Joe Holden reports.
Joe Holden reports.
Tara Hanlon, 30, was traveling through London's Heathrow Airport when authorities discovered about 2 million pounds, or about $2.6 million, in her suitcases, The Sun reported on Friday. Hanlon was charged with money laundering and could spend up to 14 years behind bars if she's convicted, The Sun said. Chris Philp, the UK's minister for immigration compliance and the courts, said it was "the largest individual cash seizure at the border so far in 2020," according to The Sun. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
China on Monday denied that two Canadian citizens held for almost two years had been “arbitrarily" detained in response to Canada's arrest of an executive of technology giant Huawei. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian's denial came days after China granted consular access to Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor for the first time since January. Canada's government on Saturday issued a statement saying it remains “deeply concerned by the arbitrary detention by Chinese authorities” of the two, and called for their immediate release.
A 38-year-old man from the Indian state of Telangana has died after fasting for four days to pray for Donald Trump's recovery from Covid-19. According to his family, Bussa Krishna Raju worshipped the US president like a god, and was shocked and disturbed to find out about his coronavirus diagnosis. Mr Raju refused food and started praying for Mr Trump's recovery when he found out about his infection last week.
Greece accused rival Turkey of lacking credibility on Monday by sending a survey vessel into contested waters in the eastern Mediterranean, and of orchestrating the partial opening of an abandoned town on ethnically-split Cyprus. Earlier on Monday Turkey issued a maritime advisory that it planned to dispatch the Oruc Reis survey vessel to the region, drawing strong criticism from Greece. Last month, Ankara withdrew the vessel from contested waters in the Eastern Mediterranean to "allow for diplomacy" before an EU summit at which Cyprus had pushed for sanctions and Turkey.
A man working as a private security guard for a TV station was in custody Sunday as authorities investigated a fatal shooting after an altercation during opposing rallies in downtown Denver. The violence flared Saturday afternoon in Civic Center Park after a man participating in what was called a “Patriot Rally” sprayed mace at another man, according to the Denver Post. The man who was shot near the Denver Art Museum was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died an hour later, KUSA TV station said.
An armed group has released seven Indian workers a month after their abduction in Libya, the Indian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The Indian nationals, who are engineers and technicians working for an oil services company, were freed on Sunday after negotiations with the armed group, the interior ministry of eastern Libya's government said in a statement. In recent years India, like many other countries, has imposed a travel ban on Libya because of the security situation in the mostly lawless North African country.
The Commission on Presidential Debates' decision on Thursday to shift the upcoming second-round matchup between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden to a virtual venue, followed swiftly by the president's furious refusal to appear at any debate that wasn't held in person, was the news cycle equivalent of a derecho. It was ultimately canceled entirely, but not before a chaotic swirl of press releases from every side—Trump first vowed never to appear on a digital debate, then demanded that the commission shift the debate schedule so that the third and final debate would be held only three days before the election, a move the Biden campaign rejected and instead opted for a solo town hall. Now, those close to the ex-veep's campaign are still debating about whether to debate at all.
Insider Graphics Kate McCue, captain of the 2,918-passenger Celebrity Edge, is the first American female captain of a mega cruise ship. She's among only 2% of the world's female mariners and hopes to inspire other women to follow in her footsteps. She says Celebrity Cruises went from having a 3% female bridge team when she started in 2015 to over 27% today.
A black man who was led by a rope down a street in Texas by two white policemen is suing the city of Galveston and its police department for $1 million. In a video which was widely shared on social media last year, 44-year-old Donald Neely was seen walking with rope tied to his handcuffs while the two officers rode on horseback. The video caused a major online backlash at the time, with viewers comparing it to historic images of Black slaves being walked in chains.
Roberta Wright McCain, the mother of the late Sen. John McCain who used her feisty spirit to help woo voters during his 2008 presidential campaign, has died. A spokesperson for daughter-in-law Cindy McCain says Roberta McCain died Monday. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my wonderful Mother In-law, Roberta McCain,” Cindy McCain posted on Twitter.
India on Monday announced steps to stimulate consumer demand, including advance payment of a part of the wages of federal government employees during the festival season and more capital spending as it tries to bolster the pandemic-hit economy. The government will allow its employees to spend tax-exempt travel allowances on goods and services, Nirmala Sitharaman, India's finance minister told a news briefing. She said the government will also shore up investment by spending extra 250 billion rupees ($3.41 billion)on roads, ports and defence projects, and offering 120 billion rupees in interest-free 50-year loans to state governments for spending on infrastructure before March 31,2021.
Amy Coney Barrett's beet-pink dress spoke before she did: it looked sensible, practical, and stoically feminine, an image she aims to project. It was a pretty dress, maybe even stylish by D.C.'s standards. A flat bow rested on her right shoulder, just underneath a string of pearls.
The assailants tried to force entry into the station in Champigny-sur-Marne, around nine miles southeast of central Paris. Nobody was arrested. The motive for the attack, the third on this police station in two years, was not immediately clear.
The first week of polls conducted primarily after President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19 generally did not offer much to bolster the president's reelection hopes. Biden continued to lead Trump in 10 of 11 swing states (though in Georgia and Ohio they are in a virtu tie) – and he expanded his lead in seven of those states, including big gains in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Nationally, Biden surged 2 percentage points to a more than 10-point lead, according to the USA TODAY average of averages, which is based on the polling averages calculated by RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight.
Four Swiss Guards have tested positive for coronavirus and were showing symptoms, the Vatican said Monday, as the surge in infections in surrounding Italy penetrates the Vatican walls. The Swiss Guards, the world's oldest standing army, provide ceremonial guard duty during papal Masses, man the Vatican gates and help protect the 83-year-old Pope Francis. The four are in isolation while their contacts are being traced, the Vatican said Monday.
Far-right groups are planning online to monitor polling sites on Election Day, some of them armed, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Stewart Rhodes, the leader of a far-right group called Oath Keepers, said his members would draw their weapons if needed. Rhodes said he wanted to prevent "the radical left" from intimidating voters.
A Catholic church in Pearl River, Louisiana, has burned the altar where its former pastor was caught having sex with two women. “His behavior was obscene, his desecration of the altar is demonic,” said Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, who consecrated a new altar at the church Sunday, WVUE reports. The former pastor at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Travis Clark, has been removed from ministry and is no longer on the diocese payroll, WDSU reported.
An informal grouping bringing together India, Australia and Japan with the United States could be opened to other countries that support a "free and open Indo-Pacific region", U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Beigun said on Monday. Washington has been pushing for closer collaboration among the members of the so-called Quad grouping as a bulwark against China's growing regional influence. "The Quad is a partnership driven by shared interests, not binding obligations, and is not intended to be an exclusive grouping," Beigun said in remarks prepared for delivery at an India-U.S. forum in Delhi, where he was beginning a three-day visit.
Billionaire financier Leon Black, one of Wall Street's most powerful executives, was facing questions from clients after Jeffrey Epstein was arrested last year on federal sex trafficking charges. The two men had known each other for decades, and investors of Black's investment company, Apollo Global Management, wanted to know how close they had been. Black wired Epstein at least $50 million in the years after Epstein's 2008 conviction for soliciting prostitution from a teenage girl, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times and interviews with four people with knowledge of the transactions.
The EU themselves indicated to the U.K. negotiating team in July that mid-October was the last possible date for a deal. The urgency was highlighted by weekend phone calls between Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, the Council president, were calling other EU leaders to make sure the bloc remained united.