Prominent businessman’s trial: ‘He has enough money to buy people to survive’

A young man says he was bribed by a well-known entertainer to withdraw an indecent assault complaint against a wealthy businessman who “has enough money to buy people to survive”. The Kiwi businessman, who has name suppression, is on trial in the High Court at Auckland, accused of indecently assaulting three men on separate occasions […]


Charlie Elphicke trial: Alleged sex assault victim of former Tory MP ‘distraught’, court told

A young parliamentary worker told another woman who worked in Westminster that a former Conservative MP “groped” her and acted “inappropriately”, a court has heard. Charlie Elphicke, a married 49-year-old father of two, denies three counts of sexual assault, two involving the parliamentary worker in 2016 and one involving another woman in 2007 at his […]


Coronavirus: Gilead to trial inhaled version of ‘promising’ remdesivir in race for COVID-19 treatment

Gilead Sciences is to trial an inhaled version of remdesivir, a drug which it says shows promise in the treatment of COVID-19. The pharmaceutical company said in an open letter that it would screen healthy volunteers for Phase 1 trials this week, and aim to start them in August. Chairman and chief executive Daniel O’Day […]

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Ex-SS guard tells trial ‘I want to forget’

A 93-year-old former Nazi SS guard has told a German court that he “wants to forget” his time at Stutthof death camp and has denied guilt for the crimes committed there. “I want to forget and not go over that again,” Bruno Dey said when asked if he had told his grandchildren about it. He […]