World Briefs: Trump lawyer says he paid porn star

Trump lawyer says he paid porn star

WASHINGTON • United States President Donald Trump's personal lawyer told the New York Times he paid US$130,000 (S$172,000) of his own money to a porn star who once said she had an affair with Mr Trump.

The long-time Trump attorney, Mr Michael Cohen, said he was not reimbursed for the payment to the actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford and who goes by the stage name of Stormy Daniels, the Times reported.

Mr Cohen told the newspaper the payment was legal but declined to give details such as why he made it or if Mr Trump was aware of the payment at the time.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


One hurt in shooting at US spy agency's HQ

WASHINGTON • US law enforcement are investigating an apparent shooting yesterday near the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland.

Local media reports said at least one person had been wounded and one taken into custody.

Officials said the situation was under control and there was no continuing security threat after the incident, which left a black sports utility vehicle riddled with what appeared to be bullet holes. The NSA is one of the US government's main spy agencies.

REUTERS


22 students die in Nigeria road crash

KANO (Nigeria) • Twenty-two students and their driver were killed when their bus collided with a truck in northern Nigeria, a road safety official told Agence France-Presse.

The students from a public secondary school in Bauchi state were on their way to the city of Kano for an excursion when their driver lost control while trying to dodge a pothole, said Kabiru Daura, spokesman for the federal road safety corps in Kano.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


One killed in vehicle collision at Heathrow

LONDON • A man died and other was injured after two vehicles collided on the airfield at London's Heathrow Airport, police said yesterday.

The dead man, in his 40s, was taken to a west London hospital, where he later died.

The airport, which remained open, said it was cooperating with a police investigation.

REUTERS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 15, 2018, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe