Arkansas carries out first execution in nearly 12 years despite legal challenges

https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/world/2017/04/21/arkansas-carries-out-first-execution-in-nearly-12-years-despite-legal-challenges/ledell-lee.jpg.size.xxlarge.original.jpg VARNER, ARK.—Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared three convicted killers, but courts still could scuttle the remainder of the nation’s…


Paris attacker who killed cops had history of anti-police crime

https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/france-police.jpg?quality=90&strip=all The gunman who killed a French cop on the Champs-Elysees in Paris had served time for armed assaults on law-enforcement authorities – and was detained this year for threatening police then freed, police sources…



French police had detained Paris gunman in February, officials said

https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/world/2017/04/21/french-police-had-detained-paris-gunman-in-february-officials-said/champs-elysees2.jpg.size.xxlarge.original.jpgPARIS—The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France’s presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. He…



South Africa in uproar over painting of president in sex act with Mandela

https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/zuma-mandela-split.jpg?quality=90&strip=all JOHANNESBURG — A South African painting showing the president in what appears to be a sexual act with Nelson Mandela is stirring outrage as well as calls to respect freedom of expression. Artist Ayanda…


Mike Pence, on Charm Offensive in Australia, Seeks to Reassure Ally

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/04/22/world/22pence-1/22pence-1-moth.jpgSYDNEY, Australia — Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Sydney on Friday for what experts called a “reassurance mission” to strengthen the seven-decade alliance between Australia and the United States. Mr. Pence is wrapping up…