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U.S. citizen Peter Taylor at Narita Airport in Chiba prefecture, Japan, in March. Photo: STR/Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

Americans Michael Taylor and Peter Taylor were given prison sentences by a Tokyo court Monday for helping former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn flee Japan in a box aboard a plane in 2019, per the Wall Street Journal.

The big picture: Former green beret Michael Taylor was given a two-year prison sentence for planning the escape to Lebanon of Ghosn, who was awaiting trial in Tokyo on financial misconduct charges. Peter Taylor was sentenced to one year and eight months. The pair pleaded guilty last month. Ghosn denies any wrongdoing.

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Sep 8, 2021 - World

Israel prison break sparks riots as manhunt continues

The hole the prisoners escaped from. Photo: Jalaa Marey/AFP via Getty Images

With the manhunt for six Palestinian prisoners who tunneled their way out of an Israeli maximum-security prison continuing for the third day, riots have been reported at three additional prisons.

Why it matters: The “Shawshank Redemption” style escape turned the six prisoners into heroes in the West Bank and Gaza, with Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza threatening an escalation if they are harmed. Thousands of police and Israel Defense Forces soldiers are searching for them.

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2 hours ago - Technology

Intel CEO sees making own chips as a matter of national security

Pat Gelsinger. Photo: Axios on HBO

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger is putting the pressure on the U.S. government to help subsidize chip manufacturing, insisting the current reliance on plants in Taiwan and Korea as "geopolitically unstable."

Why it matters: There is bipartisan support for funding the domestic semiconductor industry, but Congress has yet to sign the check. The Senate has passed the CHIPS Act that includes $52 billion in semiconductor investment, but it has yet to pass the House.

Updated 3 hours ago - World

17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Haitian soldiers guard the public prosecutor's office in Port-au-Prince this month. Photo: Richard Pierrin/AFP via Getty Images

Children are among a group of 17 missionaries kidnapped in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, per a statement from Christian Aid Ministries Sunday.

The latest: "The group of 16 U.S citizens and one Canadian citizen includes five men, seven women, and five children," the Ohio-based group said. Haitian police inspector Frantz Champagne on Sunday identified the 400 Mawozo gang as the group responsible, in a statement to AP.