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A Slovenian woman has been sentenced to two years in jail after been found guilty of attempted insurance fraud. Julija Adlesic and her boyfriend plotted to deliberately saw off her hand to receive a €1m ($1.2m) payout, Sky News reports. A woman who deliberately sawed off her hand in an insurance fraud plot has been sentenced to two years in jail.
China has announced new restrictions on the activities of U.S. diplomats working in mainland China and Hong Kong, in what it called a justified response to similar measures imposed on Chinese diplomats in the U.S. last year. In a statement posted online Friday, a foreign ministry spokesperson said the rules would apply to senior diplomats and all other personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and consulates throughout China. However, the spokesperson said that China supported “normal exchanges and cooperation between all sectors of the two countries," and that the restrictions could be lifted if the U.S. were to revoke the measures it imposed last October.
MOSCOW—Tears of joy ran down Lyubov Sobol's face when news came through that Alexei Navalny had awakened after more than two weeks in a coma. The 32-year-old blond lawyer, who cultivates a nerdy look with her dark-rimmed glasses, spent a decade fighting Russia's state corruption at Navalny's side. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast, Sobol revealed who she suspects of poisoning Navalny and why.
Seven of the protesters who joined demonstrations for the death of Daniel Prude with the New Afrikan Black Panther Party and the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement groups are believed to be the offspring of wealthy and privileged parents.
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has claimed a “US spy” targeting the largest oil refining complex in the country, which is facing a severe fuel shortage crisis, has been captured. Mr Maduro said the man, alleged to be a marine who served as a CIA operative in Iraq, was arrested on Thursday for spying on the Amuay and Cardon refineries in the northwest state of Falcon. “He was captured with specialised weapons, he was captured with large amounts of cash, large amounts of dollars and other items,” Mr Maduro, an adversary of the United States, said.
A New York student was arrested after repeatedly going to to school on days he was scheduled for online learning, officials say. Maverick Stow, a student at William Floyd High School in Long Island, went to campus Thursday despite his suspension for going to campus on a day he was supposed to be attending remote classes, according to the William Floyd School District. The high school of 3,000 students is offering a hybrid of online and in-person classes to abide by social distancing requirements.
Hundreds of farmers continued to hold a remote dam in northern Mexico on Friday as time was running out for the country to catch up on payments and avoid breaching a 1944 water treaty with the United States. Mexico's National Water Commission warned that farmers who took over a dam in the border state of Chihuahua earlier this week damaged the facility's controls, with just about six weeks to go before an Oct. 24 deadline for handing over a massive amount of water that Mexico owes the United States. Asked if Mexico could still meet the deadline with one of its main dams seized by protesters who are blocking any further releases, Blanca Jimenez, the head of the National Water Commission, said that “the situation looks very complicated.”
Musa Lomaev says he survived what appears to be the latest in a string of brazen attacks, two of them fatal, against dissidents in Europe who have railed against the brutal Kremlin-backed ruler Ramzan Kadyrov. Kadyrov, a ruthless strongman who has previously discussed his willingness to die for Russian President Vladimir Putin, has repeatedly been accused of ordering torture, the detention of gay men, and assassination attempts on his critics. Four of the Russian exiles who have been targeted in Europe this year have one main thing in common—they had been vocally critical of the notorious ruler of Chechnya, a republic of south eastern Russia.
Tesla owners have found parts inside their Model Y cars held on by straps that don't appear to be standard. In forums, some owners said the parts looked like someone had "made a run to Home Depot to make Q2 numbers." It isn't clear how widespread the possible use of the non-standard parts is, or if they can cause any issues with the cars' performance.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assigned official government work to one of his top advisers through his wife, Susan, who used a private email account to relay his requests, according to newly released testimony. The spouse of a Cabinet member would not be expected to have a government email account if they are not employed by the government. But Susan Pompeo's influence over official personnel and activities at the State Department, as a private citizen, has raised concerns on Capitol Hill and within the department.
The British government should step in to ensure that Cambridge-based chip-maker ARM keeps its headquarters in the UK, Labour has said. The government should obtain “legally binding assurances” about ARM's location, Labour's Ed Miliband said. A government spokesman said any takeovers representing a threat to the UK would be investigated.
In a segment on the raging West Coast wildfires, Fox News host Tucker Carlson tried to make the baffling argument that Democratic leaders' warnings about climate change are “like systemic racism in the sky. He extended the bizarre metaphor, lamenting that there was supposedly no explanation for how climate change causes more wildfires (there is! and mocking Democrats for not explaining science to him: “You can't see it, but rest assured, it's everywhere, and it's deadly.
Swedish architect Thomas Sandell devised a space that allows guests unparalleled access to the wildlife of the region Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
Federal prosecutors pursuing child sex trafficking charges against Ghislaine Maxwell say their case would be jeopardised if a separate civil lawsuit against the heiress was allowed to continue, in an extraordinary appeal to the judge. Prosecutors from the Southern District of New York (SDNY) have argued that there is a "factual overlap between the civil and criminal cases" and there was "significant risk" that proceeding with the civil suit jeopardises the criminal prosecution against Ms Maxwell. The civil suit, filed earlier this year under the pseudonym Jane Doe, contains allegations that are substantially similar to those in the criminal indictment against Ms Maxwell, who allegedly groomed three minor girls to be abused by Epstein in the mid-1990s.
A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice Department, a spokesman said. Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who was appointed last year to lead an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Connecticut on Friday confirmed Dannehy's departure, which was first reported by The Hartford Courant, but the spokesman declined to comment further.
California's governor passed a bill Friday that will give prisoners battling the state's massive wildfires a chance to avoid a different battle after their release: That of finding a job. Under California bill AB2147, Gov. Gavin Newsom is allowing certain prisoners who are on the front lines of wildfire containment to have their records expunged after serving their sentences. The goal is to make it easier for them to have a firefighting career after release.
Aerospace startup Boom Supersonic just won a US Air Force contract to develop jets that can carry high-ranking government officials at faster than the speed of sound. The supersonic jet — which could potentially even serve as Air Force One — could cut trans-oceanic travel times in half, and would be ready in about nine years. Aerospace company Boom Supersonic this week announced a contract with the US Air Force to develop a supersonic plane for transporting diplomats and high-ranking government officials.
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and a key Ukrainian ally in their plot to smear Former Vice President Joe Biden have both tried to distance themselves from collaborator Andriy Derkach after he was sanctioned and outed as an “active Russian agent” by the U.S. Treasury Department. Rudy Giuliani, who worked with Derkach and whose work as Trump's lawyer and top Biden-dirt-digger culminated in his own client's impeachment, told The Daily Beast on Friday that he was no longer in touch with the Russian intelligence asset. Asked if he was going to continue communicating with Derkach, Giuliani—who has since started working with the Trump 2020 campaign—simply replied, “Haven't talk[ed] to him in months.”
Lax oversight and the recklessness of a group of mechanics at Newark Liberty Airport led to the death of a worker who walked into the spinning propeller blades of a plane three years ago, according to a lawsuit filed by the victim's family in Essex County. Jacqueline Mkalama, 53, of Orange, was tasked with cleaning planes between flights at the airport, said Joseph Monaco, the family's attorney. Monaco said the mechanics, whom the suit referred to but did not name, failed to make sure a spotter stood on the ground below to warn others of the potential danger as they worked in the cockpit.
India's confirmed coronavirus tally has crossed 4.6 million after a record surge of 97,570 new cases in 24 hours. India on Saturday also reported another 1,201 deaths, taking total fatalities to 77,472. Infections are growing faster in India than anywhere else in the world and it is the second worst-hit country behind the United States.