France calls for Russia, Ukraine to remain calm
PARIS • France called for restraint between Russia and Ukraine yesterday after warships from Moscow's Black Sea Fleet took up position off Crimea's western coastline in response to the start of Ukrainian missile tests nearby. Kiev is conducting two days of missile tests, angering Russia, which has put its air defence forces on high alert.
Charlotte shooting: Officer won't be charged
RALEIGH • Prosecutors said that the officer who fatally shot a Charlotte man in September will not be charged over the shooting, concluding that the man was armed and that officer Michael T. Slager acted lawfully during the encounter. The shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on Sept 20 set off days of heated and often violent protests in Charlotte.
Australia can now extend a terrorist's jail time
SYDNEY • High-risk terror offenders in Australia may now be kept in jail even after serving their sentences under legislation passed yesterday.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull flagged the move in July, which will allow Attorney-General George Brandis to apply to the Supreme Court for an extension 12 months before a sentence expires, based on whether the terrorist poses a further threat.