PRISTINA, Kosovo | The Latest: Russia denounces Kosovo move to form army

PRISTINA, Kosovo — The Latest on Kosovo’s vote to create an army (all times local): 6 p.m. Kosovo leaders have held an official ceremony for the transformation of their security forces into an army. Friday’s ceremony was led by the country’s three top officials —President Hashim Thaci wearing a military jacket as the army’s commander, … Continue reading PRISTINA, Kosovo | The Latest: Russia denounces Kosovo move to form army

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Macron: No new Brexit accord, ball in UK court

BRUSSELS— The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:55 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says the withdrawal deal on Brexit cannot be renegotiated and that it’s now up to the British Parliament to make the next move. Macron spoke Friday after an EU summit and a one-on-one meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, seeking … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Macron: No new Brexit accord, ball in UK court

TORONTO | Canadian minister postpones trip to China amid tensions

TORONTO— Canada’s tourism minister is postponing a trip to China amid tensions over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive on behalf of the United States and the detentions of two Canadians in China in apparent retaliation. Jeremy Ghio, a spokesman for minister Melanie Joly, said Friday that Canada and China “mutually agreed to postpone” … Continue reading TORONTO | Canadian minister postpones trip to China amid tensions

BAGHDAD | Iraq summons Turkish ambassador over airstrikes

BAGHDAD— Iraq’s Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Turkey’s ambassador to protest Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish militia positions in northern Iraq. The ministry said in a statement Friday that it had rebuked Turkey over two air raids on Iraq’s Sinjar and Makhmour mountains the previous night, where the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, operates. PKK … Continue reading BAGHDAD | Iraq summons Turkish ambassador over airstrikes

United States News: Lima man, Dustin Davis indicted for child pornography offenses

United States – A Lima man was indicted on child pornography charges. Dustin Davis, 41, was indicted on one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography. Davis received and distributed numerous images of child pornography between September and November 2018, according to the indictment. If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the … Continue reading United States News: Lima man, Dustin Davis indicted for child pornography offenses

LOUISIANA News: Bogalusa Church Pastor, JERRY R. NEWTON Sentenced for Theft of Over $90,000 in Social Security Disability Funds

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced yesterday that JERRY R. NEWTON, age 54 of Slidell, Louisiana was sentenced after pleading guilty to a one count Bill of Information charging Theft of Government Funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641. According to documents filed in court, NEWTON applied … Continue reading LOUISIANA News: Bogalusa Church Pastor, JERRY R. NEWTON Sentenced for Theft of Over $90,000 in Social Security Disability Funds

Nevada News: California Resident, Khachatur Zakaryan Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For ATM Skimming Fraud Scheme

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A California man who possessed and used over 500 fraudulent credit and debit cards throughout the Las Vegas Valley was sentenced Thursday to 60 months in prison, announced U.S. Attorney’s Office Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada. Khachatur Zakaryan, 37, of California, pleaded guilty without the benefit of a plea … Continue reading Nevada News: California Resident, Khachatur Zakaryan Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For ATM Skimming Fraud Scheme

STRASBOURG, France | Prosecutor: 4th person dies of wounds from Strasbourg attack

STRASBOURG, France— A fourth person died Friday from wounds suffered in an attack on the Christmas market in Strasbourg, as investigators worked to establish whether the main suspect had help while on the run. The prosecutor’s office announced the death three days after the attack in the eastern French city and a day after the … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | Prosecutor: 4th person dies of wounds from Strasbourg attack