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December 13, 2018

Theresa May continues Brexit talks in Brussels after surviving bid to topple her

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(BRUSSELS) -- Theresa May, Britain’s embattled prime minister, is pressing on with fraught Brexit negotiations after surviving an attempt to oust her from power Wednesday night. May is currently in Brussels for an EU summit, an engagement it was unclear whether she would keep Wednesday as news emerged that she was facing a vote of no confidence by her own party. But May survived the vote, despite a third of her party voting against her. She called Wednesday "a difficult d..
December 13, 2018

Maria Butina, accused Russian agent, pleads guilty in federal court

Alexandria Sheriff's Office via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Maria Butina, a 30-year-old Russian gun rights activist, has signed onto a plea agreement with the U.S. government, officially pivoting away from her months-long campaign to prove her innocence after standing accused of developing a covert influence operation in the United States. As part of her plea deal, the details of which ABC News reported earlier this week, Butina agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and cooperate with federa..
December 13, 2018

Two investigations underway into controversial London police ramming tactic

Metropolitan Police(LONDON) -- A controversial tactic in which police in London use specially-trained drivers to ram criminals on scooters has triggered two separate investigations after the criminals had suffered “serious” injuries. The Metropolitan Police released footage last month of the policy, known as “contact tactics,” in action. The aggressive tactic is used in the hope that "potential offenders will think twice about their actions," the department said in a statement. Police are legall..
December 13, 2018

Report: For third straight year, Turkey jailed more journalists than any other country

bedo/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Even as Turkish leaders call for an international inquiry into Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, the Committee to Project Journalists found the Turkish government to be the world's biggest jailer of journalists for the third consecutive year, according to a newly released report. According to the global press freedom watchdog's Annual Prison Census, 251 journalists are currently in jails around the world as of Dec. 1 for charges related to..