Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

World for Wed. 180321

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

World for Wed. 180321

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Canada moves to tighten gun documentation, rules

Gun retailers in Canada would be required to keep records of firearms inventory and sales for at least 20 years under legislation introduced Tuesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government. The bill would also expand the scope of background checks on those seeking to buy firearms. Personal history questions on a license application, for example, would cover a person's entire lifetime instead of five years. The legislation would also require buyers of rifles and shotguns to present a valid license.

Woman sought in journalist's death in Malta turns herself in - Greek police say a Russian woman wanted by Malta in connection with the car-bomb slaying of an investigative journalist last year has surrendered in Athens. Police said Maria Efimova, 35, turned herself in at a police station in the Greek capital on Tuesday. Police said Malta has an open warrant for Efimova's arrest that alleges she provided false evidence that could lead to another's conviction and made false accusations to authorities. Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed Oct. 16.

Guatemala pulls investigators from U.N. anti-corruption panel - The United Nations' anti-corruption commission in Guatemala says the government has removed 11 police investigators working with the panel to uncover graft. Commission head Ivan Velasquez said the aim of their removal was "to affect the investigations" that have netted high-ranking politicians and their relatives.

Ukrainian lawmakers' weapons barred from chamber - Ukraine's parliament approved on Tuesday a bill requiring lawmakers to lock up their guns before entering the chamber. The bill that obliges lawmakers to leave weapons and explosives in lockers follows last week's accusation by Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko that accused lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko plotted an attack on parliament. …

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