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Interpol issues wanted notice for former Nissan executive

by Samantha Gobba
Posted 1/03/20, 11:17 am

Carlos Ghosn earlier this week jumped bail, escaping from Japan and what he called “a rigged Japanese justice system where guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied.” Japanese authorities arrested the former Nissan chairman in November 2018 on charges of underreporting his future compensation and he was to go on trial in April.

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‘Saved’ by the Communist Party

International | China’s forced labor practices give new meaning to becoming ‘born again’
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/19/19, 03:22 pm

CHINA: A report by researcher Adrian Zenz, one of the first to document Beijing’s oppression of mostly Muslim Uighurs, cites the authorities’ extensive plan for reeducation and forced labor at factories where Uighurs “can learn the nation’s common language” and “understand the right and wrong.” At a clothing factory in Shenzhen, a manager claims the “de-extremification” process “causes workers to become born again.” Writes Z

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Associated Press/Photos by Frank Augstein (Johnson) and Thanassis Stavrakis (Corbyn)

Yet another vote on Brexit

International | Brits decide on a prime minister—and their country’s future
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/12/19, 04:46 pm

BRITAIN: Voters are at the polls throughout the U.K. on Thursday in what is essentially a(nother) Brexit referendum. The Conservative Party’s Boris Johnson has held a consistent lead over Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, but it had narrowed in closing days of campaigning.

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