October 26, 2019

Maria Butina, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy, lands in Moscow after release from US

republica/iStock(MOSCOW) -- Maria Butina, who pleaded guilty to conspiring to act as a foreign agent, returned to Moscow a day after her release from a Florida prison and her deportation from the U.S. The 30-year-old guns rights activist, accused of working to develop a covert influence operation in the U.S., received a hero's welcome upon her return, replete with bouquets and cheering onlookers. "Russians never surrender," she told media members at Sheremetyevo International Airport. "I am..
October 26, 2019

North Korea-themed pub opens in Seoul, sparking interest – and protests

ABC News(SEOUL, South Korea) -- A North Korean-themed pub opened Wednesday in the busiest district of Seoul, South Korea, and now visitors can drink beer with fake North Korean labels and snack on tofu-wrapped rice, a traditional North Korean junk food. With friends and colleagues, customers can enjoy the culture of the forbidden country. Pyongyang Pub is located in Hongdae, a nightlife hangout area of South Korea's capital, and it sticks out among the other bars and cafes. Although restaur..
October 25, 2019

Turkey forcibly returned refugees to war-torn Syria: report

omersukrugoksu/iStock(ANKARA, Turkey) -- The Turkish government forcibly deported Syrian refugees over the Syrian-Turkish border in the months before the invasion of Syria to fight the Kurds, according to a new report by Amnesty International. Despite an absence of official statistics on how many refugees have returned to Syria, the report claims that hundreds of refugees were forcibly deported to Syria after being coerced or conned into signing “voluntary return” documents. Some of those interv..
October 25, 2019

Semi truck deaths: Two more arrests made in connection with 39 Chinese found dead

carlballou/iStock(LONDON) -- Two more people have been arrested after 39 bodies were found in a truck container in Essex, 20 miles east of London, on Wednesday. Police arrested a 38-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic people and on suspicion of 39 counts of manslaughter, authorities said in a statement. This is in addition to the 25-year-old truck driver from Northern Ireland whom police arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of murder. On Thursday, police a..