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Ex-Arkansas judge faces prison term in sexual favors case

A former Arkansas judge who's set to be sentenced Wednesday for giving lighter sentences to male defendants in return for sexual favors had been investigated for similar crimes while a part-time prosecutor more than two decades ago, but federal prosecutors decided not...

Europe

Poland's Bialowieza Forest logging 'infringes EU law'

It is unlawful to increase logging in Poland's Bialowieza Forest, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice confirmed in an opinion issued Tuesday. The Court's final judgement is due in March. Source: European Business News

Academic gets 32 years for pedophilia

A British university researcher has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for a litany of "warped and sadistic" crimes, including blackmail and sexual exploitation. Source: CNN...

Putin’s chef cooks up a storm

THE business empire of Yevgeny Prigozhin had humble roots: a hot-dog stand on the streets of St Petersburg in 1990. “We mixed the mustard at home in my apartment,” he once recalled. He eventually opened a series of chic restaurants including one, on a floating boat,...

Asia

Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters: sources

TOKYO - Japan plans to buy at least 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, some or all of which it may purchase directly from Lockheed Martin Corp in the United States rather than assemble locally, three sources said. "In view of budgets and...

Freestyle skiing: Canada's Leman wins ski cross

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: Canada's Brady Leman edged Switzerland's Marc Bischofberger to claim victory in the men's ski cross final on Wednesday. Olympic Athlete from Russia Sergey Ridzik and Canada's Kevin Drury collided in the final but Ridzik was able to get up and...

US prepares to evacuate civilians in case of war in Korea: Report

The US military is working on continued improvements to its operation plan to evacuate American civilians in case of a war on the Korean Peninsula, Voice of America reported Wednesday. The US Forces Korea and US Army Pacific are conducting noncombatant evacuation...

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