Judge rules Derek Chauvin murder trial will continue and stay in Minneapolis

The case moved closer to trial when a woman was selected as the 13th juror after the judge ruled on the motions. Cahill on Friday afternoon said “we’re going to try and pick two more” jurors. Jury selection will continue Monday. The Minneapolis city council unanimously voted last week to settle the lawsuit with Floyd’s […]

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Push to Call Witnesses Throws Impeachment Trial Into Doubt

After Saturday, Democrats had intended to quickly turn Washington’s focus to the new president’s ambitious legislative agenda and the coronavirus pandemic passing grim milestones each day. Whenever it comes, the outcome promised to leave President Biden, who took office pledging to “end this uncivil war,” with the monumental task of moving the nation past one […]

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WHO halts trial of hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19 patients – Times of India

GENEVA/LONDON: The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in its large multi-country trial of treatments for COVID-19 patients had been halted after results from other trials showed no benefit. “The hydroxychloroquine arm of the SOLIDARITY trial has been stopped,” WHO expert Ana Maria Henao-Restrepo told a news briefing. […]

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Key Witness in Serebrennikov’s Fraud Trial Claims ‘Severe Pressure’ From Investigators – The Moscow Times

A key witness in a multimillion-dollar criminal fraud case involving prominent theater director Kirill Serebrennikov has claimed that investigators obtained her testimony under duress, the Kommersant business daily reported Monday. Serebrennikov is suspected of embezzling 133 million rubles ($1.9 million) in a case that his supporters have criticized as politically motivated. The artistic director of […]

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Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in spy trial – Times of India

US marine Paul Whelan: Pic credit AFP MOSCOW: A Russian court on Monday sentenced former US marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony for espionage in a case that strained ties with Washington and fuelled speculation of a prisoner swap. Moscow City Court found Whelan guilty of receiving classified information as he […]

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Russia Sentences U.S. Ex-Marine to 16 Years in Prison in Spy Trial – The Moscow Times

A Russian court on Monday sentenced former U.S. marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony in an espionage trial he dismissed as a “sham.” The Moscow City Court found Whelan guilty of receiving classified information, as he stood in the courtroom defendant’s cage with a sign that read “Sham trial!” and called […]

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Russian Historian Goes on Trial for Chopping Up Lover – The Moscow Times

The trial of a decorated Russian historian accused of murdering and dismembering his young lover began Tuesday in a case that has fueled intense debate in Russia over domestic violence. Oleg Sokolov, a history lecturer who received France’s Legion d’Honneur from Jacques Chirac in 2003, was arrested last year on suspicion of murder after he was hauled […]

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U.S. Ex-Marine in Russia Spy Trial Has Urgent Operation – The Moscow Times

Paul Whelan, a U.S. ex-marine currently on trial in Russia on espionage charges, has had an urgent hernia operation at a Moscow hospital, his brother said Friday.  Whelan had “emergency hernia surgery” after experiencing “severe abdominal pain” overnight, his brother David Whelan said in a statement, citing information from the U.S. Embassy. The operation was […]

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Coronavirus Vaccine: US company begins vaccine trial on humans in Australia | World News – Times of India

CANBERRA: A US biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday with hopes of releasing a proven vaccine this year. Novavax will inject 131 volunteers in the first phase of the trial testing the safety of the vaccine and looking for signs of its effectiveness, the company’s research chief […]

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