Brazil’s president accused of bribery

May 19, 2017

Rio de Janeiro (CNN)Brazil’s leadership lurched into another bribery scandal Wednesday, as one of the country’s biggest newspapers accused President Michel Temer of paying a former senate colleague hush money. Temer’s office released a statement denying that he had authorized any bribes to be paid to imprisoned former house speaker Eduardo Cunha in exchange for his silence regarding a long-running corruption investigation. The prominent daily newspaper O Globo reported …

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Dutch King reveals he secretly piloted KLM passenger flights for 21 years

May 18, 2017

(CNN)They don’t call KLM “Royal Dutch Airlines” for nothing. King Willem-Alexander, reigning monarch of the Netherlands, revealed in an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he’d regularly flown flights for a subsidiary of the Dutch flag carrier for over two decades. Calling the part-time role a “hobby,” the King says that he’d taken to the cockpit as a co-pilot of KLM Cityhopper — the airline’s short-haul carrier — …

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When a lion prowled the streets of Birmingham – BBC News

May 14, 2017

Image copyright Artokoloro Quint Lox Limited / Alamy Stock Photo Image caption An illustration from The Graphic newspaper shows men pulling a lion from a sewer using a rope while two other men threaten it with guns Frank C Bostock, the owner of a menagerie, was himself responsible for fooling both the public and the police over the whole lion-in-a-sewer affair. He later described the event as “thrilling”. World-famous as a lion tamer, having discovered the beasts were …

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The FBI translator who went rogue and married an ISIS terrorist

May 2, 2017

An FBI translator with a top-secret security clearance traveled to Syria in 2014 and married a key ISIS operative she had been assigned to investigate, CNN has learned. The rogue employee, Daniela Greene, lied to the FBI about where she was going and warned her new husband he was under investigation, according to federal court records. Greene’s saga, which has never been publicized, exposes an embarrassing breach of national security at the FBIan agency that has made its mission rooting …

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‘Robbery of the century’: Brazen heist erupts into gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

April 25, 2017

… Paraguay’s Interior Ministry in a news release. The building had been under the police radar before, Richard Vera, chief of the Ciudad del Este police homicide department told Argentina’s El Pais newspaper. In 2015, they found an L-shaped tunnel connecting the building to a nearby house. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAutoTube – Viral Affiliate Video Site Builder Build Viral Affiliate Sites That Are Monetized with Amazon in Under 10 Minutes.Vinci3D Commercial – …

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Prince Harry sought counseling to cope with Diana’s death

April 17, 2017

(CNN)Britain’s Prince Harry has revealed that he sought counseling four years ago to deal with the grief of losing his mother, Princess Diana. In a candid interview with British newspaper The Telegraph, the fifth in line to the throne said the loss of his mother at such a young age had led to a period of “total chaos.” “I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12 and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years has had a quite serious effect …

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FBI monitored former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on Russia

April 12, 2017

… investigation into possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia, the newspaper says, citing unnamed law enforcement and other US officials. The FBI and Justice Department obtained the warrant after convincing a FISA judge there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign government (Russia), the report says. The warrant presents the strongest information to date that the FBI had reason to believe a Trump adviser was in touch with Moscow and met with foreign …

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Mountain Dew spill at Michigan plant raises environmental concerns

April 11, 2017

… Quality, told the newspaper that the magnitude of the spill was highly unusual. The soda syrup could have a toxic effect on aquatic life if it got into rivers, lakes or streams. Officials at the plant tried to treat the problem without any help for two days before the system became overwhelmed, the Livingston Daily reported. The DEQ received an alert from the Pollution Emergency Alert System when the syrup, mixed with waste water, sent more than 50,000 gallons of sugar-laced sewage flowing out …

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‘People who just dont exist’: 6 things to keep in mind as gay men disappear in Chechnya.

April 5, 2017

More than 100 gay men have quietly been “rounded up” by law enforcement in Chechnya, a semi-independent state of southern Russia, according to Moscow-based newspaper Novaya Gazeta. At least three men are believed to have been killed. This atrocity may be happening on the other side of the globe, but the message it’s sending to the world hits very close to home. Here are six facts to keep in mind as this story develops: 1. The move to round up men suspected of being gay began …

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Why China is banning beards and veils in Xinjiang

April 1, 2017

(CNN)No long beards. No veils in public places. No home-schooling. The latest measures — outlined in a sweeping new anti-extremism legislation — take effect Saturday and come on the heels of a series of steps to increase surveillance in the region that include the surrender of passports and mandatory GPS trackers in cars. “They’re doubling down on security in Xinjiang,” said James Leibold, an associate professor at Australia’s Le Trobe University, whose …

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#TBT: Margaret Chase Smith and her ‘place in the sun’

March 31, 2017

(CNN)It’s hard to say what Margaret Chase Smith is best remembered for. During her three decades in Congress, Chase served in both chambers and gave one of the Senate’s most memorable speeches. If that wasn’t enough of a mark, she also ran for president. Margaret Chase was born in Maine in 1897. She worked as a teacher, a telephone operator and at a newspaper. She married Clyde Smith in 1930, six years before the Maine Republican won a seat in the US House. Margaret got her …

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Dakota Access Pipeline vandalized before it comes online

March 22, 2017

… newspaper. Dakota Access says in its court filing that the attacks will not stop the filling of the pipeline with oil. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMario Brown’s FB Continuity Profits Upgrade 3 Alpha Networks Extra 10,000 Posts Easy WP Localhost (WPLS) Fastest and easiest to install localhost for PC/MAC pre-configured IonCube readyFlowLeads Agency (Beginner Pack) …

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Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

… central office, she told the newspaper. The district kicked off an investigation that ran from January 25 to January 31, after which the results were given to Cummins, she said, according to the paper. “During the investigation, both the teacher and the student were instructed to have no contact. The student was transferred out of Cummins’ class. At that time, there were no findings to substantiate suspension of the teacher. The suspension on February 6 was precipitated by …

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