Virginia Roberts Giuffre, dubbed Jeffrey Epstein’s “sex slave” by British media, claims she was forced to engage in intimate relations with British royal Prince Andrew on at least three occasions while she was still underage. The Duke of York has strongly rejected this claim, with Buckingham palace standing behind him on the issue.
In November, President Trump carried out a major shake-up at the Pentagon, terminating Defence Secretary Mark Esper and replacing him with former National Counterterrorism Center director Christopher Miller. Other high-profile resignations have followed suit.
On Thursday, six days after Nord Stream 2 AG announced that it would resume construction of the pipeline, US lawmakers unveiled the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, targeting the mammoth energy project with new sanctions. President Trump, however, has threatened to veto the 2021 NDAA over an unrelated matter.
Iranian nuclear and missile scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated in a town about 175 km east of Tehran on 27 November. Tehran has blamed Israel for the attack. Tel Aviv has made no formal statement on the matter. Israeli and US officials have expressed fears of Iranian retaliation.
Amid Washington’s continuing anti-Beijing rhetoric and fresh sanctions targeting various Chinese activities, the Asian giant was slammed as allegedly posing the "greatest national security threat" to the US by current Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe.
Donald Trump's decision to go after Big Tech by making the eradication of Section 230 a condition for approving a major Congressional defence bill may be part of some broader strategy, believe US observers, explaining why the president has resorted to the unusual option.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Alex Padilla, the secretary of state for California, has certified the results of the 2020 US presidential election, giving the state's 55 Electoral College votes to Joe Biden, The Hill news portal reported on Saturday.
Queen Elizabeth II has been always associated with her dogs; unfortunately, recently, she lost one of her beloved pets.