US cable channel HBO on Thursday green-lit the production of a new limited series based on the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon, starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux. The two actors -- HBO veterans -- will also executive produce "The White House Plumbers,"
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Thursday unveiled a new criminal charge against singer R. Kelly, accusing him of arranging to bribe an official as part of a scheme to recruit underage girls for sex. The 52-year-old R&B singer, known for such hits as “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Bump N’ Grind,” was
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday he had a "good meeting" with US Attorney General William Barr to discuss strategies to fight a surge of violent crime in Mexico. The meeting came after US President Donald Trump last week vowed to designate Mexican drug cartels as
The United States said Thursday that Iranian authorities may have killed more than 1,000 people in a crackdown on demonstrations, which Washington cast as the clerical regime's worst-ever internal challenge. The damning account came as the US put new pressure in the region on its arch-enemy, with
Top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi gave the green light Thursday to draft articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, as the embattled president vowed he would "win" the coming fight. With a majority of the Democratic-controlled chamber already expressing intent to back the divisive procedure,
A Lamborghini-driving Moscow hacker who called his operation Evil Corp and allegedly has ties to the Russian FSB intelligence service was indicted by US authorities Thursday for the cybertheft of tens of millions of dollars. An indictment unsealed in Pittsburgh named Maksim Yakubets and his Evil Corp
Mexico is an enormous mass grave. It is estimated that there are 50,000 disappeared in the country and since the war on drugs began in 2006, more than 3,000 clandestine graves have been found. Some, like this one in Tijuana, have become places of memory. AFP journalists spend 24 hours capturing scenes
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday urged South America's four-nation trade bloc Mercosur to push ahead with reforms "without accepting ideological setbacks," in a swipe at Argentina's incoming leftist government. Far-right Bolsonaro made the remarks at the start of a
“How can he be innocent now, if there’s all this evidence of how he’s acted to obstruct justice then?” asked Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
Thursday should have been a good day for Joe Biden. He got the endorsement of former Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, and an ad of his went viral online. But then this happened: (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOE BIDEN, SAYING: "Get
From quiet beginnings just a few weeks ago, "The Rapist is You!" -- the creation of four performance artists from a Chilean feminist group -- has turned into a mighty global roar against sexual violence. First performed in the port city of Valparaiso on November 20, in the space of a few weeks
At least 11 people were killed and dozens were injured in a gas explosion in Iran's western Kurdistan province on Thursday, the country's semi-official Mehr news agency quoted a provincial emergency official as saying. "At least 11 people were killed and unfortunately five children were
U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, often spoke to Representative Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, as Giuliani peddled unproven allegations at the heart of the Trump impeachment inquiry, a congressional report said on Tuesday.
A tiny handful of Saudi fans were present in Qatar Thursday to see their side's hard-won 1-0 Gulf Cup semi-final victory over the hosts whose supporters dominated the cavernous Al-Janoub stadium. Of the 42,025 fans who turned out in the mild winter conditions to see the visitors book their place
A British caver said Thursday he saw no need to apologize to Tesla co-founder Elon Musk for dismissing as a PR stunt the entrepreneur's offer to help rescue soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I'm not sure how I need to apologize," Vernon Unsworth told a jury in Los Angeles
The hunt for work becomes more desperate every day on Delhi's street corner labour markets as India's economic slowdown bites deeper, piling pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi just half a year into his second term. With the central bank cutting interest rates five times this year -- but
Modern mammals, including humans, owe their keen sense of hearing to three tiny bones in the middle ear that were absent in their reptile ancestors, but the point at which this transformation occurred has remained unclear. Scientists have now identified the transitional stages in the remains of a newly
The hunt for work becomes more desperate every day on Delhi's street corner labour markets as India's economic slowdown bites deeper, piling pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi just half a year into his second term.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Moscow seeks to renew the nuclear New Start treaty, a key remaining US-Russian arms treaty, before the end of the year. Speaking to military chiefs and Russian defense executives, Putin said the decision must be made quickly on the soon-to-expire
Republican Senator Kevin Cramer prevented the U.S. Senate from voting on a resolution on Thursday that would recognise as a genocide the mass killings of Armenians a century ago, saying it was not an appropriate time to pass legislation that would anger Turkey. The Democratic-led House of Representatives