Tag: crime

Trump trial opening statements to begin Monday as ex-president loses appeal to delay hush money case

Former U.S. President Donald Trump sits in Manhattan Criminal Court for his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments, in New York City on April 19, 2024. Spencer Platt | Via Reuters Opening statements in the New York criminal hush money trial of former president Donald Trump will begin Monday morning, a judge said. […]

Full jury panel seated on third day of Trump’s New York hush-money trial

Twelve jurors and one alternate have been sworn in to serve in the criminal trial against former United States President Donald Trump, as the third day of his New York court proceedings concludes. Thursday saw Trump return to court after Wednesday’s weekly break. There, lawyers for both the defence and prosecution continued to haggle over […]

Ecuadorian tribunal deems arrest of former Vice President Glas illegal

But the three-member panel also upheld his ongoing imprisonment, arguing it could not ‘modify’ his sentence. The defence team for former Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas has hailed a decision declaring his arrest inside Mexico’s embassy in Quito illegal. Still, on Friday, lawyer Sonia Vera Garcia pledged to appeal the ruling, which upheld her client’s […]

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe blasts impending criminal charges

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has denounced the charges he faces as an act of political retribution, as he confronts the prospect of a history-making criminal case. Never before has a Colombian president stood trial on criminal charges. But earlier this week, the office of Colombia’s attorney general, Luz Adriana Camargo Garzon, announced that prosecutors […]

A knotty question of parent liability in the Crumbley school shooting case

The court cases against Jennifer and James Crumbley have hinged on a thorny question: As school shootings become increasingly common in the United States, can parents be held liable for the actions of teenage gunmen? Juries in Michigan have wrestled with that question in recent weeks, as they grappled with the aftermath of a shooting […]

‘Fishing’: Judge denies Trump team bid to seize NBC Stormy Daniels material

Judge Juan Merchan criticised the defence team’s attempt to compel NBC to turn over documents related to Stormy Daniels. A New York Judge has blocked an attempt by Donald Trump‘s lawyers to force the NBC news network to turn over materials related to a recent documentary about adult film actor Stormy Daniels. The ruling on […]

Mexican President Lopez Obrador responds to mayoral candidate’s slaying

The death of Bertha Gisela Gaytán has renewed concerns over violence in the lead-up to the nationwide election on June 2. Outgoing Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has offered condolences to the family of a slain mayoral candidate who was shot dead shortly after launching her campaign. The shooting was the latest in a […]

Foreign students attacked in India over Ramadan prayer at university hostel

At least four foreign students have been injured after a Hindu far-right mob allegedly stormed a university hostel in India’s western Gujarat state and attacked the group of students for offering prayers during the holy month of Ramadan, local media has reported. India’s Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday pledged to take “strict actions against the […]

Trump wins Michigan Republican primary, NBC projects, teeing up Super Tuesday

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a Get Out The Vote campaign rally held in Waterford Township, Mich on Saturday, Feb 17, 2024.  Jabin Botsford | The Washington Post | Getty Images Donald Trump has won the Michigan Republican presidential primary, NBC News projects. Tuesday’s result shows the former president and clear […]

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