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Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Prosecutors allege she “preyed on young girls” for Epstein night
BBC, 30 Nov 2021
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell preyed on and groomed young girls for convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to abuse, prosecutors have alleged. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
Ms Maxwell appeared in court in New York on Monday for the first day of her trial on sex trafficking charges.
She denies the charges and her defence claims she is being used as a scapegoat for Epstein's crimes, following his death in prison in 2019.
But prosecutors argue the pair were "partners in crime" in sex abuse.
Emily Maitlis is joined by Barbara Shearer, producer of Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell, who’s been following today’s events in court.
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President Biden holding news conference as approval rating down
CBS, 20 Jan 2022
President Joe Biden is expected to field questions on the COVID-19 pandemic, economy and foreign relations during his first formal news conference of 2022.
Senate will vote to change filibuster rule, says Schumer
Reuters, 20 Jan 2022
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that lawmakers will vote on whether to change the chamber's 60-vote threshold into a ‘talking filibuster’ if Republicans b...
What high inflation means in the UK
BBC, 20 Jan 2022
Inflation in the UK is at its highest rate for 30 years, having risen to 5.4% in the 12 months to December.
This is Biden's epic foreign policy failure: Morgan Ortagus
FOX, 20 Jan 2022
Former State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus joined 'America Reports' to discuss the possibility of a Russian-led invasion of Ukraine.
Vaccination protects against Covid-19 hospitalization more than prior infection
CNN, 20 Jan 2022
Both vaccination and prior infection help protect against new Covid-19 infections, but vaccination protects against hospitalization significantly more than natural immunity from...
Endangered orangutan has healthy baby
AP, 20 Jan 2022
A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan in New Orleans has given birth to a healthy male baby, but his twin brother died in the womb.
Heartbreak as Hong Kong pet owners give up hamsters for Covid cull
AFP, 20 Jan 2022
Mr Tsui and his wife had gifted "Marshmallow" -- a grey twitchy-nosed hamster scurrying through plastic tubes -- to their five-year-old son.
How Jan. 6 Changed One Man's Path Away From QAnon
NBC, 20 Jan 2022
NBC's Brandy Zadrozny spoke to a man who was a believer in the
Was the Iran nuclear deal a 'historic mistake'? | Conflict Zone
DW, 20 Jan 2022
When it comes to the nuclear talks between Iran and the West, no country watches as closely as Israel.
Canada's support of Ukraine rooted in keeping peace, supporting people: Trudeau | FULL
CA, 20 Jan 2022
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, alongside Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, delivered an update on Wednesday as the Omicron-fuelled fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic a...
Can the UN's agency for Palestinian refugees survive? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 20 Jan 2022
Nearly six million Palestinian refugees in the Middle East rely on the UN agency UNRWA for food aid, healthcare, education and other essential services.
EU presidency: France's Macron faces European lawmakers over agenda • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 19 Jan 2022
European MPs react to French President Emmanuel #Macron's speech to the #EU Parliament, as his country takes on the bloc's rotating #presidency.
Quad Series: England ready to face the Aussies in tonight's final
Sky, 19 Jan 2022
Jess Thirlby, head coach of England national netball team says the reigning Commonwealth champions are 'hungry' to win the Quad series.
Live: Boris Johnson faces MPs at PMQs as leadership threat grows
ITV, 19 Jan 2022
MPs, already furious at the PM's handling of the scandal, have
CrossTalk | Biden Underwater
RT, 19 Jan 2022
The Biden administration is underwater in just about every way. Is this due to bad policies or bad messaging? Maybe it is both.
CD, 19 Jan 2022
Inside the Taiwanese navy’s ‘hell week’, where less than half the participants make it through
SCMP, 19 Jan 2022
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube It’s a week so hellish that even the so-called “road to heaven” is paved with blood, bruises and ...
Exclusive Latest situation from a Chinese employee in Tonga after volcanic eruption
CGTN, 19 Jan 2022
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Our boss is not the Prime Minister, our boss is the British public, says James Heappey
Telegraph, 19 Jan 2022
James Heappey, the Armed Forces minister, has urged fellow Tory MPs wanting to overthrow the Prime Minister to back down in the face of a volatile domestic and international sit...
U.K. Inflation Jumps to Highest Rate in 30 Years
Bloomberg, 19 Jan 2022
U.K. CPI data for December beat forecasts, confirming a surge in inflation to 5.4%.