Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison Jul 18, 2019 0 449 12345 New YORK: Once one of the world’s most powerful and notorious criminals, Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was jailed for life on Wednesday -- the mandatory sentence for a host of crimes spanning a quarter-century. Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico’s mighty Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February in US federal court on a spate of charges, including smuggling hundreds of tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States. (AFP) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Danish court orders car dealer to compensate Chinese artist Ai Weiwei Jul 18, 2019 0 213 No-deal Brexit looms as race for new British PM wraps up Jul 18, 2019 0 217 Trump galvanises core political base amid racial controversy Jul 18, 2019 0 421 EU steps up pressure on Polish govt’s move to punish judges AFP Brussels The European Union on Wednesday gave Poland’s right-wing government two months to reverse a new disciplinary regime for judges or risk being taken before the top EU court. The European Commission, the EU’s .. UN nuclear watchdog’s chief to quit next year on health grounds AFP Vienna The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog Yukiya Amano will step down in March for health reasons, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday, as the agency navigates verification of the increasingly fragile Iran .. New conservative Greek parliament sworn in AFP Athens Greece’s new parliament was sworn in on Wednesday after July 7 elections, led by a conservative government that has vowed to cut taxes, boost domestic security and tighten borders against migration. The .. Paint makers reach $305 mn settlement in California; ends 19-yr poisoning lawsuit OAKLAND: After a 19-year legal struggle, three former makers of lead paint have agreed to a $305 million settlement with California county and city governments to mitigate poisoning dangers still present in old .. Pentagon approves additional 2,100 troops to US-Mexico border WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said on Wednesday it had approved a request to send an additional 1,000 Texas National Guard and 1,100 active duty troops to the border with Mexico, the latest deployment in support of President .. White House plans to divert $40 mn in aid to Venezuela’s oppn WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s administration plans to divert more than $40 million in humanitarian aid for Central America to support the US-backed opposition in Venezuela, according to an internal document .. Johnson smashes record for most money raised by British politician LONDON: Boris Johnson has broken the record for the most money raised by a British politician in his bid to become prime minister. More than half of the donations to Johnson’s campaign have come from financiers and ..