Connecticut News: Guilford Man, BRIAN PAGE Pleads Guilty to Failing to Report to Prison

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRIAN PAGE, 44, of Guilford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to one count of failure to surrender for service of his federal sentence. According to court documents and statements made in court, on … Continue reading Connecticut News: Guilford Man, BRIAN PAGE Pleads Guilty to Failing to Report to Prison

GENEVA | UN rights chief urges halt to Rohingya repatriation plan

GENEVA  — The U.N. human rights chief says Bangladesh’s government should halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, saying such a move would endanger their lives. Michelle Bachelet’s comments are among the strongest yet from a top U.N. official about the planned repatriation this week of some Rohingya to Myanmar. More … Continue reading GENEVA | UN rights chief urges halt to Rohingya repatriation plan

MILAN | Italian journalists protest against governing party insults

MILAN  — Italian journalists have protested across the country against insults from prominent figures in the governing 5-Star Movement. Journalists gathered in piazzas in regional capitals Tuesday to protest statements by 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio and another prominent official labeling journalists “prostitutes,” ”jackals” and “intellectually and morally corrupt.” Protesters called the attacks a risk … Continue reading MILAN | Italian journalists protest against governing party insults

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Chemical attack investigative team to start work next year

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A new investigative team being set up to apportion blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks in Syria will be ready to start work early next year, the chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons voted in June to begin … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Chemical attack investigative team to start work next year

VATICAN CITY | Pope gives Vatican’s sex abuse expert new role amid crisis

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is giving a prominent new role to the Vatican’s most trusted sex crimes investigator as he seeks to improve the Holy See’s response to abuse at a time when the church and papacy are facing a credibility crisis. Francis on Tuesday named Archbishop Charles Scicluna as a deputy, or adjunct … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope gives Vatican’s sex abuse expert new role amid crisis

JERUSALEM | The Latest: Gaza militant groups accept cease-fire

JERUSALEM— The Latest on the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza‘s Hamas rulers (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip say they have accepted an Egyptian-mediated cease-fire amid a major flare-up of violence with Israel. Hamas and smaller armed groups announced the cease-fire in a joint statement late Tuesday. … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Gaza militant groups accept cease-fire

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: ‘Atrocious’ recording suggests killer used drugs

ANKARA, Turkey— The audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is so “atrocious” that a Saudi intelligence official who heard it speculated that “only someone who took heroin” could carry it out, Turkey’s president was quoted as saying Tuesday. Speaking to journalists on board his plane while returning from World War I commemorations … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: ‘Atrocious’ recording suggests killer used drugs