Emotions raw before Paris trial for Islamic State carnage

For the music lover, it was nearly three hours at gunpoint, wondering if he would become yet another body on the floor of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. For the grieving mother, the night of carnage robbed her of her son and tarnished her view of the vibrant neighborhood they both loved. For the … Read more

Vietnamese man jailed for 5 years for spreading coronavirus

Vietnam jailed a man on Monday for five years for breaking strict Covid-19 quarantine rules and spreading the virus to others, state media reported. Le Van Tri, 28, was convicted of “spreading dangerous infectious diseases” at a one-day trial at the People’s Court of the southern province of Ca Mau, the state-run Vietnam News Agency … Read more

Timeline of 2015 attacks as Paris trial set to begin

The 2015 attacks in Paris killed 130 people and wounded hundreds of others. A trial begins Wednesday of 20 men accused of having roles in the carnage. The attacks were carefully planned and simultaneous across the French capital. ___ September-November 2015: Two apartments and a house in Belgium are rented under false identities to prepare … Read more

London takes aim at New York with five-year financial plan

Britain needs to ease taxes on banks and make it easier to hire staff from abroad, its financial and professional services lobby said in a blueprint to help London unseat New York as the world’s top international financial centre within five years. The strategy paper on Tuesday from TheCityUK reiterated some ideas already aired in … Read more