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The Berlin Police interrupted a pro-Palestinian event Friday and issued a ban to prevent the group from meeting again on Saturday or Sunday after the group allowed someone to speak who had been previously banned from political activities for allegedly making anti-semitic remarks. The speaker in question, Salman Abu Sitta, had been issued a “ban [...]

The US House of Representatives passed on Friday a two-year reauthorization of an expiring warrantless surveillance law that had been stalled earlier in the week. The passed bill extends a contentious provision called Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, also known as FISA. Wiretapping for national security investigations involving Americans or individuals within [...]

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The German parliament, the Bundestag, passed contentious legislation on Friday authorizing the issuance of payment cards to asylum seekers and refugees for the distribution of state benefits. The nationwide legal framework was approved following a conference between Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the state prime ministers in November last year, during which 14 out of the [...]

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Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, passed the Self-Determination Act on Friday, allowing transgender and non-binary citizens to modify the gender marker on their legal documents through self-identification. The Transsexuals Act is the German law that is currently in place to govern the legal requirements for modifying gender identity on legal documentation. Section 8 of the act [...]

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Belgium’s Prime Minister Alexander de Croo announced in a press conference on Friday that Belgium has opened an investigation into alleged Russian interference in the upcoming EU parliamentary elections. The Prime Minister specified that the Belgian intelligence received information from Czech authorities that revealed pro-Russian activity in the EU involving several types of espionage networks. [...]

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The former chairman of China Everbright Group, Tang Shuangning, who used to serve as a senior official at the People’s Bank of China and the China Banking Regulatory Commission, is under indictment Friday on bribery and embezzlement charges. Tang was originally arrested in January. On Friday, the investigation of Tang was concluded by the National [...]

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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (D) vetoed SB 233 on Friday, a Senate bill aimed at prohibiting gender-affirming care for transgender youth, including surgery, hormone treatments, and puberty blockers. Additionally, it proposed revoking the licenses of doctors providing such care and restricting state funds for gender-affirming treatments. Kelly stated that she vetoed the bill because “he [...]

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Former Cornell University student Patrick Dai pleaded guilty to making a threat using interstate communications against the university’s Jewish students. On October 28 and 29, 2023, Dai anonymously posted several antisemitic threats of violence against Cornell students in an online discussion forum. One of his posts stated: if I see a pig male jew I [...]

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India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) reportedly withdrew Friday three out of 15 lookout notices against suspects of the attack on the Indian High Commission in London in March 2023, according to Indian national newspaper Indian Express. The alleged attack took place on March 19, 2023, during protests outside the Indian High Commission by alleged separatists [...]

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After a contentious debate Thursday, the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish legislature, voted on four abortion–related proposals Friday and created an Extraordinary Committee to draft new abortion laws. Meanwhile, the EU Parliament voted to include the right to a safe and legal abortion in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, specifically condemning Poland’s [...]

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