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Vietnam jails most senior Communist Party official in decades

  • leniency: The Vietnamese people have since been offered the spectacle of once untouchable figuresweeping and pleading for leniency.
  • attache: His case came to international attention last year, when Germany said he was allegedly bundled into a car by armed men at Berlin Zoo, and expelled Vietnam's press attache in protest.
  • embezzle: On Wednesday, he will face a second trial on charges of embezzling public funds.

The (almost) complete history of 'fake news'

  • opaqueness: The opaqueness of these platforms and their power and the fact that so much speech has moved on to them is something that we need to pay attention to and make sure that we don't turn them from places where misinformation is running rampant to places that are so locked down that they are inhibiting speech," he says.
  • cliche: In record time, the phrase morphed from a description of a social media phenomenon into a journalistic cliche and an angry political slur.
  • deceit: Misinformation, spin, lies and deceit have of course been around forever.
  • potted: There were memes showing Trump as a fearless leader, support for his pledges to deport illegal immigrants, and potted biographies describing the candidate as " the very definition of the American success story.
  • overreach: Sometimes well-intentioned but ill-informed legislators will overreach and do more harm that the problem they are trying to fix, with legislation on fake news," Mantzarlis says, noting that legislation is being proposed in several countries across Europe.

Pope Wraps Latin America Trip Haunted by Chile Abuse Scandal

  • protege: The message was a reference to Francis ' Jan. 18 comments in Iquique, Chile, that there was not " one shred of proof" that a protege of Chile's most notorious pedophile priest, the Rev. Fernando Karadima, knew of Karadima's abuse and did nothing to stop it.
  • fondle: An independent investigation commissioned by the movement found that founder Luis Figari sodomized his recruits, forced them to fondle him and one another, liked to watch them " experience pain, discomfort and fear" and humiliated them in front of others.
  • calumny: Barros has denied the accusations, and Francis backed him by saying the victims ' claims were " all calumny.
  • pontiff: The criticisms were all the more remarkable given that they came on the Argentina-born pontiff's home turf in Latin America.
  • penance: Francis ' remarks that he would only believe victims with " proof" were problematic because they were already deemed so credible by the Vatican that it sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of " penance and prayer" in 2011 based on their testimony.

Prospect of More Denaturalizations Worries Immigrant Advocates

  • sever: In our country, the people are sovereign and the Government cannot sever its relationship to the people by taking away their citizenship," therefore it would be " completely incongruous to have a rule of law under which a group of citizens temporarily in office can deprive another group of citizens of their citizenship.
  • alias: Operation Janus was started after DHS identified some 858 individuals who obtained U.S. citizenship under aliases after they had been ordered deported or removed.
  • repository: Not all old records were included in the DHS repository when it was being developed," according to a DHS document.
  • incongruous: In our country, the people are sovereign and the Government cannot sever its relationship to the people by taking away their citizenship," therefore it would be " completely incongruous to have a rule of law under which a group of citizens temporarily in office can deprive another group of citizens of their citizenship.
  • enumerate: The judge said the U.S. Supreme Court has enumerated four requirements for denaturalization set by previous cases.

Putin cast as national saviour ahead of Russia election

  • monastery: In the film, Mr Putin argues that the seeds of reconciliation were there even in the darkest days, because Soviet troops gave the monks time to collect the monastery's relics before evicting them during World War Two.
  • rope: With elections looming in March, leading state-controlled TV channels are roping in religion to cast him as a national saviour who healed Russia's historical divisions and rescued the nation from chaos.
  • monastery: The main vehicle is a recent documentary on top national channel Rossiya 1 about a monastery widely thought to be Mr Putin's favourite- Valaam, on a remote archipelago in northern Lake Ladoga.
  • monastery: Image copyright Rossiya 1 Image caption The Rossiya 1 programme depicts the Valaam monastery as a mystical symbol of a Russia reborn.
  • monastery: It was restored, and our state again rose up from its knees," he adds, over video of Mr Putin visiting the monastery.

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

  • gastronomy: Image copyright AFP Image caption Paul Bocuse has been described as the " pope" of French gastronomy.
  • gastronomy: "His name alone summed up French gastronomy in its generosity and respect for tradition but also its inventiveness," the French president said.
  • gastronomy: US celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was among many from the world of gastronomy to pay tribute.