Bernie Madoff

Disgraced Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernie Madoff dies in prison

Bernard Madoff, who for decades masqueraded as a successful and trustworthy Wall Street kingpin before admitting to running the largest known Ponzi scheme in history, died on Wednesday in prison where he was serving a 150-year sentence. He was 82. A spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Madoff died at the Federal Medical … Continue reading Disgraced Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernie Madoff dies in prison

Biden explains action near tombstones of US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

As President Joe Biden stood in the rain on Wednesday among the tombstones of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, thoughts of his late son Beau were not far from his mind as he explained his decision to begin America’s exit from its longest war. The president’s elder son earned the Bronze Star while serving in … Continue reading Biden explains action near tombstones of US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Haaland Dortmund

Haaland gives condition for staying at Dortmund, UCL or nothing

The saga of Erling Haaland continues, with the UK Sun reporting the young Norwegian could be on his way out of Borussia Dortmund if they miss out on a place in next season’s Champions League, with a host of top European sides all linked with the 20-year-old. West Ham have accepted they will have to look carefully … Continue reading Haaland gives condition for staying at Dortmund, UCL or nothing

Aidan Turner speaks on playing Leonardo da Vinci, says it was quite terrifying

Nearly two years after the much-adored historical series Poldark came to an end, Aidan Turner is finally back on our screens. And the Dublin-born actor (37) admits he did question whether he should take on Leonardo – another period drama – as his next project. “I do hear what you’re saying: maybe I need to … Continue reading Aidan Turner speaks on playing Leonardo da Vinci, says it was quite terrifying

Katie Price and son Harvey

Katie Price reveals 18-year-old son smashed car because of hiccups

Kate Price revealed her son Harvey smashed the window of a car as he experienced a bout of hiccups. The TV star shared a video on Instagram of shattered tinted glass covering the ground. She then showed Harvey seated in the backseat holding a mobile phone, with broken glass around the edges of the window … Continue reading Katie Price reveals 18-year-old son smashed car because of hiccups

Russian military

NATO warns against Russian military build-up near eastern Ukraine

Russia warned on Thursday that a serious escalation in the conflict in Donbass could “destroy” Ukraine as NATO voiced concern over what it said was a big Russian military build-up near eastern Ukraine. Unverified social media footage has suggested Russia has been moving large quantities of tanks, armoured personnel carriers and other equipment to regions that border Ukraine as … Continue reading NATO warns against Russian military build-up near eastern Ukraine

Niger Republic inaugurates its first democratically elected president

Niger’s Mohamed Bazoum was sworn in as president Friday, marking the country’s first peaceful transfer of power in a democratic watershed that was overshadowed by an alleged coup attempt earlier this week underscoring instability fears in the West African nation. Bazoum's inauguration marked Niger’s first-ever transition between elected presidents since the country gained independence from France … Continue reading Niger Republic inaugurates its first democratically elected president

U.S. Capitol police

Police officer killed in U.S. Capitol attack

One officer was killed and a second injured Friday after a vehicle rammed through security and crashed into a barrier at the US Capitol, forcing it into lockdown less than three months after a mob assault on Congress. Capitol Police shot dead the driver after he jumped out of the car and lunged at them … Continue reading Police officer killed in U.S. Capitol attack

UK gov’t accused of ‘institutional racism’ against Blacks

The government will consider the recommendations made in the Race and Ethnic Disparities review, said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who commissioned the report last summer following the rise of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in the UK. "It is now right that the government considers their recommendations in detail, and assesses the implications … Continue reading UK gov’t accused of ‘institutional racism’ against Blacks

US police examining ‘suspicious package’ found at Capitol

Individuals inside Rayburn House Office Building - the congressional office building for the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC - were ordered to evacuate on Wednesday, following reports of a "suspicious package" outside Rayburn 2043. "All staff and other personnel are directed to remain in their assembly area until further notice. There are no … Continue reading US police examining ‘suspicious package’ found at Capitol