Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s former president who ruled the country from 1981 until the revolution of 2011, has died at the aged of 91, the country’s state media reported on Tuesday. Mubarak ruled Egypt with an iron fist until he was overthrown during the so-called Arab Spring uprisings that toppled leaders throughout the region. The strongman was arrested in April 2011. But he was acquitted in 2017.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s optimistic about the prospects of inking a trade deal with India despite moves by both sides that created doubt about the ability to reach an agreement. Trump emerged from a pair of meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi citing progress toward a deal but offering no details. Trump had made clear before the trip that hammering out a long-sought trade deal with India was unlikely during the two-day trip.
In the most high-profile trial of the #MeToo movement yet, a New York jury on Monday found Weinstein guilty of third-degree rape for an attack in a New York hotel and guilty of a criminal sex act for forcing oral sex on a former television production assistant. Next, Weinstein is due to face a criminal case in LA, which stems from investigations by law enforcement in southern California into eight allegations.
At least seven people were killed and around 150 were injured in clashes between opposing groups in the Indian capital, a police official told Reuters on Tuesday, the deadliest riots in the city since protests against a new citizenship law began over two months ago. The clashes erupted in a northeastern district of the city between thousands of people demonstrating for and against the new citizenship law.
The number of people confirmed as injured after a car ploughed into a carnival crowd in western Germany has risen to 52, police say. Eighteen of those hurt in Monday’s incident are children. In total 35 people remain in hospital. A 29-year-old German citizen was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide in the town of Volkmarsen. The motive is unclear. Planned carnival events are to be held in Hesse state, where the town is located, on Tuesday.