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November 17, 2018 3:00 PM Vancouver lawyer who prosecuted Khmer Rouge leaders welcomes genocide verdict

Lysak’s involvement in the tribunal was almost an accident. After practising commercial law in San Francisco for several years, he did some travelling and ended up in Cambodia in 2008 — just as the tribunal was getting underway. The tribunal’s lead international prosecutor at the time was Justice Canada lawyer Robert Petit and when Lysak asked the fellow 7

November 9, 2018 3:13 PM Satanic Temple in Salem, Mass., sues ‘Sabrina’ series over goat-headed statue

In the lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Manhattan, the plaintiffs ask for at least $50 million for each alleged infraction: copyright infringement, trademark violation and injury to the business’ reputation. They also request an injunction barring the companies from redistributing the series with the image of the statue. The temple argues that the television 13

November 6, 2018 2:19 PM Egypt says archeologists found more artifacts at Cairo dig

Some of the fragments date back to the 12th and the 20th Dynasties and the Third Intermediate Period while others are more recent. Egyptologist Dietrich Raue, the head of the mission, says one inscription points to Atum, an important and frequently mentioned god, as being responsible for the flooding of the Nile River in the Late Period, from 664-332 B.C. Egypt 11

November 1, 2018 12:14 PM Freeland affirms ‘ironclad’ support of Israel following Pittsburgh murders

“It is unacceptable that so many years after the Holocaust, we still see incidents of hatred against religious groups, such as the appalling anti-Semitic attack on those at prayer in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Shabbat just days ago.” Saturday’s fatal shooting of 11 Jewish celebrants at the Pittsburgh synagogue by a lone gunman was the deadliest 14

October 10, 2018 7:18 PM UN reports sharp deterioration in Mali as Canadian peacekeeping mission starts

Guterres nonetheless paints a picture of a Mali at war with itself, particularly in the centre of the country, as various ethnic groups and extremist groups targeted each other as well as the Malian military, international forces and civilians — leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced. The human rights situation was similarly worse due to hundreds 15

September 24, 2018 4:25 PM Trudeau in United Nations, hoping to re-establish Canada

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived at the United Nations General Assembly on a mission to remind the world that there’s more to Canadian foreign policy than just Donald Trump and North American free trade. Trudeau is beginning his day at the opening of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, where he’s scheduled to deliver brief 22

September 24, 2018 12:22 PM Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting seven weeks at sea

“I was on the raft for one month and 18 days. My food ran out after the first week,” said Adilang. When it didn’t rain for days, “I had to soak my clothes in the sea, then I squeezed and drank the water.” The teen’s father, Alfian Adilang, said the family is overjoyed at his return but angry with his employer. The rafts are anchored with ropes and Adilang 18

August 22, 2018 6:00 PM Canadian peacekeepers in Mali concerned by reported delays in evacuations

While such evacuations are supposed to be Canada’s primary role, the force’s only two missions so far have involved transporting Dutch long-range patrols to different villages. McKenna says he has heard of hours-long delays in such evacuations being deployed, an issue frustrated German helicopter crews have blamed on patchy communications and cost-conscious 22

August 20, 2018 3:15 PM Woman ‘sang to stay awake’ after falling off cruise ship and spending 10 hours in Adriatic Sea

PULA, CROATIA—A British woman who fell from a cruise ship and spent 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night sang to stay alive, her rescuers said Monday. The captain of the Croatian rescue ship that found Kay Longstaff, 46, floating some 83 kilometres or 45 nautical miles off Croatia’s coast said “luckily for her we saw her immediately because she raised 18

August 20, 2018 12:20 PM Republicans must rally behind Donald Trump to survive, ex-aide Steve Bannon says

Bannon said his new venture will focus on rapid response and polling with the goal of framing the election as an “up or down vote” on Trump and impeachment. He is also releasing a movie about the president, Trump@War, geared at Trump supporters. Bannon said he was being backed by private donors, but he did not detail who was funding the effort or how much he had raised 25