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Daughter of former Saudi official says kingdom attempted to lure her to consulate in Istanbul

Daughter of former Saudi official says kingdom attempted to lure her to consulate in Istanbul

(CNN)The daughter of a former top Saudi intelligence official has told CNN that representatives of the attempted to lure her to the same consulate where in Istanbul, as part of a series of threats against her and her family.Hissah Al-Muzaini, the daughter of former Saudi official Saad Aljabri, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday that the kingdom encouraged her to go to the "consulate in Istanbul. They tried to encourage me to go there.""I'm lucky I didn't go or else my kids wouldn't have a mum and dad," she said. Al-Muzaini's family has previously made this allegation in a civil...

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Iran sentences British-Iranian charity worker to another year in jail

Iran sentences British-Iranian charity worker to another year in jail

(CNN)An Iranian court has handed British-Iranian charity worker a new one-year jail sentence and travel ban on charges of spreading propaganda against the regime, her husband said on Monday. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was first detained at a Tehran airport in April 2016 following a vacation to see her family with her daughter. She was accused of working with organizations allegedly attempting to overthrow the Iranian regime and was later convicted and sentenced to five years in jail. Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her employer, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, have repeatedly denied the espionage charges...

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March 20, 2020
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Bus torched in more Northern Ireland violence as British and Irish leaders call for calm

Bus torched in more Northern Ireland violence as British and Irish leaders call for calm

Dublin, Ireland (CNN)The White House joined Northern Irish, British and Irish leaders on Thursday, expressing concern as parts of Northern Ireland experienced a week of violence as unionists and nationalists clashed with police and each other. amid rising and unionist anger over a decision by police not to prosecute leaders of the Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein for allegedly breaking restrictions during the funeral of a former leading IRA figure. In west Belfast on Wednesday, rioters along the so-called "peace line" dividing predominantly unionist and nationalist communities, with police...

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England poised for second lockdown as protests and soaring infections sweep Europe

England poised for second lockdown as protests and soaring infections sweep Europe

(CNN)England could enter a second national lockdown in the coming days, as surging coronavirus across trigger strict new rules and violent protests.A scientific adviser to the British government warned Saturday that the pandemic is "running riot" in the UK, demonstrations against new Covid-19 measures have turned violent in Spain and Italy, while Germany has reported a record number of cases for the fourth day in a row.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could announce a new lockdown for England at a Monday news conference, according to senior sources quoted by UK newspaper The Times. A UK...

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October 31, 2020
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Restaurant and bar owners say social distancing could wipe out their industry

Restaurant and bar owners say social distancing could wipe out their industry

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.The US state of Georgia allowed restaurants to reopen on April 27. The three owned by Ryan Pernice are still shuttered.The entrepreneur hasn't opened his restaurants, Table & Main, Osteria Mattone and Coalition Food & Beverage, since March 16. Pernice is worried about the , but there's another reason the restaurants are still shut down: They with . "If you talk to restaurants across the globe, the language might change, but the math is the same," Pernice told CNN Business. "Restaurants and bars need...

May 15, 2020
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