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Dozens jailed for life over Turkey's 2016 coup

Dozens jailed for life over Turkey's 2016 coup A total of 475 defendants, including some generals and fighter jet pilots at the Akinci air base, on the outskirts of the capital, Ankara, had been on trial for the past three years, accused of directing the coup and bombing key government buildings, including a section of Turkey's parliament. [Full Article...]

'CITGO 6' found guilty and sentenced in Venezuela

'CITGO 6' found guilty and sentenced in Venezuela In addition to Pereira, the others convicted were Gustavo Cárdenas, Jorge Toledo, brothers Jose Luis Zambrano and Alirio Zambrano, and Tomeu Vadell - all now US citizens. "While we do not have first-hand knowledge of these reported convictions, we are distressed to read about this outcome", the company said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Owl rescued from New York Christmas tree returns to the wild

Owl rescued from New York Christmas tree returns to the wild Luckily the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Saugerties, NY took "Rocky" (full name: Rockefeller, of course) in and nursed her back to health, as she hadn't had anything to eat or drink in three days. The tiny Saw-whet owl was named Rockefeller after it was found by a worker setting up the holiday tree November 16 at Manhattan's Rockefeller Center. [Full Article...]

EXPLAINER: China's claims of coronavirus on frozen foods

EXPLAINER: China's claims of coronavirus on frozen foods China earlier claimed that the initial source of coronavirus outbreak was possibly from outside however it was disputed by several countries including the USA and Australia even as the World Health Organization has started investigation on the origin of the virus in China. [Full Article...]

Israeli air strikes hit near Damascus: state media

Israeli air strikes hit near Damascus: state media Citing senior Israeli officials, Axios reported Wednesday that service members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were recently instructed to prepare for a potential US strike on Iran before US President Donald Trump is expected to leave office in January. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He'll Go If Electoral College Chooses Biden

Trump Says He'll Go If Electoral College Chooses Biden Answering his first questions from reporters since the November 3 vote, the president moved closer to accepting that he would serve only one term in office before Biden is inaugurated on January 20. Following weeks of needless delay, the Trump-appointed head of the General Services Administration (GSA) allowed the Biden team to formally begin the transition process on Monday. [Full Article...]

Bloc leader slams Trudeau over 'unacceptable' handling of COVID-19 vaccine orders

Bloc leader slams Trudeau over 'unacceptable' handling of COVID-19 vaccine orders Before Ford's daily press conference, federal health officials confirmed that agreements had been reached to procure up to 194 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with the option to purchase an additional 220 million more. Advertisment Canadians may have to wait for a Covid-19 vaccine. Michelle Rempel Garner, a lawmaker from the opposition Conservative Party, has expressed doubts that the Cana... [Full Article...]

Japan eyes economic cooperation with China

Japan eyes economic cooperation with China Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to build "good working relations" with his Japanese counterpart, Mr Wang said, citing a message from Mr Xi that he delivered to Mr Suga. The Japanese side is ready to work with China to implement the consensus reached by leaders of the two countries, maintain high-level communications, and resume consultations and security dialogues between the parliament, econom... [Full Article...]


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