Monday, March 25, 2019

New Zealand mosque attacks: Who is Brenton Tarrant?

Melbourne, Australia - The Australian man allegedly responsible for livestreaming a massacre of Muslims as they prayed in New Zealand mosques was previously not known to security agencies in Australia or New Zealand, authorities have said. Brenton Tarrant, 28, accused of carrying out attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday that resulted in the deaths…

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev announces resignation

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has abruptly announced his resignation 29 years after taking office.  In a televised address on Tuesday, the 78-year-old said he has made the "difficult" decision to terminate his authority as president, but did not give a specific reason for the shocking decision. "I have decided to end my duties as president,"…

Brazil’s former president Michel Temer arrested: reports

Brazil's former President Michel Temer was reportedly arrested on Thursday as part of the sweeping anti-corruption investigation known as "Car Wash". Local media reported the former president was arrested in his house in Sao Paulo and flown to the Federal Police office in Rio de Janeiro. A spokeswoman for the Prosecutors Office in Rio told…

Mueller ends Trump-Russia probe: All the latest updates

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his nearly two-year investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow and whether President Donald Trump unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe.  On Friday, Mueller handed over his report to Attorney General William Barr, who has said he will…

Fresh protests in Algeria as allies turn on Bouteflika

A huge crowd has gathered in the Algerian capital to protest for a fourth consecutive Friday demanding urgent change and an end to the rule of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power for 20 years.  Demonstrators crammed streets and squares in central Algiers after Friday prayers, many draped in Algeria's red, green and white…

‘Yellow-vest’ rioting in Paris as anti-Macron protests persist

French "yellow vest" protesters have clashed with police in Paris, in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron and his government's policies. Large plumes of smoke on Saturday rose above the rioting on the landmark Champs-Elysees avenue in the French capital, as the demonstrators set fires and smashed up luxury stores. Police tried to…

Trump’s ex-campaign manager Manafort handed another prison term

Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 73 months in prison for two conspiracy charges arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 US presidential election. On Wednesday, US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said 30 of the months would run concurrently with Manafort's sentence last week…

AIPAC convenes annual conference in Washington amid division

AIPAC, one of the most powerful lobby groups in the United States, is facing new criticism from Democrats and advocates for Palestinian rights as it convenes its annual policy conference this week amid a widening US political divide over Israel. The annual pro-Israel event, which starts on Sunday, is expected to draw more than 15,000…

Student vigil for NZ mosque victims brings thousands together

Christchurch, New Zealand – When classes ended at Cashmere High School early on Monday afternoon, there was only one place Okirano Tilaia was headed to. The 17-year-old student had a date to keep. In fact, he had thousands. Looking out over a massive crowd of teenagers gathered at a park near Christchurch's Al Noor mosque,…
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Trump’s ex-campaign manager Manafort handed another prison term

Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 73 months in prison for two conspiracy charges arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 US presidential election. On Wednesday, US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said 30 of the months would run concurrently with Manafort's sentence last week…

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