Kim Kardashian Enlists Former Inmate Alice Johnson as SKIMS Model
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64-year-old Alice Marie Johnson was granted clemency in June of last year. She was previously serving a life sentence for drug trafficking.
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Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia are grappling with an increasing number of young people becoming addicted to a substance known as kush or K2. Abuse of the drug has already killed several people in the region.
While many European countries are struggling to tackle a rise in drug trafficking and drug use, some are looking to Portugal for inspiration on how to successfully reform their judicial and medical response. In July 2001, Portugal decriminalised the personal use and possession of all illegal drugs.
Poverty, fewer opportunities and a lack of state presence makes Colombia a haven for cartels.
The printed notice baffled neighbors at a Parisian district rife with drug activity. Drug dealers said they meant no disruption and were there "just to work."
A new obesity drug may go on the WHO's list of recommended essential medicines, enabling help for millions worldwide, but some health experts are skeptical.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted accelerated approval to a new Alzheimer's treatment called lecanemab, which has been shown to moderately slow cognitive and functional decline in early-stage cases of the disease.
Rights activists have welcomed the acquittal of former Philippine Justice Minister Leila de Lima in a drug case. She was detained months after launching an investigation into Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs."
According to the European Union's narcotics monitor, the EU drug market is growing more diverse and health risks are increasing. Increased trafficking has also led to increased drug-related violence.
The probe into thousands of killings in the "war on drugs" will continue, after the International Criminal Court rejected an appeal from the Philippines. The move was hailed by human rights groups.
A 72-year-old man linked to those involved in the overdose death of actor Michael K Williams has been sentenced to 30 months in prison. Williams, who starred in films and series like 'The Wire' and 'Boardwalk Empire', overdosed in his Brooklyn penthouse apartment in September 2021.
The maker of weight-loss drug Wegovy has become Europe's most valuable firm, dethroning the French luxury conglomerate LVMH. Shares rose after the Danish pharmaceutical giant, Novo Nordisk, launched the popular drug in the UK. At the close of trading on Monday, the firm had a stock market valuation of $428bn (£339bn).
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Diplomats from Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo have met to explore restarting regular three-way summits to foster regional cooperation. The initiative has been on hold for the past few years.
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Since 2019, when two French citizens were kidnapped from Benin's Pendjari National Park and their local guide murdered, the West African country has been dealing with regular incursions by armed groups, including terrorists. According to official figures, 40 civilians and 20 soldiers have been killed over the past three years. Our regional correspondents followed the Beninese army in the northern border areas, where it has beefed up its presence.
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