September 8, 2006 |
Belgian police raided five army barracks and many soldiers' homes across the northern Flanders region in an investigation of alleged extreme-right activists suspected of planning attacks. Federal Prosecutor Daniel Bernard told a news conference that 17 people, mostly soldiers, had been detained in connection with terrorist activity, racism and weapons violations. "There was no concrete attack plan in terms of time and place," Dendermonde Police Chief Luc Boterberg said.
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April 20, 1996
A 46-year-old Toluca Lake man pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge for allegedly shooting a fleeing car burglar in the back. Daniel Bernard McDonald is due back in court May 17 for a pretrial hearing. He is charged with murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle. McDonald allegedly fired at least seven shots at two men who fled after he caught them burglarizing a car outside his apartment complex Dec. 7. One of them, Henry Lemus, 23, died.
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November 21, 1996
In an unusual move, a Superior Court judge threw out the second-degree murder conviction of a North Hollywood apartment house manager who shot a fleeing car burglar, reducing the offense to voluntary manslaughter and sentencing him to the minimum six years in prison. Over the prosecutor's protests that the crime was "a classic case of vigilantism," Judge Sandy R. Kriegler said that although Daniel Bernard McDonald committed "an intentional killing," he acted "without malice or forethought."
March 2, 1991 |
Relatives of a former minister who allegedly led an attempt to kill King Hassan II have been freed after 18 years in prison, officials said Friday, putting an end to Morocco's most famous human rights case. The Information Ministry announced that Hassan also granted clemency to 2,268 prisoners, ranging from full pardons to shortened sentences. No details were provided on the prisoners. The widow, children and cousin of Gen.
July 6, 1991 |
Talks on a long-running financial dispute between France and Iran failed this week after Iran sought supplies of enriched uranium as the price of agreement, French newspapers reported Friday. France's Foreign Ministry declined all comment on the reports in the influential daily Le Monde and the financial daily Les Echos, which said Paris rejected the last-minute request. They said Iran, which has no functioning nuclear power stations, had no obvious civilian need for such material.
December 24, 1992 |
China on Wednesday ordered France to close its Canton consulate in one month in retaliation for France's reported plans to sell 60 Mirage fighter planes to Taiwan. It was China's first formal act of retaliation after repeated warnings that France would pay a heavy price for the sale. The French government has refused to confirm the sale, but French and Taiwanese news reports said French companies signed contracts in November to sell 60 2000-5 jet fighters worth $2.6 billion and 1,000 missiles.