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Legal news from Sunday, October 11, 2009
by Amelia Mathias

Argentinian President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner Saturday signed into law a controversial bill giving her government more power to regulate the media, while limiting the power of private media companies. The executive branch now has the power to appoint representatives to a media regulating board. The new law is said be particularly directed …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Turkey and Armenia signed a landmark accord Saturday in Zurich, Switzerland, which is expected to normalize relations between the two countries and open up borders. The accord, which actually consists of two protocols, contains provisions to establish a common border between the two countries, to establish an intergovernmental commission, and to …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Chinese officials said Saturday that 21 people who were charged with arson, robbery, and murder after July's violent demonstrations in China's Xinjiang province, will be put on trial. A total of 108 people have so far been charged as a result of the riots in the city of Urumqi, located in the Uighur …

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