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George Papadopoulos: Ex-Trump adviser jailed in Russia inquiry

George Papadopoulos: Ex-Trump adviser jailed in Russia inquiry

World
The former Trump adviser whose remarks in a London pub sparked the US inquiry into possible collusion with Russia has been sentenced to 14 days in jail.George Papadopoulos, 31, told the court in Washington DC he was a "patriotic American" who made a mistake by lying.He pleaded guilty last October to lying to the FBI about the timing of meetings with alleged go-betweens for Moscow. He was the first former Trump aide arrested in the probe into an alleged Kremlin plot to sway the 2016 US vote.US President Donald Trump reacted by taking an apparent swipe at the cost of the investigation into the former aide. Who's who in the Russia-Trump inquiry? How Trump's Russia trouble unfolded In Friday's sente...
May calls for release of jailed journalists in Myanmar

May calls for release of jailed journalists in Myanmar

World
Theresa May has called for the immediate release of two Reuters journalists jailed for carrying police documents, saying the verdict undermines press freedom. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were jailed for seven years after being found guilty of breaking state secrets laws while investigating the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.Mrs May's spokesman criticised the verdict, saying she was "extremely disappointed" by it, and the sentencing. Image: Wa Lone leaves court after his verdict was announced The spokesman said: "As our ambassador to Burma, who attended the hearing, has said, we are extremely disappointed with this verdict and sentencing."We call for the journalists to be released immediately."In any dem...
Jennifer Lawrence nude photo hacker jailed

Jennifer Lawrence nude photo hacker jailed

Entertainment
A man who hacked into more than 200 iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, has been jailed for eight months. George Garofano was sentenced in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he was told he must also serve three years of supervised released and perform 60 hours of community service.Garofano was one of four men arrested in the 2014 hacking scandal that led to private photos of Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton and others being made public.Authorities say the hackers used a phishing scheme that sent emails appearing to be from Apple security accounts that asked for usernames and passwords.Garofano pleaded guilty in April and asked for leniency, saying he faces a lifetime loss of rights because of the felony conviction.Speaking at the time of the leak...
Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed in Belgium

Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed in Belgium

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Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris attacks, has been jailed for 20 years in Belgium over a gunfight that led to his arrest.Abdeslam, 28, and co-defendant Sofien Ayari were both convicted of terror-related charges of attempted murder.Ayari, 24, was also given a 20-year sentence. Both fired on officers who raided a flat in Brussels in 2016.He is being held in a jail in France and is due to face trial there over the Paris attacks themselves.He had refused to answer questions from the judge in the trial in Brussels, and eventually refused to attend the hearings. Neither he nor Ayari, 24, was in court as the verdict was read out on Monday. Both received the maximum 20-year term requested by prosecutors.The judge, Marie France Keutgen, said that "there can be no doubt...
Pregnant YouTuber jailed for killing partner in stunt

Pregnant YouTuber jailed for killing partner in stunt

Technology
A pregnant woman who shot dead her boyfriend in a botched YouTube stunt has been jailed for six months.Monalisa Perez and Ricardo Ruiz III were hoping to create a viral video by stopping a bullet with a book.The 20-year-old fired a .50 calibre handgun at Mr Ruiz from roughly a foot (30cm) away as he held an encyclopaedia to his chest.A Desert Eagle pistol was used for the stunt, which has been described as "one of the world's most powerful semi-automatic handguns".The bullet pierced the book - and the 22-year-old died from the gunshot wound.According to local media, 30 people - including the couple's young daughter - witnessed the shooting.Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, but her sentence was lower than suggested by state guidelines.James Brue, an attorney in Norman Coun...