Russian billionaire faces US extradition

Globe-trotting Russian billionaire friend of Putin is arrested in London over ‘multi-billion dollar tax fraud’ after US investigators began probing his love for private jets US authorities accuse Russian tycoon Oleg Tinkov of hiding £1bn in assets  The 52-year-old renounced his US citizenship in 2013 – when his bank was sold Federal authorities claim Tinkov should have paid tax on […]

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Belarus leader appeals to Russia as pressure to quit grows

MINSK (Reuters) – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday issued an appeal to long-term ally Russia as he faced growing pressure to step down following a disputed election that has triggered protests at home and condemnation abroad. Lukashenko is grappling with the biggest challenge to his 26-year rule as tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets accusing […]

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Classical guitarist and lute player Julian Bream dies aged 87

Classical guitarist and lute player Julian Bream who won four Grammy Awards dies aged 87 Julian Bream ‘died peacefully at home’ Friday age 87, his management confirmed His classical recordings won him four Grammy Awards and a CBE honour Often credited with reclaiming the lute from historical obscurity in the 1960s Classical guitarist and lute player Julian Bream has died […]

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Man wielding a SLEDGEHAMMER 'attacks several kids at daycare and strikes neighbor in the head' in scary rampage

A MAN wielding a sledgehammer allegedly attacked several kids at a daycare and struck his neighbor in the head during a scary rampage. An active investigation is underway as Payson City Police are looking into multiple assaults. "At least one person was seriously injured with a sledgehammer. Children may also have been injured," Utah County Sheriff tweeted. Officers across Utah […]

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Jodi Arias stabbed Travis Alexander 27 times and ALMOST BEHEADED him – then told cellmates she had an accomplice

THERE were early signs that something about Jodi Arias was off. But Travis Alexander, a 29-year-old motivational speaker, salesman, and devout Mormon, was smitten when he first met the beautiful and seemingly carefree, aspiring photographer in 2006. The pair instantly clicked at a company convention in Las Vegas and a blossoming romance emerged. Alexander had no reason to suspect that Arias, […]

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Protests swell in Belarus, Lukashenko blames foreigners

MINSK (Reuters) – Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko on Friday told people to stay at home to avoid becoming “cannon fodder” for what he said were foreign-backed revolutionaries after huge crowds took to the streets for a sixth consecutive day to demand he step down. Lukashenko, whose claimed landslide re-election victory last Sunday has been branded a fraud by protesters, has […]

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