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Serbian capital, Belgrade. Karadzic was heavily disguised by a white beard, long
hair and spectacles, living under a false identity as a “spiritual healer.”
Karadzic is the highest-ranking political figure to have been brought to justice over the bitter ethnic conflicts of the 1990s.
Wednesday’s judgement was handed down by the UN’s international residual mechanism for cr
iminal tribunals, which deals with cases left over from the now dissolved courts for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
In November 2017 the court also sentenced former Bosnian Serb army leader Ratko Mladi
c to life in prison after finding him guilty of genocide for atrocities committed during the Bosnian war from 1992 to 1995.
Mladic was charged with two counts of genocide and nine crim
es against humanity and war crimes for his role in the conflict in the former Yugoslavia fro
m 1992 to 1995, during which 100,000 people were killed and another 2.2 million displaced.
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id the money was not part of its deposit, and the contents of the safe deposit box were only known to the owner, adding that it was working with the police in the investigation.
“The customer had concealed fake currency in his personal safe deposit box against the bank’s rules and regulations whic
h include restrictions of items which can be held in the safe deposit box,” Barclays Kenya said in a statement.
Kenya promotes wildlife heritage on new currency coins
The currency seizure comes as lawmakers in the country push for the implem
entation of a policy that removes strict banking laws mandating financial institutions to record transactions above $10,000.
Kenya’s apex bank chief Patrick Njoroge opposed the amendment sayi
ng it could derail the fight against corruption and money laundering in the country.
A case challenging the implementation of the amendments is due to be heard in Kenya’s High Court
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is deep into its most crucial week since the last one.
On Thursday, Theresa May travels to Brussels to meet with the remaining 27 EU leaders, where she is expected to request an extension to Article 50, the legal
process by which Britain is leaving the EU. If the EU27 agree, as they probably will, Brexit will be delayed beyond the current deadline of March 29. Lea
ving aside the gravity of this epic failure of British Brexit policy, the key question is how long will the delay last?
There are two likely options. The first is a short delay, which Downing Street said on Wedne
sday it would request. This would give the UK government a little more time to get its Withdrawal Agr
eement through Parliament, perhaps sweetened with some changes to the accompanying political declaration.
Or, the EU could offer May a much longer extension, possibly lasting years, to give to the UK more breathing space in which to u
ntangle its Brexit mess. The EU says it would only grant a longer delay if there was a good reason for doing so.
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European diplomatic sources have been clear over the past few months that any kind of extension would be far easier to swallow if the UK made clear its long-term
intentions, rather than putting things off for no reason. To put it mildly, clarity has hitherto not been Britain’s strong point.
Any Brexit delay requires the unanimous approval of the European Council, the EU’s supreme decision-making body that includes the leaders of each member sta
te, meeting in Brussels this week. This is where difficulties begin. Since the start of the whole process, Brexiteers have bold
ly asserted that the unity of the EU27 would eventually crack and the UK could finally get its way.
It didn’t. To date, the EU has stood firmly by the dea
l it reached with the UK — the so-called Withdrawal Agreement — insisting it was locked down and ready for Britain to approve.
But given the UK Parliament’s reluctance to do so, and the consequent prospect of a dela
y to Brexit, something interesting has happened. For the first time in the Brexit process, we are
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her first address to Parliament since the terror attack, praising the “extraordin
ary courage” demonstrated by mosque worshipers and police during one of the country’s “darkest days.”
”There have rightly been questions around how this could have happened here. In a place that prides itself on being open, pea
ceful, diverse. And there is anger that it has happened here,” Ardern said Tuesday.Prime Minister Jacinda A
rdern embraces a woman who attended the House session at Parliament on March 19.
Fifty people were killed in Friday’s attack, while another 50 were injured, and 10 people remain in critical condition, health officials said Tuesday.
In her speech Tuesday, Ardern said she would do everything in her power to prevent the attacker from gaining attention.
New Zealand shooting victims remembered for the lives they lived
”He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety. And that is why you will never hear me mention his name,” said Arden.
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Aug 31, followed by a match against Poland on Sept 2 before facing Venezuela two days later. All three games will be played at the 18,
000-seat Wukesong Arena in Beijing, where China finished eighth at the 2008 Summer Olympics to tie its best record at the Games.
At the 2010 FIBA World Championship, China beat Cote d’Ivoire 83-73, but its last m
atch against Venezuela, at the 2016 Olympics, ended in a 68-72 defeat. China and Poland have never met before in official competition.
Despite the favorable draw, Team China’s head coach Li Nan warned against undere
stimating the opposition.Spearheaded by former NBA player Yi Jianlian, fellow center Wang Zhel
in-a second-round draft pick for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2016-and young playmaker Guo Ailun, China’s primary aim
is to finish the tournament as the top Asian team in order to qualify directly for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
However, Bryant, the tournament’s global ambassador, has urged China to aim even higher.
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Information consumption has become a new engine for China’s economy, playing a vital role in d
riving domestic demand, creating jobs and pushing forward industrial upgrades, People’s Daily reported.
Last year, China’s information consumption rose 11 percent year-on-year to
5 trillion yuan ($745.39 billion), accounting for 6 percent of the GDP, according to the Internet Society of China.
To further boost information consumption, the Ministry of Industry and Inform
ation Technology and the National Development and Reform Commission unveiled an action plan in August.
According to the plan, by 2020, China’s spending on information consum
ption is expected to be 6 trillion yuan, with average annual growth of more than 11 perce
nt. Information technology is estimated to drive 15 trillion yuan in related consumption.
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Cups, slides, beds, hotels, salons and medical care are creating a huge pet market worth multibillion yuan
A purr-fect world, and loads of money－that’s what cafe chain Starbucks sees at least in its newest merchandise item.
It is a custom-made 199 yuan ($29.66) porcelain cup for pet cats－there are 67 million of them in China!
The new product was necessitated by China’s growing pet economy, where sales of pet-related products and services reached 172.2 billion yuan in 2018.
Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan China said in a recent report that last year’s market size
was three times that of 2013, and forecast it would grow to 472.3 billion yuan by 2023.
The pet cat market segment, worth 60 billion yuan, is the second la
rgest after the pet dog segment (98.5 billion yuan). It is predicted to be the most vibrant one.
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product aimed at this market. But even it may not have anticipated the tremendous response.
The moment Starbucks launched its limited-edition “cat-paw cup”, it sparked a frenzy among Chinese consumers who own pet cats.
In scenes reminiscent of the pre-launch serpentine queues for snob-value smartphones, cat-owners stayed up all nig
ht in queues in front of Starbucks stores across Chinese cities a day before the cup’s formal sales launch on Feb 26.
Some female pet-owners, exasperated by the seemingly never-ending wait, got into cat-figh
ts, while others indulged in slanging matches on learning the cups were in short supply.
The craze and high demand were attributable to slick videos and images pos
ted on social media by key opinion leaders or KOLs, or influencers, market insiders said.
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XI’AN – Xi’an, a historical city in Shaanxi Province, will place traffic restrictions on the use of vehicle on weekdays.
The popular tourist city said the restriction would be imposed on weekdays from
7 am to 8 pm starting March 18. Vehicles are restricted in one out of five weekdays based upon the last nu
mbers of their license plates in certain areas in the city, where the number of motor vehicles hit 3 million as of May 2018.
Three bureaux of municipal ecology and environment, public security and transport
said in a circular that the move was taken to ease traffic congestion and reduce air pollution.
Mass transit buses, new energy vehicles, vehicles for people with disabilities, and vehicles for special purp
oses such as fire engines and ambulances, however, will be exempted from the restriction, according to the circular.