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US governor denies parole for Turkish diplomat’s killer

California Governor Gavin Newsom has denied a parole request by Hampig Sassounian, an Armenian who assassinated a Turkish diplomat in Los Angeles in 1982.  

The announcement came on May 25 with Newsom reversing the Board of Parole Hearings' decision which found Sassounian suitable for parole.

African music icon Mory Kante dies at 70

Mory Kante, who helped bring African music to the world audience with hits like Yeke Yeke, has died in the Guinean capital Conakry on May 22 at the age of 70, local media reported.

He was suffering from a chronic disease and died at his home in Conakry.

Kante was a Guinean vocalist and player of the kora harp, a string instrument extensively used in West Africa.

"We regret America's decision"

Today, the ambassadors of NATO member states are discussing this in Brussels.
"We regret the announcement by the US government that it intends to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, although we share concerns about Russia's implementation of the provisions of that agreement," reads the letter signed by the foreign ministers of ten NATO member states.

Estonia, Hungary and the Czech Republic Oppose the Fight Against Money Laundering in EU

A plan to boost European Union powers to curb the flow of dirty money through banks faced resistance at an EU meeting from member states recently hit by major money-laundering and financial fraud scandals, three officials told Reuters.

116 Years of FIFA: Here Are Some Facts

On May 21, 1904, in the French capital, Paris, representatives of the football associations of France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland signed the documents officially establishing the world's largest football association, whose main purpose was the creation of smaller associations to be national representations of the countries of the world.

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