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Trump tangles with judge as New York civil fraud trial wraps up

Former US President Donald Trump, with lawyers Christopher Kise, Alina Habba, and Clifford Robert, attends the closing arguments in the Trump Organization civil fraud trial at New York State Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, US, on 11th January, 2024

New York, USReuters Donald Trump on Thursday accused the New York judge in his civil fraud trial of “having your own agenda” – and the judge told his lawyer to control his client – as a months-long case that could hobble the former US President’s business empire came to an end. During a contentious final […]

Climate change means New York City’s flooding is “new normal”, Governor says

A police officer from the NYPD Highway Patrol looks on as motorists drive through a flooded street after heavy rains as the remnants of Tropical Storm Ophelia bring flooding across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, at the FDR Drive in Manhattan near the Williamsburg Bridge, in New York City, US, on 29th September, 2023

Reuters Torrential downpours that caused flash flooding in New York City on Friday reflect a “new normal” due to the effects of climate change, New York Governor Kathy Hochul warned on Saturday, as the city began drying out after one of its wettest days ever.  A police officer from the NYPD Highway Patrol looks on […]

US east coast blanketed in eerie veil of smoke from Canada fires

People wear protective masks as the Roosevelt Island Tram crosses the East River while haze and smoke from the Canadian wildfires shroud the Manhattan skyline, on 7th June, 2023

New York, USReuters Schools across the US east coast cancelled outdoor activities, commercial airline traffic was slowed and millions of Americans were urged to stay indoors on Wednesday as smoke from Canadian wildfires drifted south, blanketing cities in a thick yellowish haze. The US National Weather Service issued air quality alerts for virtually the entire […]

Jury finds Trump sexually abused writer E Jean Carroll, awards her $US5 million

E Jean Carroll departs from the Manhattan Federal Court following the verdict in the civil rape accusation case against former US President Donald Trump, in New York City, US, on 9th May, 2023.

New York, US Reuters Donald Trump sexually abused magazine writer E Jean Carroll in the 1990s and then defamed her by branding her a liar, jurors decided on Tuesday and awarded her $US5 million in damages. The former US President, campaigning to retake the White House in 2024, will appeal, said his spokesman Steven Cheung. […]

Trump arrives in New York for surrender, opposes TV court coverage

Former US President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower, after his indictment by a Manhattan grand jury following a probe into hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, in New York City, US on 3rd April, 2023.

New York/Palm Beach, Florida, USReuters Former US President Donald Trump flew into New York City on his private plane on Monday to face charges stemming from a probe into hush money paid to a porn star, while his lawyers argued against letting cameras in the courtroom. With New York taking security precautions and the mayor […]

Trump to fly to New York for court surrender amid tight security

Former US President Donald Trump speaks during his first campaign rally after announcing his candidacy for president in the 2024 election at an event in Waco, Texas, US, on 25th March, 2023.

New York/Palm Beach, Florida, USReuters Former US President Donald Trump is set to fly from Florida to New York City on Monday, ahead of his scheduled arraignment related to hush money paid to a porn star before the 2016 election, as security tightens in Manhattan. Trump, the first former US president to face criminal charges, […]

Greek Orthodox church at World Trade Center opens at last

US New York St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church1

New York, USAP More than two decades after a tiny Greek Orthodox church in lower Manhattan was destroyed by the falling south tower of the World Trade Center, that church’s far grander replacement opened to the public this week in an elevated park overlooking the rebuilt trade centre’s memorial plaza. The new St Nicholas Greek […]