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American students convicted of murdering Italian police officer

They were both given life sentences in prison. Prosecutor Maria Sabina Calabretta had argued that given the circumstances of the case, the two should receive the maximum sentence permitted under Italian law. Italy does not have a death penalty. Renato Borzone, the lawyer representing Elder, has said that the prosecutors’ request failed to take into […]

The Trump administration was a ‘difficult time’ for Ukraine, says foreign minister

In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba also touched on the buildup of Russian forces on Ukraine’s border, potential military support from the United States, and President Joe Biden’s offer of a summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Kuleba’s comments about Donald Trump’s fraught term in the White House follow the 2019 […]

On board a small Ukrainian patrol boat challenging Russian naval might

At the stern, a gunner tightly grips the handles of a single heavy machine gun bolted to the rear, carefully scanning the horizon for any threat. An hour into the coastal patrol, in rough seas about 5 nautical miles off the Ukrainian coast, a crackled radio message cuts through the dull drone of the diesel […]

France threatens to cut electricity to British island in post-Brexit fisheries dispute

“As you know, the agreement provides for retaliatory measures, and we are ready to use them,” Girardin told the French parliament. Girardin also claimed the Jersey government — which issued 41 fishing permits to French vessels on April 30 — had placed “unilateral” restrictions on the trawlers. “Regarding Jersey, I’ll remind you, for example, of […]

On board a small Ukrainian patrol boat challenging Russian naval might

At the aft, a gunner tightly grips the handles of a single heavy machine gun bolted to the rear, carefully scanning the horizon for any threat. An hour into the coastal patrol, in rough seas about 5 nautical miles off the Ukrainian coast, a crackled radio message cuts through the dull drone of the diesel […]

On board a small Ukrainian patrol boat challenging Russian naval might

At the aft, a gunner tightly grips the handles of a single heavy machine gun bolted to the rear, carefully scanning the horizon for any threat. An hour into the coastal patrol, in rough seas about 5 nautical miles off the Ukrainian coast, a crackled radio message cuts through the dull drone of the diesel […]

Germany ponders new freedoms for the fully vaccinated

The proposed changes to the existing pandemic rules would involve lifting certain social contact and movement restrictions. Inoculated and recovered people will no longer need a negative test if they want to go shopping, to the hairdresser or to visit a botanical garden, according to examples laid out by the German justice ministry. People who […]

Melting glacier reveals World War I cave shelter and artifacts

During the war, the cave shelter housed 20 Austrian soldiers stationed at Mount Scorluzzo on the Alpine front, close to the famous Stelvio Pass, historian Stefano Morosini told CNN Tuesday. While people knew the shelter existed, researchers were only able to enter it in 2017 as the surrounding glacier had melted, added Morosini, who is […]

German police arrest couple suspected of trading newborn babies

Officers arrested the two Bulgarian nationals in Neunkirchen, in the state of Saarland, on Thursday, police said in a statement. The 58 year-old-man and his 51-year-old wife are accused of being part of a criminal organization that trades in newborn babies. Both are in custody, police said. The case originated in Bulgaria, where authorities had […]

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