Daily Archives: August 15, 2022

Armenian warehouse blast death toll rises to seven

Rescuers have recovered seven bodies from the site of a fireworks warehouse that exploded in the Armenian capital of Yerevan and 22 people remain missing, the emergencies ministry said on Monday. Blasts ripped through the warehouse storing fireworks at a market in Yerevan on Sunday, causing parts of the building …

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U.S. imposes sanctions on three Liberian officials for alleged corruption

The United States imposed sanctions on three Liberian government officials, including President George Weah’s chief of staff, for what it says is their ongoing involvement in public corruption, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday. The sanctions target Weah’s Chief of Staff Nathaniel McGill, Liberia’s Chief Prosecutor Sayma Syrenius Cephus, …

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Bridge with truck and car collapsed in Norway

A wooden bridge over a river in southern Norway collapsed early Monday, with a car plunging into the water and a truck getting stuck on a raised section. The drivers of both vehicles were rescued and doing well, police said. Police were alerted shortly after 7:30 a.m. (0530 GMT; 1:30 …

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15 rights organization call on Al Khalifah regime for ‘immediate, unconditional’ release of Bahraini activist

Over a dozen international rights organizations have called for the “immediate and unconditional” release of imprisoned academic and human rights activist Abduljalil al-Singace due to his failing health. Fifteen international organizations, including Human Rights Watch, said in a letter to Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Saturday that the …

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Russia commits to expanding ties with North Korea: Report

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly committed to expanding the country’s “comprehensive and constructive bilateral relations” with North Korea. Putin made the remarks in a letter addressed to North Korea’s ruler Kim Jong-un on the occasion of the anniversary of the North’s liberation from Japanese rule, the official Korean Central …

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Trump calls for return of privileged documents seized by FBI from his home

Former US President Donald Trump has called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to return documents reportedly seized from his Florida home that are protected by attorney-client and executive privileges. A report in The Washington Post, citing informed sources and experts, said on Thursday the search underscores the concern among government …

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