Canada’s Trudeau under pressure after Britain revokes citizenship of ‘Jihadi Jack’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came under pressure on Monday from the opposition Conservatives who warned against giving any assistance to Jack Letts – a dual citizen dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the media – after Britain’s decision to strip him of his British citizenship. FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about a watchdog’s …

In retrial, El Salvador acquits woman accused of killing her stillborn child

A Salvadoran court on Monday acquitted a woman accused of homicide after giving birth to a stillborn baby in a case that drew international attention to the socially conservative nation’s strict abortion ban. Evelyn Hernandez, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a suspected abortion, embraces her lawyer Bertha Deleon after a hearing …

Canada’s Trudeau under pressure after Britain revokes citizenship of ‘Jihadi Jack’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came under pressure on Monday from the opposition Conservatives who warned against giving any assistance to Jack Letts – a dual citizen dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the media – after Britain’s decision to strip him of his British citizenship. FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about a watchdog’s …

Syrian government forces march into Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib: Observatory, rebel source

Syrian army troops and their allies entered Khan Sheikhoun in northwest Syria, advancing against insurgents in the town where ground battles raged on Monday night, a monitor and a rebel source said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based war monitoring group, said the army seized the town’s northern and eastern districts. The source, …

General Electric fortifies defense against charges of bogus accounting

General Electric Co reinforced its defense of its accounting practices on Monday after investors asked more questions about an unusual research report last week that accused the jet engine and power plant maker of financial fraud. FILE PHOTO: The General Electric Co. logo is seen on the company’s corporate headquarters building in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. …

Top U.S. CEOs say companies should put social responsibility above profit

Corporate America is responsible for providing economic benefits to all, not just its investors, the Business Roundtable group said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon speaks at the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) 2019 legislative conference in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon The group’s “statement of corporate purpose” was …

Saudi-Led coalition attacks military targets in Houthi-controlled Sanaa: Saudi TV

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launched an attack on Monday on military targets in the capital Sanaa, which is controlled by the Houthi movement, Saudi state TV reported. The coalition advised civilians to stay away from the targeted areas, state TV added. The Iran-aligned movement’s Al-Masirah TV reported at least six airstrikes by the coalition …

UK PM Johnson writes to Donald Tusk to propose Brexit deal changes

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday to set out his proposals for reaching a new Brexit deal with the bloc ahead of Britain’s planned departure on Oct. 31. FILE PHOTO: European Council President Donald Tusk attends a news conference after the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium, …