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ICC jails ex-Congo VP Bemba for bribing witnesses


In their ruling, the judges ordered the fine to be paid within three months to the ICC and then transferred to the Trust Fund for Victims, according to a press release . All the sentences were well below what the prosecution had requested and none except for Bemba will spend any time behind bars, as the three-judge bench gave them credit for time already served in the ICC's detention centre. Read More »

Zimbabwe: ZEC Chairperson Makarau Walks Out of Political Parties Meeting


The U.N. has not involved itself in previous Zimbabwean presidential elections. NERA chairman Farai Mbire said the United Nations, African Union and the Southern African Development Community "must immediately establish an independent, tripartite election management body to take over the full functions of ZEC". Read More »

Security tightened at United Kingdom sites in NY after London attack

Spokesman Sean Spicer said Wednesday that the White House applauds "the quick response of British police and first responders" and condemns the attacks. The attack was carried out on the anniversary of the horrific 2016 Islamic State terrorist attack on the Brussels metro and Zaventem airport. The chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo said: "Shocked at attack on London". Read More »

Amazon to acquire UAE-based e-commerce platform


Seventy-eight per cent of all online shopping in the Middle East and North Africa is reportedly done on Souq's ecommerce site. While Amazon declined to comment and Souq has not yet provided a comment, a source close to the deal has told the Retail Gazette that an acquisition deal has been finalised. Read More »

House Intel members turn focus to North Korea


The latter is reeling after the ouster of its president. For Tillerson and Trump - and for America's nervous Asian allies looking to them for leadership - acknowledging past failures will without doubt be a lot easier than formulating future successes with a country adept at playing the superpowers off each other and hell-bent on going its own way at nearly any cost. Read More »

London attack: Social media unites after terror tragedy

He was shot by police. Three French schoolchildren aged 15 or 16 were among those injured in the attack, French officials said. He said the assault began when a vehicle was driven over Westminster Bridge next to the Houses of Parliament, hitting and injuring several members of the public, including three police officers returning from a ceremony. Read More »

Police Officer Killed in London Terror Attack Identified


The attacker was also killed by armed officers outside Parliament, taking the death toll to five. The knifeman drove a grey Hyundai i40 across Westminster Bridge before crashing it into railings, then running through the gates of the Palace of Westminster. Read More »

Netanyahu asks Xi to exempt Israel from investment curbs


Netanyahu told Xi, "Your decision to announce a comprehensive innovation partnership between China and Israel is a tremendously important decision, certainly for Israel and, I believe through our cooperation, for China as well". China also has close ties with Iran, whose nuclear program has seriously alarmed Israel. Peaceful coexistence between Israel and Palestine would be good for both parties and the region and is what the worldwide community favours, Xi said. Read More »

Four die in a terrorist attack in London

She said it was too early to comment on who the perpetrators of the incident were. "We have an ongoing operation - and whilst we now believe there was only one attacker - I am sure the public will understand us taking every precaution in locking down and searching the area as thoroughly as possible". Read More »

Man shot by police outside Parliament

British police shot a suspected attacker outside the Houses of Parliament after an officer was stabbed in what was described as a " terrorist " incident. Overseas, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said President Trump has been breifed on the emerging situation. The Metropolitan police confirmed four people have killed, including the police officer and the attacker. Read More »

Reps want details on Flynn's foreign contacts, payments


The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee has asked for the Trump administration to turn over information pertaining to Flynn having received payments from foreign sources. It noted reports that at least six persons who'd been offered jobs by the Trump administration also failed their security screenings to work in the White House, asks how many other people had failed screenings, and whether any of those had been given jobs in other government departments. Read More »

Seth Meyers breaks down Comey Hearing on A Closer Look


Meanwhile, confirming that there is no evidence Obama had ever wiretapped Trump. On Monday night's episode of " Late Night ", the host continued his sharp criticism of the Trump administration, and discussions on the election's fallout. Meyers drew a parallel to " Game of Thrones " and said, "I'm not saying Comey caused Clinton the election, but his name is definitely on the list that Hillary mutters like Arya Stark when she's walking in the woods". Read More »

