News Headlines - 30 November 2019

Peru Opposition Leader Keiko Fujimori Walks Free from Lima Jail - Bloomberg

Opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walked free from a Lima prison Friday night after Peru’s highest court annulled her 18-month preventive jail sentence for obstructing a money-laundering probe.
Speaking to reporters outside the jail, Fujimori said the Constitutional Court had corrected a process that was arbitrary and “full of abuses,” and said she’ll keep cooperating with the investigation.

Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat 'will step down on January 18' | Daily Mail Online

Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will step down on January 18, party sources say, following mounting criticism of his response to the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
It comes as Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech was today charged with complicity in the murder case.
Party insiders said Saturday that Muscat would step down once those behind the killing had been charged and once his Labour Party has chosen a new leader.

Amazon fires: NGO denies arrested volunteers started blazes - BBC News

A Brazilian NGO based in the Amazon has denied that four volunteer firefighters arrested by police had intentionally started fires in the rainforest.
The men were part of the Alter do Chão brigade, which helped battle huge fires this year in the northern Pará state.
They were arrested after police raided the offices of Projeto Saúde e Alegria (PSA), or Health and Happiness Project, which has links to the brigade.

Japan's new National Stadium completed | NHK WORLD

The main stadium of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been completed.
An inspection of the new National Stadium ended at noon on Saturday. It followed the completion of building work in mid-November. Construction began three years ago.
The stadium features traditional Japanese building techniques, and uses timber from all of the country's 47 prefectures.

Japanese store 'rethinks' badges for staff on periods - BBC News

A Japanese department store where staff could wear badges if they were on their period has said it will "rethink" that policy... When the store told the media about the badges on 21 November, some outlets incorrectly reported that the purpose was to let customers - as well as colleagues - know if a woman was on her period.
One unnamed Daimaru executive told local media there were then "many complaints" from the public, with "some of them concerning harassment".







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