Amber Heard To File Appeal After Judge Finalizes Johnny Depp Trial Verdict; Twitter Reacts

Amber Heard has signaled that she plans to appeal the verdict in Johnny Depp's defamation case against her despite it being a potentially costly move. Judge Penney Azcarate made the verdict official and entered it into the docket at a hearing in Fairfax County, Virginia, after Depp's and Heard's lawyers failed to reach a settlement before Friday's deadline, Entertainment Tonight reported. Both stars were not present in court during the 30-minute hearing.
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Far From Home, Russian Exiles Help Ukrainian Refugees

Political science graduate Yevgeny Zhukov used to own a small coffee shop in Moscow, but when the war in Ukraine began he decided to pack up and leave. Joining the tens of thousands of Russians that have fled their country, Zhukov travelled to neighbouring Georgia where he helped set up an NGO to aid Ukrainian refugees.

Abortion Pills To Become Next Battleground In US Reproductive Fight

As conservative US states rush to enact abortion bans following the Supreme Court's bombshell decision, the fight over reproductive rights in America is poised to shift to a new battleground: abortion-inducing pills. With little other means at its disposal, the Biden administration will focus on expanding access to abortion pills...

NATO Summit Host Spain Seeks Focus On Southern Security

Spain is lobbying for NATO to pay more attention to security threats on its southern flank when the military alliance gathers for a summit in Madrid later this week. But with the war in Ukraine entering its fifth month, the priority for Spain's NATO partners remains firmly on deterring Russian in the east.

Sri Lanka Hikes Fuel Prices As US Delegation Arrives

Sri Lanka hiked fuel prices on Sunday, creating further pain for ordinary people as officials from the United States arrived for talks aimed at alleviating the island's dire economic crisis. The announcement came a day after Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said there would be an indefinite delay in getting new...

Rich Heritage Buried Under Impoverished Gaza Strip

While workers laboured on a large construction site in the Gaza Strip, a security guard noticed a strange piece of stone sticking out of the earth. "I thought it was a tunnel," said Ahmad, the young guard, referring to secret passages dug by the Islamist group Hamas to help it battle Israel.

Summer Means Suffering: How Workers Survive Intense Gulf Heat

Like millions of other migrant labourers in the Gulf, one of the world's hottest and driest regions, construction worker B. Sajay does not welcome summer. "We work in very high temperatures, this is the nature of our work. And yes, we suffer from severe heat," the Indian national told AFP in Muscat, the capital of Oman.

Despite Strong Summer Start, Europe's Aviation Industry Frets

Air traffic is booming this summer, but after European vacations are over will passenger demand hold up?. The question was the focus of the annual congress of the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe in Rome this week, held at the cusp of the approaching peak season. The summer period is...

Energy Shock Tests G7 Leaders' Climate Resolve

Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations will be under pressure to stick to climate pledges in Bavaria from Sunday, as Russia's energy cuts trigger a dash back to planet-heating fossil fuels. Germany finds itself in an awkward position as G7 summit host, having recently announced that Europe's biggest...

Moscow Tightens Economic Grip On Southern Ukraine

Little appears to have changed for Alexei Andrusenko, the head of a foundry in Ukraine's southern city of Berdyansk, who is happy to have kept all his staff since Moscow took control of the city. Andrusenko and his 50 or so employees continue showing up to work every morning to...

Do Signs Point To An Israel-Saudi Normalisation Deal?

The United States has hinted that more Arab nations could take steps to improve ties with Israel, ahead of President Joe Biden's trip to the Middle East. All eyes are on Saudi Arabia, which Biden will visit in mid-July after he once vowed to treat the kingdom as a "pariah" state over the 2018 murder and dismemberment of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

NFL Rumors: Two-Time Super Bowl Champ Returning, Trade Not A Certainty

The San Francisco 49ers will be pressed to make a decision on Jimmy Garoppolo at some point and may pick up a portion of his $25 million non-guaranteed contract for the 2022-23 NFL season, according to reports. The 30-year-old play-caller is expected to start throwing in the next few weeks...

Ukraine War Robs India's 'Diamond City' Of Its Sparkle

Yogesh Zanzamera lays out his bed on the floor of the factory where he works and lives, one of around two million Indians polishing diamonds in an industry being hit hard by the Ukraine war. The air reeking from the only toilet for 35-40 people, conditions at workshops like this...

Ukraine Gives ICC New Purpose After 20 Troubled Years

Its first two decades have brought criticism and controversy but as the International Criminal Court marks its 20th birthday the Ukraine war is giving it a new impetus. Since its founding Rome Statute entered force on July 1, 2002, the world's only permanent war crimes court has had a poor record of just five convictions.