Gosport hospital deaths: Evidence ‘strong enough to bring charges’

Image caption Former Assistant Chief Constable Steve Watts said prosecutors decided not to proceed with the case There is “strong” evidence to bring criminal charges after the deaths of hundreds of patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, the detective who led an investigation believes. An inquiry in June last year found more than 450 patients…

Poland arrests Huawei evecutive on spying charges

Poland’s counterintelligence service confirmed on Friday that a Chinese citizen suspected of spying had been arrested. Polish state media identified the suspect as Huawei’s sales director in the country. Huawei is a Chinese telecommunications company that is viewed by US government officials as a national security risk. Other countries have concerns too: It has been…

Kevin Spacey in court to face charges of groping teenager

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe courthouse was packed as Spacey arrived from his private plane Actor Kevin Spacey has appeared in court to face a charge of indecent assault and battery stemming from an allegation of groping in 2016. A not-guilty plea was entered on the two-time Oscar winner’s behalf by…

Canadian to appeal drug smuggling charges in China

The Liaoning High People’s Court said in a statement Wednesday that a Canadian man it identified as Robert Lloyd Schellenberg would appear before it this weekend. While the statement described the hearing as an appeal, it is currently unclear when Schellenberg was originally convicted or what his sentence was. A government-run news portal said Schellenberg…

Der Spiegel ‘fake news’ reporter could face charges

Image copyright AFP The German reporter Claas Relotius, accused by top news magazine Der Spiegel of faking stories, could now face embezzlement charges. Der Spiegel says it is filing a criminal complaint alleging he solicited donations for Syrian orphans from readers with any proceeds going to his personal account. Der Spiegel said last week that…

Ghosn: Auto tycoon re-arrested on new charges

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carlos Ghosn will for now remain in detention Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been re-arrested on fresh charges, Japanese media report, dashing any hopes he could be released on bail. Mr Ghosn has spent the last month in prison, accused of misusing funds and hiding $80m (£63m) of…

DOJ charges Chinese hackers in global scheme

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the hackers, part of a group known as Advanced Persistent Threat 10 or APT 10, stole information from more than 45 companies in the US in coordination with China’s state security service. According to the indictment, they also targeted US military service members, stealing “sensitive data belonging to the…

US charges ‘China government hackers’

Image copyright AFP Image caption US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the charges The US justice department has announced criminal charges against two computer hackers said to be connected to China’s main intelligence service. Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong allegedly targeted networks in the US and allied countries to steal confidential commercial and technical…

Harvey Weinstein judge declines to dismiss charges, sets pretrial hearing for March

It was a remarkably quick resolution to a highly anticipated and pivotal appearance in the criminal proceedings. “We are obviously disappointed that the court did not dismiss the indictment, but Judge (James) Burke has ruled, and we intend to continue to vigorously defend this case to the best of our ability,” Weinstein’s attorney, Ben Brafman,…