Honduras to suspend some constitutional rights to fight gang violence

Honduras to suspend some constitutional rights to fight gang violence

TEGUCIGALPA, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The government of Honduras announced on Saturday that it will suspend some constitutional rights in areas of two main cities controlled by criminal groups. The rights would be suspended under a national security emergency that would last for 30 days and be implemented on Tuesday in some of the poorest … Read more

Sam Bankman-Fried says he ‘didn’t ever try to commit fraud’

Sam Bankman-Fried says he ‘didn’t ever try to commit fraud’

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of now-bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, attempted to distance himself from suggestions of fraud in his first public appearance since his company’s collapse stunned investors and left creditors facing losses totaling billions of dollars. Speaking via video link at the New York Times’ … Read more

Buffalo supermarket shooter pleads guilty to terrorism, murder

Buffalo supermarket shooter pleads guilty to terrorism, murder

Nov 28 (Reuters) – An avowed white supremacist pleaded guilty on Monday to first-degree murder and other state charges in a mass shooting in May that killed 10 people at a supermarket in an efficiently Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, prosecutors said. At a hearing at Erie County Court, Payton Gendron, 19, pleaded guilty … Read more

BBC says Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists at Shanghai protest

BBC says Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists at Shanghai protest

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The BBC said on Sunday that Chinese police assaulted and detained one of its journalists covering a protest in Shanghai, before later releasing him after several hours. “The BBC is extremely concerned about the treatment of our journalist Ed Lawrence, who was arrested and handcuffed while covering the protests in … Read more

Trump rebuffed by judge in New York fraud lawsuit, trial date set

Trump rebuffed by judge in New York fraud lawsuit, trial date set

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A New York judge has scheduled an October 2023 trial to form US President Donald Trump, three of his adult children and the Trump Organization in a lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James accusing them of fraudulently overvaluing the real estate company’s assets and Trump’s net … Read more

Canada’s spy agency investigating Iranian death threats

Canada’s spy agency investigating Iranian death threats

OTTAWA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Canada’s spy agency is investigating reports from people who are living in the country who have received “credible” death threats from Iran, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) said in a statement. The threats are “designed to silence those who speak out publicly” against Iran, the statement said. CSIS is … Read more

Georgia judge overturns state’s six-week abortion ban

Georgia judge overturns state’s six-week abortion ban

Nov 15 (Reuters) – A Georgia law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy cannot be enforced, a state judge ruled on Tuesday, handing a victory to Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights groups that challenged the restriction when it took effect this summer. Judge Robert McBurney of the Superior Court of Fulton County said … Read more

Thales confirms hackers have released its data on the dark web

Thales confirms hackers have released its data on the dark web

Nov 11 (Reuters) – French defense and technology group Thales (TCFP.PA) said on Friday data relating to the group has been released on the “publication platform” of the hacker group LockBit 3.0, confirming media reports. The data was released on Nov. 10, Thales, which provides advanced technologies in defence, aeronautics, space, transport and digital security, … Read more

The party’s over for illegal raves, Italy’s new government says

The party’s over for illegal raves, Italy’s new government says

ROME, Oct 31 (Reuters) – (This Oct. 31 story has been refiled to fix wording to law and order in paragraph 4) Italy’s new right-wing government signaled on Monday it would crack down on unlicensed rave parties, with organizers risking jail terms of up to six years for staging such events. The move followed a … Read more

US charges train Montenegro boxer over 22-ton, $1 trillion cocaine seizure

US charges train Montenegro boxer over 22-ton,  trillion cocaine seizure

NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) – A former heavyweight boxer from Montenegro was charged by the US Department of Justice on Monday with trafficking in 22 tons of cocaine worth over $1 billion, most of which was part of one of the largest cocaine seizures in American history. Goran Gogic, 43, was arrested on Sunday … Read more