September 30, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
An independence vote in Catalonia set for November 9 has been suspended after Spain's central government filed an appeal on Monday alleging the referendum would be illegal. The unanimous decision by the nation's Constitutional Court to hear the government's case automatically suspends the November ...[read more]
August 8, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Argentina initiated legal proceedings against the US Thursday in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over US interference in the restructuring of Argentina's foreign debt. Argentina contends that the US violated its sovereignty and immunities as a result of judicial decisions adopted by US ...[read more]
August 5, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The new Russian discount airline Dobrolet on Monday suspended all flights as a result of tightening EU sanctions against Dobrolet and Russia. The EU on Wednesday stated that the airline's service from Moscow to Crimea "facilitates the integration of the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of ...[read more]
May 22, 2014
by Addison Morris
Vietnam's prime minister announced Thursday that his country is considering legal action against China regarding its claims of sovereignty over the South China Sea. Because any action will likely be fiercely opposed by China, Vietnam has thus far attempted a low-key approach to the issue of ...[read more]
March 2, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
During a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, US President Barack Obama condemned Russia's violation of Ukrainian sovereignty after Russian forces had taken up positions in Ukraine. Earlier that day, Russian lawmakers unanimously authorized the use of armed forces to ...[read more]
November 11, 2013
by Max Slater
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled Monday that Cambodia has sovereignty over a disputed piece of land around the 1,000-year-old Temple of the Preah Vihear, in an attempt to settle an ongoing border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand. The ICJ reasoned that its 1962 decision awarding ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Dinh Nhat Uy on Tuesday received a sentence of 15 months of house arrest from a Vietnamese court for abusing his freedom after he campaigned online via Facebook to release his brother, who was convicted and jailed in May for criticizing the government policies on land ownership, religion and ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq was a complicated issue for both the Iraqi and US governments. The long, unpopular Iraq War drew sharp domestic criticism in the US leading to legislative and legal efforts to force the end of the conflict. In Iraq, the new government was forced into... ...[read more]
June 12, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On June 12, 2012, the government of the Falkland Islands announced that a referendum would be held regarding the islands' political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom (UK). Gavin Short, chairman of the islands' legislative assembly, stated that the purpose of the vote, the date ...[read more]
June 5, 2013
by Sydney Normil
Burundi lawmakers passed a media law on Monday that restricts journalistic freedom by limiting topics that can be reported on and reducing the protection afforded to sources. The bill prohibits stories that could affect Burundi's "national unity; public order and security; morality and good ...[read more]

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