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Biden threatens sanctions as Myanmar coup is ‘assault on transition to democracy’

Biden threatens sanctions as Myanmar coup is ‘assault on transition to democracy’

World
Joe Biden has criticised the military coup in Myanmar, calling it a "direct assault on the country's transition to democracy and the rule of law".The US president hit out after troops seized power, detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi along with other senior officials, and declared a one-year national state of emergency, following her party's landslide election win last year. Mr Biden has threatened to impose fresh sanctions - after they were removed during the past decade because of progress that had been made towards democracy.In a statement, he said: "In a democracy, force should never seek to overrule the will of the people or attempt to erase the outcome of a credible election." Britain has summoned Myanmar's ambassador in London after Boris Johnson also condemned the coup. ...
Former Neighbours actor Craig McLachlan cleared of assault charges

Former Neighbours actor Craig McLachlan cleared of assault charges

Entertainment
Former Neighbours actor Craig McLachlan has been cleared of allegations that he assaulted four women during a stage show.The 55-year-old star was found not guilty of all 13 charges during a hearing at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Tuesday. The seven indecent assault charges and six common assault charges dated back to 2014 when McLachlan starred in the Rocky Horror Show in Melbourne.The complainants in the case were four women.McLachlan, who played the lead role of Frank-N-Furter in the show, has consistently denied the allegations. Advertisement ...
Ryan Giggs denies assault allegations after arrest

Ryan Giggs denies assault allegations after arrest

Sports
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Sir Rod Stewart assault case over alleged Florida hotel incident ‘unlikely’ to go to trial

Sir Rod Stewart assault case over alleged Florida hotel incident ‘unlikely’ to go to trial

Entertainment
Sir Rod Stewart's assault case in Florida over a claim that he punched a security guard at a luxury hotel is unlikely to go to trial, a US court has heard.The 75-year-old singer has been charged with simple battery, after allegedly punching Jesse Dixon in the chest at the Breakers Palm Beach Hotel on New Year's Eve. His son, Sean, 40, has received the same charge after reportedly getting "nose to nose" with Mr Dixon during the dispute.Both men have pleaded not guilty. Image: The alleged incident took place at the Breakers Palm Beach Hotel in Florida The alleged altercation is said to have occurred after Sir Rod and his family tried unsuccessfully to gain access to a private children's event at the five-star venue. ...
Harry Maguire removed from England squad after assault conviction in Greece

Harry Maguire removed from England squad after assault conviction in Greece

World
Harry Maguire has been removed from the England squad after he was given a suspended prison sentence in Greece.The 27-year-old defender was found guilty of assaulting a police officer, swearing, resisting arrest and attempted bribery by a court on the island of Syros on Tuesday. He was handed a jail term of 21 months and 10 days, but it will be suspended because it was a first offence and the charges were classed as misdemeanours. ...