Woman in 2001 Israel pizza shop bombing on FBI 'Most Wanted'


Citing several reasons for Jordan's alleged refusal, Al-Ghad reported that Jordanian legal officials have said that the extradition was "not permissible" based on the fact that Tamimi was already tried in Israel and mostly because there is no existing extradition treaty between the United States and Jordan. Read More »

Happiness Levels in the US Declines Due to Social Crisis


Norway was followed by Demark, Iceland , Switzerland and Finland to round out the top five - all which happen to be Nordic countries. According to The World Happiness Report 2017, India is ranked below countries like Pakistan, China and Nepal on a list that features the happiest countries in the world . Read More »

Here's The Misinformation Spreading About The London Attack

MPs remain in the House of Commons chamber - it is still under lockdown while police deal with a suspicious package outside Parliament. A vehicle crushed into people on the nearby Westminster Bridge, according to media reports . Frazer Clarke, 25, from Burton-on-Trent, said: "We heard a loud bang and screaming and then I noticed some smoke". Metropolitan police have confirmed that they are treating this as a terrorist attack until further notice. Read More »

Felony charge against Bengals' Adam Jones dismissed


Following his arrest, Jones began alcohol treatment. Jones still faces charges of assault, obstruction of official business and disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors. Jones has been in counseling and an anger management program, according to his attorneys. Jones, 33, was arrested in Cincinnati early on the morning of January 3 after allegedly getting into an altercation with a security guard. Read More »

United Kingdom minister: Man shot by police at British Parliament

A man has been shot by police after attempting to gain entry to the U.K. Parliament and attacking police officers with a knife, according to multiple news reports. Three French schoolchildren were among the injured on Westminster bridge. "We just saw a grey black vehicle just...we saw it coming along the pavement towards us", Lyon said. Read More »

MP in lockdown at Westminster

Hundreds of MPs are in the building for one of Parliament's busiest days of the week. An air ambulance has landed in Parliament Square. Police say a man has been shot outside the Palace of Westminster. There are also reports a vehicle barrelled over Westminster Bridge before crashing into the fence around the Parliamentary estate. The representative for Wakefield exited parliament after hearing reports of gunfire. Read More »

PKK will harm Europe in future warns Turkish Deputy PM


The United State House Intelligence Committee chairman has said it is "hard to believe" that USA -based Turkish cleric, Fethullah Gulen, is behind the military coup attempt last summer, questioning Turkey as a reliable ally. The PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey , the US and the European Union - resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015 and since then has been responsible for the deaths of approximately 1,200 security personnel and civilians, including women ... Read More »

Four dead after terror attack near London's Houses of Parliament

Both the police officer who was stabbed and the suspected stabber were being treated for their injuries. "It looks as if they are treating somebody". "I heard the crash first, and then I thought it was a genuine accident - [the vehicle] having crossed right across the cycling lane", said another witness. Read More »

Starbucks CEO Schultz to host last shareholder meeting


Partially included in that number are other programs the coffee chain sponsors to boost hiring among groups like veterans and teens. Starbucks boasted that it had reached its initial goal of hiring 10,000 veterans and military spouses ahead of its 2018 deadline and will be expanding its goal to 25,000 by 2025. Read More »

Philippine vice president blasts Duterte's drug crackdown


She also mentioned the supposed "exchange of head" scheme, in which she said "the wife, husband or relative in a so-called drug list will be taken if the person himself could not be found". Robredo has emerged as one of a few high-profile Filipinos willing to speak out against the war on drugs. Duterte removed Robredo from Cabinet last December after she began criticising the drug war. Read More »

Gorsuch: Trump believed he could've won Colorado with more time


Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that colleagues were unimpressed by Gorsuch's committee performance because of his unwillingness to answer substantive questions. What does one have to do with the other? On another contentious case, Gorsuch, who has spent 10 years on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, defended his vote in favor of the ability of the Hobby Lobby craft stores to assert religious objections to paying for contraception for women covered under ... Read More »

