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Source: Global News

Government has a responsibility to defend jobs, Trudeau says amid SNC-Lavalin allegations

Today 18:10 GMT

Canada’s top civil servant fears ‘somebody’s going to be shot’ during next election campaign. “One of the fundamental responsibilities of any government is to look for good jobs, to defend jobs and to make sure that our economy is growing in ways that give a real and fair chance to everyone,” Trudeau told reporters in St. John’s, N.L.,  when asked about his conversations with then Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.

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Source: Global News

R. Kelly was acquitted in 2008. Here’s why the current case against him may be stronger

Today 11:44 GMT

Tears streamed down R. Kelly cheeks as a court official read a jury’s not guilty verdict to all 14 counts of child pornography at his 2008 trial in Chicago.

He added that prosecutors had “succumbed to the court of public opinion, who’ve convicted him,” adding that Kelly looked forward to being acquitted at another trial. One of Kelly’s victims in the new case was allegedly assaulted by him within just a year or two after his 2008 trial ended; the other allegations date to the late 1990s and early 2000s, according to the indictment.

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Source: The Guradian

El Chapo's lawyers request new trial after report of juror misconduct

Today 18:09 GMT

Lawyers for convicted drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán intend to petition for a new trial after a news report indicated that multiple jurors followed media coverage of the trial against the instructions of the judge in the case.

?In a letter to Judge Brian Cogan released on Friday, attorney Eduardo Balarezo, who represented Guzmán at the trial, said his client, currently incarcerated in lower Manhattan awaiting sentencing, “intends to file motion for a new trial based on the disclosures in the article and to request an evidentiary hearing to determine the extent of the misconduct”. Balarezo earlier described the allegations contained in the Vice report as “deeply concerning and distressing”.

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Source: The Guradian

Sentenced to life: Florida lawyer stages trial to propose to girlfriend

Thursday 08:59 GMT

In the video, the jury of her peers (that is, her family and friends) enters, and Dinetz begins to give an opening statement as Lettman starts to cry, suspecting the plot of the trial is a bit more personal than professional.

When Dinetz finally asked the big question, Lettman gave an enthusiastic yes – at which point the judge banged his gavel and “sentenced” them to life.

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Source: The Guradian

Egypt executes nine men convicted over Hisham Barakat assassination

Thursday 08:59 GMT

The nine men were among 28 sentenced to death for the murder of Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s former public prosecutor, assassinated when a car bomb struck his vehicle in 2015.

The Cairo-based Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights estimated that at least 32 people were executed in 2018, with over 600 death sentenced issued in the first eleven months of last year.

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Source: Common Domain

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, at the current pace, is on track to hit 30,000 in April

Thursday 08:59 GMT

Still, with the trajectory of the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.03% combined with investors’ bullishness, the benchmark index would hit 30,000 points on April 5. What are the odds that could happen?

Please click here for an annotated chart of S&P 500 ETF SPY, +0.17% which represents the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.15%. Please click here for an annotated chart of DJIA ETF DIA, +0.06% which represents the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.03% Similar conclusions can be drawn from the charts of Nasdaq 100 ETF QQQ, +0.20% and small-cap ETF IWM, +0.28% Please note the following:. • The second chart shows that if the Dow Jones Industrial Average were to continue its rise at the present rate, it will reach 30,000 on April 5.. • The first chart shows that The Arora Report gave a buy signal right at the bottom on Christmas Eve.

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Source: BBC

Swiss soldier on trial for fighting IS

Friday 13:35 GMT

Once Switzerland established itself as a neutral country, its government decided it could be awkward to have Swiss men fighting on multiple sides of Europe's wars, and forbade the practice.

Fighting for a banned group like IS carries a much stiffer prison sentence than the one facing Johan Cosar - up to 20 years. Switzerland's justice minister said this week she would like Swiss foreign fighters to be tried "on the spot" in Syria rather than back in Switzerland.

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Source: DW

Heckler & Koch fined €3.7 million over illegal arms to Mexico

Friday 09:00 GMT

A court in Stuttgart has handed suspended jail terms of 17 and 22 months respectively to two former employees of weapons maker Heckler & Koch for the illegal sale of over 4,500 assault rifles to several states in Mexico that were plagued by violence.

Two former staff members at the weapons manufacturer were given suspended sentences for violating Germany's War Weapons Control Act for their involvement in the delivery of machine guns to Mexico.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte