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US President Donald Trump issued an executive order Tuesday that bans workplace diversity training with certain characteristics for federal contractors, grantees and military. The executive order bans workplace diversity training with the following characteristics: The contractor shall not use any workplace training that inculcates in its employees any form of race or sex stereotyping or [...]

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The Sipekne’katik First Nation in Nova Scotia, Canada, have launched a rights-based “Moderate Livelihood” fishery in St. Mary’s Bay, which has sparked outrage and protests from non-Indigenous fishermen. Sipekne’katik band is the first to start this type of moderate livelihood fishery. The Mi’kmaw (also spelled Mi’kmaq) band has the constitutional right to fish for a [...]

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The US House of Representatives voted 406-3 Tuesday to approve HR 6210, known as the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which aims to prevent goods made using forced labor from being imported from China to the US. The Act was introduced in the House on March 11 and “imposes various restrictions related to China’s Xinjiang [...]

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In a joint statement published Tuesday, 24 nongovernmental organizations urged the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to act to bridge Yemen’s “acute accountability gap.” The statement was based on 1 September 9 report from the UN Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen. The report describes the conflict in Yemen that has been ongoing since 2014: “The [...]

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Pakistan’s Anti–Terrorism Court on Tuesday sentenced two political activists to death for committing a deadly 2012 arson attack that killed more than 260 garment factory workers. The court found both activists guilty of extortion and found that they set the Ali Enterprise factory ablaze after factory owners refused to cede the activists’ monetary demands. The [...]

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Italians voted overwhelmingly to adopt a law that would amend the country’s constitution to reduce the number of MPs in its national parliament by 30 percent in a countrywide referendum held on Monday and Tuesday. The law was first proposed in 2019 as a cost-saving measure by the populist Five Star Movement political party. While [...]

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Finland’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a decision by two lower courts to ban a far-right group and two of its subgroups at the request of the National Police Board. The litigation, which originally began in 2017, came to an end when the highest Court ruled the groups’ activities are “significantly contrary to law” and [...]

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The European Court of Justice on Tuesday dismissed Austria’s appeal to block the construction of the Hinkley Power C nuclear power station in Somerset, UK. The court upheld the General Court’s decision that the project is in line with the rules of the EU on state aid. The European Commission had approved the UK Government’s [...]

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US President Donald Trump issued an executive order Monday imposing sanctions on Iran targeting arms sales. The US State Department issued a fact sheet on the sanctions, which are focused on the sale of weapons and materials to Iran. Under “Nuclear Related Measures,” these sanctions are imposed on specific individuals and groups, which, according to [...]

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The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court in China sentenced real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang Tuesday to 18 years imprisonment for corruption charges. This sentence followed a secretive trial, during which Ren was found guilty of corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds. Ren allegedly accepted bribes of 1.25 million yuan, and he also allegedly [...]

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