Hungary’s president resigns over a pardon of man convicted in child sexual abuse case

Hungary’s conservative president has resigned amid public outcry over a pardon she granted to a man convicted as an accomplice in a child sexual abuse case, a decision that unleashed an unprecedented political scandal for the long-serving nationalist government. Katalin Novák, 46, announced in a televised message on Saturday that she would step down from…

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Iran executes 4 convicted of plotting with Israeli intelligence to attack defense factory, state media say

Tehran, Iran — Iran executed on Monday four men convicted of planning sabotage and having alleged links with Israel’s Mossad secret service, state media reported. The official IRNA news agency said the men were convicted of planning to target a factory in 2022 belonging to Iran’s defense ministry and involved in missile and defense equipment in…

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