The Daily Populous

Friday October 7th, 2022 morning edition

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Leaders pose for a group photo during a meeting of the European Political Community at Prague Castle in Prague.

Russia is the one major European power not invited, along with its neighbour and supporter in the war Belarus.

Her Belgian counterpart, Alexander De Croo, said "if you just look at the attendance here, you see the importance".

"The whole European continent is here, except two countries: Belarus and Russia.

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins said the fallout from Russia's war on Ukraine is something they all have in common.

"We are now in a strong position to direct all possible powers of Europe to end the war and guarantee long-term peace," he said.

The aim, he said, is to forge a common strategy to confront the challenges Europe faces. »

Proud Boys member Jeremy Bertino is first to plead guilty to seditious conspiracy

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Jeremy Bertino, a top lieutenant to Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy in federal court on Thursday, and is cooperating with the Justice Department’s investigation into the far-right extremist group.

He is the first member of the Proud Boys to plead guilty to seditious conspiracy – a major boost to the historic prosecution of the organization.

According to the Proud Boys seditious conspiracy indictment, Bertino was in a number of encrypted group chats meant to plan for January 6. »

26-year-old man sentenced to life for the killing of retired St. Louis police captain during George Floyd protests

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A 26-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for killing a retired St. Louis police captain as he tried to stop a pawn shop from being looted during racial injustice protests two years ago.

Cannon also was sentenced to an additional 30 years for robbery, burglary and three counts of armed criminal action.

His death drew attention nationwide because it occurred amid protests across the country in response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. »

REI dumps Black Friday — permanently

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REI has quit Black Friday, forever.

Although shoppers can still place an order on the company’s website on Black Friday, order processing and shipping won’t begin until the following day.

A woman walks past a closed REI store in New York on Black Friday, 2016. »