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  • PRESIDENT Jul 11, 2019

    Angela Merkel Seen Shaking For 3rd Time

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met with Finland’s visiting prime minister on Wednesday. It’s the third time Merkel has been seen shaking in a month.

  • PRESIDENT Jul 10, 2019

    German Leader Merkel Seen Shaking for 3rd Time in a Month

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s body shook visibly at a public event for the third time in less than a month on Wednesday, but the longtime leader insisted that there’s nothing to worry about. Merkel shook as she stood at a military honors ceremony alongside Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne outside the chancellery in Berlin, listening to the two countries’ national...

  • LAWYER Dec 3, 2018

    Dutch Church Holds 24/7 Service to Shield Asylum Seekers

    For more than a month, a rotating roster of preachers has been leading a non-stop, round-the-clock service at a small Protestant chapel in The Hague in an attempt to shield a family of Armenian asylum-seekers from deportation. Under a centuries-old tradition, authorities in the Netherlands don’t enter a church while a service is underway. That means that for now the...

  • Europe Oct 3, 2018

    French Convict Who Broke Out of Jail by Helicopter Is Caught by Cops

    Police caught one of France’s most wanted men in his hometown in a pre-dawn raid Wednesday, three months after his spectacular helicopter escape from prison. Redoine Faid was arrested in Creil, north of Paris, without resistance, French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said. “Numerous clues were acted on so the arrest could be made,” Belloubet said on Europe 1 radio. She...

  • Iraq Sep 2, 2018

    German Police End March Envisioned as Far-Right Springboard

    Police in eastern Germany brought an early close Saturday to an anti-migrant march that far-right activists hoped would launch a nationwide movement to challenge the political establishment, with the fatal stabbing of a German citizen as the catalyst. A trio of nationalist groups held separate rallies in the city of Chemnitz over the Aug. 26 slaying for which a Syrian...

  • Donald Trump Aug 4, 2018

    Turkey Slaps Sanctions on 2 US Officials in Retaliation

    Turkey will freeze the assets of two U.S. officials in retaliation for U.S. sanctions against Turkey’s justice and interior ministers over the detention of an American pastor, Turkey’s president said Saturday in a move that appeared more symbolic than practical. Speaking in Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey had been “patient” since the U.S. Treasury sanctions were imposed Wednesday,...

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2018

    Turkey Accuses Trump of Jeopardizing Long-Standing Ties Amid Detention of American Pastor

    A senior Turkish official on Thursday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of jeopardizing long-standing close ties between Turkey and the United States, after Washington slapped sanctions on two Turkish ministers over the detention of an American pastor. Turkey called on the United States to reverse its decision to impose financial sanctions on the interior and justice ministers. Ankara however, also...

  • LAWYER Jul 3, 2018

    Team of Loyal Accomplices Flew Notorious French Criminal Out of Prison

    French investigators believe a team of four or five loyal accomplices carried out the brazen prison helicopter escape of one of France’s most notorious criminals. The armed, masked men took a helicopter pilot hostage, forced him to land Sunday in Reau Prison’s yard, used power tools to break through the prison yard’s doors and hustled Redoine Faid to freedom. Faid,...

  • California Jun 21, 2018

    Canada Becomes 2nd Country to Legalize Marijuana; Law Goes Into Effect on Oct. 17

    Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. The Senate gave final passage to the bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday, legislation that will make Canada only the second country in the world to make...

  • Asher Klein Jun 12, 2018

    UK Justice Minister Resigns Ahead of Key Brexit Debate

    A member of Theresa May’s government resigned Tuesday ahead of a key Parliamentary debate on legislation regarding Britain’s departure from the European Union. Conservative lawmaker Phillip Lee, who had voted to remain in the EU, resigned as the justice minister so he could speak out against the policy on Brexit. He said that while he was sad to leave the...

  • NBC NEWS May 31, 2018

    Denmark Bans the Wearing of Face Veils in Public

    Denmark has banned the wearing of face veils in public, joining France and other parts of Europe in outlawing the burqa and the niqab worn by some Muslim women, NBC News reported. Parliament voted on Thursday for the law proposed by the center-right government which said face veils were contrary to Danish values. Opponents say the ban, that comes into...

  • California Apr 20, 2018

    FDA to Consider Marijuana-Derived Medication for Children

    A marijuana-based treatment for severe forms of pediatric epilepsy is a step closer to approval by the Food and Drug Administration. FDA advisors voted to recommend approval for the drug that’s been hailed as a “breakthrough,” saying the cannabis-based oil has clear benefits for children with uncontrollable seizures.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Mar 31, 2018

    Russian Sent to US on Charges He Hacked Dropbox, Others

    A Russian man arrested over a year ago in the Czech Republic made his first appearance Friday in a U.S. courtroom, denying that he hacked computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other U.S. companies, compromising the personal information of millions of Americans. Yevgeniy Nikulin, 30, pleaded not guilty to computer intrusion, aggravated identity theft and other charges in federal court in...

  • PROSECUTOR Dec 1, 2017

    Dutch Autopsy Shows Dead War Criminal Had Cyanide in System

    A former Croatian general who died after swallowing a liquid at a war crimes hearing in the Netherlands had cyanide in his system, Dutch prosecutors said after an autopsy was performed Friday. Preliminary results from a toxicological test revealed “a concentration of potassium cyanide” in Slobodan Praljak’s blood, the Hague Public Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement. The cyanide caused...

  • law enforcement Nov 17, 2017

    Notorious Mafia ‘Boss of Bosses' Toto Riina Dead at 87

    Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina has died in the hospital while serving multiple life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down the Cosa Nostra, Italian media reported Friday. He was 87. Riina died hours after the Justice Minister had allowed his family members bedside visits Thursday,...

  • law enforcement Aug 9, 2017

    Netanyahu Rips Media, Opposition in Face of Corruption Case

    Israel’s embattled prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, lashed out at the media and his political opponents in an animated speech to hundreds of enthusiastic supporters on Wednesday, seeking to deliver a powerful show of force as he battles a slew of corruption allegations that have threatened to drive him from office. Netanyahu’s Likud Party organized Wednesday’s rally in response to a...

  • law enforcement Jul 30, 2017

    Police Disrupt Plot in Australia to ‘Bring Down an Airplane'

    Police in Australia disrupted a terrorist plot to bring down an airplane and arrested four men on Saturday in raids on homes in several Sydney suburbs, the prime minister said on Sunday....
    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said security had been increased at Sydney Airport since Thursday because of the plot. The increased security measures had been extended to all major international...

  • Facebook Jun 30, 2017

    Germany Passes Law to Fine Facebook and Other Social Networks Over Hate Speech

    German lawmakers approved a bill on Friday aimed at cracking down on hate speech on social networks, which critics say could have drastic consequences for free speech online.
    Social media platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter have become a battleground for angry debates about Germany’s recent influx of immigrants.

  • Facebook Jun 29, 2017

    Germany May Put Social Media on the Hook for Hate Speech With Fines Up to 50M Euros

    German lawmakers are poised to pass a bill designed to enforce the country’s existing limits on free speech — including the long-standing ban on Holocaust denial — in social networks. Critics including tech giants and human rights campaigners say the legislation could have drastic consequences for free speech online. The proposed measure would fine social networking sites up to 50...

  • California Apr 13, 2017

    Government Bids to Make Canada the 2nd Nation With Legal Marijuana

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government introduced legislation Thursday to let adults possess 30 grams of marijuana in public — a measure that would make Canada the largest developed country to end a nationwide prohibition on recreational marijuana. Trudeau has long promised to legalize recreational pot use and sales. U.S voters in California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada voted last year...

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