The jury now deliberating Paul Manafort’s bank fraud case asked the judge a clarifying question that might concern the prosecutors

Dana Verkouteren via AP Jury deliberations began Thursday in the Virginia bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The jury sent a note to the judge asking for clarification about four topics, including a definition of the term, “reasonable doubt,” the standard to convict in a criminal trial. Legal experts […]

In China, coal rules cut sulfur emissions, but data manipulation is a concern

Enlarge / HUAINAN, CHINA – JUNE 16: A smokestack from a coal fired power plant is seen next to an abandoned former paper factory near the site of a large floating solar farm project under construction by the Sungrow Power Supply Company on a lake caused by a collapsed and flooded coal mine on June […]

Bad loans remain a concern in Italy and across southern Europe

ITALY’S next government, a coalition between the populist Five Star Movement and the far-right Northern League, is giving investors plenty to worry about. Leaked plans, hastily abandoned, suggested it might want to leave the euro or ask the European Central Bank to forgive €250bn ($ 292bn) of Italian debt. But less attention has been paid […]

‘I have zero level of concern at this stage’ — LeBron James brushes off Game 1 thrashing from the Celtics

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The Cleveland Cavaliers got rocked by the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday, losing 108-83. It was James’ worst postseason performance in recent memory, with the Celtics holding the Cavaliers’ superstar to 15 points and forcing him into seven turnovers. After the game, James still projected confidence, saying, […]

Lewis Hamilton boosted despite qualifying fourth as Sebastian Vettel reveals pole concern

Hamilton had topped practice during both sessions on Friday but Ferrari found their groove during FP3 on Saturday morning. And they proved that form again in qualifying, Vettel pipping team-mate Kimi Raikkonen to pole position with both Mercedes relegated to the second row. But the German pole-sitter revealed afterwards while standing on the home straight […]

Coronation Street spoilers: Aidan Connor sparks concern as fans predict heartbreaking exit

However, Aidan (played by Shayne Ward) appeared to be far from delighted knowing that the responsibility of looking after Coronation Street’s underwear factory would be solely his. While he seemed thrilled to be given the huge gift for his birthday, he later appeared to be worried about the prospect of handling the business alone. Aidan’s […]

Barcelona news: Lionel Messi delivers Philippe Coutinho concern to Luis Suarez – report

Coutinho finally got his dream move to Barcelona from Liverpool in January for a fee of £142million. The Brazilian took time to bleed into the first team at the Nou Camp and he has only showed flashes of his brilliance thus far. It was thought the midfielder was taken to Catalonia to be the long-term […]

Global markets are bouncing back as concern over Trump’s trade war eases

Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach Markets bounce on Thursday as fears of a full scale global trade war wane. Major European indices are more than 1% higher in the first hour of trading. Gains appear to be driven by conciliatory comments from President Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow. “Don’t overreact, we’ll see how this works out,” […]

Trump is (still) not firing Mueller after angry Tweet sparks concern

President Donald Trump’s lawyer said that he has no plans to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The US leader again reignited the rumors of an impending ouster by attacking the ‘Russiagate’ probe chief on Twitter. “In response to media speculation and related questions being posed to the Administration, the White House yet again confirms that […]