Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 24 Oct 2017


Weinstein assistant breaks silence

A former assistant of Harvey Weinstein in the UK has broken a non-disclosure agreement she signed in 1998 to claim the Hollywood producer repeatedly sexually harassed her until she left the job. Zelda Perkins told the Financial Times she shared a £250,000 payment with another woman who claimed Weinstein assaulted her.

Barnier: Brexit deal will take years

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has told newspapers that the UK is likely to end up with a trade deal little better than that between Canada and the EU – and securing even that will take “several years”. He said there could be a transition period until 2020 – but only if the UK agreed to abide by European law.

Kim Jong-nam suspects taken to scene

Two young women who have been charged with the bizarre murder of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, were taken to the scene of the crime this morning. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong say they were tricked into the crime by North Korean agents who lied to them.

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Source:: The Week – All news

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