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Amnesty International - Friday, April 20, 2018
Responding to the 30-year jail sentence handed to Mohammed Jabateh, a former Liberian war lord known as “Jungle Jabbah” now living in the US, for immigration fraud and perjury due to failure to disclose his involvement in human rights abuses during the Liberian civil war, Amnesty International’s West Africa Researcher Sabrina Mahtani said: (Full Story)
Friday, April 20, 2018
China has made a series of market opening pledges over the past week, but analysts said the moves are unlikely to help Beijing and Washington take any steps toward resolving their differences or advance negotiations. Instead, frustrations are growing as punitive trade actions pile up. China has pledged specific steps to open up its financial and insurance sector with milestones set for June and again before the end of this year. It has also addressed a key concern of President Donald... (Full Story)
Friday, April 20, 2018
Authorities say one student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the shooting happened Friday morning at Forest High School which was on lockdown. The injured student was taken to a local hospital.   Police say the suspected shooter is also a student at the school.   No other details were immediately available. Some parents came to the school to await word on what happened. (Full Story)
Friday, April 20, 2018
France’s Emmanuel Macron heads to Washington April 23-25 for talks with President Donald Trump at a time fraught with trans-Atlantic differences … ranging from Iran, to trade, to the status of Jerusalem. Macron’s is the first full head-of-state visit by a foreign leader during Trump’s presidency — testament to the surprisingly close relationship forged between the two. But can it deliver tangible results? For VOA, Lisa Bryant reports from Paris. (Full Story)
Friday, April 20, 2018
A roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province Friday killed at least five civilians and wounded more than 10 others. The victims were traveling to the Haska Meena district from the provincial capital of Jalalabad when their passenger vehicle struck the bomb, a local government spokesman told VOA. Attaullah Khogyani said four children and two women were among those wounded. He added the attack occurred in a remote village named Khataki, which is not under the... (Full Story)
Friday, April 20, 2018
Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday. Just ahead of this weekend's two-year anniversary of Prince's death, prosecutors announced they would file no... (Full Story)
Friday, April 20, 2018
Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all. Castro said nothing about how a young civilian from outside his family could lead the socialist nation that he and his older brother Fidel created from scratch and ruled with total... (Full Story)
Friday, April 20, 2018
When it comes to reaching one’s goals, there is a saying English speakers often use to explain the path to success. It goes like this: “It’s not what you know, but who you know...” Those words suggest that being hard working or knowledgeable is not the only way to get what you want in life. Very often it can even be more important to have a relationship with someone who can help you reach your goals. Kenley Jones says that in a way, the same could be said of the process of applying... (Full Story)
Friday, April 20, 2018
Undeterred by immigration politics, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a Washington state classroom for refugees that runs on the same promise that's bestowed upon children and fuels newcomers to the American dream. Mandy Manning plans to use her new platform to spread a message of unity, urging President Donald Trump to be a president for everyone in the United States. "I would encourage him to go out into neighborhoods and into places where he hasn't gone... (Full Story)
Friday, April 20, 2018
India's main opposition parties are seeking to impeach the country's top judge, accusing him of misuse of authority and acting under government pressure. Opposition leaders presented a notice to the chairman of Parliament's upper house on Friday seeking an inquiry into Chief Justice Deepak Misra's conduct, to be followed by a vote on impeachment. They also accused Misra of providing false information when he bought land before becoming chief justice. Misra did not... (Full Story)
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