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New Zealand announced the introduction of legislation Tuesday that will make it the first country in the world to require its financial sector to disclose the impacts of climate change on its business. The legislation, The Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosure and Other Matters) Amendment Bill has been introduced to New Zealand’s Parliament and is scheduled [...]

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The Court of Rotterdam announced on Monday that Fatima H. has been sentenced to four years in prison in the Netherlands for her involvement with the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Shaam (ISIS) or Islamic State (IS). According to the court: The suspect is guilty of participation in a terrorist [...]

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The Biden administration announced Monday that they have struck a deal with the Mexican, Honduran and Guatemalan governments in order to increase border security and reduce the migratory surge into the US over recent months. The tide of immigration at the southern US border has been dramatically increasing since President Joe Biden took office. In [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that Turkey has violated the rights of noted Turkish writer and journalist Ahmet Altan under the European Convention on Human Rights arising from his pre-trial detention on charges relating to the attempted coup d’état of July 2016. Altan is a noted 71-year-old journalist from Istanbul and [...]

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Britain’s government announced Monday that it has opened an independent investigation into lobbying, following former Prime Minister David Cameron’s lobbying activities on behalf of UK- and Australia-based financial services company Greensill Capital. The investigation into the development and use of supply chain finance addresses the concern about the ability of former prime ministers to access [...]

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Voters in Kyrgyzstan approved an expansion of president Sadyr Japarov’s powers in a referendum that took place on Sunday. The referendum addressed constitutional amendments proposed by Japarov that would increase presidential powers, create an assembly controlled by the president, and reduce the size of the parliament from 180 members to 90. Japarov, who last year [...]

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A police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, in a Minneapolis suburb during a routine traffic stop Sunday. The shooting has triggered violent protests in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters. According to Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon, the deadly shooting took place during [...]

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New Zealand announced a unique new youth justice residence on Sunday. The residence, called Whakatakapokai, has been designed by both the iwi Waikato-Tainui and the government. Whakatakapokai aims to support rangatahi (young persons) and reduce recidivism rates among rangatahi. Minister for Children Kelvin Davis stated that Whakatakapokai will “provide prevention, healing, and rehabilitation services for [...]

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Aung San Suu Kyi, the overthrown democratically elected State Counselor of Myanmar, was charged with a sixth criminal offense on Monday. The charge comes amidst a military coup d’état in the country. Lawyer Min Min Soe reportedly told AFP that Suu Kyi has been charged under section 25 of the Natural Disaster Management Law (The [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Friday granted a petition to put restrictions on in-home bible study and prayer meetings on hold. The plaintiffs sought an injunction last December against a California restriction on the allowable size for indoor gatherings. The restrictions were instituted last year to slow the spread of COVID-19. After a judge for [...]

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