Trump historic trial: Takeaways from 1st day of hush-money court case

Agence France Presse 04/16/2024

Donald Trump entered the history books on Monday, becoming the first former US president to stand trial on criminal charges. Here are key takeaways from the opening day of “The People of the State of New York…

AI-generated models could bring more diversity to fashion industry

Associated Press 04/15/2024

CHICAGO — London-based model Alexsandrah has a twin, but not in the way you’d expect: Her counterpart is made of pixels instead of flesh and blood. The virtual twin was generated by artificial intelligence and has already…

UN chief: Middle East, world cannot ‘afford more war’

Agence France Presse 04/15/2024

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned the international community Sunday against deeper descent into conflict, addressing the Security Council during a meeting over Iran’s weekend attack on Israel. “Neither the region nor the world can afford…

Iran attacks Israel: Why? Key events leading to military assault

Assocaited Press 04/15/2024

TEL AVIV, Israel — Iran’s dramatic aerial attack on Israel follows years of enmity between the countries and marks the first time Iran has launched a direct military assault on Israel. The hostility between the countries has…

World reactions to Iran strikes on Israel

Agence France Presse 04/15/2024

Countries around the world condemned Iran’s strikes on Israel, warning the attack could further destabilise the Middle East. Here are some of the main reactions: United Nations UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned “the serious escalation”. “I am…

O.J. Simpson saga a unique American moment: 30 years on, we’re still wondering what it means

Associated Press 04/12/2024

NEW YORK — A dog’s plaintive wail. A courtroom couplet-turned-cultural catchphrase about gloves. A judge and attorneys who became media darlings and villains. A slightly bewildered houseguest elevated, briefly, into a slightly bewildered celebrity. Troubling questions about…

‘HELP’ written in palm fronds lands rescue for Pacific castaways

Agence France Presse 04/12/2024

Sometimes all you have to do is ask for “HELP”: That’s what three men stranded on a deserted Pacific island learned earlier this week, writing the message in palm fronds which were spotted by US rescuers. The…

What to know about real estate tycoon sentenced to death in Vietnam’s largest fraud case

Associated Press 04/12/2024

HANOI, Vietnam— A Vietnamese real estate tycoon was sentenced to death Thursday in the country’s biggest ever financial fraud case, a shocking development in an intensifying anti-corruption drive in the southeast Asian nation. Truong My Lan, a…

Biden vows ‘ironclad’ defense of Philippines, Japan as China tension mounts

Agence France Presse 04/12/2024

US President Joe Biden pledged Thursday to defend the Philippines from any attack in the South China Sea, as he hosted the first joint summit with Tokyo and Manila amid growing tensions with Beijing. “The United States’…

Mom who threw 2 kids onto LA freeway, killing her infant, appeared agitated by impending eclipse

Associated Press 04/11/2024

LOS ANGELES — A woman who authorities say fatally stabbed her partner at their Los Angeles apartment Monday then threw her two children from a moving SUV onto the freeway, killing her infant daughter, was an astrologer…

Spaceland: Biden woos Japan PM with moonshots and Paul Simon

Agence France Presse 04/11/2024

When you want to impress guests it helps to have moon rockets and superstar singer-songwriters on call — and US President Joe Biden has both. Biden pulled out all the stops as he hosted Japanese Prime Minister…

Remote-controlled ships eyed by German group to fix skipper shortage

Agence France Presse 04/10/2024

With the flow of new recruits into the seafaring sector drying up, a German company is exploring a potentially revolutionary measure — sending ships off without a captain on board. HGK Shipping, based in the German port…

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