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Microsoft operates in 170 countries and is one of the best places to work in 2020, according to the company review site Glassdoor . Business Insider spoke to a newbie at the tech giant and former employees in Europe about what a candidate needs to get hired. Each candidate is screened by recruiters, their potential boss, and the wider team they will work with. Don't give lots of detail about previous roles just because you enjoyed them, said Zach Jones, a Microsoft support engineer hired in September. I don't have a college degree in this [support engineering], and that's okay, that's not necessarily what they [Microsoft's recruiters] are looking for," Jones said.
Persons: , Deborah Harding, Harding, Zach Jones, Jones, haven't, that's, Pant, Charul Pant, didn't, Satya Nadella, Microsoft Zach Jones, you'd, you've, it's, Microsoft's Zach Jones Organizations: Microsoft, Business, Central, US Marine Corps, Dojo, London Business School Locations: Europe, Eastern Europe, Eastern
As the pandemic rages, Hungary ramps up anti-LGBTQ legislation
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Dan Avery | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +11 min
A constitutional amendment before the Hungarian Parliament would effectively ban LGBTQ people from adopting, drawing the ire of human rights activists. Senior party officials even called for a boycott of Coca-Cola when it launched an LGBTQ-inclusive ad campaign that summer. These measures come as Hungary, like the rest of the world, is battling a deadly pandemic. Tamás Dombos, a board member for the Hatter Society, Hungary’s oldest and largest gay rights group, said the timing is strategic. Just days after Hungary announced the latest proposed amendments, the European Union's executive commission announced its first formal strategy to protect the rights of LGBTQ citizens.
Persons: Judit Varga, , Family Affairs Katalin, , Viktor Orban, John Thys, Viktor Orbán’s, ” Orbán, László, Kövér, Orbán, Ákos, who’s, ” Dombos, Dombos, Dorottya, Boldizsár Nagy, Redai, hasn’t, Novák, Gergely Karácsony, can’t, it’s, Vera Jourova, Francois Lenoir, Varga, they’ve Organizations: Family Affairs, Fidesz, Hungarian National Assembly, Coca, Human Rights Watch, Hatter Society, NBC News, Rights Watch, ” Budapest, Aryan Greens, E.U, Hungary's, EU General Affairs Council, Jan, Twitter, European Union, ” Fidesz, Facebook Locations: Hungarian, Brussels, Europe, Hungary, Budapest, Eastern Europe, Germany, Poland, European, Roma
Fifteen alleged members of a crime family based in Philadelphia face federal racketeering and related charges, prosecutors said. A superseding indictment revealed on Monday that the fifteen alleged crime associates of the crime family La Cosa Nostra were accused of racketeering conspiracy, illegal gambling, loansharking, and drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Philadelphia. Ten of the defendants were charged with allegedly conspiring to conduct and participate in activities related to the mob, according to court papers. The remaining five were charged with other offenses, including conspiracy to extort money and distribute controlled substances, the indictment said. “We will not rest until the mob is nothing but a bad memory.”The case is being handled by the FBI, the Philadelphia Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General.
