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'Shell-shocked' R Kelly arrested after handing himself in to police

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By Sanya Burgess, news reporter R Kelly has been arrested after handing himself in to police to face 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. It is expected the singer will be held overnight and appear in court on Saturday where he will be given the option of posting bail. The R&B star, whose legal Read More

Jurors in El Chapo trial accused of 'massive misconduct'

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By Connor Sephton, news reporter Jurors in the trial of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have been accused of “massive misconduct” by the convict’s lawyer. Jeffrey Lichtman says there are serious questions surrounding Guzman’s conviction on drug smuggling and conspiracy charges, amid claims some jurors flouted strict rules imposed on them by a judge. Read More

Jurors in El Chapo trial accused of disobeying judge's strict orders

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By Connor Sephton, news reporter Jurors in the trial of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have been accused of “massive misconduct” by the convict’s lawyer. Jeffrey Lichtman says there are serious questions surrounding Guzman’s conviction on drug smuggling and conspiracy charges, amid claims some jurors flouted strict rules imposed on them by a judge. Read More

‘Macron is playing ‘political theater’ in linking anti-Semitism & anti-Zionism – French commenters

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French President Emmanuel Macron’s vow to outlaw “anti-Zionism” as racism has less to do with actually fighting hate crimes and more to do with courting votes, according to French commenters. “Anti-Semitism is hiding itself behind anti-Zionism,” Macron said Wednesday, speaking at the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (Crif) and announcing that France seeks to Read More

Nike shares slip, faces Twitter storm after sneaker fail

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(Reuters) – Shares of Nike Inc fell nearly 2 percent on Thursday, a day after a sneaker worn by emerging basketball star Zion Williamson split in half 33 seconds into a hotly anticipated game between Duke University and North Carolina. Feb 20, 2019; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts after Read More

Anti-Zionism equals Anti-Semitism? Macron fuels debate on how to define anti-Jewish hate

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Addressing a rise in hate crimes against the Jewish diaspora in France, President Emanuel Macron has supported the expansion of the definition of anti-Semitism to outlaw anti-Zionism as well, fueling public debate over the terms. “Anti-Semitism is hiding itself behind anti-Zionism,” Macron said Wednesday, speaking at the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (Crif) and Read More

Swastikas painted on Jewish graves in French cemetery

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Swastikas and antisemitic slogans have been smeared on about 90 graves in a Jewish cemetery in France, local officials said. The graffiti appeared in the cemetery in Quatzenheim, near Strasbourg, overnight on Tuesday – hours before planned nationwide marches against a rise in antisemitic attacks. French president Emmanuel Macron visited the graveyard on Tuesday, walking Read More

‘I do not recognize my country’: Yellow Vests who have lost eyes, limbs demand justice from Macron

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French protesters have gathered for the 15th week of Gilets Jaunes rallies, with the injury toll from the civil unrest resembling that of a small war. Despite pleas from victims, however, Emmanuel Macron is tightening the screws. “This is not normal. We are in France, one of the oldest and best democracies in the world,” Read More

Drones temporarily ground takeoffs at Dubai Airport, leaving thousands stranded

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All scheduled takeoffs were grounded at Dubai Airport for about half an hour after unauthorized drones entered the airspace. Passengers stuck on runways were tweeting their frustration at the delays. Dubai Airport spokesperson confirmed to RT that “flight departures from Dubai International were suspended” 1013 hrs and 1045 hrs UAE local time due to suspected Read More

U.S. issues new rules requiring rail oil spill response plans

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FILE PHOTO: A crude oil train moves past the loading rack at the Eighty-Eight Oil LLC’s transloading facility in Ft. Laramie, Wyoming July 15, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Department on Thursday issued final rules requiring railroads to develop oil spill response plans and to disclose details of shipments to states Read More