In rare hearing, Pentagon reports rise in UFOs in past 20 years |

In rare hearing, Pentagon reports rise in UFOs in past 20 years |

US Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray explains a video of an unidentified aerial phenomena, as he testifies before a House Intelligence Committee subcommittee hearing at the US Capitol May 17, 2022. — Getty Images via AFP WASHINGTON, May 18 — An increasing number of unidentified flying objects have been reported in the sky … Read more

Prosecutors say lawyer used clout to plant damaging information on Trump with FBI |

Prosecutors say lawyer used clout to plant damaging information on Trump with FBI |

Former US President Donald Trump has not acknowledged his election loss. — Reuters pic WASHINGTON, May 17 — Federal prosecutors today sought to portray an attorney who formerly worked for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign as a privileged, high-powered person who abused his connections with the FBI in a bid to harm former President Donald … Read more

S.African court delays corruption trial of ex-president Zuma |

S.African court delays corruption trial of ex-president Zuma |

Former South African President Jacob Zuma claims he is the victim of a political witch-hunt and has pleaded not guilty to charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. — Reuters pic CAPE TOWN, May 17 — A South African court today granted another adjournment in former president Jacob Zuma’s arms deal corruption trial, as his … Read more

Scholz’s balancing act just got harder after German state election |

Scholz’s balancing act just got harder after German state election |

Scholz’s SPD lost a regional election in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany’s most populous state, to the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) yesterday. — Reuters pic BERLIN, May 16 — The worst post-war result for Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats in a traditional party stronghold heaps pressure on him to show more decisive leadership over the Ukraine … Read more

Russia’s behaviour amounts to repudiation of agreement with Nato, Germany says |

Russia’s behaviour amounts to repudiation of agreement with Nato, Germany says |

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock accused Russia of disregarding the Nato-Russia Founding Act. — Pool via Reuters pic BERLIN, May 15 — Russia’s behaviour amounts to the unilateral repudiation of a 1997 cooperation agreement with Nato, Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said today. “The Russian government has made it clear that the Nato-Russia Founding Act … Read more