Bus and vehicle crash near Te Anau


The Te Anau Fire Brigade was battling the fire. Fire Service southern communications centre shift manager Riwai Grace said both vehicles were "fully involved". The bus was travelling between Queenstown and Milford Sound and was returning to Queenstown at the time of the crash, he said. Several of these occupants required first aid at the scene and later at a local medical centre. Read More »

Woman who had sex with a child faces court with her husband


Lajiness' husband, David , is believed to be standing by her after 16 years of marriage and was with her even when she appeared in court. Michigan State Police Trooper Donald Pasternak told a jury on March 3 that he had been investigating Lejiness since February, reports Michigan Live . Read More »

Blind dog home after being lost in California woods for 7 days


Owner Beth Cole said her family went to bed on February 24 from their home in Boulder Creek, California when 12-year-old Sage went missing. But thanks to a helpful neighbor, everything ended up okay. "They were crying, they were happy", Estrada said. "I was in this crime-ridden part of Modesto sharing scripture as part of our street ministry". Read More »

Engie reportedly ponders bid for RWE's Innogy

RWE said on March 14 it aims to generate an EBITDA adjusted for one-offs of between 5.4 billion euros and 5.7 billion euros in 2017, compared with last year's 5.4 billion euros and the 5.2 billion euros forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll. Read More »

The Latest Optical Illusion Stumping the Internet Is This Photo of Strawberries


Strawberries are red, violets are blue but there are no red pixels in this viral image of a strawberry pie. But what is actually in front of you is a picture with absolutely no red pixels . You can see the grey better if you isolate each strawberry from the background. The way New York Magazine's Science of Us explains it , our brains are created to color-correct everything we look at, whether we're sitting in a room with bright fluorescent lighting, walking around outside on a ... Read More »

China calls for "international peace" in cyberspace

Beijing now operates the world's largest and most sophisticated online censorship systems, dubbed by the outside world the "Great Firewall", which blocks access to major websites including YouTube and Google, and some human rights agencies. Read More »

Abby Lee Miller Heading to Mexico After Second Sentencing Moved to May


Deadline recently reported that a new court date has been set for May 8, on which Abby Lee Miller will find out whether or not she will receive probation or prison. It's unclear if Chloe will be returning for the next competition being held in Fresno, California, on Saturday, but she is still in California. Days before the now-canceled February sentencing, she traveled to London to talk about all things " Dance Moms ". Read More »

Opko Health Inc (NASDAQ:OPK) Analyst Coverage

There may be various price targets for a stock. Therefore, stock prices are sometime established based on the expectations that prospective investors have for the future earnings power of the firm. The reported earnings per share topped the analyst's consensus by $0.11 with the percentage difference between estimated and actual earnings arriving at 366.70%. Read More »

IRS Will Accept Tax Returns That Do Not Declare Health Insurance Status

On January 20, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that directed federal agencies to exercise authority and discretion available to them to reduce potential burden. This year, the penalty is the greater of $695 per adult, or 2.5 percent of taxable household income. The move does not repeal the individual mandate - and only Congress can do so. Read More »

Federal judge grants preliminary approval to Volkswagen settlement

The larger, 3.0-liter vehicles have an undeclared auxiliary emissions system that allowed the vehicles to emit up to nine times allowable limits. U.S. He said the settlement was complicated and motivated by economic and environmental concerns. These are just the latest problems that Volkswagen has worked its way through related to the diesel scandal. Read More »

What Is Barack Obama Doing Now? Kitesurfing With Richard Branson, Obviously


And he had none other than entrepreneur Richard Branson to reintroduce him to the sport - and teach him some new tricks - while on a blissful post-inauguration sojourn to Branson's private island in the Virgin Islands. Obama was obviously a pro and won the battle, 100m to 50m. The blog ends with Branson revealing that the two have already made plans "to do the long kite over to Anegada [Passage] together" next time Obama visits. Read More »

Anastasios Leventis of Quebec man killed in Toronto shooting


Sgt. Craig Somers told a news conference at the scene that two semi-automatic handguns were recovered and it's not known if the dead person was the intended victim. James campus was placed under hold and secure for about an hour while police investigated. Students were being advised to stay on campus or to avoid the area if they were not already on campus. Read More »