Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist

OTTAWA - A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP material he gathered for stories about an accused terrorist, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a case that pitted press freedoms against the investigative powers of police. (CTV News)
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Judge rules in favour of Khadr’s request to end sentence

EDMONTON - Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Mary Moreau made the ruling Monday morning in Edmonton, as family and supporters of Khadr cried and hugged each other when the decision was read out. Khadr was seeking the 3-1/2 years remaining on his 2010 youth sentence to be reduced to one day as he awaits a decision in his U.S. appeal. (Edmonton Journal)

Canadian who helped suicide bombers sentenced to 26 years in American prison

BROOKLYN - A Canadian citizen who helped plan an attack in 2009 has been sentenced to 26 years in an American prison. A Brooklyn federal court sentenced Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa, an Iraqi-Canadian dual-citizen, for his role aiding the attackers in a suicide bombing that killed five American soldiers in Iraq. (True North)

Emails show Trudeau officials struggling to get ahead of Atwal scandal

Senior government officials scrambled to piece together facts and "debunk" an embarrassing narrative last February immediately after news broke that a would-be assassin had been invited to an exclusive event during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's official visit to India. (CBC)

Montreal terrorist searched for ‘gay club’ before attack, lawyers blame Islamophobia

Shortly before slashing a police officer’s throat in Flint, Michigan, Canadian terrorist Amor Ftouhi searched for the location of “gay club” on his phone, prosecutors say. (True North)

Hamas founder’s son quits terror group, details inner workings in interview with Israeli TV

In a rare turn of events, the son of one of the founding members of the Hamas terror organization quit the group and detailed its inner workings to an Israeli television journalist. (i24 News)

France hunts terror suspect who launched attack on Strasbourg Christmas market

STRASBOURG - French authorities detained five people as they hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire at one of Europe’s most famous Christmas markets in the eastern city of Strasbourg, killing three and wounding at least 13 and putting the whole country on edge anew. (Time)
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  • More than 85 bomb detonators found at Sri Lanka bus station

    Sri Lankan police have found 87 bomb detonators at the main bus station in Sri Lanka. Officers made the discovery in the capital, Colombo, on Monday, a spokesman said, a day after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels killing 290 people and wounding about 500. (Metro News)

    Man stabs seven people in Central Paris knife attack

    PARIS — Petanque players in Paris who helped in the apprehension of a knife-wielding man have been lauded Monday for their bravery as French authorities opened a murder investigation into the attacks that saw seven people injured. (National Post)
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  • Backpacker murders: ISIS posted grisly images on grieving mom’s Facebook page

    ISIS fanatics who murdered tourists Dane Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and Norwegian Maren Ueland, 28, while they slept, used social media to spread their vile message. (Toronto Sun)
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