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PARIS | France sees 6th yellow vest protester die in road accident

PARIS — A sixth “yellow vest” protester In France has been killed, this one hit by a truck at a protest roadblock, authorities said Thursday as the movement rocking the country showed no signs of abating. Officials in the Vaucluse department said the driver was arrested and taken into custody after he tried to flee … Continue reading PARIS | France sees 6th yellow vest protester die in road accident

DALLAS | Man arrested in Texas after telling kids Santa isn’t real

DALLAS — Police say a 31-year-old protester who told children Santa Claus is not real has been arrested for trespassing at a North Texas church. Aaron Urbanski was arrested Saturday after authorities were called to a church in Cleburne, which was hosting a breakfast with Santa event. Police say they found three people demonstrating outside … Continue reading DALLAS | Man arrested in Texas after telling kids Santa isn’t real

YEREVAN, Armenia | Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

YEREVAN, Armenia — An Armenian court on Friday put the nation’s former president in custody on charges linked to a deadly police crackdown on a 2008 protest over alleged voting fraud. Robert Kocharian, 64, spent two weeks in jail last summer on charges of violating the constitutional order by sending police to break up the … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

VISALIA, Calif. | California teacher arrested for forcibly cutting boy’s hair

VISALIA, Calif. — A high school teacher in central California was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment after forcibly cutting the hair of one of her students while singing the national anthem, authorities said. Margaret Gieszinger was arrested Wednesday after videos posted to social media showed a student at University Preparatory High School in … Continue reading VISALIA, Calif. | California teacher arrested for forcibly cutting boy’s hair

BEIJING | China demands Canada release executive of tech giant Huawei

BEIJING  — China on Thursday demanded that Canada release an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei who was arrested in a case that compounds tensions with the U.S. and threatens to complicate trade talks. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Ltd., faces possible extradition to the United States, according to Canadian authorities. The … Continue reading BEIJING | China demands Canada release executive of tech giant Huawei

ATHENS, Greece | Greece frees 4 migrant charity workers pending trial

ATHENS, Greece— Greek authorities have released from pre-trial detention four members of a charity working with migrants who had been arrested in August for allegedly helping migrant smuggling. Among the four was Syrian refugee Sara Mardini, who gained international attention when she and her sister — both competitive swimmers — reached the Greek island of … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece frees 4 migrant charity workers pending trial

RIVERSIDE, Calif. | Trial set for California couple charged with torturing kids

RIVERSIDE, Calif.— A trial date has been set for a Southern California couple charged with the torture and abuse of most of their 13 children. A judge on Friday ordered that jury selection begin Sept. 3 in the case against David and Louise Turpin. The couple has pleaded not guilty to charges that could carry … Continue reading RIVERSIDE, Calif. | Trial set for California couple charged with torturing kids

RIO DE JANEIRO | Arrest of Rio governor adds to state’s fame for corruption

RIO DE JANEIRO — The governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro was arrested on Thursday for allegedly taking about $10 million in bribes since 2007, the latest in a string of corruption arrests of senior political figures. Gov. Luiz Fernando Pezao was taken into custody by federal police at the governor’s palace early … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Arrest of Rio governor adds to state’s fame for corruption