Harassment reports rock U.K. parliament as scandal spreads – World

The scandal surrounding Britain’s political class deepened Sunday with more allegations of sexual harassment, abuse of power and other misdeeds, including new claims involving a key ally of Prime Minister Theresa May. The allegations dating back more than a decade involve behaviour that ranges from inappropriate touching and sending suggestive text messages to matters serious enough to be reported to ...

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No co-operation yet between Russia and U.S. on North Korea, Kremlin says – World

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, may have the chance to meet privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the upcoming APEC summit in Vietnam. (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA, Sputnik/EPA) There is no co-operation between Russia and the U.S. on the North Korea issue for the time being, the RIA news agency cited Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov as saying on Saturday. “There ...

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ICC war-crimes prosecutor seeks investigation into Afghanistan conflict – World

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Friday she’s seeking approval to open a formal investigation into allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan, in a case that could examine the role of U.S. forces abroad. Fatou Bensouda said in a statement there is a “reasonable basis to believe” war crimes and crimes against humanity were committed and that ...

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Special counsel probe: Manafort, Gates due in court, Trump appointee withdraws – World

A former Trump campaign official who has been linked to the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller has withdrawn his nomination for a post with the U.S. Department of Agriculture just before confirmation hearings were to begin. Sam Clovis said in a letter to President Donald Trump dated Thursday that the political climate in Washington “has made it impossible for me ...

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