Kabinet stelt Rusland aansprakelijk voor neerhalen MH17

Nederland en Australië stellen Rusland samen aansprakelijk voor zijn aandeel in het neerhalen van vlucht MH17. Het kabinet heeft daar zojuist een besluit over genomen en Rusland van de maatregel op de hoogte gesteld.

Ook voor het kabinet staat nu vast dat Rusland verantwoordelijk is voor de inzet van de Buk-installatie.


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Israel approves army's use of live fire against Gaza protesters

Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously dismissed a petition by two human rights groups that accused Israel's military of violating the law by using snipers and live ammunition against peaceful Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

"Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman praised the ruling on Twitter:"The High Court of Justice unanimously rejected the petitions of the pestering left-wing Zionist organisations against the IDF's strong and steadfast stance against the enemy in Gaza.


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Elderly Sunriver couple sues airline after gate-change ordeal; Couple says multiple gate changes were frustrating, exhausting

A-A+. After three gate changes and a long trek through Sea-Tac Airport on Saturday, an elderly Sunriver couple, Richard and Maureen Beal, are suing Delta Air Lines.

Finally, a fellow passenger found a wheelchair for Maureen Beal and helped get the Beals on the train and to gate S2. Richard Beal pushed his wife for a short while on their way to gate S2 but needed the fellow passenger's help.


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Cash converters: could this Dutch scheme stop drivers speeding?

A Dutch city is hoping to target speeding motorists by rewarding those who keep to the limit with cash for their community - car by car, and cent by cent.

Other initiatives have offered incentives to attempt to manage drivers' speeds, including Sweden's "Speed camera lottery", where law-abiding drivers were automatically entered for a chance to win cash prizes.


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President Erdogan should be tried for war crimes, European judge finds

PRESIDENT Recep Tayyip Erdogan must be tried for war crimes committed against Kurds by the Turkish state including the massacre of civilians and extrajudicial killings both in Turkey and abroad, a European judge declared today.

The PPT recommended that Mr Erdogan is tried for war crimes in Turkey, the state of emergency be lifted and the rule of law be restored.


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McConnell says he backs Mueller probe after classified briefing

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday after attending a classified briefing that he continues to support special counsel Robert Mueller 's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

"The two investigations going on that I think will give us the answers to the questions that you raise - the investigation in the Justice Department and the Mueller investigation," McConnell told NPR. "I support both of them, and I don't really have anything to add to this subject based upon the Gang of Eight briefing that we had today, which was classified."


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Oklahoma City shooting: Armed citizen kills restaurant shooter

As the gunman was fleeing the scene, a bystander armed with a pistol confronted the shooter and fatally shot him outside the restaurant, Oklahoma City Police Captain Bo Mathews told reporters.

A man broke his leg when trying to run out of the restaurant and a fourth person suffered a minor injury, police said.


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Stockton Businessman Pleads No Contest to Statutory Rape of Child, Sentenced to Just 90 Days of House Arrest

STOCKTON - A longtime Stockton businessman was sentenced Wednesday to just 90 days of house arrest and five years of informal probation after pleading no contest to statutory rape of a child.

FOX40 reached out to Deputy District Attorney Kathy Murray, to find out why Burgess was charged with just statutory rape and why he wouldn't have to register as a sex offender.


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U.S. Life Expectancy Will Likely Decline For Third Straight Year

New York - The U.S. death rate rose last year, and 2017 likely will mark the third straight year of decline in American life expectancy, according to preliminary data.

A more complete report is expected around the end of the year, including the number of deaths and a calculation of life expectancy - the average lifespan based on year of birth, current death trends and other factors.


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Suspect in Lake Hefner shooting killed

Jennifer Stong hugs Tasha Hunt outside the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Stong was inside the restaurant when the shooting occurred along with Hunt's children.


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Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud

A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.

Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance, Spokane news station KHQ-TV reported Thursday.


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Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps

Facebook used its apps to gather information about users and their friends, including some who had not signed up to the social network, reading their text messages, tracking their locations and accessing photos on their phones, a court case in California alleges.

Facebook has not fully disclosed the manner in which it pre-processes photos on the iOS camera roll, meaning if a user has any Facebook app installed on their iPhone, then Facebook accesses and analyses the photos the user takes and/or stores on the iPhone, the complainant alleges.


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North Korea Says It's Willing to Meet With the U.S. at Any Time

North Korea is willing to meet with the U.S. at any time, according to the state-run news agency KCNA, in comments that followed U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cancel a planned summit between the two countries.

Speaking at the White House hours later, Trump called the collapse of the summit a setback for both North Korea and the world.


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Parkland principal who lost daughter in shooting blames school district – WSVN 7News

An elementary school principal whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre says the school district lacks empathy and transparency.

School district spokeswoman Tracy Clark told the Sun Sentinel they reinstated Schentrup's pay for all time off through March 30 and approved a leave of absence that will have the least impact on her leave time.


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Experts react to unprecedented classified White House Russia briefings

The president's chief of staff and the White House counsel attended a classified briefing Thursday with top Justice Department officials and lawmakers about an investigation into the president and his associates - and the events have floored national-security experts and former intelligence officials.

