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Russians in Far East region protest arrest of regional governor

Russians in Far East region protest arrest of regional governor

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July 11 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of people protested in the Far East region of Russia Saturday, calling for the resignation of President Vladimir Putin and demanding the release of a regional governor arrested recently on murder charges. The protests in Khabarovsk, a city bordering China, and numerous other towns were the largest in the area in many years. Advertisement Some demonstrations were comparable in size to those last summer in Moscow, where most street protests opposing Putin's regime have taken place. On Thursday Sergei I. Furgai, the governor of Khabarovsk Krai, a sprawling region that spans the Chinese frontier to the Arctic along the Pacific region, was arrested near his home in Khabarovsk city on suspicion of involvement in multiple murders in the early 2000s. Furgal took...
Israeli court releases anti-Netanyahu activist after arrest

Israeli court releases anti-Netanyahu activist after arrest

World
A Jerusalem court has released a former Air Force general and leading activist opposed to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu whose arrest prompted hundreds to protest outside the Israeli leader’s residenceBy TIA GOLDENBERG Associated PressJune 28, 2020, 10:11 AM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleJERUSALEM -- A Jerusalem court early on Sunday ordered the release of a former Air Force general and leading activist opposed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rule whose arrest prompted hundreds to protest outside the Israeli leader's residence. Retired Brig. Gen. Amir Haskel has been a leader of the protest movement against Netanyahu, demanding that the long-time leader step down while facing charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting
Hong Kong: Police arrest 180, fire pepper guns on protesters

Hong Kong: Police arrest 180, fire pepper guns on protesters

World
May 27 (UPI) -- Police in Hong Kong arrested at least 180 people and fired non-lethal pepper balls at protesters on Wednesday as people took to the streets to demonstrate against a China-proposed national security law critics fear will further strip the semi-autonomous region of its rights and freedoms. The protests began as lawmakers in the Legislative Council were preparing Wednesday to deliberate on the controversial law that aims to protect China's national security from acts of secession, sedition, subversion and terrorism as well as from foreign influence. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attempted to quell fears over the law a day earlier, describing it as plugging legal loopholes and saying it will "only target a handful of people." Police said at least 16 people between the ...
How falling behind on a payday loan can lead to an arrest warrant

How falling behind on a payday loan can lead to an arrest warrant

Finance
Payday Loan Store (Photo by Interim Archives/Getty Images)Interim ArchivesYou'll find the words in Utah's constitution: "No imprisonment for debt."And yet more than 3,000 people in the state were served arrest warrants arising from an unpaid loan between September 2017 and September 2018, according to a new report on payday loans by the Consumer Federation of America."People are definitely going to jail," said Christopher Peterson, director of financial services at the CFA.Each year, 12 million Americans use short-term, high-interest rate "payday" loans. Nearly three-quarters of the borrowers have a household income below $ 40,000, and almost 10% are retired.Interest rates on storefront payday loans are, on average, almost 400%. Many people find themselves in "debt-traps," borrowing payday...
Briton Audrey Schoeman revived after six-hour cardiac arrest

Briton Audrey Schoeman revived after six-hour cardiac arrest

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device A British woman whose heart stopped beating for six hours has been brought back to life in what doctors have described as an "exceptional case". Audrey Schoeman developed severe hypothermia when she was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Spanish Pyrenees with her husband in November.Doctors say it is the longest cardiac arrest ever recorded in Spain.Mrs Schoeman, who has made a near-full recovery after the ordeal, says she hopes to be hiking again by spring. The 34-year-old, who lives in Barcelona, began having trouble speaking and moving during severe weather in the Pyrenees, later falling unconscious.Her condition worsened while waiting for emergency services and her husband Rohan believed ...