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Singapore says “national shame” for armed forces to use weapons against own people

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s foreign minister said on Friday it was a “national shame” for the armed forces of a country to use weapons against their own people as he called on Myanmar’s military rulers to seek a peaceful solution to the unrest in the country. Security forces stand on......

California crash victims suspected of being smuggled across U.S.-Mexico border

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The 13 people killed in a Southern California highway crash were part of a group of nearly four dozen migrants suspected of slipping through a hole cut by human smugglers through a steel fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, federal officials said on Wednesday. Besides the dead......

South Dakota legislative leaders seek to suspend impeachment of attorney general

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By Patrick Callahan, Kayla Gahagan PIERRE, S.D. (Reuters) – Leaders of South Dakota’s legislature said on Tuesday they would push to suspend impeachment action against Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg over his conduct in a fatal car crash until criminal charges lodged against him are resolved. FILE PHOTO: The South Dakota......

No evidence U.S. Capitol rioters belong to antifa movement, FBI chief Wray testifies

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – FBI Director Chris Wray on Tuesday debunked conspiracy theories promoted by right-wing supporters of former President Donald Trump, saying there was no evidence that leftist extremists disguised themselves as Trump supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol. In testimony to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Wray also told......

Hearing for Hong Kong democracy activists resumes after marathon session

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – The proceedings for 47 Hong Kong democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion resume on Tuesday, following a marathon hearing that extended well past midnight before it was adjourned after one of the defendants fainted. Lawyers for the defendants are challenging a prosecution bid to......

U.S. Senate to begin debating COVID-19 bill this week -Schumer

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters in The Senate Reception Room during the second day of Trump’s second impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2021. Brandon Bell/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will begin debating President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion......

Biden administration to pay transportation, healthcare for families separated under Trump

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FILE PHOTO: Migrants stand in lines on the U.S. side of the Gateway International Bridge to be processed to seek asylum in the U.S., in Matamoros, Mexico February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Go Nakamura WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States could pay for transportation, healthcare, legal services, and career and educational services......

Australia’s Crown Resorts Perth casino chairman resigns

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March 1 (Reuters) – Australia’s Crown Resorts Ltd said on Monday John Poynton had resigned as the chairman of Crown Perth and as a director of the company. Poynton’s departure is the latest in a string of executive exits at the casino operator after an inquiry accused it of widespread......

At least two killed in skirmish at Chad opposition candidate’s house

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N’DJAMENA (Reuters) – At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo and the government said. FILE PHOTO: Chadian President Idriss Deby attends a ceremony commemorating the six million Jews killed by the Nazis in......

Kremlin critic Navalny arrives in penal colony: RIA

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FILE PHOTO: A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Press service of Simonovsky District......

Biden administration to appeal eviction moratorium ruling

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FILE PHOTO: Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies wait for a woman to collect her possessions as they carry out an eviction order, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 13, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said on Saturday......

White supremacist sentenced to nearly 20 years in plot to bomb Colorado synagogue

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DENVER (Reuters) – An avowed white supremacist was sentenced on Friday to 19-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty months ago to a federal hate-crimes case stemming from a botched plot to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue in 2019. FILE PHOTO: Richard Holzer is seen in this undated handout photo......

SoftBank announces settlement with former WeWork CEO Neumann

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Feb 26 (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday it had reached a settlement with WeWork’s special committee and the company’s co-founder and former chief executive, Adam Neumann, putting to rest a legal battle dating back to 2019. SoftBank, the new owner of the office-sharing firm, did not disclose......

Boeing 737 MAX crash lawyers ask two CEOs to testify

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(Reuters) – Lawyers for families of a fatal Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia are seeking testimony from the planemaker’s chief executive Dave Calhoun and his predecessor Dennis Muilenburg, among other current and former employees, according to a court filing. The Boeing 737 MAX crash on Ethiopian Airlines on......

U.N. rights chief decries violations in China’s Xinjiang, hopes for visit

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FILE PHOTO: U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet speaks during a news conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 9, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Friday that China is restricting basic civil......

Oath Keeper withdraws claim she met with Secret Service before U.S. Capitol attack

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(Reuters) – A leader of the far-right group Oath Keepers who is charged with participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol reversed her story on Monday about having met with Secret Service agents in Washington on the day of the insurrection. FILE PHOTO: Members of the Oath......

U.S. Supreme Court to weigh Trump administration abortion referral restriction

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WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide the legality of a government regulation implemented under former President Donald Trump that bars health clinics from receiving federal family planning funds if they provide abortion referrals. The justices will hear appeals in cases in which......

Biden’s attorney general nominee Garland vows to prioritize civil rights

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By Jan Wolfe, Sarah N. Lynch (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee Merrick Garland will tell the Senate on Monday he plans to prioritize civil rights and combat domestic terror if confirmed as the top U.S. justice official, according to remarks released on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Judge Merrick......

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny tells Russian court to free him

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By Polina Nikolskaya, Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny told a judge to set him free on Saturday as he appealed against what he said was a politically-motivated decision to jail him for nearly three years. Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic, was jailed earlier this......

Kremlin critic Navalny back in court for jail appeal, possible fine

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny returned to court on Saturday to hear his lawyers appeal against what they say was a politically-motivated decision to jail him for nearly three years. Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic, was jailed earlier this month for parole violations he said were......

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