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Sending Brazil’s former President Lula to prison assault on democracy, says CEPR
Luiz Inacio Lula da SilvaApril 7, 2018 ET
The Supreme Court decision against Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s habeas corpus petition, regarding his conviction for charges that he received a bribe, despite lack of evidence, is intended to bar him from upcoming presidential elections.
Greece moving 7,000 troops to borders with Turkey
Greece armyApril 7, 2018 ET
Greece’s Defense Minister Panos Kammenos announced a massive shift of 7,000 soldiers to Greek Islands in close proximity to Turkey, as well as to the northeastern region of Evros, where a land border is shared.
One third of Air France flights to be cancelled this Saturday
Air FranceApril 7, 2018 ET
Some 30 percent of Air France flights will be cancelled this Saturday as the company and its passengers brace for the fifth day of industrial action since February.
Fiji's west urged to prepare for the worst as cyclone nears
Fiji TD13FApril 7, 2018 ET
People in Fiji\'s sodden west were being urged to prepare for the worst on Saturday as the country prepared to be hit by the second cyclone in a week, Radio NZ reports.
6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea
Papua New GuineaApril 7, 2018 ET
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea at 1:48 p.m. Saturday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
Almost 65% of Germans not satisfied with new government's work
Angela MerkelApril 7, 2018 ET
A total of 64 percent of Germans who have the right to vote are not satisfied with the work of the new German government.
Americans nearing retirement worry most about social security
nearing retirementApril 6, 2018 ET
A slight majority of pre-retirement aged Americans, 51%, say they are worried a \"great deal\" about the Social Security system.
London murder rate overtakes New York
London murderApril 6, 2018 ET
London police investigated more murders than their New York counterparts did over the last two months, statistics show.
Checks at British airports will not affect most Russians
AeroflotApril 6, 2018 ET
Checks at British airports will not affect most Russians coming to the United Kingdom, the Russian Embassy in London wrote on Facebook on Thursday, TASS reports.
Luxury properties and cars restrained in Australia in proceeds of crime action
cars restrainedApril 6, 2018 ET
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) led Criminal Assets Confiscation Taskforce (CACT) executed search warrants on the Gold Coast successfully restraining properties, cash and a luxury vehicle valued in excess of $2.5 million.
Germany: Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont can't be extradited for rebellion
Carles PuigdemontApril 6, 2018 ET
Carles Puigdemont, the former leader of Catalonia, under investigation over the Catalan push for independence from Spain, can be extradited on charges of corruption, but not rebellion, the German court hearing his case has ruled.
China-France oceanography satellite to be launched in September
China FranceApril 6, 2018 ET
An ocean-observing satellite developed by China and France will be launched in September, according to China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT).