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'This is intolerable': fearful Australians in Hong Kong hasten plans to leave city

Post date: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 01:20

Expats say they feel insecure about living somewhere ‘where the walls have ears’ • Australia’s Hong Kong intervention was hardly strident but that...

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UK accused of 'empty talk' as Bahrain activists face death penalty

Post date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 19:21

Calls intensify for withdrawal from security arrangement with kingdom over human rights The British government has been accused of “empty talk” over human rights as two pro-democracy campaigners in Bahrain face the death penalty.The UK has provided security advice to the island nation in the...

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Man arrested in Solihull over suspected £500k furlough fraud

Post date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 17:39

HMRC is dealing with 4,400 reports of suspected fraud linked to job retention scheme

The supreme court just delivered a huge blow to Trump's belief that he's above the law | Lloyd Green

Post date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 17:24

The court ruled that the president cannot conceal his finances from the American people. It’s another blow to his shaky re-election bidDonald Trump’s future may rest with the nation’s voters and a New York grand jury, although not necessarily in that order. On Thursday, the US supreme court...

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Jury Duty review – trial-by-audience is cheekily enjoyable

Post date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:41

Available onlineWorking with other audience members, you decide whether a defendant is guilty of murder in this fun bit of lockdown theatreA man has been killed and his body, along with most of the evidence, engulfed in flames. Investigative journalist Harry stands trial for...

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I prosecuted Srebrenica war criminals, but I know others are still walking free | Serge Brammertz

Post date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 08:00

Until we bring all the genocide’s perpetrators to justice, we are again failing the boys and men massacred in Bosnia in July 1995

Thousands of high-risk offenders in UK 'freed into homelessness'

Post date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 00:01

Report warns of reoffending risk as 3,713 ex-prisoners in England lack safe housingThousands of high-risk convicted criminals, including those classed as violent and sexual offenders, were being released from prison in England into homelessness, increasing the likelihood of their reoffending,...

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Watchdog challenges ruling on lethal force by UK firearms officers

Post date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 17:37

Appeal begun after quashed misconduct proceedings in case of Met marksman who shot dead civilian in 2015A police watchdog has begun an appeal after failing to bring misconduct proceedings against a specialist firearms officer who shot and killed a man while trying to foil an attempt to snatch...

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Johnny Depp's barrister tells court Amber Heard invented abuse claims

Post date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:32

Libel case against Sun newspaper over term ‘wife-beater’ begins in UK high courtAmber Heard, not Johnny Depp, was the one who started fights during their marriage, the high court has been told at the start of a libel battle involving the divorced Hollywood actors.It was Heard who was “the abuser...

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'People say we don’t exist': the scandal of excluded black architects

Post date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 11:10

In one London borough, a quarter of residents are black. Yet of the 110 firms selected by the council to compete for £100m in fees, not a single one is led by a black architectIt was billed as one of the most inclusive opportunities for architects in history, a bold open call for emerging...

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