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Wife of Islamist shot dead in France prison attack

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In a statement , the main CGT union said attacks against guards are becoming more common and intolerable, and that the penal population was becoming "increasingly vindictive, aggressive and violent". Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet condemned the attack at Condé-sur-Sarthe on Tuesday, saying it was "no doubt" in a " terrorist nature". The protests on Wednesday saw blockades at least 18 prisons across the country, as guards prohibited staff or visitors from entering the facilities. Read More »

Roger Stone May Have Just Violated His Gag Order

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His attorneys said it did not occur to them at the February 21 hearing on the gag order that Stone's previous writings would be an issue. Stone, she said this is the last time. Capitol for closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Stone apologized for abusing the court's trust, and he testified that what others took to be crosshairs was a Celtic cross symbol. Read More »

Court dissolves Thai Raksa Chart, bans party's executive board for 10 years

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The nine judges voted unanimously to dissolve the party and were divided six to three on imposing a ban on the executive members. In a ruling announced on Thursday afternoon, Thailand's constitutional court declared that Thai Raksa Chart, a political party formed only in October a year ago, had violated the constitution by putting forward Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, the older sister of the king, to be its chosen candidate for prime minister. Read More »

U.S. will keep troops in Syria

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Trump confirmed the next day that a small fraction of USA forces would remain in Syria with troops from other countries. US military officials have since confirmed the residual force could be double that and that some USA troops could stay in the northeastern part of the country, and others in southern Syria. Read More »

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday: Do we move clocks forward or back?

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Rubio's Sunshine Protection Act of 2019 , to be introduced Wednesday, would make Daylight Saving Time year-round. Are tidal waves of anti-time change sentiment taking shape on the coasts, ready to inundate the country with a nationwide permanent daylight saving time ? After each war, Congress rescinded the national laws but many people liked the extra hour of sunshine at the end of summer days, so some states and even cities observed daylight time while others kept standard time ... Read More »

Anti-Bouteflika Protests Continue In Algeria

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Bouteflika had said in a letter to Algerians that should he win the April election, he will put together an "inclusive national conference". "No to a fifth term", "civil disobedience" and "Algeria rises up" are just some of the popular hashtags urging Algerians to protest against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's determination to seek re-election. Read More »

Four points of conflict between Gerry Butts and Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimonies

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She told him "I had done my due diligence and had made up my mind on SNC and that I was not going to interfere with the decision of the director". Ms. Wilson-Raybould refused, saying that would constitute interference. Gerald Butts disputed former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony in which she recounted sustained pressure to issue a deferred prosecution agreement for the Quebec company. Read More »

Man Can Sue on Behalf of Fetus Girlfriend Aborted

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But WHNT said it's not clear if Barger knew what he was granting. I talked to the chief clerk who's second in command to the judge, and I say, 'Okay, we can file a memorandum in support of our petition for letters of administration.' What that memorandum is it outlines law in the state of Alabama that recognizes a fetus as a person. Read More »

Turkey buying Russian S-400s a done deal: Erdoğan

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If they accept the S-400...there's first of all an issue that it's not interoperable with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation systems nor is it interoperable inside of our integrated air missile defense system so that presents one problem. "Nobody should ask us to lick up what we spat", Erdogan told Kanal 24. "We will move toward a joint production". Washington has previously said the S-400 deal could jeopardise its offer to sell a $3.5 billion Raytheon Co Patriot missile package to Ankara ... Read More »

China accuses Canadian, Huawei to sue as spat escalates

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Spavor, a business consultant with deep ties to Pyongyang, had been trying to drum up worldwide interest in investing in North Korean economic projects. During those three hours, the customs officers searched her phones and computers as well as her luggage, in violation of her rights, the lawyers said. Read More »

United Kingdom police deal with multiple reports of suspicious packages

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British police are investigating whether a suspect package found in Glasgow on Wednesday is linked to three small explosive devices discovered at the airports and subway station in London the previous day. Several buildings at the University of Glasgow were evacuated and nearby roads closed after the discovery on Wednesday morning. University Gardens and part of University Avenue have also been cordoned off by police. Read More »

Grenade explosion injures 18 in occupied Kashmir

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More details are awaited. The area has been cordoned off by the local police and an investigation is underway. One injured person is said to be critically injured, said reports . "No suspect has been taken into custody yet", Sinha said. Among the injured were bus drivers, conductors and some passersby. Police suggested that the blast could be aimed at fomenting tensions between different communities in Jammu city, home to around half a million people. Read More »

Trump dealt blow as United States trade deficit jumps

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The high dollar acts as a price increase for American exporters, making it harder to compete with foreign rivals. President Donald Trump has made cutting the gap between the two countries a top priority of his administration. Erin Ennis, vice president at the U.S. Still, tariffs so far have proven to be a blunt weapon. "If we get a meaningful trade deal , there is some upside scenarios for emerging market stocks". Read More »

'Hazardous pests' found in Canadian canola import samples: China

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In a 13-count indictment , the U.S. Department of Justice accuses Meng, Huawei, and several of the company's subsidiaries of violating sanctions against Iran. A Washington DC-based appeals court agreed late past year with a lower court's rejection of Kaspersky's argument that the prohibition amounted to an unconstitutional bill of attainder because it addressed a national security vulnerability. Read More »

