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death driver from Melbourne, was sentenced to life imprisonment (5.57 PM)rocket with the first Israeli moon probe “Beresheet” started (3.10 PM), U.S. Department of justice, accuses the two sons of “El Chapo” due to drug smuggling (2.33 PM)Michael Jackson’s estate administrator sue HBO (0.35 PM)

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+++ 8.15 PM: A German state with a record surplus +++

The German government has taken in 2018 for the fifth year in a row, more money than is spent. The Federal government, Länder, municipalities and social insurance achieved a record surplus of 58 billion euros, as the Federal Statistical office in Wiesbaden announced on Friday. Preliminary calculations had shown even a Plus of 59.2 billion euros.

+++ 7.45 PM: force Heinz to write off billion on brand values +++

The food company Kraft, Heinz has slipped to 2018, due to a US $ 16 billion, high depreciation on the value of many of the brands deep in the red. Below-the-line stand in 2018, a decline of 10.3 billion dollars (9.1 billion euros) after a profit of almost $ 11 billion in the previous year, as the company announced on Thursday (local time) in Pittsburgh and Chicago.

in Addition, it was announced that the U.S. securities and exchange Commission is investigating the Accounting practices. The share of the 2015 merged company rushed after trading hours by 20 percent. The paper should also decline in regular trading so strong, would decrease the market value of the company’s nearly 12 billion dollars.

+++ 6.10 PM: American actor Smollett, bail +++

The alleged false statements to the police arrested US actor Jussie Smollett, left, came against payment of a Deposit of $ 100,000. The Star of the TV series “Empire” was released in Chicago from custody. Him to three years in prison, because he is supposed to have mistaken for a homophobic and racist attack against itself. The openly gay African-Americans had reported in late January that he was in the night attacked in Chicago on the open road by two Masked and racist and homophobic have been offended.

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From victim to accused: Jussie Smollett, Chicago police Department

This alleged crime had caused quite a stir: On the open road to Empire”Star Jussie Smollett has been attacked “and insulted in a racist way. Now it turns out: It was all probably quite different.

+++ 5.57 PM: the death driver from Melbourne, was sentenced to life in prison +++

More than two years after a death drive through the city of Melbourne a 29-year-old Australians to life in prison has been sentenced. A jury-the Jury had spoken to the man in November because of six counts of murder, and guilty. On Friday the sentence was announced. Accordingly, the death of driver must be for a minimum of 46 years in prison, until 2065, he can apply for parole.

The fact judge Mark Weinberg described as one of the “worst examples of mass murder” in Australia. The defender had argued that the man had suffered at the time under a drug-induced psychosis, reported the Australian news channel ABC News. The vineyard got rejected. He knew what he was doing, the judge told ABC News that the death of the driver.

+++ 4.45 PM: slipped disc: Little Tiger Seri has not yet recovered +++

According to a type of herniated disc has not recovered the approximately seven-month-old tiger girl Seri in Berlin’s animal Park. Her condition had not developed yet “to our satisfaction”, said a spokesperson of the institution on request. It is planned to further study in the CT to check the Seris skeleton, and in particular the vertebrae. Also, the values of calcium, phosphate and Vitamin D in the blood, want to take experts again. A date was not fixed initially.

+++ 3.10 PM: a rocket with the first Israeli moon probe “Beresheet” start +++

The US space station Cape Canaveral in Florida has started a rocket with the first Israeli moon probe. The Falcon-9 rocket, the space company SpaceX, lifted off on Thursday evening (local time). You should bring the Israeli probe “Beresheet” in orbit around the earth. The probe will then be on their seven-week trip to the moon and should be there at 11. April land.

“Beresheet” (Genesis) is a private project and is driven by the organization SpaceIL. “Beresheet” is not only the first Israeli probe, but the first private space vehicle ever to land on the moon. The Mission will cost around 100 million dollars.

+++ 2.33 PM: U.S. Department of justice, complains two sons of “El Chapo” because of drug smuggling +++

The U.S. Department of justice has accused two sons of convicted Mexican drug boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán for drug trafficking. The indictment was released one and a half weeks after the guilty verdict against “El Chapo” in New York. Therein, Joaquín Guzmán López, alias “El Güero” (Blonde) and Ovidio Guzmán López, alias “El Ratón is accused of” (the mouse), between 2008 and 2018, cocaine, Cannabis and Crystal Meth to the United States smuggled.

The indictment had already been in April 2018 prepared. But it has been kept under lock and key “to protect the safety of witnesses” and not to hinder the investigation, such as the U.S. government said. The two defendants are considered to be members of the of her father founded by the Sinaloa cartel and currently reside in Mexico.