Brother of Honduran president found guilty in U.S. drug trial

Brother of Honduran president found guilty in U.S. drug trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Honduran politician Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernandez was found guilty of U.S. drug trafficking charges on Friday after a two-week trial that featured dramatic accusations of corruption against his brother, the Central American nation’s president. A demonstrator takes part in a protest against the government of president Juan Orlando Hernandez, whose brother […]

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U.S. lawmakers press again for stronger Trump action on Turkey

U.S. lawmakers press again for stronger Trump action on Turkey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers introduced more legislation on Friday seeking to slap stiff sanctions on Turkey over its offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, underscoring unhappiness from both Democrats and President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress over his Syria policy. Representatives Eliot Engel, the Democratic chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign […]

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Pro-Beijing groups tear down Hong Kong’s protest walls, raising risk of clashes

Pro-Beijing groups tear down Hong Kong’s protest walls, raising risk of clashes

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Groups of China supporters pulled down “Lennon Walls” of anti-government protest messages across Hong Kong on Saturday, raising the possibility of clashes with democracy supporters and another weekend of trouble. A “Lennon Wall” is seen in Tai Po, Hong Kong, China September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song By mid-morning, dozens of Beijing […]

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Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

(Reuters) – One of Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers accused Britain’s governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform. FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is reflected on a woman’s glasses in this photo illustration taken June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Illustration UK fact-checking charity Full Fact found […]

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