World Briefs: Trump lawyer gets porn star gag order

Trump lawyer gets porn star gag order

WASHINGTON • President Donald Trump's lawyer secretly obtained a temporary restraining order last week to prevent a pornographic film star from speaking out about her alleged affair with Trump, according to legal documents and interviews.

The details of the order emerged on Wednesday after the White House said Mr Trump's lawyer won an arbitration proceeding against actress Stephanie Clifford, known as Stormy Daniels.

NYTIMES


Danish inventor denies murdering journalist

COPENHAGEN • Danish inventor Peter Madsen yesterday denied murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his self-built submarine, testifying at the opening of his trial that she died when the air pressure suddenly dropped.

He said it happened while he was on deck and she was below, and a vacuum effect meant he could not open the hatch to get to her as exhaust fumes filled the vessel.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Diesel pollution linked to thousands of deaths

BERLIN • Some 6,000 early deaths linked to nitrogen oxides are recorded each year in Germany, the Federal Environmental Agency said yesterday, providing more evidence of the health hazards posed by the toxic particles mostly produced by diesel engines.

The figure is likely to add pressure on car-makers and the government as they scramble to slow the demise of the diesel technology in which Germany's car industry invested billions.

REUTERS

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