April 19, 2021

Spectators from Abroad to be Barred from Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — At last it’s official after countless unsourced news reports and rumors: spectators from abroad will be barred from the postponed Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months. The decision was announced Saturday after an online meeting of the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese government, the Tokyo government, the International Paralympic Committee,…

Man Convicted Of Double-Murder Approved For Parole Eligibility, Prosecutors Barred From Hearing Under LA’s New Laws

A man who was convicted for shooting and killing two teenagers at a party in Los Angeles more than three decades ago was approved for parole eligibility by the state on Wednesday during a hearing that prosecutors were not allowed to attend, according to Fox 11. Howard Elwin Jones was convicted for the December 1988…

Lula Barred From Presidential Election By Brazilian Court

Traders who were bidding up the Brazilian real and local stocks on Friday on the expectation that Lula would be barred from running for president in Brazil’s upcoming presidential elections proved to be right: late on Friday, Brazil’s top electoral court banned jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in this year’s […]

As John Kerry Celebrates Embassy Opening, Cuban Dissidents Are Barred From Attending

The American flag was raised next to the U.S. embassy in Havana for the first time in 54 years Friday, but Cuban dissidents who have influenced U.S.-Cuban relations for decades were barred from the event. Secretary of State John Kerry justified the exclusion by telling Telemundo the symbolic opening was a “government-to-government moment, with very […]

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