The US Justice Department unsealed a criminal complaint on Friday charging Russian national Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova for her role in a conspiracy to interfere with US elections, starting in 2014 and through the upcoming November 6 midterms. The charges allege Khusyaynova took part in a massive Russian influence campaign, through her role as chief accountant [...]

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In April and October, President Trump proclaimed his intention to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border as an anti-illegal immigration measure. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection reported apprehensions of people entering the U.S. illegally at the Southern border jumped by 37 percent from February to March 2018, by 203 percent [...]

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The European Court of Justice on Friday ordered Poland to immediately suspend its lowering of the mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court judges.  While a former hearing with the Court of Justice is already scheduled, the court demands that the suspension go into effect that the judges continue on in their positions during the interim. In April Poland lowered [...]

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The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe, led by Justice Rita Makarau, on Wednesday struck down section 27 of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) giving authorities power ban public demonstrations, as unconstitutional. The section allows for the authorities in an area to prohibit demonstrations if they “believe[] on reasonable grounds that there might be public [...]

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A group of environmental advocacy organizations filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday over concerns that the border wall will result in detrimental environmental impacts to the areas surrounding the wall construction sites. The Secretary of Homeland Security’s office issued waivers, dubbed the “Lower Rio Grande Valley Border Wall Waivers”, that would [...]

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La Segunda Sala Penal de Peru on Wednesday ordered the release of former Peruvian presidential candidate and opposition party leader Keiko Fujimori, following her arrest last week in an ongoing money laundering investigation. Keiko Fujimori is the daughter of former Peruvian dictator Alberto Fujimori. She is still under investigation over undeclared contributions made to her [...]

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Online retailer eBay filed a lawsuit Wednesday in California’s Santa Clara County Superior Court alleging that fellow online vendor Amazon has, over the past several years, “perpetrated a scheme to infiltrate and exploit eBay’s internal member email system.” This follows a cease-and-desist letter sent by eBay to Amazon two weeks ago, which went unanswered. Now, [...]

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International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, said Wednesday that Israel’s planned demolition of Bedouin village Khan al-Amar in the West Bank could constitute a war crime. “Evacuation by force now appears imminent,” she said. “It bears recalling, as a general matter, that extensive destruction of property without military necessity and population transfers in [...]

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