Persons: Joseph Servidio, Joey Electric, Anthony Gifoli, Tony Meatballs, William McSwain, , ” McSwain Organizations: Cosa Nostra, Attorney’s, Eastern, of, Department of Justice, FBI, Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Locations: Philadelphia, Cosa, of Philadelphia, Jersey, Atlantic City, U.S
U.S. District Court, Eastern District: In Trump v. Philadelphia County Board of Elections, the Trump campaign argued there was insufficient access by observers. U.S. District Court, Middle District: In Pirkle v. Wolf, four voter plaintiffs generalized allegations of fraud, based on complaints issued by third-parties. Pennsylvania Supreme Court: In response to the Canvass of Absentee and Mail-in Ballots, Republicans claim Philadelphia did not give election observers enough access. Wayne County Circuit Court, Court of Appeals: In Constantino v. Detroit, two Republican poll challengers alleged irregularities in the vote. NEVADAClark County District Court: In Election Integrity Project v. Nevada, the plaintiffs claim that Nevada's vote-by-mail structure is unconstitutional.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Joe Biden, Biden, Boockvar, Lawrence, Wolf, Mike Kelly, Stoddard, Benson, Wayne County, Constantino, Whitmer, Pecore, Fontes, Hobbs, Trump's, Kraus, Cegavske, Fred Kraus, Becker, Gloria, April Becker, Marchant, Jim Marchant, Daniel Rodimer, Brooks, Mahoney Organizations: Trump, of Appeals, Republicans, Court, GOP, U.S, Philadelphia County, Mail, Philadelphia, Ziccarelli, Allegheny, Commonwealth, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, Northampton Republicans, Pennsylvania Commonwealth, RNC, Supreme, Republican Party of Pennsylvania, Middle, Middle District of, The Trump, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County Board, Rep, MICHIGAN U.S, Wayne, Circuit, Detroit, Stoddard, Democratic, Michigan, Bally, WISCONSIN U.S, ARIZONA, ARIZONA Maricopa County Superior, Arizona Republican Party, Maricopa County Superior, District, Nevada GOP, Republican, Clark, . GEORGIA U.S, Southern, Chatham County Superior Court, Georgia Republican Party Locations: PENNSYLVANIA, Eastern, Montgomery County, Middle, Allegheny County, Hamm, Pleas, Bucks County, Middle District, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Ziccarelli, Westmoreland County, Western, Wayne, WISCONSIN, ARIZONA Maricopa County, Maricopa County, NEVADA Clark County, Nevada, Carson City, Clark County, Atlanta, Southern District, Chatham County
FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at court following a lunch break in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada November 16, 2020. They are fighting to get Meng’s extradition dismissed on the basis of alleged abuses of process, arguing they constitute violations of her civil rights laid out in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Beginning Monday a series of police witnesses will speak to their role in Meng’s arrest at the Vancouver International Airport in December 2018. Diplomatic relations between Ottawa and Beijing have degraded in the wake of Meng’s arrest. Meng’s extradition hearing is expected to wrap up in April 2021.
Persons: Meng, Meng Wanzhou, Jennifer Gauthier, CBSA, Ren Zhengfei, Constable Gurvinder Dhaliwal, , Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig, Justin Trudeau, Organizations: VANCOUVER, Huawei, Canadian, Huawei Technologies, REUTERS, HSBC, of, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, RCMP, U.S . Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rights, Freedoms, Canada Border Services Agency, Vancouver International Airport Locations: United States, Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada, Iran, Eastern, of New York, Vancouver, Canada’s, Ottawa, Beijing, China
He said they discussed collecting devices and putting them in protective bags, but didn’t ask them to get passcodes. Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) superintendent Sowmith Katragadda previously testified he requested Meng’s phone and laptop passcodes and she gave them voluntarily. This week a series of police witnesses will speak to their role in Meng’s arrest at the Vancouver International Airport in December 2018. Diplomatic relations between Ottawa and Beijing have degraded in the wake of Meng’s arrest. Meng’s extradition hearing is expected to wrap up in April 2021.
Persons: Meng Wanzhou, Constable Gurvinder Dhaliwal, Sowmith Katragadda, Meng, CBSA, Ren Zhengfei, , Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig, Justin Trudeau, Organizations: VANCOUVER, Huawei, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, RCMP, British, Canadian, Canadian Border Services Agency, HSBC, Huawei Technologies, of, U.S . Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rights, Freedoms, Vancouver International Airport Locations: Iran, Eastern, of New York, Vancouver, Canada’s, Ottawa, Beijing, China
REUTERS/Jennifer GauthierRoyal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Constable Gurvinder Dhaliwal told a Canadian court that he and his partner were “discreet” about their contact with Canadian border officials on the eve of Meng’s arrest on Dec. 1, 2018. Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) superintendent Sowmith Katragadda had previously testified that he requested Meng’s phone and laptop passcodes and she provided them voluntarily. When asked if he requested the passcodes, Dhaliwal replied, “Absolutely not,” adding that he was not concerned about the presence of the piece of paper stating the passcodes. This week’s witness testimony is expected to last until Friday, when a series of police witnesses will speak to their role in Meng’s arrest. Diplomatic relations between Ottawa and Beijing have degraded in the wake of Meng’s arrest.
