Trump news – latest: Ex-president avoids deposition by staying in Florida during Hurricane Ian

Former US president Donald Trump claims he can declassify top secret documents just ‘by thinking about it’ Donald Trump has avoided a deposition for a long-running class action fraud lawsuit by remaining in Florida as Hurricane Ian bore down. Mr Trump’s deposition today had to be rescheduled as lawyers for the plaintiffs told a New … Read more

Hurricane Ian strengthens and set to make landfall again – number of deaths in Florida is uncertain | US News

Hurricane Ian is gaining strength and veering towards the Carolinas – with uncertainty over how many fatalities the storm has caused in Florida. This is one of the strongest-ever storms to hit the US – and emergency crews are trying to reach stranded Floridians after Ian cut a path of destruction across the state. Over … Read more

Putin to formally annex Russian-occupied Ukraine in hawkish speech lashing out at West

To formally annex those territories the Russian parliament and Russia’s Constitutional Court, which over recent years turned into rubber-stamp bodies, have to ratify and approve the treaties, something that is expected next week. The developments mirror Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 when President Putin gathered several Crimean politicians to formalise the land-grab of the … Read more

‘We want everyone to know her name’: Hadis Najafi, the 23-year-old TikToker, shot dead in Iran protests | World News

She wasn’t an activist, or openly outspoken online about women’s liberation, but she was still gunned down in her home city campaigning for her right to live, and dress, how she wants. Hadis Najafi, 23, took to the streets of Karaj last week to speak out against Iran’s strict hijab mandate and was shot dead. … Read more

First trans US army officer ‘plotted to leak medical records to Russians’

She told an undercover agent that “she was motivated by patriotism toward Russia… even if it meant being fired or going to jail” during a meeting at a Baltimore hotel last month, the indictment stated. She volunteered to bring her husband into the scheme, saying he had “more helpful information”, including about prior military training … Read more

Donald Trump: The biggest revelations from from Maggie Haberman’s forthcoming book

No journalist has followed Donald Trump more closely than Maggie Haberman. From his time as a subject of senationalistic New York talbloid headlines, to his presidential campaign, to his tenure at the White House and his time since leaving 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Ms Haberman has chronicled every step. Her proclivity for giving America an inside … Read more

Spectacular 4-bed apartment in NYC’s iconic Dakota building where John Lennon died listed for $11m

A gorgeous nine-bedroom apartment in New York City’s exclusive Dakota building has been listed for $11.9 million, but buyers beware that even the most famous celebrities have been barred from getting a place in the building, including Madonna and Cher.  The pre-war property features dazzling rooms of furnished wood and tasteful design and comes with … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war latest: what we know on day 219 of the invasion | Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has signed decrees paving the way for the occupied Ukrainian regions of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia to be formally annexed into Russia. On Friday the Russian president is expected to sign into law the annexations of four Ukrainian regions – Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk – where Russia held fake referendums over the past … Read more

Hurricane Ian: Joe Biden warns of ‘substantial loss of life’ after storm hits Florida

P resident Biden has warned of “substantial loss of life” after Hurricane Ian hit Florida leaving more than two million people without power. It made landfall near Cayo Costa as an “extremely dangerous” category 4 storm with winds of 150 mph. A storm surge as high as 12ft crashed into the coastline turning streets into … Read more