Newsom to release 8,000 prisoners in California by end of August amid coronavirus outbreaks

The first round of releases will free people who have 180 days or less to serve on their sentence, making about 4,800 prisoners eligible for release by the end of the month, officials said. Additional reviews will be conducted for incarcerated people with a year or less to serve, and those who live in one […]

Netflix’s World’s Most Wanted: true crime docu-series leaves fans in shock

A second person commented: “Highly recommend you watch #WorldsMostWanted on Netflix, superb docu-drama, especially the second episode on Rwanda Holocaust and third episode on London bombings of 2005. It’ll send chill down your spine looking at how inhuman and barbaric can one be.” A third simply tweeted: “#WorldsMostWanted #Netflix Shocking, but what a great series.”

MC Insider: String of exits at private lender, hurting Chinese ownership, deadly COVID secrets in banking and more

One of the top private banks was flirting with cash-rich private equity funds for several months to gain some confidence capital. In the end, the PE funds gave it a pass. What happened? Market grapevine has it that the CEO lost patience with the hard bargaining by the investors. The bank is still hopeful of […]

Greece resumes migrant deportations to Turkey

The expulsions came just hours after violent clashes on the island of Chios. Exhausted at being detained in conditions that Amnesty International described as appalling, hundreds of migrants broke out of their detention centre last week and camped in the island’s main port. In response, groups of residents began threatening and chasing them, videos showed.

Jimmy Lai, Hong Kong Media Mogul Who Met With Pompeo and Pence, Arrested for ‘Collusion With Foreign Forces’

Jimmy Lai, a media mogul who owns the broadsheet met with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington to discuss the erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy and an extradition bill that drew massive protests. In the eyes of the Chinese Communist Party and its proxies in Hong Kong, that counts […]

First boats returning migrants and refugees from Greece arrive in Turkey

The first Syrians to be resettled in Europe under the exchange deal arrived in Germany on Monday morning. Two planes each carrying 16 Syrian refugees touched down from Istanbul in the northern city of Hanover, according to Germany’s federal refugee office. The refugees were taken by bus to a reception camp about 90 miles away […]

Ceasefire offers opportunity for eastern Ukraine peace push, says president

TARAMCHUK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine wants to build on a lull in fighting in the eastern Donbass region to push for a lasting peace settlement at a new round of four-way talks with Russia, France and Germany, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told Reuters.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the territory`s current and former police chiefs and eight other top officials for what Washington says is their role in curtailing political freedoms in the territory.

‘Governor Newsom, save our lives. We’re dying in here’: Demonstrators plea for San Quentin inmates’ release

James King, a 54-year-old former prisoner who was released in December and now works for the Oakland-based Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, was joined by family members of prisoners, elected officials, medical experts and a group of young prison reform advocates, as he read a letter he recently received from Thang Tran, a man […]