Persons: Meng Wanzhou, Jennifer Gauthier Royal, Constable Gurvinder Dhaliwal, Sowmith Katragadda, Meng, CBSA, Dhaliwal, , ” Dhaliwal, Ben Chang, Chang, passcodes, Ren Zhengfei, Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig Organizations: VANCOUVER, Canadian, Huawei, Huawei Technologies, REUTERS, Jennifer Gauthier Royal Canadian Mounted Police, RCMP, Canadian Border Services Agency, HSBC, of Locations: U.S, Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada, Iran, Eastern, of New York, Vancouver, Ottawa, Beijing, China
Yemen's Houthis say they fired missile at Saudi Aramco site in Jeddah
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Monday said it fired a missile at a distribution station operated by the Saudi Aramco oil company in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Jeddah and struck it. FILE PHOTO: A view shows branded oil tanks at Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia October 12, 2019. Aramco’s oil production and export facilities are mostly in Saudi’s Eastern Province, more than 1,000 km across the country from Jeddah. A Houthi military spokesman, Yahya Sarea, said the attack was carried out with a Quds-2 type winged missile. He also posted a satellite image with the label “north Jeddah bulk plant-Saudi Aramco”.
Persons: Maxim, Yahya Sarea, ” Sarea, Houthi, Sarea Organizations: Reuters, Saudi, REUTERS, Aramco, Saudi Aramco ”, Google, Saudi Arabia Locations: RIYADH, DUBAI, Iran, Saudi Aramco, Saudi, Red Sea, Jeddah, Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, Eastern Province, Jeddah . State, Quds, , Yemen, Houthi
RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemeni Houthi forces fired a missile that struck a Saudi Aramco oil company distribution station in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Jeddah, a Houthi military spokesman said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A view shows branded oil tanks at Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia October 12, 2019. Over the almost six-year-old war, Houthi forces have carried out many missile and drone strikes on civilian airports and oil infrastructure in Saudi, as well as on the capital Riyadh. The Saudi-led coalition says it intercepts many attacks, and has responded with air strikes on Houthi-held territory. Cross-border attacks by Houthi forces, who control most of north Yemen, have escalated since late May when a truce prompted by the novel coronavirus pandemic expired.
Persons: Maxim, Yahya Sarea, ” Sarea Organizations: Reuters, Saudi, REUTERS, Saudi Aramco ”, Google, Aramco, Saudi Arabia Locations: RIYADH, DUBAI, Saudi Aramco, Saudi, Red Sea, Jeddah, Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jeddah . State, Eastern Province, , Quds, Sunday, Sanaa, Iran, Riyadh, The Saudi, Houthi, Red
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose 1% on Monday, extending gains as traders eyed a recovery in crude demand due to successful coronavirus vaccine trials, and concerns over tensions in the Middle East. FILE PHOTO: The sun is seen behind a crude oil pump jack in the Permian Basin in Loving County, Texas, U.S., November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus MordantSentiment was also bolstered by hopes that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Russia and other producers, a group known as OPEC+, will continue to restrain production. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Monday said it fired a missile that struck a distribution station operated by the Saudi Aramco oil company in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Jeddah. Aramco’s oil production and export facilities are mostly in Saudi’s Eastern Province, more than 1,000 km across the country from Jeddah.
