Supreme Court allows release of Trump tax returns to NY prosecutor

Supreme Court allows release of Trump tax returns to NY prosecutor

The Supreme Court cleared the way for a New York prosecutor to obtain former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, dealing a massive loss to Trump who has fiercely fought to shield his financial papers from prosecutors. The documents will be subject to grand jury secrecy rules that restrict their public release. The ruling is a bitter loss for Trump, even if the tax records are shielded from public disclosure, after he consistently argued that the subpoena issued by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance was overbroad and issued in bad faith….

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Baby deaths probe at Telford Hospital Nhs Trust

Baby deaths probe at Telford Hospital Nhs Trust

Baby deaths probe at Telford hospital finds ‘immediate and essential’ action is needed to improve maternity care across whole of England – as health minister slams NHS trust’s ‘shocking failings’ A probe into the death of babies babies at Telford hospital has found ‘immediate and essential,’ action is needed to improve maternity care across the whole of England – as a health minister slammed an NHS trust’s ‘shocking failings’. The inquiry into deaths and allegations of poor care at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) was set up…

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Italy World Cup hero Paolo Rossi dies aged 64

Italy World Cup hero Paolo Rossi dies aged 64

Paolo Rossi, the Italian footballer who single-handedly demolished Socrates’s Brazil in the 1982 World Cup, has died Footballer Paolo Rossi, who was Italy’s World Cup hero in 1982 has died at the age of 64. Tis death was announced by Italian TV channel RAI for whom he worked as a sport pundit in recent years. His wife, Cappelletti Federica, posted a photo of herself and her husband to her Instagram account along with the words “per sempre” – “forever”. She did not disclose the cause of his death. Rossi’s name…

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Hackers steal Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine data in Europ

Hackers steal Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine data in Europ

U.S. drug maker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said on Wednesday that documents related to development of their COVID-19 vaccine had been “unlawfully accessed” in a cyberattack on Europe’s medicines regulator. The European Medicines Agency (EMA), which assesses medicines and vaccines for the European Union, said hours earlier it had been targeted in a cyberattack. It gave no further details. Pfizer and BioNTech said they did not believe any personal data of trial participants had been compromised and EMA “has assured us that the cyber-attack will have no impact…

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UK economy officially enters recession for first time in 11 years

UK economy officially enters recession for first time in 11 years

The UK economy suffered its biggest slump on record between April and June as coronavirus lockdown measures pushed the country officially into recession. The economy shrank 20.4% compared with the first three months of the year. Household spending plunged as shops were ordered to close, while factory and construction output also fell. This pushed the UK into its first technical recession – defined as two consecutive quarters of economic decline – since 2009. Chancellor Rishi Sunak told the BBC that the government was “grappling with something that is unprecedented” and…

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Nigerian 22-year-old’s musician sentenced to death for committing ‘blasphemy’ against Prophet Muhammad in a song he shared over Whatsapp

Nigerian 22-year-old’s musician sentenced to death for committing ‘blasphemy’ against Prophet Muhammad in a song he shared over Whatsapp

The 22-year-old’s song praised an imam from the Tijaniya Muslim brotherhood Song critics claimed it gave the imam higher status than the Prophet Muhammad Protesters burnt down Sharif’s family home amid widespread demonstrations Protesters burnt down his family home demanding his prosecution, leading to his arrest. The singer had gone into hiding after sharing the song, which praised an imam from the Tijaniya Muslim brotherhood to the point where it gave him higher status than the Prophet Muhammad, the BBC reported. The prosecutor, Inspector Aminu Yargoje, described the verdict as…

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Kim Kardashian sets up meeting with President Trump and newly freed prisoners to discuss criminal justice reform

Kim Kardashian sets up meeting with President Trump and newly freed prisoners to discuss criminal justice reform

Kim Kardashian has set up a meeting with President Trump to discuss criminal justice reform. According to USA Today, the reality star, 39, will meet with the leader, and three newly freed prisoners, at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the subject. The ex-prisoners, Tynice Nichole Hall, Crystal Munoz, and Judith Negron, were granted clemency by the President due to the reform.  Tynice, 36, served nearly 14 years of an 18-year sentence for allowing her apartment to be used to distribute drugs. A statement released by the White House…

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The Queen, 93, dons gloves at an investiture for first time ever to shake hands with medal recipients amid coronavirus crisis (but Prince Charles, William and Kate have bare hands at their engagements)

The Queen, 93, dons gloves at an investiture for first time ever to shake hands with medal recipients amid coronavirus crisis (but Prince Charles, William and Kate have bare hands at their engagements)

The Queen wore gloves at an investiture at Buckingham Palace yesterday, the first time she has done so since she began carrying out the ceremonies in 1952, amid warnings about the spread of coronavirus and the deadly danger it poses to the over-80s. The 93-year-old’s decision to cover her hands to above the wrists came as the Government warned that the death rate for people infected is ‘significantly ramped up’ among the elderly. Britain was also warned that a major outbreak is ‘highly likely’. Her Majesty wears gloves when she…

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother ‘is rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke’, media in her native Madeira claim

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother ‘is rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke’, media in her native Madeira claim

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother has been rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke, reports in her native Madeira claimed today. Mother-of-four Dolores Aveiro is said to have been admitted to Dr Nelio Mendonca Hospital in her native island of Madeira just after 5am this morning. Local media say she is ‘conscious and stable.’ She is due to undergo new tests in the next few hours to determine her state of health. One local report says she has suffered an ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a…

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Terrified Indonesian woman is escorted by police before being caned in public for having sex outside marriage in violation of Sharia law

Terrified Indonesian woman is escorted by police before being caned in public for having sex outside marriage in violation of Sharia law

A terrified woman was dragged by police before she was publicly caned in Indonesia’s Aceh province for having sex outside of marriage, a crime punishable under strict local Islamic law. Dozens gathered to watch as the humiliated woman was whipped along with seven other people outside a mosque in the provincial capital Banda Aceh. A masked sharia officer known as an ‘algojo’ rained down between five to 45 lashes from a rattan cane on their backs after they were caught with members of the opposite sex. The men and women…

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