North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

… Mission to the UN and had no entitlement to diplomatic immunity. The package in question had no diplomatic protection from inspection,” a Homeland Security statement said. “DHS seized multiple media items and packages from the individuals, at which time the North Koreans attempted to physically retrieve the items but were prevented from doing so by DHS officers. The reported aggression was initiated by the North Koreans,” the statement continued. According the 1961 Vienna …

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Pension savers ‘missing out on top-ups’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… and Royal London, said more could be done to make workers at other businesses aware that their employer might add to their pension if they were willing to contribute at a higher level. “At a time when money is tight for many people and pay rises may be limited, getting your employer to contribute more to your pension can be a very cost-effective strategy,” he said. “When individuals are thinking about where to put their money to get the best return, the chance to more than …

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Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… members are fighting for the Iraqi families at risk of losing their loved ones. “Not only is it immoral to send people to a country where they are likely to be violently persecuted, it expressly violates United States and international law and treaties,” said Kary Moss, executive director for the ACLU of Michigan in a news release. “We are hoping that the courts will recognize the extreme danger that deportation to Iraq would pose for these individuals. Our immigration policy …

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Death sentence for Facebook post amid Pakistan crackdown online

June 15, 2017

(CNN)A Pakistan government crackdown on freedom of speech online has reached worrying new levels, activists say, after a young man was sentenced to death over a series of Facebook posts. Amnesty International’s Pakistan campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said in a statement the conviction set a “dangerous precedent.” …

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Borough Market opens after London Bridge terror attack – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… of condolence have also been left on a wall at the south end of the bridge Staff at one restaurant in the market, which will be reopening on Wednesday lunchtime, said they had “emerged from a tough time as a stronger family”. Workers in the El Pastor were hailed as heroes for throwing objects at the terrorists as they burst in during the attack. In a post on the restaurant’s Instagram page, they said “the kindness and bravery shown by individuals and groups on the the …

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New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

Under the Back the Blue Act, introduced on May 16 by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in the Senate and Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) in the House, suing cops in federal court for violating the constitutional rights of civilians will be limited. So,even if the individual can prove their rights were violated by an officer, police departments would be able to claim an individuals injuries were a result of that persons conduct which, to quote the bill, more likely than not, constituted a felony or a crime of …

May 27, 2017
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