French court allows access to archives on 1994 Rwanda genocide

French court allows access to archives on 1994 Rwanda genocide

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s top administrative court on Friday ruled that a researcher could access former President Francois Mitterrand’s archives on the 1994 Rwandan genocide, marking a further step to ease tensions between Paris and Kigali. Researchers have complained that only a fraction of classified French documents have surfaced and say a conclusive account on … Read more

Trump sanctions against ICC ‘very bad news’: EU official

Trump sanctions against ICC 'very bad news': EU official

A top European Union official condemned President Trump’s decision to authorize sanctions against the International Criminal Court employees, calling the policy a “matter of serious concern.” Trump on Thursday signed an executive order authorizing harsh economic penalties on ICC workers or any person who helps with an investigation into the US or its allies, as … Read more

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U.S. appeals court skeptical of bid by ex-Trump adviser Flynn to end criminal case

U.S. appeals court skeptical of bid by ex-Trump adviser Flynn to end criminal case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday appeared skeptical of the Justice Department’s unprecedented effort to drop a criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former adviser Michael Flynn, signaling no quick end to the politically charged prosecution. FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn departs U.S. District Court In Washington, U.S., … Read more

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Turkey slams ‘propaganda machine’ Twitter over removal of accounts

Turkey slams 'propaganda machine' Twitter over removal of accounts

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey fiercely criticized Twitter on Friday for suspending more than 7,000 accounts that supported President Tayyip Erdogan, saying the company was smearing the government and trying to redesign Turkish politics. FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia March 5, 2020. Pavel Golovkin//File … Read more

Burundi’s president-elect to take power immediately after death of ex-leader

Burundi's president-elect to take power immediately after death of ex-leader

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Burundi’s constitutional court has agreed that president-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye should be sworn in immediately after the death of former leader Pierre Nkurunziza, the government said on Friday. The constitution provides for the speaker of parliament to take over in such a situation. The court ruled, however, that “the interim period is not … Read more

Man charged in Steven Carrillo death wrote extremist phrases in blood

Man charged in Steven Carrillo death wrote extremist phrases in blood

The California man who allegedly gunned down a sheriff’s deputy and critically injured another in an ambush scrawled a shorthand in blood for the “Boogaloo” far-right extremist movement before he was caught, according to a report. Steven CarrilloAP Steven Carrillo, 32, a US Air Force sergeant, was stationed at Travis Air Force Base when he … Read more

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Irish PM expects coalition deal in next couple of days

Irish PM expects coalition deal in next couple of days

FILE PHOTO: Ireland’s Prime Minister Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks during a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Government Buildings in Dublin, Ireland March 24, 2020. Steve Humphreys/Pool via REUTERS DUBLIN (Reuters) – There is a strong possibility negotiators from Ireland’s Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Green parties will strike … Read more

Cuomo to sign 10-bill package of police reform bills today

Cuomo to sign 10-bill package of police reform bills today

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign a 10-bill package of criminal justice and police reform bills into law Friday, following a week of expedited votes by Albany lawmakers in the wake of police custody death of George Floyd, and the wave of nationwide protests and unrest that followed. The bills were long held up … Read more

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Burundi’s president-elect to take power immediately after death of former leader

Burundi's president-elect to take power immediately after death of former leader

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Burundi’s constitutional court has agreed that president-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye should be sworn in immediately following the death of former leader Pierre Nkurunziza, the government said in a statement posted to Twitter on Friday. The constitution provides for the speaker of parliament to take over in such a situation. The court ruled, however, … Read more