Dortmund Bus Attacker Hoped to Profit From Share Slump

April 23, 2017

… 250 meters (275 yards) away. One pin was found in a head-rest of one the bus seats, the Authorities said. "A massive share drop would have had to be expected, had a player been gravely injured or even killed as the result of the attack," the prosecutor’s office said. On the day of the attack, 15,000 equity-covered put options were traded at 18 cents a piece at 11:16 a.m. in Frankfurt, about 8 hours before the bombs went off. The options, issued by …

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Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian Authorities. …

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Turkey’s democracy died today

April 18, 2017

… “Yes” vote, electoral Authorities stepped in to announce they would allow unsealed ballots to be counted, in contravention to the rules. Already the lead-up to the vote gave enormous advantages to the yes camp, particularly in the form of media coverage. Meanwhile, opponents faced intimidation and the risk of job loss if they publicly voiced their opinions. Turkish referendum: A country divided Erdogan, who has never lost an election, will resume his …

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 17, 2017

… and Maxwell “repeatedly attempted” to sit in Economy Plus, a seating zone that costs extra for passengers. The couple was offered the chance to pay the difference in fare but declined, and they “would not follow crew instructions” to return to their assigned seats. “They were asked to leave the plane by our staff and complied,” spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin said in an email. She added that no air marshal or Authorities were involved, and that the passengers …

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Ban on council park fun run fees proposed in England – BBC News

April 15, 2017

Ministers will also examine whether the plans should be extended to other organisers of fun runs, and to different users of parks such as professional dog walkers and personal trainers. The consultation says: “Local Authorities quite legitimately charge for a variety of different events and specific activities that take place in local parks… “However, the government does not consider it appropriate for a local authority to charge a volunteer community seeking to provide a …

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Aerial footage of Colombian floods shows an avalanche of mud

April 3, 2017

… of future catastrophes. Santos urged local and national Authorities to redouble their efforts to prepare and respond to such emergencies this spring. A Colombian soldier carriers a girl in the flooded city of Mocoa, Colombia, April 1, 2017. Image: @COL_EJERCITO Rescue workers on Sunday continued combing through the muddy aftermath in Mocoa. Authorities said they expect the death toll to rise. The natural disaster is no doubt one of the worst in the Andean nation’s recent history, …

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Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

(CNN)Six days without a credible tip — that’s how long Authorities have been digging for answers in the alleged abduction of a 15-year-old by a teacher at her Culleoka, Tennessee, high school. A lawyer for Elizabeth Thomas’ father said the teen’s alleged abductor is armed, dangerous and “obviously a man who is not in control of his faculties.” On Saturday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation updated its Amber Alert explaining how little has turned up …

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Man livestreaming on Facebook shot dead by Tennessee deputies

March 19, 2017

(CNN)Authorities in Tennessee are investigating the shooting death of an unarmed man by sheriff’s deputies, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. Rodney James Hess, 36, of New Orleans was streaming on Facebook Live when he was shot Thursday afternoon, his family said in their own Facebook posting. Rodney Hess’ video does not show the officers shooting and his relatives asked any witnesses to come forward. Hess was shot after Crockett County sheriff’s deputies approached …

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The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… uprising. Young activists were , and fear and anxiety had dominated the public space. The Authorities acted cowardly, as they often do, and young people were understandably furious. Officials ruthlessly of young people whose ideals they failed to burn they live on. People watching Turkey back then might have pointed at the violence in Gezi as yet another reason to brand us barbarians. But just as it wasnt fair to label me with this term back in 2004 as a student looking to get an education in …

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SXSW Criticized Over Deportation Warning To Foreign Musicians

March 3, 2017

South by Southwest organizers rushed to explain a portion of their contract that warns immigration Authorities may be notified if foreign musicians break festival rules. The section says organizers reserve the right to notify the appropriate U.S. immigration Authorities if showcasing acts or their representatives have acted in ways that adversely affect the viability of the festival. We understand that given the current political climate surrounding immigration, the language that was …

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Undocumented immigrant doesn’t blame ICE for taking him in

March 3, 2017

… detained by immigration Authorities, many were devastated about what it could mean for his wife, Elizabeth, and their children. “This is a very emotional deal for us because of our friendship,” said his longtime pal Tim Grigsby. While Hernandez was still detained, Grigsby launched a local campaign asking the community to write letters of support for his friend to persuade an immigration judge to give clemency to Hernandez. Hernandez learned about the effort from inside a detention …

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Montenegro: Russia involved in attempted coup

February 22, 2017

(CNN)Montenegro’s chief special prosecutor has told a local TV station Authorities believe Russian security services were involved in a plot to kill the country’s then-prime minister and overthrow the government last October. Milivoje Katnic said Montenegro officials have evidence that Russia’s Federal Security Service was involved in the failed coup, according to his statements Sunday on Atlas TV. The allegation drew an immediate rebuke and denial from Russian officials. …

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Thousands Of Canadians Gather At Vigils For Mosque Attack Victims

January 31, 2017

… have previously warned is a growing issue in Quebec. Police arrested Alexandre Bissonnette, a French-Canadian university student, in connection with the attack. Authorities declined to speculate on possible motives. The mosque had been the target of an Islamophobic incident last June, when a pigs head was placed in front of it during Ramadan. The mosques vice president, Mohamed Labidi,said Monday that security has been a major concern for the center. In Halifax's Grand Parade …

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