Key moments in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial

– Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are suing each other for defamation, each claiming they were abused before and during their roughly two-year marriage. A Virginia jury is hearing the case, which is expected to run through late May. Below are key moments in the trial so far: — Depp testified that he never hit Heard or any other woman. He said she was the one who became abusive and “bullied” him with “demeaning…

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‘Rust’ producer says movie will be completed – Hollywood Reporter

– A producer of the movie “Rust,” whose set saw the fatal accidental shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last year, said the movie will be completed, the Hollywood Reporter reported on Monday. Hutchins was killed in October when a revolver that actor Alec Baldwin was rehearsing with during filming in New Mexico fired a live round that hit her and movie director Joel Souza. Souza was wounded but survived. “We’re confident we’ll be able to…

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Johnny Depp defamation trial resumes Monday with ex-wife Heard on stand

– Johnny Depp’s ex-wife, Amber Heard, will return to the witness stand on Monday in a defamation trial filled with graphic allegations of physical and emotional abuse from both sides. Jurors in the case have listened to explicit recordings of the couple’s arguments and testimony about a severed finger, feces in a bed and an alleged sexual assault with a bottle. Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for $50 million, saying she defamed him when…

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UK refuses to publish security advice around Lebedev’s appointment to upper chamber

LONDON -The British government has refused to publish the advice Prime Minister Boris Johnson received from security services before the British-Russian media boss Evgeny Lebedev was appointed to parliament’s upper chamber citing national security. Johnson has come under political pressure over his friendship with Lebedev, and the opposition Labour Party won a vote in March to demand the release of information about the businessman’s appointment to the House of Lords. Lebedev, who did not immediately…

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Vietnamese photographer gives pope famous ‘Napalm Girl’ picture

VATICAN CITY – Award-winning photographer Nick Ut on Wednesday gave Pope Francis one of the 20th century’s most famous and consequential news pictures, that of a 9-year old Vietnamese girl running naked from a napalm attack in 1972. The girl in the picture, Phan Thi Kim Phuc, now 59, also was at the pontiff’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square and both chatted with him for a few minutes. Ut, 71, who as working for…

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Hong Kong police arrest Catholic cardinal for alleged collusion with foreign forces-media

HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s national security police on Wednesday arrested Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of the most senior Catholic clerics in Asia, and four others who helped run a now-disbanded humanitarian fund for protesters, media reported. One legal source familiar with the matter told that five people had been arrested including Zen, 90; senior barrister Margaret Ng, 74; activist and pop singer Denise Ho; former lawmaker Cyd Ho; and former academic Hui Po-keung. Zen…

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Israel arrests 9 for ‘AirDrop’ of crash images aboard plane

TEL AVIV – A taxiing plane returned to the gate at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday after photos of aviation disasters popped up on passengers’ phones – sent, Israeli authorities believe, by nine people on board using the iPhone “AirDrop” function. The incident, on the AndoluJet flight that had been due to take off for Istanbul, was not a cyberattack over the Internet, said Ofer Lefler, spokesman for the Israel Airports Authority. The…

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Russian court orders arrest in absentia of top journalist over ‘fakes’

LONDON – A Moscow court on Friday ordered the arrest in absentia of Alexander Nevzorov, a prominent Russian journalist accused of spreading false information about what Moscow calls its special military operation in Ukraine. The court said Nevzorov, who has been put on Russia’s international wanted list, would be detained for two months if he ever returns to Russia or is extradited there. Nevzorov’s wife wrote on Instagram in March that she and her husband…

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Belarus jails girlfriend of dissident seized after forced plane landing

-A Belarusian court on Friday sentenced Sofia Sapega, the girlfriend of a dissident detained after their commercial flight was forced to land in Belarus last year, to six years in prison for inciting social hatred, the Vyasna rights group said. The 24-year-old Russian citizen was flying with her boyfriend Roman Protasevich, a dissident blogger critical of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, on a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius in May 2021 when it was diverted…

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Spanish police detain pro-Russian Ukrainian blogger accused of treason

MADRID – Spanish authorities have detained a pro-Russian Ukrainian blogger and aspiring politician on an international arrest warrant for suspected treason, a police source told on Thursday. The source said Anatoliy Shariy, a vocal critic of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his pro-Western government, had been detained in the coastal city of Tarragona in Catalonia, the source said, without providing further details. Earlier, Ukraine’s SBU security service said in a statement Shariy was detained on…

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