Monthly Archives: August 2020

At least 27 poisoned by carbon monoxide at illegal bunker rave party in Oslo: police

Police said Monday that two people faced preliminary charges of trespassing and illegally being inside a bunker.

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U.S. appeals court won’t dismiss former Trump adviser Michael Flynn case

The decision keeps the matter at least temporarily alive and rejects efforts by both Flynn’s lawyers and the Justice Department to force the prosecution to be dropped without any further hearings from the judge.

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Steve Bannon to face trial in May 2021 for ‘We Build The Wall’ fraud case

Bannon pleaded not guilty after his Aug. 20 arrest aboard a luxury yacht off the coast of Connecticut. He was freed on $5 million bail by a Manhattan magistrate judge.

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Moving ‘too quickly’ on coronavirus vaccine comes with risks: WHO

Although every country had the right to approve drugs without completing full trials, “it is not something that you do very lightly,” WHO said.

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U.S. vetoes United Nations anti-terrorism resolution

Four U.N. diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because contacts have been private, said Monday a U.S. veto is likely because the Americans believe the resolution doesn’t go far enough and left out the key element of repatriation.

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Feds face growing frustration over Trudeau’s promise to help Hong Kong

The growing exasperation follows Ottawa’s suspension of an extradition treaty with Hong Kong in early July after China passed a security law that put Hong Kong under tighter control from Beijing.

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Venezuela pardons 110 people, many of whom are political opponents of President Maduro

The move comes ahead of congressional elections set for Dec. 6 that the movement led by U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido says it is boycotting because conditions for the vote are not fair.

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Oregon state police to patrol Portland amid protests after fatal shooting

A supporter of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer was killed amid skirmishes between Trump supporters who led a car caravan through the city and Black Lives Matter protesters who had gathered for another night of demonstrations.

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Opposition leaders in Belarus to create new political party amid protests

Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova and the team of jailed opposition figure Viktor Babariko said on Monday they were forming a new political party called Together, a video shared online showed.

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70% of coronavirus relief payments to deceased are now recovered: U.S. officials

The Government Accountability Office said Monday it had been told by the Treasury Department that nearly 70 per cent of the $1.6 billion that had mistakenly gone to dead people had been recovered.

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