MYANMAR COURT JAILS REUTERS REPORTERS
Sep04

MYANMAR COURT JAILS REUTERS REPORTERS

A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress toward democracy in the Southeast Asian country. Yangon northern district judge Ye Lwin said Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, breached the colonial-era Offi cial Secrets Act when they collected and obtained confi dential documents. “The defendants …...

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TRUMP, TRUDEAU UPBEAT ABOUT NAFTA DEAL
Aug30

TRUMP, TRUDEAU UPBEAT ABOUT NAFTA DEAL

The leaders of the United States and Canada expressed optimism on Wednesday that they could reach a new NAFTA deal by a Friday deadline as negotiators prepared to talk through the night, although Canada warned that a number of tricky issues remained. Under pressure, Canada rejoined the talks to modernize the 24-yearold North American Free Trade Agreement after Mexico and the United States announced a bilateral deal on Monday. Canadian...

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RUSSIA: WOMAN FACES ‘BORDERLINE TORTURE’
Aug21

RUSSIA: WOMAN FACES ‘BORDERLINE TORTURE’

Russia accused the United States of trying to break the spirit in jail of Maria Butina, a woman U.S. authorities say is a Russian government agent, and complained she was being subjected to “borderline torture.” Butina, a 29-year-old gun rights advocate living in Washington, D.C., was arrested in July and has been accused of acting as a Russian government agent while developing ties with American citizens and infi ltrating political...

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TRUMP SIGNS WATEREDDOWN DEFENSE BILL
Aug14

TRUMP SIGNS WATEREDDOWN DEFENSE BILL

Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China’s ZTE Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co. Trump signed the law at the U.S. Army’s Fort Drum base in upstate New York on his way back to Washington after a 12-day working vacation at his golf club in New Jersey. The bill was named for one of Trump’s political...

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Ex-city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack
Aug08

Ex-city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack

A former Venezuelan municipal police chief and anti-government activist says he helped organize an operation to launch armed drones over a military rally on Saturday that President Nicolas Maduro has called an assassination attempt. In an interview, Salvatore Lucchese, a Venezuelan activist who was previously imprisoned for his role in past protests, told Reuters he orchestrated the attack with a loose association of anti-Maduro...

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