King Felipe's Brother-in-Law Guilty of Fraud, Infanta Cristina Acquitted - Court

Public prosecutors had not been seeking charges against the princess but the court did, however, find her civilly responsible, meaning she will have to pay a €265,088 ($282,170) fine. Some of the funds were transferred to a private company which paid for personal family items such as vacations, home furnishings and theater tickets. [Full Article...]

Trump's Pick for Ambassador to Israel Takes It All Back

Take the first step and call our senators to reject President Trump's unsafe choice for ambassador to Israel. He described his philanthropic support of an Israeli settlement in the West Bank as apolitical. The ambassadors, who had served both Democratic and Republican presidents, wrote that Friedman has been "active in supporting and financing the settler movement". [Full Article...]

Indonesia diplomats meet with woman arrested in Kim killing

Kim Jong Nam, 45, was preparing to fly to his home in Macau from Kuala Lumpur on Monday morning when he was attacked and poisoned by two women at Terminal 2 of the global airport, authorities said. "One aspect of this continuous process is that so-called "side branches" of the Kim family are sent into exile or killed, occasionally one followed by the other". [Full Article...]

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong arrested in bribery probe

Samsung officials, who had vowed to "reveal the truth in the court" before the arrest warrant was granted, expressed serious concerns that a leadership vacuum would make the group's key business decisions hit a standstill. Previously CEO of Samsung Electronics, Choi created the role of chief operating officer in 2010, and appointed Jay Y. Lee to that post. During the court's deliberation, Lee... [Full Article...]

Assad says West has no right to choose Syria's future

Assad says West has no right to choose Syria's future The Syrian conflict began when the Baath regime, in power since 1963 and led by Assad, responded with military force to peaceful protests during the Arab Spring wave of uprisings. "The West can not choose what is better for Syria: I or the Islamic State (terrorist group outlawed in Russia)". For sadism?.to get information? In an interview to Europe 1 radio, Assad looked unfazed about the ban e... [Full Article...]

Monopoly is getting rid of the thimble token

Monopoly is getting rid of the thimble token The thimble is being scrapped from the Monopoly game after voters rejected the piece. The game's maker, Hasbro, said despite being an integral part of day-to-day life when the token was originally added to the game in 1935, the lucky Thimble has lost its "shine" with today's fans. [Full Article...]

Amid controversy, Trump says campaign aides had no contact with Russian Federation

In fact, the White House confirmed media reports that Flynn spoke with the Russian ambassador about USA sanctions, precipitating his resignation, so the media reports were accurate. "The FBI must accelerate its investigation of the Russian connection with the Trump administration, and Congress must call for a bipartisan, independent, outside commission to fully investigate Russia's influen... [Full Article...]

Senate votes to repeal Obama-era gun regulation

Senate votes to repeal Obama-era gun regulation The Senate voted Wednesday morning to eliminate a regulation aimed to stop people with mental disorders from buying firearms. The reversal of the law passed the House last week, and is expected to be approved by President Donald Trump. Critics of the rule said it denied people not dangerously mentally ill, such as those with eating or sleep disorders, from owning firearms. The House voted agai... [Full Article...]

Puzder Withdraws His Nomination as Labor Secretary

Puzder Withdraws His Nomination as Labor Secretary Senate. He thanked Trump for the nomination and pledged to continue to support the administration. Puzder's nomination was initially cheered by those on the right - as recently as Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was a strong supporter of the fast-food executive - and those in the food industry. [Full Article...]

Syria Peace Talks Delayed Until Thursday

Syria Peace Talks Delayed Until Thursday The discussions were due to begin Wednesday and last two days, but were postponed until Thursday due to unexplained "technical reasons", Kazakhstan's foreign ministry said Wednesday. While Kazakh officials said they invited both the Syrian government and rebels for the new talks, several members of the Syrian opposition who took part in the previous Astana talks told AFP that they have not receive... [Full Article...]

