The Latest: Uganda Pop Star Is Re-Arrested by Police
The Latest on detained Uganda pop star and opposition lawmaker (all times local):
Protester Who Harassed German Reporters Worked for Police
Germany’s justice minister is calling for an investigation into the way authorities in the eastern state of Saxony treated reporters filming a demonstration, after it emerged that a protester who harassed journalists works for state police.
Sweden OKs Largest Nordic Bank to Move HQ to Inside EU Zone
Sweden’s financial supervisory authority has granted permission to the Nordic region’s largest bank to move its administrative headquarters from the Swedish capital to Helsinki in Finland, which is part of the European banking union.
Rights Groups Warn Saudi Female Activist May Face Beheading
Rights groups are warning that a female Shiite activist detained in Saudi Arabia since December 2015 may be beheaded along with other activists.
Indonesia’s Main Muslim Group Criticizes Blasphemy Sentence
Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization has criticized the blasphemy conviction and imprisonment of a Buddhist woman who complained that the call to prayer from her neighborhood mosque was too loud.
Uganda Drops Weapons Charges Against Jailed Pop Star
Ugandan military prosecutors on Thursday withdrew weapons charges against the jailed pop star-turned-lawmaker who opposes the longtime president, but he faced potentially more serious charges of treason in a civilian court.
Plea Hearing Set for Ex-West Virginia Supreme Court Justice
A retired West Virginia Supreme Court justice is due in federal court for a plea hearing on a charge related to his personal use of a state vehicle and gas fuel card.
China Reports 4th Outbreak This Month of African Swine Fever
China on Thursday reported another outbreak of African swine fever that threatens the country’s crucial pork industry, but officials say they have the situation under control.
South Korea, Japan Brace for Winds and Rain From 2 Typhoons
An approaching typhoon has whipped up strong winds, waves and heavy rain in southern South Korea, leaving one person missing and one injured, while another typhoon headed for western Japan on Thursday.
2 Killed, 1 Injured in Train Collision in Bosnia
Police say two freight trains have collided head-on in southern Bosnia, killing two people and seriously injuring one more.