The 66-year-old politician, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted for having tried to illegally get information in 2014 about a legal action in which he was involved.
Japan has confirmed its first cases of the new coronavirus variant spreading in Britain.
Britain and the European Union have struck a provisional free-trade agreement that should avert New Year chaos for cross-border traders and bring a measure of certainty for businesses.
Video released by the National Science Foundation shows the exact moment the cables on the second-largest radio telescope in the world snapped, causing the subsequent collapse of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
Officials say British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after being told he came into contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.
A human rights group in Belarus says more than 900 people have been arrested in protests around the country calling for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to step down.
Soldiers and police in Mexico have seized an industrial-scale meth and fentanyl lab that was so big it startled investigators.
The German government said it was the same poison used in 2018 on a former Russian spy.