Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel’s already deadlocked political system and could test the loyalty of his right-wing allies, Israeli commentators said Friday. In an angry speech late Thursday, Netanyahu lashed out at investigators and vowed to fight on in the face of an “attempted coup.”
Britain has been accused of acting like an illegal colonial occupier for refusing to hand back control of a remote set of islands in the Indian Ocean. The Chagos Islands were due to be given back to Mauritius by Friday following an overwhelming vote at the UN General Assembly in May. It insists it has every right to hold onto the islands – one of which, Diego Garcia, is home to a US military airbase.
Tesla Inc’s highly anticipated unveiling of its futuristic pickup truck suffered a setback after its “armored glass” windows shattered during a demonstration. With a starting price of $39,900, the Cybertruck’s futuristic, angular body in gun-metal grapy resembles an armored vehicle and takes aim at the heart of Detroit automakers’ profits. Musk singled out the Ford F-150, the top-selling vehicle in the United States, to highlight the capabilities of the Cybertruck.
A 27-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of Grace Millane, a British backpacker who disappeared a year ago in Auckland after going on a date. A jury of seven women and five men took just five hours to unanimously agree that the accused, who cannot be named, had murdered Millane in the hotel room where they had gone after their night out.
Four in five 11- to 17-year-olds around the world are not taking enough physical exercise, according to the first such analysis. The World Health Organization says children’s health is being damaged as well as their brain development and social skills. It says failing to take the recommended hour a day of exercise is a universal problem in rich and poor countries.