Malaysia Arrests Female Suspect in North Korea Assassination

Malaysia Arrests Female Suspect in North Korea Assassination Malaysia rejected the request and had yet to decide whether to hand over to North Korea the body of Kim Jong Nam, 46, who died after a mysterious assault at Kuala Lumpur airport on Monday. Kim Jong-nam was the subject of a book My Father, Kim Jong-Il and Me in 2012, written by Japanese journalist Yoji Gomi who encountered his subject by chance in 2004 and wrote the book after hours of interv... [Full Article...]

Shipping industry calls for exemption from European Union carbon market reform

But other, more controversial aspects of the deal, such as the investor court system, will require ratification by European Union member states which could take years. "This is a watershed moment - European Union trade policy will never be the same again", said senior Scottish MEP David Martin, whose Socialists and Democrats group split on the issue. [Full Article...]

Pakistani judge outlaws all Valentine's Day celebrations

He ordered the respondents "to ensure that nothing about the celebration of Valentine's Day and its promotion is spread on the electronic and print media". A day after Islamabad High Court's order, police have been directed to confiscate red flowers and balloons on Valentine's Day. A joint operation conducted in several Malaysian states February 6-8 resulted in the arrests of 27 suspects belie... [Full Article...]

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall admits Hillsborough claims were false

However, at the time of publication, there remains blog post from August 2011 on Nuttall's website which repeats the claims that "close personal friends" died at Hillsborough. He added: "I want to make it perfectly clear". I've got witnesses, people who will stand up in court and back me 100 percent. "It is cruel and nasty and is making out that my family are lying as well". [Full Article...]

Raptors trade Terrence Ross to Magic for Serge Ibaka

Raptors trade Terrence Ross to Magic for Serge Ibaka The Raptors, who were in Chicago on Tuesday to play the Bulls, have lost 10 of their last 14 games. He is averaging 10.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 3-pointers in 54 games this season. Really the one big concern about this trade is that the Magic essentially swapped Victor Oladipo , Domantas Sabonis , and Ersan Ilyasova for Terrance Ross and a first round pick. [Full Article...]

Three dead, little girl seriously injured after house fire in Brampton

Three dead, little girl seriously injured after house fire in Brampton It happened at a home on Madison Street near Dixie Road and Williams Parkway shortly after 4 a.m. "We are unsure if there were any working smoke alarms". Brampton Fire, Peel regional police and the Ontario Fire Marshal are investigating. "Fire spreads very rapidly and in this case, three people were trapped in the house". [Full Article...]

Korean leader assassinated in Malaysia

Korean leader assassinated in Malaysia The Royal Malaysia Police said in a statement that a North Korean man they identified as Kim Chol - an alias that South Korean officials said had been used by Kim Jong Nam - died en route to a hospital on Monday after seeking medical assistance at the airport. [Full Article...]

3 held for theft at Satyarthis house; Nobel citation found

3 held for theft at Satyarthis house; Nobel citation found Police has also recovered his Nobel certificate, jewellery and other personal items. Satyarthi, a child rights and education activist, won the prize along with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai in 2014. All items, including the Nobel medal replica, iPads, laptops and watches, have been recovered. Delhi police commissioner Amulya Patnaik also tweeted about the case being solved. [Full Article...]

Raila reacts after doctors are jailed

Raila reacts after doctors are jailed She had asked top chiefs of Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union ( KMPDU ) to call off their job boycott, now on its 72nd day, and engage the government in talks. Masika. But National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale claimed Raila is "perfecting the art of scapegoating, lamenting and blame game" as he detailed unsuccessful efforts by the Government to end the strike. [Full Article...]

Army issues final permit to construct the Dakota Access Pipeline

Army issues final permit to construct the Dakota Access Pipeline It is entirely underground and surpasses federal safety requirements. Standing Rock Sioux announced that they will continue the fight to protect their "water and sacred places from the brazen private interests trying to push this pipeline through". [Full Article...]

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