If you enjoy a good fictional spy-mystery-whodunit- novel, then you’re going to love this story. Only thing is that this is not fiction, this story actually happened…..
NBC News (@nbcnews) reports, a Russian journalist who was widely reported to have been assassinated in the Ukraine Capital turned up at a news conference alive and well on Wednesday. The head of Ukraine’s security services, Vasyl Gritask, told reporters in Kiev that the agency had faked Arkady Babchenko’s death to catch those who were trying to kill him.
Gritsak also announced that authorities had solved Babchenko’s slaying. He then startled everyone there by inviting the 41-year old reporter into the room.
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To the applause and gasps of the press who thought he’d been murdered, Babchenko took the floor and apologized to the friends and family who mourned for him and were unaware of the plan. “I’m still alive” he said. Babchenko explained that he’d been part of a Ukranian operation to thwart a Russian attempt on his life. Gritsak said the attempted assassination of Babchenko had been ordered by the Russian security services.
This is Malian migrant, Mamoudo Gassama. This hero climbed a Paris apartment complex in a matter of seconds to save a 4-year old child who was holding onto the balcony he was hanging from for dear life. With not thought for his own safety or well-being, Gassama jumped into action. With the help from a resident in a neighboring apartment, Gassama was able to get to the child and pull him in before he fell. Gassama’s brave actions did not go unnoticed. He was praised by the public, and also caught the attention of French President Emmanuel Macron. The President personally thanked Gassama and said he would be naturalized and made a citizen of France. Macron also offered Gassma a role in the fire service.
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North Korea has threatened to call off the upcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea leader King Jong-Un, over military drills the U.S and South Korea are currently engaged in, South Korean news agency, Yonhap reported.
ABC News (@ABC) reports, North Korea has also canceled high-level talks with South Korea that were scheduled for Wednesday local time over those same drills. The summit between Trump and Kim was first announced in March and Trump tweeted the scheduled date: June 12th, and location: Singapore, last week.
A restaurant in Toronto has been ordered to pay $10,000 in compensation to a black customer after it forced him and three companions to pay for their meals in advance.
Newsweek (@newsweek) reports, The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal found that Hong Shing Chineese Restaurant, a popular eatery just east of Toronto’s Chinatown, violated the Canadian province’s human rights code when its staff treated Emile Wicklam, now 31, as a “potential thief in waiting” a ruling published by the Canadian Legal Information Institute states.
Wickham, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago and immigrated to Canada 11 years ago, had visited Hong Shing in May to celebrate his birthday with friends. He was surprised, however, when he and his friends were asked to pay for their meals in advance shortly after placing their orders. The group asked the server why the were being asked to pre-pay for food, but obliged after being told it was restaurant policy.
Wickham questioned whether his group had been targeted by restaurant staff because they were black, and decided to poll other customers on whether they had also been ordered to pre-pay for their meals in advance. The answer was no, Wickham testified at the hearing.
When a server returned to Wickham’s table, he and his friends questioned them once again about the restaurant’s policies. The server eventually admitted that their group had been the only table forced to pre-pay.
The Human Rights Tribunal Adjudicator, Esi Codjoe found that restaurant staff had practiced anti-black racism, violating section 1 of Ontario’s human rights code, which demands equal treatment for customers accessing goods, services, and facilities.