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The killer, who throughout has insisted the court address him by his nickname Chuob Samlab, which in Khmer means "meet to kill" - a moniker given to him during his years as a soldier - was calm as he heard his sentence. He had previously told the court he shot his victim twice, including in the head, but had expressed his "regret" over a murder that stunned Cambodians. The ruling is unlikely to bring closure to Kem Ley's family or his sea of supporters, who believe the murder was politically motivated. "It is a show trial arranged by the court and the government," said Sar Sorn, a land rights activist who was among a small crowd gathered outside the court Thursday. "I want real justice for Kem Ley." Tens of thousands turned out for Kem Ley's funeral in scenes that rattled the government of ruling strongman Hun Sen. The prime minister's more than three decade rule has seen multiple critics murdered in unresolved cases, especially in the 1990s and early 2000s.
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The Washington Times - Basketball
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CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bulls honored late general manager Jerry Krause with a moment of silence before their game against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. The executive who oversaw a dynasty that produced a pair of championship three-peats in the 1990s, Krause died on Tuesday. He was 77. ...
Derby Telegraph
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A Derby computer games firm is hoping to score a major success with its latest creation - which goes on sale today.Retro Soccer is a football game that has been created by games company EightPixelsSquare, which is based in Ashbourne Road, Mackworth. The game, which can be played on iPhones and iPad devices and is free to download at Apple's App Store, aims to recreate the classic arcade football games of the 1990s.According to EightPixelsSquare, the game features classic game play that will...
Voice Of America
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But the country's foreign minister said last month that tariffs could target Iowa, which raises a third of U.S. hogs and exports about a quarter of its pork production, $100 million of which went to Mexico last year. The minister also said tariffs could aim at Wisconsin, the center of U.S. cheese production, and has singled out Texas for its "notable" trade surplus with Mexico. All three states voted for Trump in the 2016 election, with the president taking Iowa and Wisconsin by slim margins. Trump has accused Mexico of destroying U.S. jobs and has vowed to leave the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico if he cannot renegotiate better terms with Mexico. The United States went from running a small trade surplus with Mexico in the early 1990s to a $63 billion deficit in 2016. Besides pork, cheese was also a top target in the trucking dispute in which Mexico retaliated with tariffs against rules that banned its trucks from U.
The Event Chronicle
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Forcing people to get vaccinated for personal profit is the epitome of evil Besides Mrs. Turnbull’s overt conflicts of interest with the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Turnbull is mired in his own financial conflicts via his vast array of financial investments. Mr. Turnbull made millions of dollars in the mid-1990s, for instance, by investing $500,000 in a company called OzEmail, which eventually turned into a hefty dividend of $60 million. Mr. Turnbull is also deeply tied to the tobacco industry, as well as tech giants Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google. In other words, the success of these industries and corporations means personal success for Mr. Turnbull, which in government-speak is the very definition of corporate fascism run amok. And yet Mr. Turnbull, despite his amassed wealth, has tried to downplay these holdings as being essentially meaningless, though they are anything but.
Voice Of America
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Oleg Deripaska began building his business empire in the 1990s, a period that saw a wild scramble to grab the most valuable assets of the moribund Soviet economy – a contest that was often accompanied by violence. Russia’s post-Soviet metals sector saw a particularly violent division of spoils, and the bloodshed which accompanied the fight to control the country’s aluminum smelters - involving ambitious young businessmen like Deripaska, organized crime hitmen and their numerous victims - became the stuff of legend. Deripaska has admitted that, while navigating this Hobbesian world, he made protection payments to criminal gangs and local police, and set up a security force consisting of former KGB agents and soldiers. “The first time I was directly threatened ... two weeks later my commercial director was shot two times in the head,” Deripaska told London’s Telegraph in 2012.
Channel 4
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called Abu Hamza, in the 1990s, when Abu Hamza ran Finsbury Park mosque. Then, Brooks, Abu Izzadeen, went on to join Anjem Choudary's outfit al-Mujahiroun and was arrested several times. Ultimately he was convicted of supporting and funding terrorism, and got four and a.
Washingtons Blog
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Today, we know that this is nonsense. The 1990s boom showed that peace is economically far better than war. The Gulf war of 1991 demonstrated that wars can actually be bad for an economy . Stiglitz has also said that this decade’s Iraq war has been very bad for the economy. See this , this and this . Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan also said in that war is bad for the economy. In 1991, Greenspan said that a prolonged conflict in the Middle East would hurt the economy . And he made this point again in 1999: Societies need to buy as much military insurance as they need, but to spend more than that is to squander money that could go toward improving the productivity of the economy as a whole: with more efficient transportation systems, a better educated citizenry, and so on. This is the point that retiring Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.
MintPress News
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The wonder is that the U.S. policy elite doesnt get this, even as foreign-affairs neophyte Trump apparently does.” English’s article goes back to the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and explains why and how U.S. policy toward Russia was wrong and wrong again. He debunks the notion that Boris Yeltsin brought in a democratic age, which Vladimir Putin undid after coming to power. English explains how the U.S. meddled in Russian domestic politics in the mid-1990s to falsify election results and ensure Yeltsin’s continuation in office despite his unpopularity for bringing on an economic Depression that average Russians remember bitterly to this day. That was a time when the vast majority of Russians equated democracy with “shitocracy.” English describes how the Russian economic and political collapse in the 1990s was exploited by the Clinton administration.
