MOSCOW | Russia calls diplomat expulsions a ‘mockery’ of the law

MOSCOW |April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Russia’s top diplomat on Thursday described the British accusations against Moscow over the nerve agent poisoning of an ex-spy as a mockery of international law and said Russia will push to find out the truth. Britain has blamed Russia for the March 4 poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter. … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia calls diplomat expulsions a ‘mockery’ of the law

FRANKFURT, Germany | Markets tell themselves trade dispute will turn out OK

FRANKFURT, Germany|April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Global stock markets rebounded Thursday from sharp losses triggered by escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China — the world’s two largest economies — as traders banked on conciliatory statements from U.S. officials. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 surged 1.3 percent to 7,124 and Germany’s DAX jumped 1.9 … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Markets tell themselves trade dispute will turn out OK

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish spy agency has snatched 80 people from 18 countries

ANKARA, Turkey|April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) In covert operations in 18 countries, Turkey’s intelligence agency has snatched around 80 Turkish citizens who the government wanted for alleged links to the country’s 2016 failed coup, a top Turkish official said Thursday. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag’s comments in an interview with Haberturk television came after Turkey secretly … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish spy agency has snatched 80 people from 18 countries

BERLIN | Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN |April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets. Researchers at Germany’s Neumayer Station III say they’ve picked 3.6 kilograms (8 pounds) of salad greens, 18 cucumbers and … Continue reading BERLIN | Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

Nebraska Governor Ricketts Approves Major Opioid Abuse Prevention Measure

LINCOLN, NE – Yesterday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed a new measure aimed at opioid abuse prevention into law.  LB 931 provides new requirements for opiate and controlled substance prescriptions distributed in the State of Nebraska. “The work of the Attorney General, State Senators, and many other stakeholders has helped Nebraska become a leader in … Continue reading Nebraska Governor Ricketts Approves Major Opioid Abuse Prevention Measure

LIVERPOOL, England | Guardiola set to come up short again in Champions League

LIVERPOOL, England |April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Pep Guardiola was ridiculed when he backed Barcelona to mount a historic comeback from 4-0 down against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last season. Back then, the former Barcelona player and coach warned that Spanish team “will be back and prove you wrong.” He was right about that, … Continue reading LIVERPOOL, England | Guardiola set to come up short again in Champions League

Hattiesburg man, Quandom Benn, charged with 3 counts of child exploitation

JACKSON, MS – A 35-year-old man from Hattiesburg was arrested Tuesday and charged with three counts of child exploitation for possession of child pornography, announced Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Quandom Benn was arrested at his home following an investigation into his suspicious online activity.  Numerous electronic devices were seized, and he was booked into … Continue reading Hattiesburg man, Quandom Benn, charged with 3 counts of child exploitation

TEHRAN, Iran |Shock, pity for Iranian-American YouTube shooter in Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran |April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Tehran residents have expressed pity and shock that an Iranian-American woman, relatively known in Iran’s social media circles, was the shooter at YouTube headquarters in California who wounded three people before killing herself. Many said on Thursday they don’t understand what could have prompted Nasim Aghdam — who posted … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran |Shock, pity for Iranian-American YouTube shooter in Tehran