Paris court convicts former French president Nicolas Sarkozy on charges of corruption, influence peddling – World News , Firstpost

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr The 66-year-old, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted of trying to bribe a magistrate in exchange for information about a legal case in which he was implicated Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy waves as he leaves the court room during a break of his trial for attempted bribery of a […]

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In world first, Germany convicts Syrian regime officer of crimes against humanity

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr Former intelligence officer Eyad al-Gharib, 44, was sentenced to four-and-a-half-years in prison by a court in the German city of Koblenz for aiding crimes against humanity. Gharib was convicted of accompanying the transportation of 30 detained demonstrators, despite knowing about the systematic torture in the prison the detainees were being sent to, according […]

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London Fashion Week goes online owing to COVID-19 lockdown; Burberry, Molly Goddard to broadcast collections – Fashion-trends News , Firstpost

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr On Monday, the British brand Burberry — known for its tailored trenchcoats — will present its menswear Autumn/Winter collection for 2021, designed by Italian creative director Riccardo Tisci. Representational image. Facebook/@londonfashionweek London Fashion Week begins on Friday in a virtual format due to a coronavirus lockdown with mainstays like Victoria Beckham shunning the […]

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How Brazil gambled on unproven drugs to fight Covid-19

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr After repeatedly promoting the potential for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to both prevent and mitigate the effects of Covid-19, Bolsonaro himself tested positive last July. “If I had taken hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure, I would still be working,” he said, even though the drug, most commonly used against malaria, had not actually been […]

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New Zealand suspends political ties and military ties with Myanmar, calls for restoration of civilian rule – World News , Firstpost

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr Unveiling the punitive measures, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called for the international community to ‘strongly condemn what we’re seeing happen in Myanmar’ File image of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. AP Wellington:  New Zealand announced the suspension of high-level military and political contacts with Myanmar Tuesday, the first major international move to isolate the […]

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US sends warship through Taiwan Strait for first time under Biden

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr The Japan-based USS John S McCain made the routine transit in accordance with international law, Lt. Joe Keiley, a spokesperson for the US Navy’s 7th Fleet, said in a statement. “The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military will continue […]

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Justice eludes Daniel Pearl’s family as Pakistan SC acquits key accused; all you need to know about 2002 murder case – World News , Firstpost

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr Omar Sheikh, a British-born man of Pakistani origin, who was convicted for the abduction and murder of WSJ reporter Daniel Pearl, was acquitted on Thursday. Sheikh was one of the three terrorists released by India after the hijacking of Indian Airlines plane in 1999 Pakistan Supreme Court’s decision this Thursday to allow a […]

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Three weeks into harsh lockdown, weary Brits fear it will take much longer to beat the new variant

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr But despite the harsh restrictions, case numbers are not dropping as fast as experts have hoped. Deaths continue to rise and public health experts and government are starting to warn people that the country will be in this battle for the long run. The new variant, known as B.1.1.7, has wreaked havoc in […]

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Joe Biden Inauguration Live Updates: Oath taking ceremony ends; no time to waste, tweets Biden as 46th POTUS – World News , Firstpost

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr Joe Biden Inauguration Live Updates: ‘There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face. That’s why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work,’ he tweeted Joe Biden Inauguration Latest Updates: The official Twitter accounts for the President of the United States and […]

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Dutch government resigns over child welfare fraud scandal

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the Cabinet’s resignation in an address Friday, saying that responsibility for the scandal “ultimately rests with the incumbent Cabinet and nowhere else.” Under the scandal, around 10,000 families in the Netherlands were told to repay tens of thousands of euros of subsidies after being wrongly accused of […]

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