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D-Day ceremonies focus on keeping memories alive for kids

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As fewer World War II veterans are left to share their stories, this year’s 75th anniversary D-Day commemoration is focusing on keeping memories alive.

A group of French students recently joined 15 veterans from the United States who returned to Omaha Beach for an emotional ceremony at the American Cemetery.

“There are so many who have died for us, to rescue us,” said 10-year-old Martin Deshayes, who marveled at the tales of the arrival of thousands of troops on the shore. “If they hadn’t landed at that time, maybe we would be Germans now or we wouldn’t exist.”

A teacher from the nearby town of Tour-en-Bessin, Claire Muller, recalled hearing war stories from her grandparents, whose house was bombed during the Battle of Normandy.

“But still they were so grateful and they helped the injured,” she said.

In the city of Caen that was destroyed by bombing after the D-Day landings, the Memorial Museum was full of children as the anniversary approached. Some 110,000 students visit each year.

While the museum once organized meetings with veterans and other survivors, it also anticipated the need for sharing memories in more permanent ways such as videos.

“Still, witnesses are irreplaceable,” said Isabelle Bournier, the cultural and pedagogical director. She described the fascination of a group of children who recently happened to see a veteran at the museum.

To help children better understand the war, the museum immerses them in recreated scenes and allows them to touch objects from daily life. The aim is to evoke historic context without showing them horrifying images.

Marie Poinson visited with her two teenage sons. She said she had worried they would find the museum depressing. Instead, they were impressed by the images of ruins and people fleeing, which reminded them of current conflicts around the world.

“They now have a deeper understanding of what the words ‘never again’ mean,” she said.

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Infantino says FIFA scandals gone, despite corruption cases

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Ahead of his re-election as FIFA president, Gianni Infantino said Wednesday he has banished scandals and corruption from the soccer body despite losing members of his council for misconduct.

Infantino is running un-opposed for a second presidential term through 2023. He was first elected in 2016 in the wake of Sepp Blatter’s downfall amid the biggest scandal in FIFA’s history.

“Remember the state of FIFA at that congress,” Infantino said. “Well the last three years and four months have certainly not been perfect. I have made mistakes certainly and I try to improve and do this better but today on an election day nobody talks about crisis. Nobody talks about rebuilding FIFA from scratch. Nobody talks about scandals. Nobody talks about corruption.”

A generation of soccer leaders in North and South America were swept from power in 2016 after American and Swiss prosecutors targeted financial corruption linked to the game’s governing bodies.

In the Infantino era, four continental soccer organizations each lost elected FIFA Council members amid allegations of corruption or financial misjudgments.

FIFA senior vice president David Chung of Papua New Guinea was banned for 6 1/2 years. Kwesi Nyantakyi of Ghana was banned for life. Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait withdrew his re-election candidacy when implicated in bribing voters. Reinhard Grindel of Germany resigned.

Infantino was also investigated, and soon cleared, in 2016 by the FIFA ethics committee for his use of private jets. The investigators and judges who ran that case, from Germany, Guam and Switzerland, were gone within a year.

Another independent official left abruptly weeks after finding that Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko was too conflicted to retain his FIFA Council seat while also implicated in a state-sponsored doping scandal.

But Infantino told FIFA’s 211 member associations that “we have turned the situation around” since the Blatter era.

“This organization went from being toxic, almost criminal to what it should be — an organization that develops football, an organization that cares about football,” Infantino said. “We have transformed it into a new FIFA — an organization which is synonymous with credibility, trust, integrity, equality, human rights.”

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French government: No rush for Renault-Fiat Chrysler merger

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France’s finance minister says Renault and Fiat Chrysler shouldn’t rush into a merger.

Bruno Le Maire said Wednesday on BFM television that the government is keeping up pressure on both carmakers to accept French government conditions for the proposed tie-up. The French state is Renault’s biggest single shareholder, with a 15% stake.

Le Maire said the government wants a seat on the merged company’s board and a joint headquarters in France. “Let’s take the time to do things well,” he said. “We want this merger, but we don’t want it under just any conditions.”

Renault’s board is meeting late Wednesday to discuss Fiat Chrysler’s merger offer. It would create the world’s No. 3 auto company and reshape the industry as carmakers race to make electric and autonomous vehicles for the masses.

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Mt. Gox head Karpeles plans new Japan bitcoin tech business

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Mark Karpeles, arrested in Japan after his bitcoin exchange collapsed from massive hacking, is starting a new business around the same computer technology that led to his legal troubles.

Karpeles told reporters Wednesday he wants to make Japan a global leader in blockchain, the technology behind virtual money like bitcoin. The 34-year-old Frenchman was cleared of embezzlement and fraud allegations in March, but is appealing a conviction for manipulating electronic data.

Karpeles was arrested in 2015, and spent 11 months in detention. Karpeles received a suspended sentence, meaning he is not serving jail time. Prosecutors had demanded 10 years in prison.

