A Grand Forks woman from Somalia was arrested for making terrorist threats against three people by using a knife to cut them up, but instead of owning her threats, which are derived from the Koran, she played the victim, claiming that she is innocent and committed no crime.
This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission. The United States has imposed sanctions on a Russian bank over its dealings with Venezuela’s state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), the U.S. Treasury Department said. The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said in a statement on March 11 that as “the Treasury has continued to escalate the use of sanctions against the illegitimate regime of former President Nicolas Maduro, the net assets of Evrofinance Mosnarbank (Evrofinance) bank grew over 50 percent during 2018.” Moscow-based Evrofinance Mosnarbank was founded in 2011 and is jointly owned by a group of Russian banks and Venezuela’s National Development Fund. The United States and more than 50 governments recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president of the country. They say Maduro wasn’t legitimately reelected last year because opposition candidates weren’t permitted to run. “The