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Minnesota governor to sign police accountability bill

Gov. Tim Walz is expected to sign a police accountability bill into law Thursday that includes a ban on neck restraints like the one that was used on George Floyd before his death in Minneapolis.

House Democrats to attempt to check Trump’s pardon power

House Democrats will try to rein in U.S. President Donald Trump’s clemency powers on Thursday as they advance legislation that would discourage pardons for friends and family and prevent presidents from pardoning themselves.

Turkey names 3 imams, including professor, for Hagia Sophia

Turkey on Thursday appointed appointed three imams for Hagia Sophia, one of them a professor of religious studies, as the nation prepares for the first Muslim prayers in the Istanbul landmark in 86 years following its conversion back …

German court convicts former concentration camp guard, 93

A German court on Thursday convicted a 93-year-old former SS private of being an accessory to murder at the Stutthof concentration camp, where he served as a guard in the final months of World War II. He was …

Criminal suspect takes police chief hostage in Ukraine

A criminal suspect brandishing a hand grenade forced a senior police officer to drive him for hours through the Ukrainian countryside Thursday, chased by police, officials said.

China harbouring military-linked fugitive scientist at San Francisco consulate: FBI

Tensions between the U.S. and China have continued to ratchet up following the forced closure by Washington of Beijing’s consulate in Houston, amid revelations that federal prosecutors are seeking a Chinese scientist accused of visa fraud who they …

EU summit breaks up after all-night talks, to resume later

Weary and bleary European Union leaders temporarily broke up their summit at dawn on the fourth day of acrimonious haggling over an unprecedented 1.85 trillion-euro (US$2.1 trillion) EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund to tackle the crisis. They …

‘I wish her well,’ Trump says of Ghislaine Maxwell

U.S. President Donald Trump said that he wishes Ghislaine Maxwell ‘well,’ as she faces charges for recruiting, grooming and ultimately sexually abusing minors as young as 14 as Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged accomplice.

Powerful quake jolts Alaska towns, produces small tsunami

A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast jolted coastal communities late Tuesday, and some residents briefly scrambled for higher ground over fears of a tsunami.

Fort Hood soldier’s body found near base; third death in month

U.S. Army officials on Tuesday said that the body of a Fort Hood solider was found near the Texas army base, marking the third time in a month that a Fort Hood soldier’s body has been discovered.