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Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt to face second genocide trial

GUATEMALA CITY: A judge this week ordered former Guatemalan dictator Efrian Rios Montt to stand for a second trial on genocide charges, this time for the deaths of some 200 people in the 1982 Dos Erres Massacre, human rights authorities said on Friday. The 90-year-old Montt is facing another trial for genocide in a separate… Read More »

Former Disney boss Eisner in talks to buy Portsmouth

LONDON: Former top-flight side Portsmouth, now languishing in the fourth tier of English soccer, announced on Thursday an exclusivity agreement with ex-Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner and his Tornante Company. The fan-owned south coast club said on their website (www.portsmouthfc.co.uk) that the agreement would allow a 70-day period of negotiations “regarding a possible purchase… Read More »

Mass baby remains found at former Catholic home in Ireland

DUBLIN: “Significant quantities” of baby remains have been discovered in an apparent makeshift crypt at the site of a former Catholic home for unmarried mothers in Ireland, an official commission said on Friday (Mar 3). The find in the town of Tuam in western Ireland came during extensive excavations by the Commission on Mother and… Read More »

Former US Justice Department official warns Europe on election hacking

SAN FRANCISCO: A former Justice Department official who served in the Obama administration said European countries must be willing to respond forcefully to efforts by Russia or others to use cyber attacks to meddle in their elections, saying the U.S. response fell short. Former Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, who ran the national security division… Read More »

India names former gold medallist Bindra in task force

MUMBAI: India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was named on a panel entrusted with the task of preparing the blueprint for the country’s success at the next three Games, the sports ministry said on Monday. The world’s second-most populous country sent more than 120 athletes to Rio de Janeiro last year with hopes… Read More »

Former Ecuador football boss handed 10-year jail sentence

QUITO: An Ecuadorean court gave a 10-year jail sentence to former national soccer federation president Luis Chiriboga for corruption on Friday in another case stemming from the scandal at world governing body FIFA. Chiriboga, 70, who ran the soccer federation for 18 years but has been under house arrest since late 2015, was convicted of… Read More »

US watchdog slams Afghan anti-corruption body and former president

WASHINGTON: An Afghan anti-corruption body formed in 2008 has been ineffective, lacks independence and never verified the asset declaration forms of former President Hamid Karzai, the U.S. government’s top watchdog on Afghanistan said in a report published on Thursday. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) found that asset declaration forms submitted by Karzai… Read More »