How Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Giuffre became Banquo’s ghost at Ghislaine Maxwell trial

The court heard on Saturday that Prince Andrew’s accuser was “available” to give evidence at Ms Maxwell’s trial – but nobody called her. The defence had the…

Biden administration has a ‘four-week window’ to stave off Russian invasion of Ukraine

Last week, Russia’s foreign ministry revealed a draft security agreement with the US and Nato, laying out Moscow’s red lines when it comes to European security. Some…

World’s first ‘Tesla baby’ born as child arrives while car was being driven in autopilot

She crouched on the floor in front of the passenger seat and Mr Keating prepared to rush his pregnant wife to hospital, which in normal traffic would…

Meet the 12 jury members who will decide Ghislaine Maxwell’s fate

Split between six men and six women ranging in age from their 20s to 70s, they form a broad ethnic mix that represents the diverse city they…

Los Angeles, shaken by killing of 81-year-old philanthropist, is in the grip of violent crimewave

Mrs Avant was the wife of Clarence Avant, 90, an influential music executive who signed soul legend Bill Withers and became chairman of Motown Records. She was…

Patriotism on the wane among young Left-wing Americans, with only five per cent saying US is best

When it came to Left-wing respondents aged 18-29, a paltry five per cent believed that the US was the finest nation on the globe. More than half…

Harvard makes standardised tests optional after claims they are ‘racially and culturally biased’

Harvard will not require students to take standardised tests when they apply for admission, following claims they are racially and culturally biased. America’s oldest university, dating back…

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers tell judge ‘our client’s life is on the line’ – but she will not testify in sex-trafficking trial

Now married to another financier, Dr Andersson-Dubin said she felt comfortable with her three children being around Epstein, adding that they called him “Uncle F”. Dr Dubin’s…

Police obtain search warrant for Alec Baldwin’s phone over Rust set shooting

Police have obtained a search warrant for Alec Baldwin’s mobile phone as the actor denied that he asked for a bigger gun on set. The search warrant…

Actress claims Mr Big actor ‘sniffed her neck’ on set of Law & Order following assault allegations

A source close to the actor told People magazine: “To allege Chris was drunk on the set of Law & Order is also entirely false.”  Ms Lister-Jones,…

I recreated The Holiday to see if I could find love in New York

A few weeks ago I sent a message to a random woman in New York City, asking if she wanted to swap lives with me. Homes, friends,…

The enduring magic of train travel – and three long-distance routes to try

While much of this has been forgotten as railway travel has become more prosaic and functional, we are constantly reminded of the romance of rail by its…

US Navy destroys floating target with ‘futuristic laser’ weapon

It would mean US ships not having to spend time reloading guns and missiles in the face of a Chinese onslaught. Lasers could be used defensively to…

Nasa probe becomes first to ‘touch the sun’

At one point it stayed inside the corona for five hours, travelling at 62 miles (100 km) per second. Nasa said the corona turned out to be…

Top secret US strike cell was ‘behind high civilian death toll in Syria’

US Air Force pilots started refusing to drop bombs on Islamic State targets as civilians deaths mounted due to a top secret unit ordering questionable strikes, it…

Ghislaine Maxwell to call on false memory expert who testified in OJ Simpson’s defence

According to Ms Loftus, who has published 24 books and more than 600 papers, memories are reconstructed, not replayed. “Our representation of the past takes on a…

Ghislaine Maxwell’s ‘Little Black Book’ will not be made public

“It is not being offered for the truth of the matters asserted therein, and you may not consider it for that purpose,” read a letter from US…

Democrats hope 2024 presidential challenge to Kamala Harris will ‘energise’ party

By contrast, if Donald Trump runs for the Republican nomination, it currently seems improbable that he would face any competition from within his own party. Ms Harris’s…

Eight natural wonders you didn’t know existed in Florida

Think of Florida and you’ll likely picture young families posing in Mickey Mouse hats, beautiful people in neon bikinis tanning themselves on South Beach, and snap-happy tourists…

Britain could impose new sanctions on Iran as nuclear talks teeter on edge of collapse

Asked by reporters if the US was discussing a “plan B” with Israel if talks fail, and if that included military options, Ned Price, the State Department spokesman, replied…

New opioids – ten times the strength of fentanyl – create battleground for US medics

Nitazenes were created over half a century ago as pain medication but they were never approved for use in the US. One called protonitazene is about three…

Death toll may exceed 100 as tornadoes rip through US, destroying factories and nursing homes

Bob Blankenship, mayor of Monette, said the town was in a “daze,” adding: “We practiced and practiced, but it’s totally different when the reality is here.” An…

11 brilliant US and Caribbean hotels to book for 2022

Fingers crossed, but things are looking positive for transatlantic holidays next year. North America is back on the travel map after first Canada, then the United States,…

An expert guide to West Side Story’s New York City

Consequently, it should be no surprise that the new West Side Story (with Rachel Zegler as Maria, Ansel Elgort as Tony) was not filmed in the area….

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris under fire over response to fake ‘race hate’ attack

When Smollett first made his claim Mr Biden issued a tweet which said: “What happened today to Jussie Smollett must never be tolerated in this country. “We…