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Death Toll Rises During Violent Protests In Haiti

Haitian President Jovenel Moise broke his silence after a week of protests calling for his resignation on Thursday, according to The AFP. Moise said he would not “leave the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers” in a pre-recorded address broadcast on state television after demonstrators and authorities continued to clash in Port-au-Prince to call for Moise to resign due to his government’s mishandling of development funds. The protests have been marked by a number of violent outbursts throughout the week, including one young man who died at a crossroads near the presidential palace and the shooting of a Haitian journalist, who became trapped between police and protesters…

Death Toll Rises During Violent Protests In Haiti

Haitian President Jovenel Moise broke his silence after a week of protests calling for his resignation on Thursday, according to The AFP. Moise said he would not “leave the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers” in a pre-recorded address broadcast on state television after demonstrators and authorities continued to clash in Port-au-Prince to call for Moise to resign due to his government’s mishandling of development funds. The protests have been marked by a number of violent outbursts throughout the week, including one young man who died at a crossroads near the presidential palace and the shooting of a Haitian journalist, who became trapped between police and protesters…

Death Toll Rises During Violent Protests In Haiti

Haitian President Jovenel Moise broke his silence after a week of protests calling for his resignation on Thursday, according to The AFP. Moise said he would not “leave the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers” in a pre-recorded address broadcast on state television after demonstrators and authorities continued to clash in Port-au-Prince to call for Moise to resign due to his government’s mishandling of development funds. The protests have been marked by a number of violent outbursts throughout the week, including one young man who died at a crossroads near the presidential palace and the shooting of a Haitian journalist, who became trapped between police and protesters…

Ghosn beefs up defense with lawyer famous for acquittals

TOKYO (AP) — Former Renault-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has beefed up his defense team ahead of his trial in Japan by hiring Junichiro Hironaka, a star lawyer with a strong track record for winning rare acquittals in a country where the conviction rate is 99 percent. Another new attorney on his team, Hiroshi Kawatsu, is an expert on judicial reform who has studied and done research in the U.S. Ghosn,…

Hong Kong Finds Record $1 Million Worth Of Rhino Horns

Hong Kong customs seized a major stash of rhino horns valued at HK$8 million ($1 million) which were shipped from Johannesburg with its final destination listed as Vietnam on Friday, according to Reuters. The 40 kg (88 pounds) package of rhino horns is the latest major bust in the Chinese territory as authorities struggle to fight against the volume of endangered species trafficked through the important regional hub. Customs said the rhino horns were uncovered in two check-in carton boxes which were marked for Ho Chi Minh City. They arrested two men over the illegal shipment, according to the statement from customs, which said it was the record haul for airline passengers. The seizure comes…

Hong Kong Finds Record $1 Million Worth Of Rhino Horns Sent From South Africa

Hong Kong customs seized a major stash of rhino horns valued at HK$8 million ($1 million) which were shipped from Johannesburg with its final destination listed as Vietnam on Friday, according to Reuters. The 40 kg (88 pounds) package of rhino horns is the latest major bust in the Chinese territory as authorities struggle to fight against the volume of endangered species trafficked through the important regional hub. Customs said the rhino horns were uncovered in two check-in carton boxes which were marked for Ho Chi Minh City. They arrested two men over the illegal shipment, according to the statement from customs, which said it was the record haul for airline passengers. The seizure comes…

Hong Kong Finds Record $1 Million Worth Of Rhino Horns Sent From South Africa

Hong Kong customs seized a major stash of rhino horns valued at HK$8 million ($1 million) which were shipped from Johannesburg with its final destination listed as Vietnam on Friday, according to Reuters. The 40 kg (88 pounds) package of rhino horns is the latest major bust in the Chinese territory as authorities struggle to fight against the volume of endangered species trafficked through the important regional hub. Customs said the rhino horns were uncovered in two check-in carton boxes which were marked for Ho Chi Minh City. They arrested two men over the illegal shipment, according to the statement from customs, which said it was the record haul for airline passengers. The seizure comes…