Europe’s pact on violence against women could impose ‘leftist ideology’, Polish official says

WARSAW Poland’s conservative nationalist government cranked up its campaign against Europe’s accord on violence against women, calling it a tool for the EU to foist “leftist ideology” on unwilling member states. Warsaw deems the Istanbul Convention too liberal and the new row over it could worsen friction between the ruling Law and Justice Party…

Manhattan DA probing Trump and his business over more than ‘hush-money’ payments

Manhattan’s district attorney on Monday suggested a grand jury subpoena for U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax returns was part of an investigation of “possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization,” including alleged insurance and bank fraud. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance raised the scope of the probe in court papers filed…