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Politics of Finland

The entire coalition government of Finland resigns after a failure to deliver on healthcare reform, a month ahead of the country's general election. The coalition, made up of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä's Centre Party, the conservative National Coalition Party and the Eurosceptic Blue Reform Party, were unable to agree on a package that would have slowed healthcare spending over the next decade. The government will be "interim" until April elections.

Finland's coalition government resigned on Friday a month ahead of a genera...

Jussie Smollett

Actor Jussie Smollett is indicted on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false hate crime police report in January in Chicago.

An Illinois grand jury has indicted "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, according to the Cook County State Attorney's Office. The grand jury returned two separate sets of charges, Robert Foley, a senior advisor in the

Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning is jailed for refusing to answer questions from a federal grand jury in Virginia looking into the release of documents to WikiLeaks.

Manning will be in custody until she testifies or until the grand jury ends its work.

Shoreham Airshow crash

Pilot Andy Hill is acquitted of eleven counts of manslaughter arising from the 2015 accident, in which a jet flown by Hill struck a road in Shoreham, England.


A truck overturns on a highway in Chiapas, Mexico, killing 25 Central American migrants who were hiding inside.

Crisis in Venezuela

A nationwide power blackout enters its second day in Venezuela. Information Minister Jorge Rodríguez and Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López claim the country appears to be the victim of a cyberattack intended to "derail the whole system". Venezuelan National Assembly-declared Acting President Juan Guaidó stated that "state corruption and mismanagement (...) have left the electrical grid in shambles".

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's worst power and communications outage on Friday deepened a sense of isolation and decay, endangering hospital patients, forcing schools and businesses to...