TIME - Top Stories
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The rusty patched bumble bee gained federal protection Tuesday after the Trump administration removed its hold on listing the species as endangered. The listing, the first time a bumble bee species in the U.S has received protection under the Endangered Species Act, follows an 87% decline in the species population since the late 1990s, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Rusty patched bumble bees now remain in just 13 states, down from 28. The endangered species classification was supposed to take effect in mid-February by order of the Fish and Wildlife Service under former President Obama, but the Trump administration pushed back the date to March, calling for further review following complaints from agriculture and other industry groups. Tuesday's decision to list the bumble bee species as endangered came after the National Resources Defense Council sued over the delay last month .
Mashable
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The Week
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This nine-month long event was billed as a "multi-dimensional dining adventure", in which travellers-cum-diners were transported to five "parallel dimension" – themed rooms. Taking inspiration from Dr Who and The Crystal Maze, each room was based on an alternate world or time zone and offered weird and wonderful food to match. Those lucky enough to secure what Vogue described as one of "London's hottest tickets" found themselves foraging in forests, supping martini in the sea and even raving about airline cuisine. More than 17,000 adventurous guests took part in the gastronomical experience. Now the second instalment is back – and it doesn't disappoint. The aptly named Chamber of Flavours (V2.0) works on the same premise as the first, but diners are transported to five new "parallel realities". As Chambers alumni, Portfolio is sworn to secrecy about what lies within each dimension, but visitors can be assured of entering topsy-turvy worlds that fulfil childhood dreams of discovering Narnia, all by walking through a machine that feels reminiscent of the 1990s children's TV programme Zzzap!.
The Huffington Post
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They are more likely to come from Western sympathizers of the group either women themselves or people trying to recruit women. It is possible this may have been a source of disappointment to some women who traveled to IS territory to join the cause. However, the organization is very good at controlling messages from within their territory, so dissenting voices are never aired. Having said that, I wouldnt be surprised if in the coming months, as things do get really desperate for the Islamic State, women begin to play a military role, or at least a more outwardly supporting military role. I translated a manifesto written by someone in the al-Khansaa Brigade the female policing unit in the caliphate and there was a little section dealing with the issue of whether its permissible for women to fight. In that manifesto, it said it wasnt permissible unless the caliph declares it to be, and that would only happen if the situation was really desperate, if its something akin to Chechnya in the 1990s, or Iraq in the 2000s.
Politico
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Funding for Foundation Open Society-Macedonia for the Civil Society Project represents just 8 percent of our total assistance over the past five years,” said USAID Mission Director for Macedonia Jim Stein. “There’s a lot of exaggeration and distortion in that document.” A Feb. 9 letter from the State Department to Lee pushed back against the accusation in greater detail, defending the U.S.-EU mediation efforts and noting the growing concerns about Macedonia’s deteriorating political climate. For its part, the Open Society Foundations says it has been working with independent organizations that support “good governance, human rights and accountability” in Macedonia since the early 1990s, and has partnered with the U.S. government to administer grants to such groups under presidents of both parties. The dispute comes amid a deepening political crisis in Macedonia, following the release of wiretapped conversations that showed government officials abusing their power, while other revelations showed the illegal wiretapping of journalists and political opponents of the government.
The Cornishman
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A repeat sex offender with a string of hideous convictions to his name has been jailed for four indecent assaults in the 1990s. Former fisherman and scaffolder William Pope, now 56, had been on trial at Truro Crown Court this week accused of one count of raping a girl under the age of 12. Pope, from Penzance, was acquitted of the rape charge, but appeared again to be sentenced for four indecent assaults on two victims which he had been found guilty of at a previous trial. In...
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BBC News 24
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But after years of killings and chaos, in the 1990s, IRA ceasefires offered the opportunity for talks between unionists and Republicans. Would you like to shake hands? I am prepared to. When there are no guns
BBC News 24
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the freedom of Northern Ireland. At the end of the day, it will be the IRA that will bring freedom. But after years of killings and chaos, in the 1990s, IRA ceasefires offered the opportunity for talks between unionists and Republicans
BBC News 24
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the freedom of Northern Ireland. At the end of the day, it will be the IRA that will bring freedom. But after years of killings and chaos, in the 1990s, IRA ceasefires offered the opportunity for talks between unionists and Republicans
Sky News
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engaged in during those years. The second part, of course, is that he realised that was not going to work. He made overtures towards peace which we were able to pick up in the early 1990s. The Queen has sent a private message to his widow
Voice Of America
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Placing second, third and fourth were the German shepherd, golden retriever and bulldog, respectively. Beagles were fifth most popular, while French bulldogs placed sixth. The top six breeds remained the same as in 2015. Poodles were seventh and Rottweilers eighth, each jumping one spot higher than the last lineup. Yorkshire terriers dropped two spots to place ninth and boxers held firm in the 10th spot. While the most popular list is generally a reshuffling of longtime top breeds, Rottweilers have seen a resurgence in popularity recently after falling out of favor in the late 1990s, said Gina DiNardo, AKC vice president. It was not clear why Rottweilers were making a comeback — the last time the breed placed at its current level was in 1997 — but a strong economy generally prompts people to seek bigger and costlier dogs, including Rottweilers, DiNardo said.
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going to work. He made overtures towards peace which we are able to pick up in the early 1990s. The Queen has sent a private message to his widow. Bill Clinton described his contribution as invaluable and a lesson everyone should live by. His man over here at the time was Special Envoy George Mitchell.