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Mexico transfers Zetas cartel leader to border prison

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:28:25 GMT

Mexican authorities say they have transferred the leader of the brutal Zetas drug cartel to the same border prison that held Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman before he was extradited to the United States in January. A federal official not authorized to be quoted by name says Miguel Angel Trevino Morales was transferred from the Altiplano prison west of Mexico City to a federal prison in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas.




Russian opposition leader jailed for 15 days following nationwide protests

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:39:34 GMT

A court in Moscow issued the ruling after Navalny was detained on Sunday as he made his way to a massive protest in the Russian capital. Tens of thousands of anti-corruption protesters took to the streets across Russia on Sunday in the biggest show of defiance since 2011-2012 anti-government protests.




7m sale of Wentworth Woodhouse stately home "a triumph against all odds"

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:39:33 GMT

The A 7 million sale of a stately home believed to be the largest house in Britain is "a triumph against all the odds", a preservation group has said. Grade I-listed Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, is said to have been the inspiration for Pemberley in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.




Security co-operation with EU must not be damaged by Brexit - " Sadiq Khan

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:36:48 GMT

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New 12-sided 1 coin to edge out old round pound

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:49:53 GMT

A new 12-sided A 1 coin enters circulation on Tuesday, as it starts to edge out the old "round pound" after more than 30 years. The new coin has been described as the most secure coin in the world and boasts high-tech features, including a hologram.




S. Korea prosecutors push to arrest ex-leader over scandal

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:23:22 GMT

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want a court to issue a warrant to arrest former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations. The announcement came about one week after prosecutors grilled Park for 14 hours over suspicions that she colluded with a jailed confidante to extort from companies and committed other wrongdoing.




46 dogs, saved from slaughter, arrive in NY from South Korea

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:09:21 GMT

A crate holding two puppies rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm are loaded onto an animal transport vehicle near Kennedy Airport by Animal Haven Director of Operations Mantat Wong, left, and volunteer Nicole Smith Sunday, March 26, 2017, in the Queens borough of New York. The Humane Society International is responsible for saving 46 dogs that would otherwise have been slaughtered.




Theresa May vows to build a more united nation after Brexit

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:03:43 GMT

Theresa May will give a speech vowing never to allow the UK to become "looser and weaker" ahead of meeting Nicola Sturgeon on a visit to Scotland. The Prime Minister is heading north of the border a day before the Scottish Parliament is expected to pass a vote in favour of seeking a new Scottish independence referendum and two days before she triggers the UK's divorce process from the European Union.




Merkel party wins state vote as German election year starts

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:40:04 GMT

It was an unexpectedly strong performance as Ms Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term in a national vote later this year, projections showed. The outcome was disappointing for her centre-left rivals, the Social Democrats, who were facing their first electoral test since the party's nomination in January of Martin Schulz as Ms Merkel's rival for the chancellery boosted its poll ratings.




Russian opposition leader arrested as anti-corruption protests held

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:13:45 GMT

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been arrested as thousands of people crowded into a Moscow square for an unsanctioned protest against the government. Mr Navalny, an anti-corruption campaigner who is leading the opposition to President Vladimir Putin, was arrested while walking from a nearby subway station to the demonstration in Pushkin Square.




Hamas closes Gaza crossing with Israel after senior militant shot dead

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:52:18 GMT

Masked gunmen from the Qassam brigade, the militia wing of Hamas, carry the body of Mazen Faqha during his funeral in Gaza City Hamas Interior Ministry spokesman Iyad al-Bozum said the Erez crossing point will be "fully closed in both directions" until further notice. The unusual measure came after a senior Hamas militant, Mazen Faqha, was shot dead at the entrance of his Gaza City home late on Friday.




Hong Kong set to get new leader as anointed by Beijing

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:43:59 GMT

Protesters scuffle with police officers during a protest against the chief executive election in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 26, 2017. A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites is casting ballots Sunday to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests.




U.S. military acknowledges it launched Mosul airstrike; witnesses say dozens dead

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:30:14 GMT

An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials said Saturday. U.S. officials did not confirm the reports of civilian casualties but opened an investigation.




Thousands march to protest abortion in Romanian capital

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:03:19 GMT

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Ukip leader: Carswell faced grilling over claims he actively undermined party

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:56:04 GMT

Ukip has responded to the resignation of its only MP, Douglas Carswell, by suggesting he actively worked to undermine the party and quit before he was kicked out. Mr Carswell said he was leaving "amicably" and that there was no need to call a by-election in his Clacton constituency as he will not be rejoining the Tories or switching allegiance to another party.




Belarus activists arrested before planned protest

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:44:36 GMT

Riot police in the Belarusian capital have raided the office of a human-rights group hours ahead of an attempt by opposition activists to mount a large protest march. Authorities banned the demonstration planned for Saturday afternoon and dozens of police detention trucks were deployed in the center of Minsk.




Westminster killer left jail a Muslim - childhood friend

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:31:25 GMT

Fears Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood was groomed for extremism in prison have heightened after it was claimed he turned to Islam behind bars. Counter-terrorism officers have spent days piecing together what led the 52-year-old to shed his birth name and later unleash carnage on the capital.