Homeless man, NJ woman accused in GoFundMe scam plead guilty

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USA military veteran Johnny Bobbitt , 36, pleaded guilty in court to conspiracy to commit money laundering. Prosecutors say Bobbitt conspired with McClure and her then-boyfriend Mark D'Amico to concoct a story about Bobbitt giving McClure his last $20 for gas when she was stranded along the highway. Read More »

United Kingdom father convicted of plotting acid attack on son, 3

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The parent and five other men were all unanimously found guilty by a jury of conspiring to throw sulphuric acid with intent to "burn, maim or disfigure" the boy in an attack inside a busy shop in July 2018. Jan Dudi, 25 said he, Cech and Norbert Pulko, 22, were part of a surveillance team hired to "watch" the mother. During the trial, defendant Adam Cech had claimed he was forced to squirt acid on the boy after being threatened with a "gun" . Read More »

Fort Worth church offers ashes to go near Starbucks

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If you're hoping to celebrate Ash Wednesday but don't have the time to stop into a church, the Canadian Memorial United Church is offering drive-thru blessings, where you will receive an ash smudging by a minister and you'll be sent on your way. Read More »

U.S. to punish foreign entities funding Venezuela's Maduro

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Venezuela considers it unacceptable that a foreign diplomat would take on "a public role more appropriate to that of a political leader", the statement said. The U.S. visas of other Venezuelan officials and their relatives have been revoked. But Maduro has continued to defy the Trump administration. More than 50 other countries have recognized Guaido as interim president , but Maduro has powerful backing from Russian Federation and China. Read More »

Macron Attacks Brexit, Calls for 'European Federalism' in Pre-Election War Cry

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It symbolizes the crisis of Europe, which has failed to respond to its peoples' needs for protection from the major shocks of the modern world... Somewhat counter-intuitively, Macron rhetorically asked of the level of information available to voters before the Brexit vote: "Who told the British people the truth about their post-Brexit future?" "This is why I am calling on all those who care about the EU, to cooperate closely during and after the European elections", he added. Read More »

McSally: 'I felt the system was raping me all over again'

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A United States senator welled up with emotion as she told colleagues she was raped by a superior officer while serving in the Air Force. McSally said she did not report being raped because she did not trust the system, and she said she was ashamed and confused. Read More »

Uber 'not liable' for self-driving death

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It added that Vasquez could face charges of vehicular manslaughter. Calls left late Tuesday afternoon at the offices of Polk and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery weren't immediately returned. Police released footage of the incident captured by terior and front-facing cameras on the Volvo SUV as it struck Ms Herzberg, which appeared to show the vehicle failing to slow down or make moves to avoid her. Read More »

Chris Watts' daughter pleaded for her life, attorney says

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A Colorado man who pleaded guilty in November to murdering his pregnant wife and their two young daughters has disclosed new details about the slayings, according to Steven Lambert, an attorney for the victims' family. He then smothered Celeste with her favorite blanket while her sister watched, Lambert added. "Bella said, 'Please, Daddy, don't do to me what you just did to CeCe'". Read More »

'Frantic' activity seen at Russian embassy during Novichok attack

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The British prime minister Theresa May visited Salisbury on Monday, to mark the one-year anniversary of the Russian Novichok poisoning attack. Both Mrs May and Home Secretary Sajid Javid claimed the Russian government had been involved, saying approval came from a senior level in Moscow. Read More »

Missing NorCal Sisters Found Safe In Wilderness Describe Ordeal

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Leia Carrico, 8, left, and her sister Caroline Carrico, 5, went missing March 1. They were brought home to their family soon after the firefighters found them; the sheriff's office released photos of the happy, emotional reunion. "And we called their names again and they said, 'We're right here.' I think I was more excited than they were". The girls had disappeared from the rural home Friday, about 44 hours earlier. Read More »

Powerful wind gust rocks Norwegian cruise ship, passengers hurt

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Samantha Foster was watching a movie in bed on the ship, with her sister sleeping near her, when she first felt the tilt. "Everything in our room falling and sliding.I have never been so scared in my whole life", wrote another Facebook user, claiming that plates and glasses were smashed across the common area's floor, and a "lotto machine fell on an old lady", resulting in "blood everywhere". Read More »

Is Trudeau crying wolf on SNC-Lavalin?

For some time, the story remained uncorroborated - a mere rumor that circulated around Canada's government officials. A tweet being widely shared on Twitter claimed that the local Canadian Tire store in south Regina had received an "outpouring of calls detesting the support of the PM". Read More »

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper announces White House bid

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In a video announcing his candidacy , Hickenlooper said he's running for president because the country "needs dreamers in Washington" who can also "get things done". Speaking to Brewbound during the 2018 Great American Beer Festival, Hickenlooper said craft breweries could be places he looked to visit along the campaign trail. Read More »

Man killed by lion he kept in backyard

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There was no such reprieve in a horrifying deja vu on Tuesday. A man has been mauled to death by a lion caged at his family home in the eastern Czech Republic. It was gathered that Prasek and his pets had drawn concern among local residents. Mr Prasek made headlines last summer after a cyclist collided with a lioness he was taking out for a walk on a leash. Read More »

Putin suspends Russian obligations under key INF nuclear pact

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Putin's decree said Moscow is suspending its obligations until the US ends its violations or the treaty terminates. Putin ordered the treaty be suspended until Washington stops violating the treaty and has told the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to inform signatories to the accord of Russia's move to suspend it, the text of the decree showed. Read More »