N Korea: We won’t move on talks with Trump

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ri Yong Ho said an opportunity had been missed North Korea's foreign minister says Pyongyang's position will not change even if the US seeks further talks.
Ri Yong Ho was speaking after a summit in Vietnam between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended without agreement.
Mr Trump said the US had refused demands for all sanctions to be lifted.
But at a late-night news conference, Mr Ri insisted the North had only asked for partial sanctions relief, not a complete lifting.
He said his country had made „realistic” proposals including the complete decommissioning of the Yongbyon nuclear research centre, under the watch of US observers.
In return, he said, the North had wanted only partial sanctions relief.
Mr Ri said Pyongyang had also offered to permanently halt nuclear and long-range rocket testing. He added that it might be hard to see an opportunity such as the Hanoi summit again.
„Our principal stand will ..

Mozambique files case against Credit Suisse

Image copyright Reuters The government of Mozambique has filed a case in the High Court in London against the investment bank Credit Suisse over what has become known as the „tuna bond” scandal.
Credit Suisse was one of the lenders that helped to arrange $2bn (£1.5bn) of government-backed loans that pushed Mozambique into a debt crisis.
Also named in the filing are three former Credit Suisse bankers, who have already been indicted in the US.
Credit Suisse declined to comment.
The court records said the case related to „commercial contracts”, but gave no further details.
Mozambique's economy has been in crisis since 2016, when it emerged the country had more than $2bn of undisclosed state debts.
Bankers arrested over '$2bn fraud scheme' The loans, taken out between 2013 and 2016, were marketed as investments in schemes including maritime security projects and a state tuna fishery. But a proportion of the money has not been accounted for and the allegations made in the ..

Robert Kraft Pleads Not Guilty to Prostitution Charges

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Robert Kraft Pleads Not Guilty to Prostitution ChargesImageRobert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, is facing prostitution charges.CreditCreditCharlie Neibergall/Associated PressBy Ken Belson and Victor Mather
Feb. 28, 2019Robert K. Kraft, the owner of the N.F.L.’s New England Patriots, has pleaded not guilty to charges of soliciting prostitution in Florida.
The plea on two first-degree misdemeanors came in writing to the Florida state attorney’s office, not in person. Mr. Kraft requested a nonjury trial. The plea was filed Monday and made public on Thursday.
Mr. Kraft has a scheduled court date of March 27 in Florida. He is not required to be present, and most likely will be represented by his lawyer, Jack Goldberger.
The plea was not a surprise. When news of the charges against Mr. Kraft broke last week, a Patriots spokesman said, “We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity.”
Mr. Kraft could also face discipline from the N.F.L.
The p..

Emotional support pit bull ‘mauled girl at Portland airport’

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Gabriela Gonzalez was petting the dog when it attacked her, the lawsuit claims The mother of a five-year-old girl mauled in the face by an „emotional support” pit bull at Portland's airport has filed a $1.1m (£800,000) lawsuit.
Mirna Gonzalez says her daughter Gabriela suffered permanent injuries when another passenger's dog bit her as they waited to board their plane.
The legal action against the dog-owner, Alaska Airlines and the airport says the incident was on 18 December 2017.
It says the dog was not in a crate after passing through security.
„As a result of the incident, Gabriella Gonzalez suffered injury to the muscles, tendons, bones, nerves and soft tissue of her face, eye, eyelid, tear duct and lip, as well as emotional trauma,” says the legal action, adding that the family was on their way to Texas.
Airlines get tough on 'support pets'The lawsuit says the dog owner, Michelle Brannan, should have known her dog ..

Michael Jackson ‘abused us hundreds of time’

Image caption James Safechuck and Wade Robson say Jackson abused them „hundreds and hundreds of times” Two men have told the BBC they were abused hundreds of times by Michael Jackson, from the ages of seven and 10.
Wade Robson, 36, told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme the singer had sexually abused him from the age of seven and tried to rape him when he was 14.
James Safechuck, 40, told the programme Jackson had sexually abused him „from the age of 10 until around 14”.
Jackson's family say there's „not one piece of evidence” to prove the claims.
Warning: This article contains descriptions some may find offensive or upsettingAsked if the abuse had occurred „hundreds and hundreds of times”, both Mr Robson and Mr Safechuck agreed that this had been the case.
Mr Robson told the programme: „Every time I was with him, every time I stayed the night with him, he abused me.”
Jackson had fondled him, „touching my entire body”, and made him watch the singer performing a se..

South Africa ‘resurrection’ pastor challenged to raise Mandela

Image copyright Alph Lukau/Facebook Image caption Pastor Alph Lukau (in blue) claimed he had brought this man back to life A South African preacher has tried to confront another pastor for „bringing Christianity into disrepute” by staging a bogus resurrection.
Self-styled prophet Paseka „Mboro” Motsoeneng stood outside the locked gates of Pastor Alph Lukau's church and shouted „I'm here to get answers”.
He said if the pastor really had the power to resurrect, they should head over to Nelson Mandela's grave.
A viral video showing the supposed resurrection was widely mocked.
It shows Mr Lukau shouting „rise up” to a man lying in a coffin who then jerks upright to cheers from worshippers.
Funeral companies say they were manipulated into being involved.
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Bryce Harper Signs With the Phillies for $330 Million

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Bryce Harper Signs With the Phillies for $330 MillionImageBryce Harper is a six-time All-Star and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 2015.CreditCreditManuel Balce Ceneta/Associated PressBy Tyler Kepner
Feb. 28, 2019It took until the third week of spring training, but Bryce Harper finally got his record contract. The Philadelphia Phillies won the Harper sweepstakes on Thursday, agreeing on a 13-year, $330 million contract, the richest deal in major league history.
The deal for Harper, 26, eclipsed the 13-year, $325 million contract Giancarlo Stanton signed in 2014 with the Miami Marlins, who traded him to the Yankees three years later. The deal was confirmed by a person with direct knowledge of it who was granted anonymity because the Phillies had not yet announced it.
Harper’s average annual salary — about $25.4 million — is not the highest in the sport. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke has the highest, about $34.4 million, and the Colorado Rock..