April 20th, 2021

World News

Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny to be moved to a hospital

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

MOSCOW – The Russian state penitentiary service said Monday a decision has been made to transfer imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, to a hospital. The announcement comes two days after Navalny’s physician said his health was deteriorating rapidly and the 44-year-old Kremlin critic could ... Read More »

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Suspect apprehended in fatal shooting at Wisconsin tavern

By The Associated Press on April 18th, 2021

KENOSHA, Wis. – Authorities say they have apprehended a person in connection with a shooting at a busy tavern in southeastern Wisconsin early Sunday that left three men dead and three men injured. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. David Wright said the suspect is facing a charge of first-degree intentional homicide, with additional criminal ... Read More »

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Refugees win rare victory in landmark Serbia pushback ruling

By Jovana Gec, The Associated Press on April 18th, 2021

BELGRADE, Serbia – Hamid Ahmadi still can feel the cold of the February night when Serbian police left him and two dozen other refugees in a forest. Crammed into a police van, the refugees from Afghanistan thought they were headed to an asylum-seekers’ camp in eastern Serbia. Instead, they were ordered out near the country’s ... Read More »

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Sheriff: 3 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Wisconsin tavern

By The Associated Press on April 18th, 2021

KENOSHA, Wis. – Authorities in Wisconsin pleaded Sunday for help in locating a suspect who opened fire at a tavern in a confrontation that left three people dead and two people seriously injured. Kenosha Sheriff David Beth said while the suspected shooter is still at large, the public is not believed to be in danger. ... Read More »

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Some Jan. 6 defendants try to use journalism as riot defence

By Michael Kunzelman And Jacques Billeaud, The Associated Press on April 18th, 2021

The Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January created a trove of self-incriminating evidence, thoroughly documenting their actions and words in videos and social media posts. Now some of the camera-toting people in the crowd are claiming they were only there to record history as journalists, not to join a deadly insurrection. It’s ... Read More »

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Official: 3 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Wisconsin tavern

By The Associated Press on April 18th, 2021

KENOSHA, Wis. – A shooting at a tavern in Wisconsin killed three people and seriously injured two others, a sheriff’s department official said. The shooting happened early Sunday at Somers House Tavern in the Village of Somers, Kenosha County Sgt. David Wright said. The suspected shooter was not immediately captured. Wright said the shooting appeared ... Read More »

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In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace

By Stephen Groves And John Minchillo, The Associated Press on April 18th, 2021

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – As protests intensified in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a group of Black men joined the crowd intent on keeping the peace and preventing protests from escalating into violence. Hundreds of people have gathered outside the heavily guarded Brooklyn Center police station every night since ... Read More »

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4 officers hospitalized after they were sprayed at protest

By The Associated Press on April 18th, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four Sacramento police officers were hospitalized with injuries after they were sprayed with a liquid irritant during protests Saturday night, police told KCRA TV. The demonstrators had gathered at the state capitol downtown to protest the police shooting deaths of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, and Adam Toledo in Chicago. Protesters ... Read More »

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Refugees win rare victory in Serbia landmark pushback ruling

By Jovana Gec, The Associated Press on April 18th, 2021

BELGRADE, Serbia – Hamid Ahmadi still can feel the cold of the February night when Serbian police left him and two dozen other refugees in a forest. Crammed into a police van, the refugees from Afghanistan thought they were headed to an asylum-seekers’ camp in eastern Serbia. Instead, they were ordered out near the country’s ... Read More »

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Germany remembers nearly 80,000 dead in COVID pandemic

By The Associated Press on April 18th, 2021

BERLIN – Germany is paying tribute Sunday to the nearly 80,000 people it has lost to the coronavirus, even as the country struggles to get a grip on another rise in infections. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will lead a memorial event with other top officials at Berlin’s Konzerthaus concert hall. His office says it is also ... Read More »

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