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  • Amnesty International: China Again Leads World in Executions

    Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday published the 2018 edition of its annual report on the death penalty. The report found a 31 percent decrease in executions compared to 2017, “the lowest number of executions that Amnesty International has recorded in the past decade.”

  • Amnesty International, lawmakers denounce Saudi executions: 'Appalling'

    Amnesty International and several Democratic lawmakers sharply condemned Saudi Arabia's execution of dozens of dissidents this week, which included a student who planned to travel to the U.S. to study at a university.

  • Alleged Mar-a-Lago trespasser indicted on two charges but no spying charge

    Yujing Zhang, the Chinese national accused of carrying malware on a thumb drive into the Mar-a-Lago resort last month, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Friday for unlawfully entering a restricted zone and for lying to Secret Service agents.

  • Pharmaceutical distributor and executives charged in opioid crisis

    NEW YORK CITY, New York — The pharmaceutical industry executive hit Tuesday with criminal charges stemming from the opioid crisis doesn’t have his name on a museum wing, and his company isn’t within earshot of Apple or anyone else on the Fortune 500. Even his $1.5 million paycheck was a paltry sum compared to his peers. Laurence Doud III, the retired CEO of the Rochester Drug Co-Operative, operated in the fringes of the drug business, obliterating red flags to turn [
  • Barr echoes Trump's charge of campaign 'spying'

    In his second Capitol Hill hearing this week, Attorney General William Barr echoed President Trump's often-repeated charge that his campaign had been spied on during the 2016 election. Under questioning, Barr testified he had no proof of spying, frustrating Democrats. Former US Attorney Berit Berger, NBC News White House Correspondent Geoff Bennett, former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi, Washington Post National Political Reporter Robert Costa join Brian to...
  • Global executions at lowest level in a decade: Amnesty

    Executions fell worldwide by nearly a third last year to their lowest levels in at least a decade, but several countries recorded a rise, Amnesty International said Wednesday. Use of the death penalty dropped in Iran — by an eye-popping 50 percent, following a change to its anti-narcotics laws — Iraq, Pakistan and Somalia, the rights group found in its annual review. But it rose in Belarus, Japan, Singapore, South Sudan and the United States,

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  • Amnesty: Lowest number of prisoners executed in 2018

    Human rights organisation warns against complacency and says more needs to be done to abolish death penalty.