Persons: Angus Mordant, , Stephen Innes, AstraZeneca Organizations: REUTERS, of, Petroleum, Brent, West Texas Intermediate, Global, University of Oxford Locations: SINGAPORE, Loving County , Texas, U.S, Russia, OPEC, British, Yemen’s Iran, Saudi Aramco, Saudi, Red Sea, Jeddah, Eastern Province
Civil right attorney Daryl Parks is joining the legal team representing current and former McDonald's franchisees in a pair of lawsuits against the fast-food giant. Daryl Parks, who served as an attorney for the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, is joining the legal team representing current and former Black McDonald's franchisee in racial-discrimination lawsuits against the fast-food giant. Both groups allege that McDonald's denied Black franchisees the opportunities it granted white franchisees. As of 2017, the cash-flow gap was about $60,600 every month, according to internal data from the National Black McDonald's Owners Association. The brothers allege that McDonald's restricted them to locations in economically-depressed areas while offering greater growth opportunities to white franchisees.
Persons: Daryl Parks, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, McDonald's, Loretta Lynch, James Ferraro, Parks, Ben Crump, Crump, Martin, Brown, Corey Jones, Tamir Rice, they're, Ferraro, Read, Black McDonald's, James, Darrell Byrd, Jim, Darryl Byrd Organizations: Black, Parks, Ferraro Law Firm, Business, McDonald's Owners Association, Court, Northern, Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, McDonald's Locations: McDonald's, Northern District
Guitar Center files for bankruptcy
  + stars: | 2020-11-22 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
(Reuters) - Guitar Center Inc, the largest U.S. retailer of music instruments and equipment, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Saturday, as the coronavirus pandemic made music lovers move their shopping online. The retailer has negotiated to have a total of $375 million in debtor-in-possession financing from its existing lenders and intends to raise $335 million in new senior secured notes, the company said refini.tv/3fpM2UC in a statement. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Virginia.
Organizations: Reuters, Center, United States, of Locations: U.S, Eastern, of Virginia
U.S. retailer Guitar Center files for bankruptcy
  + stars: | 2020-11-22 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.68   time to read: +1 min
(Reuters) - Guitar Center Inc, the largest U.S. retailer of music instruments and equipment, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Saturday, as music lovers moved their shopping online during the coronavirus pandemic. Guitar Center, which owns nearly 300 stores across the country, said business operations will continue without any interruption. Milbank LLP served as legal counsel, BRG served as restructuring advisor, and Houlihan Lokey was financial advisor to the company. Guitar Center began in 1959 as a store selling home organs in Hollywood. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Virginia.
Persons: Milbank, BRG, Houlihan Lokey Organizations: Reuters, Center, Guitar Center, United States, of Locations: U.S, Hollywood, Eastern, of Virginia
Eastern Europe crosses over 5 million COVID-19 cases: Reuters tally
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Shaina Ahluwalia | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.88   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva/File Photo(Reuters) - The tally of coronavirus cases in the Eastern European sub-region passed 5 million on Saturday, a Reuters tally showed, as governments across Europe take measures to try to rein in surging cases. The region, which comprises Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine, has the highest count of reported COVID-19 cases in Europe. Eastern Europe reported over 82,000 cases in a single day on an average in the last week, while adding over 1,500 deaths daily on average. Russia, Poland, and Ukraine are among the top 20 countries with the most cases in the world. Europe has so far reported over 15 million COVID cases, making it the region with the highest number of cases.
Persons: Tatyana Makeyeva Organizations: REUTERS, Eastern, Reuters Locations: Tver, Russia, Europe, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, United States, India, Brazil, France, Latin America
Europe's COVID-19 cases surpass 15 million mark - Reuters tally
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Europe has so far witnessed at least 15,046,656 reported infections and 344,401 reported deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, accounting for a quarter of global infections and deaths reported. While it took the region nearly nine months to record its first 5 million cases, the next 10 million cases were reported in less than two months, according to a Reuters analysis. With just one-tenth of the world’s population, Europe accounts for 26% of the global case load of 56.9 million and 25% of the 1.3 million deaths worldwide. France and Russia now account for roughly 27% of the total cases in Europe, according to Reuters tally. Within the region, Eastern Europe has roughly one-third of total cases in Europe and 24% of deaths in reported in the region.