CNN reported Wednesday that Trump told Kelly he wanted Thursday's briefings to appear nonpartisan, and to ensure that Democrats were able to view the classified intelligence so the White House would not look like it was playing politics.


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Roger Stone Sought Information on Clinton from Assange, Emails Show

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone privately sought information he considered damaging to Hillary Clinton from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

A lawyer for Mr. Stone, Grant Smith, said the emails hadn't been turned over to House investigators because they were "Not encompassed within the scope of the committee's request." Mr. Stone said the emails were preserved at the request of the Senate, which is also conducting a Russian interference probe, but Mr. Smith said they hadn't yet been turned over to investigators there.


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Harvey Weinstein Set To Turn Himself In To Authorities TMRW

After months of investigation by police and district attorneys on both coasts, Harvey Weinstein will be turning himself in to authorities tomorrow at the New York State Supreme Court building in Manhattan, Deadline has learned.

The office of Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance Jr. has been sending out subpoenas for the grand jury and bringing in key people to talk, the team led by prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon is looking into the finances and books of now-sold The Weinstein Company and others connected with Weinstein.


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Who is Jack Johnson and why would Trump pardon him?

President Trump has posthumously pardoned the late boxer, Jack Johnson.

The president said on social media last month that he was considering a full presidential pardon after speaking to Sylvester Stallone, a Trump supporter and actor who starred in the "Rocky" movies.


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Largest fentanyl drug bust in Nebraska confirmed by troopers

One of the largest fentanyl busts in the U.S. - and the largest in Nebraska - was confirmed by the Nebraska State Patrol on Thursday.

The troopers did not perform a field test due to "The dangerous nature of the substance." The anesthetic is 30-50 times more potent than heroin and 50-100 times more deadly than morphine, according to the DEA. A test at the crime lab confirmed the troopers actually seized 118 pounds of fentanyl, according to the tweet.


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Investigators say Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

Missile that shot down flight MH17 came from Russian military, investigators say.

The Malaysia Airlines jet was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down by a Russian BUK missile over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014.The international team of investigators have now been able to link the missile found in the wreckage of the downed jet to a Russian military unit which was operating within Ukraine at the time.


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Morgan Freeman accused of inappropriate behavior, harassment

In all, 16 people spoke to CNN about Freeman as part of this investigation, eight of whom said they were victims of what some called harassment and others called inappropriate behavior by Freeman.

Of those 16, seven people described an environment at Revelations Entertainment that included allegations of harassment or inappropriate behavior by Freeman there, with one incident allegedly witnessed by Lori McCreary, Freeman's co-founder in the enterprise, and another in which she was the target of demeaning comments by Freeman in a public setting.


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Zuckerberg set up fraudulent scheme to 'weaponise' data, court case alleges

"The evidence uncovered by plaintiff demonstrates that the Cambridge Analytica scandal was not the result of mere negligence on Facebook's part but was rather the direct consequence of the malicious and fraudulent scheme Zuckerberg designed in 2012 to cover up his failure to anticipate the world's transition to smartphones," legal documents said.

In its latest filing, Six4Three alleges Facebook deliberately used its huge amounts of valuable and highly personal user data to tempt developers to create platforms within its system, implying that they would have long-term access to personal information, including data from subscribers' Facebook friends.


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Zuckerberg set up fraudulent scheme to 'weaponise' data, court case alleges

"The evidence uncovered by plaintiff demonstrates that the Cambridge Analytica scandal was not the result of mere negligence on Facebook's part but was rather the direct consequence of the malicious and fraudulent scheme Zuckerberg designed in 2012 to cover up his failure to anticipate the world's transition to smartphones," legal documents said.

In its latest filing, Six4Three alleges Facebook deliberately used its huge amounts of valuable and highly personal user data to tempt developers to create platforms within its system, implying that they would have long-term access to personal information, including data from subscribers' Facebook friends.


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North Korea nuclear test tunnels at Punggye-ri 'destroyed'

North Korea appears to have blown up tunnels at its only nuclear test site, in a move to reduce regional tensions.

The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation could have confirmed that the test site is no longer capable of conducting nuclear tests - but experts from the UN-backed monitoring group were not invited to Thursday's dismantling of Punggye-ri.


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Spanish rapper due to begin jail term vows to 'disobey fascist state'

A Spanish rapper whose jail sentence of three and a half years for "Glorifying terrorism" and insulting the crown caused an outcry has said he will defy authorities, amid reports he may have fled the country.

The reference to the Basque Country hinted at violence by ETA, the separatist group that for decades staged attacks across Spain that left hundreds of officials and civilians dead. Valtònyc also sang against Jorge Campos, the former president of the Balearic Circle, a foundation that fought against the imposition of the Catalan language in the Balearic Islands, where the rapper comes from.


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Missile that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was from Russian military, investigators say

BUNNIK, Netherlands - An international team of investigators says that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit.

Wilbert Paulissen of the Dutch National Police said Thursday that the missile was from the Russian military's 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade based in the Russian city of Kursk.


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