2018.11.04

News Headlines - 04 November 2018

As Trump restores sanctions, Iranians rally to mark anniversary of U.S. Embassy takeover

Thousands of Iranians rallied in Tehran on Sunday to mark the 39th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover, as Washington restored all sanctions lifted under the nuclear deal.
The crowd chanted "Down with U.S." and "Death to Israel" during the rally in the capital, and state TV said similar demonstrations were held in other cities and towns.

Heather Nauert is Trump's leading choice for UN ambassador - CBS News

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is President Trump's leading choice to take over the post of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, a senior administration official and another administration official with knowledge of the matter tell CBS News.
The post will be vacated current U.N. Ambassador and former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley at the end of the year. The president has told White House advisers that he continues to be impressed by Nauert, a former Fox News host before joining the State Department. The president met with Nauert this week in the Oval Office, and may formally offer her the position as early as next week. CBS News had previously reported that Nauert was under consideration for the role.

German state Hesse to finally scrap death penalty - The Local

The western German state of Hesse has voted to finally scrap the death penalty, referendum results have shown, fixing a historical oddity given that the punishment has been illegal in Germany for nearly 70 years.
Results from a Sunday referendum showed that 83.2 percent of voters in Hesse, home to finance hub Frankfurt, were in favour of changing the state constitution written in 1946 that allowed capital punishment.
Just three years later, Germany's new post-war constitution, known as the "Basic Law of 1949", formally abolished the death penalty.

Man gets life in prison for killing Japanese woman in Canada | The Japan Times

A man convicted of murdering a Japanese woman in Vancouver in 2016 received a life sentence Friday with no chance of parole for 14 years, Canadian media reported.
The ruling by a Vancouver court came after William Schneider, 50, was found guilty of murder last month over the death of Natsumi Kogawa, then a 30-year-old student at a language school.

French poet Baudelaire suicide letter fetches €234,000 at auction - BBC News

A letter by the French 19th-Century poet Charles Baudelaire announcing he would kill himself has sold at auction for €234,000 (£204,000; $267,000).
The note, dated 30 June 1845, was addressed to Baudelaire's lover Jeanne Duval.
The poet, who was 24 years old at the time, attempted to commit suicide on the same day - but survived.


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