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7 Convicted in Killing of Honduran Environmental Activist

7 Convicted in Killing of Honduran Environmental Activist

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS —  A Honduran court found seven people guilty of participating in the 2016 murder of prize-winning indigenous and environmental rights activist Berta Caceres, while acquitting an eighth suspect in a case that has drawn international attention. In a unanimous ruling released Thursday, three judges found that Elvin Rapalo, …

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Cohen Guilty Plea Latest Twist in Mueller Probe of Russian Meddling  

Cohen Guilty Plea Latest Twist in Mueller Probe of Russian Meddling  

WASHINGTON —  When U.S. President Donald Trump recently provided the special counsel with written answers about his knowledge of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, his lawyers said it was time for the investigation to end. “It’s time to bring this inquiry to a conclusion,” Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani …

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Huge Pro-government Media Conglomerate Formed in Hungary 

Huge Pro-government Media Conglomerate Formed in Hungary 

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY —  The owners of a vast majority of Hungary’s pro-government media outlets said Wednesday that they were donating their companies to a foundation, creating a huge right-wing media conglomerate. The Central European Press and Media Foundation’s assets will include cable news channels, internet news portals, tabloid and sports …

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Secretary of State Urges Senate Not To ‘Abandon Yemen’ Ahead of Vote

Secretary of State Urges Senate Not To 'Abandon Yemen' Ahead of Vote

STATE DEPARTMENT —  U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are defending U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen, where thousands of civilians have been killed in Saudi-led bombing against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. In remarks to U.S. senators, released ahead of a closed session Wednesday, Pompeo …

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