Bitter gymnast made false allegations, defence argues in Brubaker case

A lawyer for a former high-ranking gymnastics coach says a former trainee levelled allegations of sexual assault against the man because she was psychologically scarred after failing to make it to the Olympics. Dave Brubaker, who was the director of the women’s national gymnastics team, has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault […]

Tormented into a guilty plea? Experts denounce US ‘miscarriage of justice’ in Butina case

Maria Butina’s only crime is that she is Russian, legal analysts told RT, attacking the US justice system for keeping her in solitary confinement until she admitted guilt to at least one of the many charges brought against her. “This is an utter and total miscarriage of justice,” retired CIA agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou […]

Trade war hostage? Trump ready to ‘intervene’ in Huawei CFO case if it helps close deal with China

US President Trump said he might intervene on behalf of Huawei CFO if it benefits US trade interests with China. Meng Wanzhou, whose bail includes strict conditions, faces extradition to the US and up to 30 years in prison. “If I think it’s good for what will certainly be the largest trade deal ever made […]

Chelsea and Arsenal young guns make their case with dominant Europa League displays

The Gunners beat Vorskla Poltava 3-0 to guarantee top spot in their group and had teenagers Emile Smith Rowe and Joe Willock to thank. The pair lined up in a youthful side picked by Emery as Arsenal made light work of their opponents in Kiev. It was Willock’s first senior goal for Arsenal with Smith […]

UK police release footage of Skripal case suspects Petrov & Boshirov walking about town

Police have released three new video clips showing Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who London believes are culpable in the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter, arriving in Salisbury and walking the streets. London Metropolitan police have posted an update on the long-running investigation into the poisoning of former Russian double agent […]

Judge rejects neo-Nazi’s First Amendment argument in harassment case

Enlarge / Plaintiff Tanya Gersh of Whitefish, Montana. (credit: Dan Chung / Associated Press) When Andrew Anglin isn’t editing his neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, he organizes harassment campaigns against perceived enemies. One target of an Anglin harassment campaign, Tanya Gersh, sued Anglin last year. On Wednesday, a Montana federal judge dealt Anglin a significant […]

4 members of the same family could face the death penalty in what has become the largest murder case in Ohio state history

AP Photo/John Minchillo An Ohio grand jury charged four members of the Wagner family with the 2016 murders of eight people on a family farm in Pike County. Ohio Attorney General and governor-elect Mike DeWine said in a press conference on Tuesday that the victims were “killed in cold blood.” Prosecutors are seeking the death […]

French rights group files case against PSG over claims scouts 'limited number of black players'

French football club Paris Saint-Germain are facing a discrimination lawsuit over reports that scouts at the club carried out racial profiling and tried to limit the number of black players at the team’s academy. Investigative outlet Mediapart reported on Thursday that PSG scouts had subjected young players to racial profiling – which is illegal in […]