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HONOLULU | Judge rules against 3rd trial for US agent in fatal shooting

HONOLULU — A U.S. State Department agent who shot and killed a man in a Hawaii fast-food restaurant cannot be tried a third time, a U.S. judge ruled Friday. Hawaii prosecutors may not proceed with a retrial against Special Agent Christopher Deedy, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu ruled. Prosecutors vowed to appeal. Deedy … Continue reading HONOLULU | Judge rules against 3rd trial for US agent in fatal shooting

MOSCOW | Russian PM strongly warns US against ramping up sanctions

MOSCOW — Russia’s prime minister sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying Friday that Moscow would retaliate with economic, political and unspecified “other” means. The tough message from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev marked what the Kremlin sees as a red line, reflecting growing dismay with announced U.S. sanctions that have sent the … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian PM strongly warns US against ramping up sanctions

MOSCOW | Russian prime minister warns US against ramping up sanctions

MOSCOW — Russia’s prime minister sternly warned the United States on Friday against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified “other” means. The tough message from Dmitry Medvedev marked what the Kremlin sees as a red line, reflecting a growing dismay with the new U.S. sanctions that already has … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian prime minister warns US against ramping up sanctions

Residents of US territory American Samoa sue for citizenship

HONOLULU  /March 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — John Fitisemanu, who works for a lab company in Utah, has paid U.S. taxes and been subject to American laws his whole life. But the 53-year-old father and husband isn’t considered a U.S. citizen by the federal government because he was born in American Samoa, a U.S. territory and … Continue reading Residents of US territory American Samoa sue for citizenship

Specialist prosecutor for Kosovo court standing down

THE HAGUE, Netherlands /February 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The American prosecutor working to bring to justice former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army accused of crimes against ethnic Serbs in Kosovo’s war for independence is stepping down at the end of next month. Specialist Prosecutor David Schwendiman issued a statement Thursday, saying he will leave … Continue reading Specialist prosecutor for Kosovo court standing down

Report: Dutch spies caught Russian hackers on tape

AMSTERDAM/January 26, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Netherlands’ spy service broke into the computers used by a powerful Russian hacking group and may be sitting on evidence relating to the breach of the U.S. Democratic National Committee, a Dutch newspaper and television show jointlyreported Friday. Reports carried in the respected daily Volkskrant and the current affairs show Nieuwsuur … Continue reading Report: Dutch spies caught Russian hackers on tape

Honduras’ electoral court declares president election winner

  TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras/December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the winner Sunday of Honduras’ disputed election after three weeks of uncertainty and unrest in which at least 17 people died in protests amid allegations of vote fraud from the opposition. Electoral court president David Matamoros made the announcement, saying, “We have … Continue reading Honduras’ electoral court declares president election winner