Organizations: Reuters Locations: Europe, France, Russia, United States, India, Brazil, Eastern Europe, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
The Toronto Raptors will start their 2020-21 regular season in Florida after the Canadian government said they can't play games in the country due to Covid-19. "Ultimately, the current public health situation facing Canadians, combined with the urgent need to determine where we will play means that we will begin our 2020-21 season in Tampa, Florida." Amalie Arena, home to the National Hockey League's Tampa Bay Lightning franchise, will serve as the likely site to host Raptors games. Tampa Bay will also host the National Football League's Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium. And as an organization, we remain committed to doing all we can to promote and demonstrate public health measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in Canada."
Persons: Serge Ibaka, Masai Ujiri, Ujiri, Amalie, Justin Trudeau, Raymond James Stadium Organizations: Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, Eastern Conference, NBA, AdventHealth Arena, The Toronto Raptors, Raptors, Scotiabank Arena, Amalie Arena, National Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, Canadian, Tampa, National Football, Raymond, NFL, Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays, NHL Locations: Orlando , Florida, Florida, Tampa , Florida, U.S, Canada, Buffalo, Toronto, COVID
Ken Kurson and Jared Kushner attend The New York Observer Celebrates Robert Kurson's New Book PIRATE HUNTERS at The Rusty Knot on June 15, 2015 in New York City. Ken Kurson, a confidant of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, is in plea negotiations with federal prosecutors who last month charged him with cyberstalking three people. "They are engaged in plea negotiations, which they believe are likely to result in a disposition of this case without trial," the filing said. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ramon Reyes agreed to the request, which extends the filing deadline from Dec. 4 to Feb. 4. At the time of Kurson's arrest, his lawyer Mukasey said, "Ken Kurson is an honorable man, a loving dad, and a brilliant writer.
Persons: Ken Kurson, Jared Kushner, Kurson's, Donald Trump's, Kurson, Judge Ramon Reyes, Marc Mukasey, John Marzulli, Kushner, Trump, Jayden Wagner, Eddie, Mukasey Organizations: New York Observer, White, U.S, Attorney's, Eastern, of, American Israel Public Affairs, Republican National Convention, National Endowment, Humanities, The New York Times, Mount Sinai, FBI Locations: New York City, Brooklyn , New York, of New York, Maplewood , New Jersey, Mount, New York
The 71st National Book Awards ceremony — which was virtual — has wrapped up, having announced five winners across the National Book Foundation's five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature. The National Book Foundation's winners for the 2020 National Book Awards — as well as the finalists — will cater to seasoned readers and budding book-lovers alike. SKIP AHEAD Finalists in Fiction | Nonfiction | Poetry | Translated Literature | Young People’s LiteratureNational Book Awards winners 2020Here are the five National Books Awards winners. To give you some context on each book, we’re including its Goodreads average rating and the National Book Foundation synopsis of the material. To give you some context on each book, we’re including its Goodreads average rating and the National Book Foundation synopsis of the material.
