Panama Papers: Source breaks silence on Mossack Fonseca leaks

The anonymous source behind the leak of the Panama Papers has spoken for the first time, offering to help law authorities make prosecutions in return for immunity. In a 1,800-word statement, “John Doe” reveals he has never worked for a spy agency or a government. He starts the statement by citing “income equality” as a […]

Stay In EU, Obama Urges During UK Visit

Barack Obama has urged the UK to stick with the EU, as he began his final trip to Britain as US president by having lunch with the Queen. Mr Obama, who is on a three-day visit with his wife Michelle, is meeting PM David Cameron for talks. Mr Obama has told the Daily Telegraph being […]

Pope to Church: Be More Accepting of Divorced Catholics, Gays and Lesbians

Pope Francis on Friday urged priests around the world to be more accepting of gay men and lesbians, divorced Catholics, and other people living in what the church considers “irregular” situations. (CNN)Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church […]

Co-Habiting Legalised In Florida

Unmarried couples in Florida now can live together without running afoul of the law, after the governor signed a bill yesterday striking a measure which made cohabitation a crime. Cohabitation, illegal for a century-and-a-half in Florida, was punishable by a fine of up to $500 and as much as 60 days in jail. That changed […]

France Bans Paying For Sex

France has overhauled prostitution laws by making it illegal to pay for sex. The French Parliament started debating the bill in 2013, but it has been beset by two years of rows between politicians. French media says under the new law, people who pay for sex can be fined $1,700 (€1,500) for a first offence, […]

Nuclear Terrorist Attack Would ‘Change Our World’, Says Obama

The threat from terrorists trying to launch a nuclear attack that would “change our world” is real, President Barack Obama has said. The world has taken “concrete” steps to prevent nuclear terrorism, he told the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. But the so-called Islamic State (IS) obtaining a nuclear weapon is “one of the greatest […]

Belgium Frees Brussels Bombing Suspect

A man known as Faycal C, the only person arrested and charged with involvement in the Brussels attacks, has been released for lack of evidence. Belgian media gave his name as Faycal Cheffou and said he was suspected of being the mystery third man seen in CCTV footage of the bombers. Tuesday’s attacks on the […]

Chinese Flags Defaced In Prague Ahead Of Xi Visit

Chinese flags hoisted in the Czech Republic ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping have been defaced. Dozens of the flags hung in the capital Prague were “spattered with a black substance overnight”, a police spokesman said. The Chinese leader is due to arrive on Monday for a two-day visit before going to […]

Brussels Attacks: Belgium Mourns Amid Hunt For Suspect

Belgium is observing three days of mourning following bomb attacks in the capital Brussels that left 34 people dead and about 250 wounded. A minute’s silence for the victims will be held at midday (11:00 GMT). Police are continuing a huge manhunt for a suspect caught on CCTV shortly before two bombs exploded at Zaventem […]

Migrant crisis: Hundreds Cross From Greece Into Macedonia

Hundreds of migrants have crossed from Greece into Macedonia after finding a way through the border fence. Earlier, some 1,000 migrants, including children, left their sprawling camp in the Greek village of Idomeni and crossed a river near the border. Some 14,000 people have been stranded at the camp, where conditions have deteriorated following days […]