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December 17, 2019 | Via BBC

Pakistan Ex-Leader Sentenced to Death for Treason

General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former military leader, has been sentenced to death at a special court hearing in Islamabad. The three-member court sentenced him over a high treason charge that has been pending since 2013. Gen Musharraf seized power in a military coup in 1999 and served as the country’s president from 2001 to 2008. He is currently in Dubai after being allowed to leave the country for medical treatment in 2016.

December 17, 2019 | Via Sky News

Tesla and Apple among Tech Giants Accused of Aiding Child Labor in DRC

A legal complaint on behalf of 14 families from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was filed on Sunday by International Rights Advocates – a US-based human rights group. It accuses the firms – which also include Apple, Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Microsoft and Dell – of being complicit in the death of children who were forced to mine cobalt – a metal used to make batteries for phones and computers.

December 17, 2019 | Via CNBC

Boeing will Suspend 737 Max Production in January

Boeing is planning to suspend production of its beleaguered 737 Max planes next month, the company said Monday, a drastic step after the Federal Aviation Administration said its review of the planes would continue into next year. Just how long Boeing will keep its 737 Max production line halted was not immediately clear, because it will depend on when regulators clear the plane to fly again.

December 17, 2019 | Via Reuters

Trump Says U.S. is Watching North Korea Closely

President Donald Trump on Monday said he would be disappointed if something is “in the works” in North Korea and the United States is watching activities in the Asian nation closely. “I’d be disappointed if something would be in the works, and if it is, we’ll take care of it,” Trump said. “We’re watching it very closely.”

December 17, 2019 | Via Bloomberg

Estonia Apologizes After Official Calls New Finnish PM ‘Cashier’

Estonia apologized to its biggest trading partner after a nationalist official from the Baltic country’s ruling coalition insulted Finland’s new prime minister. President Kersti Kaljulaid called her counterpart in Helsinki following weekend comments by EKRE party head Mart Helme calling Sanna Marin, who recently became the world’s youngest premier, a “cashier” — a reference to a previous job she held.

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