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April 04, 2020

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Trump issues pardons in US war crimes cases

Trump issues pardons in US war crimes cases

US President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned a former soldier convicted of murder and a Green Beret charged with killing a suspected Taliban bomb-maker, defying warnings that the move would be an abuse of the powers afforded him under the US Constitution.Trump

Rajapaksas eye comeback in Sri Lanka presidential election

Rajapaksas eye comeback in Sri Lanka presidential election

Sri Lankans choose a new president on Saturday in what could mark a comeback for the Rajapaksa clan, lauded by supporters for crushing the Tamil Tigers but condemned by critics for war crimes, corruption and cosying up to China.Four years after political bruis

France seeks foreign witnesses in Epstein probe

France seeks foreign witnesses in Epstein probe

French police on Friday launched an appeal for foreign witnesses in a probe into alleged crimes committed in Paris by disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in an American jail while awaiting trial on charges of abusing minors.Police said i

Drug trafficking up sharply under Venezuela's Maduro: US

Drug trafficking up sharply under Venezuela's Maduro: US

Drug trafficking to and from Venezuela has shot up 50 percent under President Nicolas Maduro, who is enriching himself by working with organized crime, the United States charged Thursday.Maduro, a leftist who has been in power since 2013, helps crime gangs and

ICC approves probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

ICC approves probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

The International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a full investigation into Myanmar's alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as the southeast Asian nation faced mounting legal pressure worldwide over their fate.Judges backed a prosecution request to probe a