Teacher allegedly had sex with 13-year-old student

A sixth-grade teacher in Arizona has been arrested after the parents of a 13-year-old boy found text messages indicating a sexual relationship between the pair, police said.Brittany Zamora, a 27-year-old teacher at Las Brisas Academy Elementary School in Goodyear, was taken into custody late Wednesday after the discovery of the

EU backs Britain in blaming Russia for spy attack

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders backed Britain on Thursday in blaming Moscow over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England, raising the possibility of additional retaliatory steps by European countries. The solid show of support from the EU, at a time when Britain is

Europeans to take new steps against Russia over UK spy

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union member states agreed at a summit in Brussels to take further punitive steps against Russia in the coming days for the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, as Moscow accused the bloc of joining a London-driven hate campaign against it. Late on Thursday, in a boost

Exclusive: U.S. advancing toward first Guantanamo repatriation…

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is advancing toward the first transfer of a prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay detention center under U.S. President Donald Trump, the U.S. military told Reuters on Monday, a move that would repatriate the detainee to Saudi Arabia. FILE PHOTO: A soldier stands guard in

Dutch say ‘no’ in referendum on spy agency tapping powers

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch voters have narrowly rejected a law that would give spy agencies the power to carry out mass tapping of Internet traffic delivering a setback to Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government. FILE PHOTO: Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte gestures during a news conference at Government Buildings in

Russian agent may have limited mental capacity after nerve attack

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A military-grade nerve toxin attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter may have left them with compromised mental capacity and it is unclear whether they will recover, a British judge said on Thursday. Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

U.N. accuses Mexico of torture, cover-up in case of 43 missing…

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. human rights office said in a report on Thursday that Mexican authorities had tortured dozens of people in connection with an investigation into the 2014 disappearance of 43 students, and called for a full inquiry. FILE PHOTO: Relatives pose with images of some of the

U.S. hints at shift on Russia with sanctions and condemnation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - By imposing new sanctions on Russia and condemning a suspected Russian chemical attack in Britain, Washington has hinted at a tougher stance toward Moscow despite President Donald Trump’s stated desire for better ties. National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow,

Philippines takes step toward legalizing divorce

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines took a step on Monday toward making divorce legal with the lower house of Congress passing a law allowing people to dissolve marriages, despite opposition from the president and bishops in the mainly Roman Catholic country. The Philippines, which has the largest Catholic population in

Europeans eye Russian expulsions over UK spy attack

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Several European governments moved closer on Friday to expelling Russian diplomats in a show of support for Britain, which ordered out 23 “undeclared intelligence agents” after a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves a European Union leaders summit in

Nazi war crimes suspect’s secret life in Britain revealed by neighbours

German prosecutors have launched an unprecedented hunt for Nazi war criminals in the UK - after their prime target died without facing trial. Stanislaw Chrzanowski, a British OAP, was suspected of slaughtering prisoners at “death pits” in Belarus during the Holocaust. The pensioner was quizzed by police in 1998 but the Crown

EU to recall bloc’s ambassador to Moscow over nerve attack: diplomats

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Friday to recall the bloc’s envoy to Moscow for consultations, in a symbolic step as the Union backed Britain in blaming Russia for the nerve attack on a former Russian double agent, three diplomats said. “He is being recalled for consultations,” one

Older pupils also abused students at German Catholic choir school:…

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German public broadcaster on Tuesday broadened the scope of allegations of decades of abuse at Germany’s most famous Roman Catholic choir school, saying not only teachers but older students were to blame. Last July, an independent report chronicled physical and sexual assaults by teachers against 547

EastEnders bosses reveal shocking teen knife crime storyline inspired by brutal murder of former soap star Brooke Kinsella's brother Ben

Actress Brooke Kinsella MBE has been working with soap bosses to mark the tenth anniversary of her younger sibling Ben's murder. He was killed while out celebrating the end of his GCSEs in north London in an unprovoked attack in 2008. Brooke, who played Kelly Smith in EastEnders from 2001-2004, later launched the Ben Kinsella Trust in

U.S. arrests Iranian over alleged $115 million sanctions evasion…

(Reuters) - An Iranian national has been arrested on U.S. charges that he participated in a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions and funnel more than $115 million paid under a Venezuelan construction contract through the U.S. financial system, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad, 38, was arrested on

Prince Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding likely to spin off assets: BBG

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding is likely to split its $13 billion of assets through a spin-off of domestic property and other holdings, its billionaire chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said. Prince Alwaleed also told Bloomberg in a television interview that he was working with advisors,

Venezuela arrests ex-oil refining boss for alleged graft: sources

PUNTO FIJO (Reuters) - Venezuela has arrested the former refining boss of state oil company PDVSA for alleged corruption, two sources in the northwestern coastal city of Punto Fijo with knowledge of the detention told Reuters on Monday. Jesus Luongo joins a list of dozens of oil managers who

Man who exposed Vietnam’s My Lai atrocity reveals horror of massacre

Through his viewfinder, Ron ­Haeberle watched a dazed ­six-year-old clamber out of a rice paddy and limp towards a pile of bloody, still-warm bodies. The tiny window framed the terrified boy, wounded in the arm and leg, whose shell-shocked face told of his desperate search for his mother. Seconds later a shot

Poland plans concessions on judicial reforms to assuage EU…

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s ruling party plans to change some of its judicial reforms in response to European Commission criticism that they threaten to undermine the rule of law, one of the party’s lawmakers said on Thursday. Reacting to the lawmaker’s comments, an EU official said there was a chance

Philippines informs U.N. of ICC withdrawal, says committed to fight…

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has notified the U.N. secretary-general of its decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), but has assured the United Nations of its commitment to the rule of law. FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announces the disbandment of police operations against illegal drugs