Persons: Young, , Charles Yu, Willis Wu, Kung Fu Guy, Yu’s, Malcolm X ”, Les Payne, Tamara Payne, Malcolm X, Don Mee Choi, Ahn Hak, Choi, Yu Miri, Morgan Giles, Yu Miriand, King, Kacen Callender, Kingston James, Lisa Lucas, who’ll, Lucas, Roxane Gay, Rumaan Alam, Amanda, Clay, Lydia Millet, Deesha Philyaw, Deesha Philyawdraws, “ Shuggie Bain ”, Douglas Stewart, Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuartis, Hugh “ Shuggie ” Bain, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, Claudio Saunt, Jackson’s, Saunt, Carson McCullers, Jenn Shapland, Harry Ransom, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Shapland, Jerald Walker, , Mei, Tommye Blount, Anthony Cody, Cody, Natalie Diaz, Natalie Diaz‘s, Anja Kampmann, Anne Posten, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Alice Menzies, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s, Pilar Quintana, Lisa Dillman, Adania Shibli, Elisabeth Jaquette, Traci Chee, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Traci Chee’s, Candice Iloh, Ada reckons, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson, Victoria Jamiesonand, Mohamed, Gavriel Savit Organizations: Young People’s, Norton & Company, Riverhead Books, Random, Tokyo, Young People's, Scholastic Press, Scholastic Inc, Schocken, Book Foundation, HarperCollins Publishers, Church, West Virginia University Press West Virginia University Press, Church Ladies, Grove Press, Harry, Ohio State University Press, Omnidawn, Graywolf, Macmillan Publishers, Houghton Mifflin, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Goodreads, Dutton, Young, Kenyan, Knopf, NBC Locations: Chinatown, South Korea, United States, U.S, Tokyo, Hollywood, Brooklyn, Long, New York City, Glasgow, Indian, Texas, Swiss, Mexico, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Eastern Europe
A wrongful death lawsuit alleges managers at the Tyson facility in Waterloo, Iowa, bet money on how many workers would catch COVID-19 during the early stages of the outbreak, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reported. The claim is part of a number of new allegations filed in an amendment to the initial lawsuit filed by the family of a worker who died of COVID-19 in April. The lawsuit alleges that the facility downplayed and covered up the outbreak so workers would keep going in. In court documents, the plaintiffs allege that more than 1,000 workers at the plant had been sickened with the virus and five had died. Tyson did not respond to Business Insider's request for comment at the time of publication; we will update as necessary.
Persons: Tom Hart, Isidro Fernandez, Tyson Organizations: Iowa Capital Dispatch, Tyson, Waterloo Facility, Associated Press, Hawk County Health Department, Court, Northern, Eastern Division, Business Locations: Waterloo , Iowa, Hawk County, Northern District, Iowa
Kampala (CNN) Sixteen people have been killed in Kampala in two days of protest over the arrest of presidential opposition candidate Bobi Wine. At a press conference Thursday, Uganda Police's chief pathologist Moses Byaruhanga said 14 of the fatalities were caused by gunshot wounds. At the same press conference, Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said more than 300 people have been arrested as protests continue. Wine, the popular musician-turned-politician was arrested while campaigning in Eastern Uganda, according to his staff -- just weeks after a prior arrest. He has been denied access to his lawyers and medical team, a tweet from Wine's official account claimed on Thursday.
Persons: Bobi, Moses Byaruhanga, Patrick Onyango, Read Organizations: CNN, Kampala Metropolitan Police Locations: Kampala, Uganda, Eastern Uganda
Malaysia declares emergency in eastern region to stop polls amid pandemic
  + stars: | 2020-11-18 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s king on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in a parliamentary constituency in the eastern state of Sabah to prevent a by-election being held there, citing fears that it could lead to a fresh coronavirus outbreak. Sabah, on Borneo island, has been worst-hit by the recent jump, reporting nearly half of the country’s infections, most of which were linked to an election held there in September. The Batu Sapi by-election was originally set to be held on Dec. 5, following the death of a lawmaker last month. Under Malaysia’s constitution, an election must be called within 60 days of a seat being vacated. Neither Muhyiddin nor the king stated whether future by-elections could be similarly postponed, after two state and parliamentary lawmakers died in the past week.
