Putin critic who warned he was on Russian hit-list was murdered, police confirm
Britain is now threatening to seize Russian oligarchs' luxury real estate after ex-spy's poisoning
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Russia says it snuck nuclear attack submarines near US bases undetected
Japan cronyism scandal linked to Shinzo Abe and wife worsens with suicide note. Japanese official who took his own life said he was forced to alter records linked to sale of public land at 85% discount
Russian spy poisoning: chemist says non-state actor couldn't carry out attack
Suitcase spy poisoning plot: Nerve agent 'was planted in luggage of Sergei Skripal's daughter before she left Moscow', intelligence agencies now believe.
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South Africa’s ex-president Zuma to be charged for corruption.
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Jury finds Iraqi teen guilty of planting London subway bomb
UK's top diplomat Boris Johnson says it is "overwhelmingly likely" that Russia's Putin personally ordered nerve agent attack on former spy
65000 join anti-government protests in Slovakia as PM quits.
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Australian man convicted of sexually abusing 12 disadvantaged young boys and men in India fined $235, released the same day. The court case lasted for 17 years.
Canada, U.K., U.S. lawmakers push for decisive G7 action on Putin allies’ assets
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Taiwan wants U.S. Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth jets to defend against a possible Chinese invasion
NRA lawyer said to have had concerns about group’s ties to Russia
U.S. sanctions Russians for meddling, but not Putin's oligarchs
EU starts retaliation process against U.S. tariffs
Brussels publishes US tariffs retaliation lists totaling €6.4 billion
Man beheaded for naming town square after Indian PM Modi by a mob of 40-50 men with hockey sticks and swords in Bihar,India.
U.S. troops who repelled Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks
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North Korea nuclear reactors show new signs of activity
Aung San Suu Kyi faces prosecution for crimes against humanity
The U.S. government is refusing Japanese demands to pay compensation to the bereaved family of a Japanese woman in Okinawa Prefecture who was killed in 2016 by an American man working in a U.S. military base.
Brazilians protest after black human rights activist is murdered.
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Hundreds gather for Madrid protest after death of street vendor sparked riots
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820 NYScott My favorite quote from the article: >I think the responsible thing is to do the analysis, see where the unfairnesses are and take the appropriate steps to correct those problem. But we need to do it in an orderly way. A thoughtful, logical approach to problem-solving. I miss that.
101 thrsxs My state (NJ) seems to be on the verge of legalizing marijuana. (At least that was the promise.) I'm very interested to see whether or not they hand out pardons. Another interesting item to consider is how law enforcement acts in the months, weeks, and days leading up to the actual day of legalization. Are they going to rush to make arrests, close cases, and charge as many people as possible? Or will they simply let people off the hook since it will be legal soon anyway?
53 garlicroastedpotato This is one of the funny topics in Canada. We don't actually have pardons in Canada, that's an American thing. But people keep bringing it up. What we have is, after good years, a record suspension. Your criminal charge is sealed up and only viewable if you commit another crime. People who have minor marijuana possession charges can go through this process. It used to cost $50 to get this done and there were massive line ups. The previous government increased the cost to $650/application which allowed them to afford more staff for Justice Canada to work on pardon applications. What this department needs is more resources. The number of people seeking record suspensions is still out pacing the ability of the staff to process and grant applications.
353 AtheistComic What’s to consider? If something is no longer illegal no person should be held in bondage because of relating defunct laws.
47 badassmthrfkr I hope this doesn't take as long as it did for Alan Turing to get pardoned.
22 cloudrac3r Not a US/Canada person, what's a liberal? I've only ever seen it used as an insult on reddit.
7 ShakeForProtein Look, on one hand I agree that jail for pot is over the top, but I also have to point out that the law was the law, and everyone knew what it was. Whether it's the law now or not, it was still broken and it's never a good idea to apply a law retroactively. -Edit- Consider if it were the other way around, and they've now decided pot is illegal, and they know you used it 6 months ago. Would you be ok if they now decided that they are going to retroactively decide to lock you up?