russians. Facebook Twitter Embed Fmr. Trump Adviser Papadopolous Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to FBI George Papadopoulos, who joined the Trump team in spring … Read more

Spacey Apologizes After Actor Accuses Him of Underage Sexual Advance

Kevin Spacey issued a general apology Sunday night after actor Anthony Rapp alleged the Oscar-winning star made a sexual advance at him when he was aged 14. Rapp, who plays Lt. Paul Stamets on the CBS online series “Star Trek: Discovery,” was quoted in an interview with Buzzfeed as saying Spacey climbed on top of … Read more

Don’t Give Up on America. These Kids Haven’t.

To come of age in 2017 in America is to enter adulthood in a time of often overwhelming turbulence. The country is deeply divided, technology is reshaping the world at a breakneck pace, and the future seems filled with uncertainty. As each day appears to bring with it another crisis, from unprecedented natural disasters to … Read more

Trump adviser George Papadopoulos lied about Russian links

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump’s election campaign is the focus of an FBI inquiry An election campaign adviser to Donald Trump has confessed to lying to the FBI about the timing of his meetings with alleged go-betweens for Russia. George Papadopoulos admitted the meetings happened while he was working for the campaign, and … Read more

Catalan independence: Spain’s top prosecutor calls for rebellion charges

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Kim Wall death: Danish inventor Madsen admits dismembering journalist

Europe Europe Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Wall went missing after boarding Peter Madsen’s submarine The Danish inventor Peter Madsen has admitted dismembering the body of Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his submarine, but denies killing her.Danish police said in a statement that he also admitted dumping her body parts in the sea.He … Read more