#METOO. Ex-Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was convicted on Monday of sexual assault and rape but avoided conviction for the most serious charges, a verdict applauded by the #MeToo movement and several of its accusers. 67-year-old Weinstein was immediately imprisoned in the infamous Rikers Island prison while awaiting sentencing on March 11. He faces up to 29 years in prison. His lawyer, Donna Rotunno, however announced that he would appeal and that the fight was “not over.” The jury exonerated him of the aggravating factor of “predatory” behavior, which could have earned him up to life in prison.
Justice. French automaker Renault has announced that it is a civil party in the French legal inquiry for the misuse of social goods targeting its ex-boss Carlos Ghosn. The former leader of the Renault-Nissan alliance is suspected of having organized two private evenings at the Palace of Versailles, in exchange for a sponsorship agreement signed between Renault and the establishment managing the castle. Judicial information, entrusted to several investigating judges from the economic and financial pole of the court of Nanterre, was notably opened “For abuse of social property, aggravated breach of trust, forgery and use, aggravated laundering of abuse of social property (…)” for acts committed between 2009 and 2020.
China. Chinese court sentenced Chinese-born Swedish publisher Gui Minhai, at the center of intense diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Stockholm, to ten years in prison, convicting him for having “Illegally disseminated classified information” abroad. A court in Ningbo (east) announced that Gui, 55, had been sentenced on Monday, adding that in 2018 he asked to regain his Chinese nationality. It was not immediately known whether he had renounced his Swedish nationality. Both a bookseller and a publisher, Gui Minhai published salacious content in a Hong Kong publishing house about the leaders of Communist China, enjoying freedom of expression and publication in semi-autonomous territory. Convicted in 2015 in China for a common law case, he had disappeared the same year like other employees of his company during a vacation in Thailand.
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Coronavirus. The WHO director-general called on the world to prepare for a “possible pandemic” of the new coronavirus, despite a decline in China, saying “very worrying (…) the sudden increase “ new cases in Italy, South Korea and Iran… China announced on Tuesday 71 additional deaths from coronavirus, the lowest daily figure for more than two weeks, bringing the national death toll to 2,663 Meanwhile, health officials in South Korea announced 60 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, the slowest growth recorded in the past four days, while one more died, killing eight. According to South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the country has documented a total of 893 cases. This is the largest level outside of mainland China, where the coronavirus appeared in December. Our direct.
Coronavirus (bis). Italy will organize a meeting of health ministers from neighboring countries on the peninsula on Tuesday to determine “common lines of action” in the face of the coronavirus epidemic. France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany and the European Union will be represented. France has issued a series of recommendations for people returning from the two affected Italian regions, Lombardy and Veneto, asking them in particular to avoid “any unnecessary trip”. Children returning from these regions “Should not be sent to nursery, school, college or high school”, according to these government recommendations, which were already in effect for China and were also extended Sunday to South Korea. Our article.
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