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‘He wasn’t representing Ireland’: Irish PM upstaged by Conor McGregor at Chicago St Patrick’s parade

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PR-obsessed Irish PM Leo Varadkar was left squirming after leading Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day parade alongside recently-arrested UFC bad boy Conor McGregor. Varadkar claimed McGregor “wasn’t representing Ireland.” Varadkar led the massive, three-hour parade through the streets of the Windy City on Saturday, as part of his annual four-day trip to the US as Taoiseach Read More

Huawei CFO wanted to quit job just before arrest, says founder

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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou had been looking for another job when she was arrested in Canada last December on a U.S. warrant, the firm’s founder said in an interview aired on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Co Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrives back at home after Read More

Vatican's banker sentenced to six years for child abuse

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A former Vatican treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, has been sentenced to six years in prison for a string of sexual assaults on teenagers. Cardinal Pell was found guilty of sexually abusing 13-year-old choir boys 22 years ago in the priests’ sacristy of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, where he was archbishop at the time. He Read More

Mafia boss Carmine 'The Snake' Persico has died

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The former boss of one of America’s most powerful Mafia families has died while serving a 139-year-old jail sentence. Carmine “The Snake” Persico was head of the New York-based Colombo crime family. His lawyer Benson Weintraub said Persico died at the Duke University Medical Centre in North Carolina, near a federal prison in Butner where Read More

Prison authorities say they are investigating 'pharma bro' Shkreli

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said on Friday it was investigating former drug company executive Martin Shkreli’s conduct in prison after the Wall Street Journal reported he was still helping run his old company using a contraband cellphone. Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli exits U.S. District Court after being convicted Read More

Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify at WikiLeaks inquiry

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US whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been jailed for contempt of court after refusing to give evidence to a grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks. Sending her to a federal prison on Friday, US District Judge Claude Hilton said she will remain behind bars until she testifies, or until the grand jury finishes its inquiry. The former Read More

100s of children facing terrorism charges after forced confessions – HRW

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A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report claims that Iraqi and Kurdish governments have imprisoned hundreds of children who have been forced, through torture, into confessing that they are Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) members. In a damning 53-page report, released Wednesday, HRW alleges that some 1,500 children have been charged with IS terrorism offences. It Read More

Ousted Nissan boss Ghosn leaves Japan jail after $9 million bail

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn walked out of a Tokyo prison on a $9 million bail on Wednesday, slipping past reporters in a face mask and moving closer to mounting a defense against financial misconduct charges that he has called “meritless”. Ghosn, among the world’s most prominent auto executives whose dramatic rescue Read More

Ousted Nissan boss Ghosn leaves Tokyo jail, vows to fight 'meritless' charges

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn left prison on a $9 million bail on Wednesday, slipping past a throng of reporters in a blue cap and surgical mask, after vowing to mount a defense against financial misconduct charges that he has called “meritless”. Surrounded by security guards and dressed in a workman’s uniform Read More