The Daily Populous

Friday June 10th, 2022 night edition

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A court in Russian-controlled east Ukraine convicted 28-year-old Aiden Aslin, from Newark, 48-year-old Shaun Pinner, from Watford, and Saaudun Brahim on charges of “terrorism”.

Observers said the process was intended to imitate the war crimes trials of Russian soldiers taking place in Kyiv.

Both Britons have said they were serving in the Ukrainian marines, making them active-duty soldiers who should be protected by the Geneva conventions on prisoners of war.

However, Russian state media has portrayed them as mercenaries, and the court has convicted them on the charge of “being a mercenary”.

“I utterly condemn the sentencing of Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner held by Russian proxies in eastern Ukraine,” said the UK foreign secretary, Liz Truss.

There is a moratorium on the death penalty in Russia, but not in the territory it occupies in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine has given three Russian soldiers prison sentences for war crimes tied to the Russian offensive that began on 24 February. »

FBI: Gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley arrested, home searched relating to Jan. 6

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A Federal Bureau of Investigation representative confirmed with News 10 that Kelley was arrested and a search was executed at his home Thursday morning.

Kelley, 40, was among the Republican candidates looking to run in the 2022 August gubernatorial primary.

“The tipster provided photos of who they believed was Ryan D. Kelley (KELLEY) at the Capitol on January 6, 2021,” they wrote. »

Diablo Immortal now has Blizzard’s lowest ever user score on Metacritic

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Diablo Immortal now has the worst Metacritic user score in Blizzard‘s history.

At the time of writing, the game has a user score of 0.5 out of 10, based on nearly 2500 user ratings.

However, while both games have the same user score, Diablo Immortal has a higher percentage of negative user reviews (95.5% compared to Burning Crusade’s 94.6%), and has received more than six times as many reviews (2,485 versus 371). »

China’s Southern Strategy: Beijing Is Using the Global South to Constrain America

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Between 1946 and 1974, Mao Zedong perfected his vision of how the struggle against imperialist powers should unfold by focusing on the global South.

By openly using economic aid and investment as incentives, China got countries in the global South to break off relations with Taiwan, helping diplomatically asphyxiate the island.

Beyond cash pledges, Beijing’s main card in the global South is intangible: the promise of opportunity and respect. »