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Woman aged 102 ‘arrested’ by police

Written by | October 6, 2016 | 0
A 102-year-old Missouri woman was “arrested” for the first time in her life and charged with living life to the fullest. Edie Simms crossed one more thing off of her bucket list when St. Louis cops slapped handcuffs on her and took her for a ride in the back of a police cruiser. Simms originally wanted to ride in a hot air balloon for her 102nd birthday, but when that fell through, officers who know her through her work at a local senior center, asked if she would take a ride in a police car. “I mentioned the idea for someone to ask her,” said Sgt. John McLaughlin told InsideEdition.com “She said she would love that but she wants to be handcuffed.” On the day she was “busted,” officers wrote up a mock arrest warrant for Simms and announced she was under arrest. “We announced

France arrests Belgian police in migrant border row

Written by | September 23, 2016 | 0
Two Belgian policemen have been questioned by their French counterparts after they were caught with 13 illegal immigrants in their car. The officers said they felt sorry for the migrants, who were found in a lorry in Belgium, and offered to give them a lift to the border. But they strayed into France, where they were arrested and questioned. The incident sparked a diplomatic spat, with France’s interior minister summoning the Belgian ambassador. Bernard Cazeneuve had a “frank and clear” meeting with the Belgian ambassador, according to French officials, and expressed his disquiet at what had happened. France strongly condemned the officers’ action which “does not conform to the normal work practices agreed between France and Belgium”. ‘Four hours of

Washington Post Promptly Declares Hillary’s Health ‘Real Issue’ After Calling it ‘Conspiracy’

Written by | September 12, 2016 | 0
Chris Cillizza, an author at the Washington Post’s “The Fix” blog, abruptly changed course and admitted that concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health are “a real issue in the presidential campaign” — after spending much of the week criticizing this narrative as a “conspiracy theory.” On Tuesday, Cillizza concern trolled Donald Trump, saying that it would hurt his campaign to question Clinton’s health. The day after she suffered a four-minute coughing and choking episode, Cillizza’s headline blared: “Can we just stop talking about Hillary Clinton’s health now?” What Trump cannot — or, at least, should not — do is continue to engage with these wacky theories that emerge out of the fever swamps on the very fringe of the conservative movement. Every single person

Tough jockeys and fierce gambling at Lesotho horseracing

Written by | September 9, 2016 | 0
Semonkong (Lesotho) (AFP) – Across the rough grasslands of Lesotho, jockeys wearing wool balaclavas and scruffy old helmets urge their horses towards the finishing post as hundreds of spectators cheer from a nearby hillside. Horseracing in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho is not like at Ascot or Longchamp, but it is still highly competitive, involves lots of gambling and is a major social occasion. The course at Semonkong, in the centre of the landlocked nation, hosts races once a month in the winter, with the most prestigious days marking King Letsi III’s birthday in July and independence day in October. A jockey tries to control his horse while waiting for a race to start in Semonkong, in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho Before each race, the horses are paraded in front of a crowd

UK passport loses luster following Brexit vote

Written by | July 30, 2016 | 0
The coveted British passport is losing its luster in the eyes of many U.K. residents and foreigners following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. The U.K. passport is currently considered one of the most powerful in the world, giving holders a huge amount of global mobility. But as the U.K. is expected to exit the European Union in roughly two years, that would revoke British citizens’ automatic right to move freely through 27 other EU member countries. Any restrictions that may be placed on British travelers will be dependent on negotiations between London and Europe’s de facto capital, Brussels. In a worst-case scenario, these states could require Brits to apply for visitor visas, noted Armand Arton, president of Arton Capital, a financial firm that specializes

UPDATE: US election: Sanders supporters boo call to back Clinton

Written by | July 25, 2016 | 0
Bernie Sanders supporters booed and jeered at a rally ahead of the Democratic Party convention when he urged them to back Hillary Clinton. The Vermont senator, who lost to Mrs Clinton in the race to be the party’s presidential candidate, will call for Democrats to unite behind her in a speech to the Philadelphia convention. He will say she is a “far superior” candidate to Republican Donald Trump. But some Sanders supporters protested, vowing never to vote for her. “We have got to defeat Donald Trump. We have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine,” Mr Sanders said, referring to the vice-presidential running mate, at a rally hours before the official opening of the convention. His endorsement was met by loyal supporters in the crowd jeering loudly and shouting:

Free Gbagbo’ campaign launched in Accra

Written by | July 16, 2016 | 0
Scores of Ghanaians and other African nationals have demanded the immediate release of former Ivorian President, Laurent Gbagbo, from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The call was made at the official launch of the ‘Free Gbagbo Campaign’ at the Teachers Hall in Accra. President Gbagbo was arrested at the Presidential Palace in La Cote D’Ivoire by French Special Forces, following the second round of voting in the disputed Ivorian General Elections of November 2010 in which he was declared winner by the Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court’s declaration was in accordance with Article 94 of the Ivorian Constitution, which both determines disputes in and proclaims the results of Presidential elections. Since his arrest and subsequent extradition to the ICC

Turkish military units attempt uprising, PM says

Written by | July 15, 2016 | 0
Turkish PM: Military taking illegal action 02:22 (CNN)Some Turkish military units have attempted an uprising that will be not allowed to succeed, the country’s prime minister said late Friday in a phone interview with Turkish broadcaster A Haber. A report from the U.S. Embassy in Ankara said military-appearing jets had been flying low over the city and over Istanbul for about an hour. Two bridges in Istanbul are closed in one direction by the military. Developing story – more to come

Snipers kill four U.S. police officers at protest

Written by | July 8, 2016 | 0
Four Dallas police officers have been shot dead by sniper fire during protests against the shooting of black men by police, the authorities say. One suspect is in custody after a shootout with police, while a person of interest turned himself in, Dallas police tweeted. Gunfire broke out as demonstrators marched through the city. The protests were sparked by the deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said 11 officers were shot “ambush style” by snipers, killing three. Police later said a fourth had died. “We believe that these suspects were positioning themselves in a way to triangulate on these officers from two different perches… and planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they

Putin Warns Obama: Tell The World About Nibiru or I Will

Written by | July 7, 2016 | 0
Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a shocking ultimatum to Barrack “Hussein” Obama. In a private telephone conversation, the Russian president reprimanded his American counterpart for furthering the Nibiru cover-up, and demanded the American president “come clean” and warn the world about Nibiru’s impending arrival and publicly detail the disastrous consequences the rogue system will wreak upon planet Earth. Two weeks ago, we reported that former KGB officer Strelnikov Isaak Stepanovich revealed that American leaders used the threat of nuclear war to silence Russian leaders from alerting the world to Nibiru’s threat; Putin’s announcement not only corroborates that information but also confirms that the Kremlin is defiantly withdrawing from the thirty plus