Jeff Sessions out as attorney general

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Wednesday fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Whitaker is expected to take charge of the Russia investigation and special counsel Robert Mueller from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Whitaker has been openly critical of Mueller and the investigation and Democrats immediately called on him to recuse…

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Imelda Marcos arrest warrant issued after failing to appear in court

(CNN)An arrest warrant has been filed for Imelda Marcos after the former Philippines First Lady failed to appear in court at the end of her corruption trial, according to a court official. The charges, filed in the 1990s, stem from companies set up by the family in Switzerland prior to…

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Blasphemy case husband pleads for asylum

Pakistan’s ‘historic’ Asia Bibi ruling Why Pakistan’s Christians are targeted Blasphemy laws around the world Asia Noreen – commonly known as Asia Bibi – was convicted in 2010 of insulting the Prophet Muhammad during a row with neighbours. Several countries have offered her asylum. What does her husband say? In…

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Asia Bibi’s lawyer flees Pakistan in fear for his life, associate says

Karachi, Pakistan (CNN)The lawyer representing a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after almost eight years on death row, has fled the country in fear for his life, an associate told CNN on Sunday. Masih also said he feared for his wife’s safety in prison, and that the family had…

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