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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday the African Union (AU)’s accession to the G20 as a permanent member during the commencement of the organization’s summit. The African Union now becomes the second regional block to attain permanent status in the G20 after the European Union. The African Union has persistently sought full G20 membership [...]

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Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly Friday declared new sanctions against 15 Russian individuals and three entities following human rights violations and state-sponsored violence faced by political opponents and critics in Russia. The new sanctions aim to supplement the previous sanctions by expanding the list of restricted individuals and entities. Canada has previously imposed [...]

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced Thursday that it will end its financial support of Afghan hospitals. In a statement to Reuters, the ICRC commented that their program in Afghanistan is expected to be phased out at the end of August. “The ICRC does not have the mandate nor the resources to [...]

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US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday that he would be appointing a special counsel to oversee the ongoing criminal case against President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden. Hunter Biden is accused of tax and firearms offenses. Garland stated that David Weiss would be taking over the case United States v. Robert Hunter Biden and [...]

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Law students and law graduates in Pakistan are reporting for JURIST on events in that country impacting its legal system. Hussain Abbas is an LLB student in the University of London External Programme. He files this from Islamabad. Since the first promulgation of Pakistan’s constitution back in 1971 the country still wanders, bewildered by the [...]

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INTERPOL and Europol announced Monday that the organizations broke up a migrant smuggling ring that brought migrants from Cuba to the European Union (EU). 62 arrests were made in cooperation with the governments of Germany, Greece, Northern Macedonia, Spain and Serbia. The investigation into the smuggling ring began in October 2021 after several EU countries [...]

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Sri Lanka’s parliament passed on Wednesday an anti-corruption bill designed to strengthen governance and fight corruption in the country’s government. With the passage of the bill, the government is also hopeful to receive economic assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which previously denied Sri Lanka assistance based on their lack of compliance with international [...]

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