Ghislaine Maxwell trial latest: Socialite’s lawyers cross-examine accuser over abuse claims

A lawyer for Ms Maxwell has resumed questioning a woman who claimed the British socialite set her up for sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein starting when she was 14 in the 1990s.  She is the first of four women expected to testify that Ms Maxwell “groomed” them for abuse by Epstein when they were teenagers. ‘Jane’ said … Read more

Covid latest news: Vaccine passports have no impact on reducing infections, experts warn

The UK is in a “different situation” now to the start of the pandemic and “we’re definitely not going back to the start again”, a Government scientific adviser has assured. Professor Andrew Hayward, an epidemiologist at UCL and a member of the Nervtag advisory group, said: “When you define a pandemic, one of the sort of … Read more

Covid latest news: GP workload to be ‘suspended’ to deliver boosters in fresh fears for face-to-face appointments

Doctors’ workload will be “temporarily suspended” so they can focus on the Covid-19 booster vaccination programme, the Health Secretary has said amid warnings from GPs that “something has to give”.  Sajid Javid said the NHS was working on how  “some of the workload of GPs can be temporarily suspended or GPs can be helped in other … Read more

Covid news live: WHO advises vulnerable or unvaccinated against travel over Omicron

10.16pm EST 22:16 Germany is reporting a daily rise of 67,186 Covid cases and 446 deaths, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute of public health. The figures bring the nationwide tally to 5,903,999 confirmed coronavirus cases and 101,790 deaths. 9.58pm EST 21:58 Three people who escaped an Australian Covid quarantine facility have been … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell was in the room during Jeffrey Epstein abuse, says accuser in sex-trafficking trial

The first accuser to take the stand in the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell broke down on Tuesday as she described how the British socialite “fondled” her breasts and forced her to take part in orgies with other young girls. The woman, known by the pseudonym “Jane”, pointed Ms Maxwell out in the New York … Read more

Trump chief of staff Meadows to cooperate with Capitol attack panel – live

A transcript of an interview with the younger Cuomo showed that at one point the TV host texted Melissa DeRosa, his brother’s top aide, to say “I have a lead on the wedding girl”. It was a reference to Anna Ruch, a woman who accused Andrew Cuomo of attempting to kiss her at a wedding. … Read more

Covid news live: Hong Kong to ban non-resident arrivals from Australia, Canada and parts of Europe; WHO warns Omicron poses ‘very high’ risk

Hong Kong has banned non-residents from entering the city from four African countries and plans to expand that to travellers who have been to Australia, Canada, Israel and six European countries in the past 21 days due to fears over Omicron. The food and health secretary, Prof Sophia Chan, made the announcement at a press … Read more

Private jet pilot is called as first witness in Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking ‘trial of the century’

The first day of Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial has come to a close. Court was adjourned at 5pm local time sharp, after the government’s first witness – a long-time private jet pilot of Jeffrey Epstein’s – was called to testify. Events in court today saw a 12-person jury being sworn in (with six alternates), made up of … Read more

Omicron COVID Variant Underlines Need For Global ‘Pandemic Treaty’

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 6:54 amPress Release: UN News The emergence of the threatening new Omicron variant shows how important it is for the world to end the current “cycle of panic and neglect” over the COVID-19 pandemic, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, was addressing the … Read more