His lawyer Nobuyasu Ogata said the verdict highlights legal uncertainties in the new area of cryptocurrency crime.

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Egyptian officials: Militant attack kills 10 police in Sinai

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Egyptian security officials say Islamic militants attacked a checkpoint in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 10 policemen.

The officials say the attack took place as Muslims in the city of al-Arish were holding prayers marking the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which follows the month of Ramadan, on Wednesday morning.

They say two officers and eight conscripts were killed. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The officials say the militants attacked the checkpoint, seized an armored vehicle to make their getaway but a warplane chased them in the desert, killing at least five.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

Egypt has for years battled an Islamic State affiliate based in northern Sinai.

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Police raid Australian public broadcaster over Afghan leak

Australia’s Federal Police have raided the offices of the national public broadcaster in connection to a 2017 story based on leaked military documents that indicated the country’s military forces were being investigated for some of their actions in Afghanistan.

Police said they executed a search warrant Wednesday at the Sydney offices of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation based on a 2-year-old complaint by the then secretary of defense that the broadcaster published classified material.

Australian law forbids officials from disclosing secret information, and the police warrant was based on a law enacted in 1914.

ABC described the raid as a “serious development” relating to the freedom of the press. It was the second such raid against a media company in two days.

ABC is a client of The Associated Press.

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UN agencies urge stronger efforts to stop illegal fishing

Major United Nations agencies are urging major fishing nations to join efforts to fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

The UN Food and Agricultural Organization and other groups made the call at a meeting in Bangkok on Wednesday focused on helping protect fisheries and those working in the industry.

Thailand is the world’s biggest importer of tuna. It has one of seven state-of-the-art monitoring centers helping to control access to regional ports to curb IUU fishing.

Illegal fishing costs countries in the Asia-Pacific region some $5 billion a year. The total global loss is quadruple that. Rogue fishing vessels often engage in other crimes.

Adisorn Promthep, director-general of Thailand’s Department of Fisheries, said preventing such fishing vessels from selling illegal catches is the most vital element of those controls.

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Canada: Time for China to “break the silence” on Tiananmen

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Canada’s foreign minister says it’s time for Beijing to “break the silence” on the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Chrystia Freeland said in a statement Tuesday that China should openly account for the Chinese citizens who were killed, detained or went missing.

China imposed an information lockdown Tuesday on the 30th anniversary of its bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters at Tiananmen Square.

Freeland says under the Chinese constitution Chinese citizens should enjoy freedom of speech, assembly, association and belief. She says 30 years later, the struggle for basic freedoms continues for human rights defenders in China, including lawyers and journalists.

Canadian-Chinese relations are at the lowest point since Tiananmen after Canada arrested the daughter of Huawei’s founder on a U.S. extradition request. China detained two Canadians in apparent retaliation.

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A secret pay raise by Cabinet angers Palestinian public

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news A secret pay raise by Cabinet angers Palestinian public MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/religion fox-news/world fnc/world fnc Associated Press article 65ec6e85-f9fb-5b74-a6c2-553d12a4a535

The Palestinian labor market in the West Bank was limping along in 2017, with unemployment stubbornly high and economic growth slowing. But that didn’t stop the Palestinian Cabinet from secretly giving itself a series of lavish payouts and perks, highlighted by a 67% salary hike.

After the decision was kept quiet for two years, news of the Cabinet decision leaked this week in a series of documents posted anonymously to social media.

The revelations rocked the West Bank, where the cash-strapped government has been forced to slash employee salaries because of a financial crisis. Coming during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a time of high expenses for struggling families, the report renewed outrage among Palestinians who have long seen their leadership as out of touch and rife with corruption.

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Mother-of-three teacher, 42, died after swallowing $75 bag of cocaine in first class lounge before flight to Dubai

A mother-of-three accidentally killed herself when she swallowed a bag of cocaine in a first class airport lounge whilst waiting to fly home to Dubai.

British expat teacher Victoria Buchanan, 42, ate the resealable bag when she realized she still had the drugs in her possession whilst drinking a glass of champagne after she checked in with her luggage.

She had earlier bought $250 worth of the Class A drug during a family visit to the U.K. with her husband Mark, a shipping company boss.

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Victoria had $75 worth of cocaine left when she decided to swallow it in the hope of getting it back home — and moments later she collapsed with a severe seizure when the bag burst in her stomach.

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Victoria Buchanan a British teacher accidentally killed herself with a lethal overdose after she swallowed a bag of cocaine in a first class airport lounge whilst waiting to fly home to Dubai.  (Cavendish Press)

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Recording a conclusion of death by misadventure, assistant coroner Andrew Bridge said at the inquest: “My question is what on earth was she thinking?”

Onlookers at Manchester Airport initially believed Mrs. Buchanan was having an anaphylactic shock and administered an EpiPen she had in her handbag for a palm oil allergy but died later at Wythenshawe Hospital.

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The bag of cocaine was discovered during a post-mortem.

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