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South Korean police raided offices of the Korean Medical Association (KMA) on Friday. The raids come as walkouts by junior doctors in Seoul have continued despite backlash from the South Korean government. According to South Korean news site Yonhap News, police reportedly carried out raids on offices of the KMA in both Seoul and the [...]

Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne and Minister of Canadian Heritage Pascale St-Onge announced in a statement Friday additional measures aimed at strengthening guidelines on foreign investments in the interactive digital media sector. The two ministers hope to clarify and improve the application of the Investment Canada Act, which governs foreign investments. [...]

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The Tunisian General Workers’ Union (UGTT) announced Friday that Tahar Mezzi, the union’s deputy general secretary and head of the union’s private sector, was released after being arrested on Thursday. According to the UGTT, Mezzi was detained by government authorities in connection with an allegedly fabricated case regarding his extensive involvement in union activities. The [...]

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The National Audit Office (NAO), in a report published Friday, revealed the UK government will pay at least £370 million to Rwanda under their obligations in the Migration and Economic Development Partnership (MEDP). As the UK’s independent public spending watchdog, the NAO audits and reports the government’s financial accounts in order to help improve public [...]

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The Oregon Senate passed House Bill 4002 by a vote of 21-8 Friday, which recriminalizes certain drug possession charges that Oregon voters voted to decriminalize in 2020. Under the bill, individuals charged with possession of small amounts of drugs like methamphetamine or fentanyl will face misdemeanor charges that can result in jail time. Additionally, the [...]

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The UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan warned in a report on Friday that mass violence and gross human rights violations in South Sudan continue unabated and must be urgently addressed. The Commission conducted investigations in South Sudan and its neighboring states in 2023. The investigations involved hundreds of interviews, expert forensic analysis [...]

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Senegal’s President Macky Sall on Friday released a statement condemning a violent attack on Maimouna Ndour Faye, a prominent female journalist and director of 7TV, a private television channel.  Faye, who presents a political show for 7TV and is a respected voice within the sphere of political journalism, was subjected to a brutal attack and [...]

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The Peace Delegation of the Colombian Government announced the release of the 26 individuals who, until December 2023, had been reported and confirmed as victims of kidnapping with economic motives by Colombia’s self-proclaimed National Liberation Army (ELN). Through a statement, the ELN’s Central Command confirmed the release of each individual on Thursday, in compliance with the [...]

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The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) allegedly issued a secret directive to curb fundamental rights of civil society by banning trade unions, curtailing freedom of expression, and clamping on foreign influence, according to a report published Friday by human rights watchdog the 88 Project. The report found that the CPV allegedly issued a secret directive [...]

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The Supreme Court of Canada ruled 5-4 on Friday that Canada’s Constitution protects Canadians’ internet protocol (IP) addresses from unreasonable search. The police are required to obtain prior judicial authorization before obtaining an IP address for criminal investigations, provided by Section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Writing for the majority, Justice [...]

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