Surfside Condo Collapse Site Sells For $120M To Trump Linked Developer

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A Dubai billionaire and business partner of former United States President Donald Trump has bought the Surfside condo collapse site for $120 million. Hussain Sajwani, the owner of DAMAC Properties, was the only bidder for the site of the former …

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New French Minister Damien Abad Accused of Sex Crimes

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Several women accused Damien Abad of rape in 2010 and 2011, alleging the new French minister for solidarity, autonomy, and people with disabilities a day after his ministerial appointment. One of the women claimed that she filed complaints in 2012 …

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Assange Supporters Hold Protests

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Julian Assange supporters protested on Tuesday in front of the British Home Office after the Westminster Magistrates’ court recently approved the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition to the United States. The protesters criticized the British court’s order to extradite Assange, saying the …

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U.S. Justice Department Requests Transcripts of Closed-Door Interviews From Jan. 6 Committee

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The United States Justice Department has requested the House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot for transcripts of closed-door interviews it conducted in its probe. Justice Department Criminal Division Chief Kenneth Polite and U.S. Attorney for the District of …

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Tokyo Deems COVID-19 Business Restrictions Illegal

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A Japanese court ruled Monday against Tokyo metropolitan government over its order for a restaurant chain company to cut business hours amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo District Court found that the local government’s order was illegal and had not met …

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German Authorities Investigate Fraudulent Sale of Russian Property

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German authorities have investigated a fraudulent sale of Russian property in Berlin involving a dentist who allegedly used a forged power of attorney to sell the land. Investigators said a 69-year-old Berlin dentist sold Russian-owned properties worth millions of euros …

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Media Watchdog Asks Oman To Release Journalist Mukhtar al-Hanai

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday asked Omani authorities to immediately release journalist Mukhtar Al-Hanai after police arrested him for covering a news article on embezzlement cases. CPJ in a statement called on the Omani government …

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Google Pleads with EU Court to Overturn $1.6b Antitrust Fine

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Google appealed to the European Union’s second-highest court on Monday to junk its $1.6 billion antitrust fine over alleged abuse of dominance in online search advertisements. The tech company went on a three-day hearing to dispute the European Commission’s accusation …

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US Report Alleges Russian Forces Executed Surrendering Ukrainian Troops

The United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice said Wednesday that there are “credible reports” alleged the Russian armed forces of executing surrendering Ukrainian troops. According to Ambassador Beth Van Schaack, “credible reports” said that Russian troops killed surrendering Ukrainian …

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