Persons: King Al, Sultan Abdullah, Muhyiddin Yassin, Muhyiddin Organizations: Reuters, Wednesday Locations: KUALA LUMPUR, Sabah, Borneo, Batu Sapi
(CNN) The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officially declared the end of its 11th Ebola outbreak Wednesday, six months after the first cases of the deadly virus were reported. The eastern outbreak was the world's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, and was officially declared over on June 25 -- but the one in Equateur was just beginning. The world's second biggest Ebola outbreak has spread through villages and into cities. A woman leaves an Ebola treatment center in Beni, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A woman leaves an Ebola treatment center in Beni, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Persons: Matshidiso Moeti, Eteni, Camara Modet Organizations: CNN, Democratic, Health, Africa, WHO, DRC, of Health, Malawian UN, UN, Covid Locations: Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Equateur Province, Equateur, Beni, Eastern DRC, Butembo, Guinean, Malawian, Eastern Congo, Sudan
Kampala (CNN) Ugandan presidential opposition candidate Bobi Wine has been arrested for the second time this month, sparking violent protests in the country. The popular musician-turned-politician was arrested while campaigning in Eastern Uganda, according to Wine's staff -- just weeks after a prior arrest . "The price of freedom is high but we shall certainly overcome," a tweet from his official account read, announcing his detainment on Wednesday. JUST WATCHED Bobi Wine: Seriously considering running for president Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Bobi Wine: Seriously considering running for president 04:37"Despite repeated warnings issued to candidates, their agents and wider public about the negative impact and health risks of holding unauthorized rallies and processions, we continue to witness acts of defiance and total disregard of the EC [Electoral Commission] guidelines. Therefore, those who shall defy these Electoral Commission guidelines with their sinister plans aimed at disrupting the electoral process will definitely suffer consequences," the statement read.
Persons: Bobi, Read Organizations: CNN, EC, Electoral Locations: Kampala, Eastern Uganda, Covid
MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors will drop drug charges against ex-Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos and turn over the investigation to Mexico, saying “sensitive” foreign policy considerations outweighed the interest in pressing the case. FILE PHOTO: Mexico's former defense Minister General Salvador Cienfuegos attends an event at a military zone in Mexico City, Mexico September 2, 2016. The Mexican government was not forewarned of the investigation or arrest, which angered Mexican sensitivities at the highest level. His arrest shocked Mexico’s security establishment, given his close ties to a range of current senior officials. Ebrard said the Department of Justice had provided Mexican authorities with evidence in the case and committed to support the investigation led by Mexican authorities.
Persons: Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos, General Salvador Cienfuegos, Henry Romero, Beltran, Leyva, Enrique Pena Nieto’s, , Edward V, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, General Barr, Timothy Shea, Marcelo Ebrard, Ebrard, Arturo Sarukhan, Cienfuegos Organizations: MEXICO CITY, U.S, Mexican Defense Minister, REUTERS, U.S . Department of Justice, U.S . Eastern, of, Cienfuegos ’, Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, Cienfuegos, Pentagon, ” Security, Department of Justice Locations: MEXICO, WASHINGTON, Mexico, Mexico City, United States, of New York, ., U.S, Cienfuegos, Los, Brooklyn, Cienfuegos ’ U.S, Mexican, Washington
Michael Reaves | Getty ImagesThe clock is almost starting again for the Milwaukee Bucks. Like most NBA superstars, Antetokounmpo, the 25-year-old phenom from Athens, Greece, is the accelerator to the Bucks' business. Peter Feigin, president of both the Bucks and the team's arena, Fiserv Forum, said the season will start without fans. We want to be a global team. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks during the team's statement to the media on August 26, 2020 at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
Persons: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bam Adebayo, Michael Reaves, Marc Lasry, Antetokounmpo, Tony Ponturo, there's, Peter Feigin, Roger Grabowski, Grabowski, Duff, Phelps, Lasry, Forbes, Feigin, Kevin C, Davidson, They're, Giannis, Jesse D Organizations: Milwaukee Bucks, Bam, Miami Heat, American Airlines Arena, Getty, Avenue Capital, National Basketball Association, NBA, Bucks, Star, Twitter, Anheuser, Busch, Fiserv, SAP, Marriott, Orlando Magic, Eastern, AdventHealth Arena, ESPN, Cox, Sinclair's Fox Sports Wisconsin, Harley, Sports Locations: Miami , Florida, Athens, Greece, Europe, Deer District, Milwaukee, Lake Buena Vista , Florida, U.S, Indonesia, China, Orlando , Florida
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