China's former deputy intelligence chief was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for corruption . The court subsequently revoked his political rights and ordered Ma's personal property to be confiscated. "The defendant Ma Jian's bribery amount was extremely large and the national and people's interests suffered a particularly heavy loss, which seriously infringed on the integrity of civil servants", the court said.
In a short notice published on Wednesday, the Liaoning High People's Court announced that it would be hearing the trial of Robert Lloyd Schellenberg on Saturday afternoon. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said she did not have a grasp on the situation, but added that China had repeatedly made clear to Ottawa its "solemn" stance regarding its relations with Canada.
The industry continues more as a matter of principle than anything else, as very few people in Japan actually eat whale meat, and whale products are banned in most cosmetics worldwide. Norway and Iceland also hunt whales but remain within the IWC, instead formally registering objections to the ban. Japanese Fisheries Agency official and long-time IWC negotiator Hideki Moronuki said Japan would use the IWC's method to carefully determine a catch quota on the basis of science, but declined ...
Zia, an arch-rival of the prime minister, was jailed for 17 years this year on graft charges that her party says are politically motivated. The BNP said eight of its supporters had been killed in election clashes, while police said two from the Awami League had also been killed since the campaign opened on November 8.
Hassan had appeared on CNN earlier this month and made a public plea to President Trump and consular officials to expedite his wife's visa application so she could see her dying son. "I'm a US citizen; my son is a USA citizen", the 22-year-old father told mourners at a service before burial. The waiver allows her to remain in the USA and seek permanent legal status.
UAE's charge d'affaires Abdul-Hakim Naimi on Thursday, visited the embassy, witnessed UAE's flag raising again in central Damascus. - The Beirut summit could act as a test run for the Arab League summit to be held in March 2019 in Tunis.