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  • Trump tells wild lies about Brexit, NATO and Obama, in 57-false-claim week

    July 18, 2018 12:00 PM 4

    WASHINGTON—Twice last week, Donald Trump told a vivid story about how he had spoken to reporters at his golf course in Scotland the day before the Brexit vote in 2016 and correctly predicted the outcome. None of this happened. He went to Scotland the day after the vote, not the day before. The day before, he offered no prediction at all. Also last week, Trump

  • Alabama man’s 32-kilometre walk to work attracts praise, new car

    July 17, 2018 9:56 PM 7

    PELHAM, ALA.—An Alabama college student whose car broke down just before his first day of work made the 32-kilometre journey on foot, a feat that earned him fame — and a new car. News outlets report that hours before his first day working for Bellhops movers, Walter Carr set out from Homewood at midnight, making it to Pelham by 4 a.m. Friday. There

  • ‘I didn’t know how to refuse’: Two survivors share stories of sexual assault in U.S. immigration detention centres

    July 17, 2018 4:45 PM 6

    “He grabbed my breasts … He put his hands in my pants and he touched my private parts,” she said. “He touched me again inside the van, and my hands were tied. And he started masturbating.” In 2014, a 19-year-old asylum seeker, “E.D.,” was staying in a family detention centre in Pennsylvania with her 3-year-old son. A few months into her seven-month stay, she was sexually

  • MGM Resorts sues more than 1,000 victims from Vegas shooting, denying any liability

    July 17, 2018 4:01 PM 6

    “I’ve never seen a more outrageous thing, where they sue the victims in an effort to find a judge they like,” attorney Robert Eglet, who represents some of the victims, told the Review-Journal, accusing MGM of “judge-shopping” in federal court, rather than state court where he believes any lawsuits should be filed. “It’s just really sad that they would

  • Anthony Bourdain unloaded on Bill Clinton in one of his final interviews, accusing him of ‘gropey’ behaviour

    July 17, 2018 1:03 PM 5

    Anthony Bourdain’s suicide last month sent millions of the television host’s fans into tailspins of mourning. Much of the grief centred on how Bourdain’s voice — edgy and compassionate, candid and big-hearted — had been permanently and suddenly silenced. But now one of Bourdain’s final interviews has been released — a brief reappearance of the honest

  • Trump administration files World Trade Organization complaint against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs

    July 16, 2018 3:03 PM 8

    Trump imposed the 25 per cent steel tariff and 10 per cent aluminum tariff under a controversial “national security” provision of U.S. trade law. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said it is absurd and insulting to use such a provision against Canada, a close military ally. Trump has scoffed at Trudeau’s arguments. Administration officials have argued

  • An Indiana man thought the gun he was cleaning was unloaded. His 6-year-old daughter is now dead

    July 16, 2018 12:57 PM 8

    Gun manuals and training protocols remind owners to check to see if a weapon is unloaded and pointed in a safe direction before starting to clean. Yet accidental shootings are a significant cause of death in the U.S. In 2013, a North Carolina man was wiping down his shotgun when it unexpectedly went off and his 10-year-old son was shot in the head. In 2015, a Pennsylvania

  • Trump told Theresa May to ‘sue the EU’ over Brexit, she says

    July 15, 2018 12:51 PM 8

    LONDON—Donald Trump has advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to “sue” the European Union to resolve the tense negotiations over Britain’s impending exit from the bloc. The American president told reporters Friday at a joint press conference with May that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too “brutal.” Asked Sunday on the BBC’s

  • Italy says France, Malta will take some migrants rescued from fishing boat

    July 14, 2018 11:58 PM 9

    Early Saturday, the migrants were taken off the boat and transferred onto a rescue vessel from the EU border patrol agency Frontex and a ship from the Italian border police. The Maltese government said Prime Minister Joseph Muscat had agreed to participate in the migrant relocation initiative, similar to one involving the Lifeline ship of a German aid group

  • Archaeologists in Egypt find mummification workshop

    July 14, 2018 11:11 PM 6

    CAIRO—Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the vast Saqqara necropolis part of the Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage