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The Lyublinsky District Court in Moscow Friday ordered jailed political dissident Alexei Navalny to pay 500,000 rubles ($6,725) to businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. Navalny, who lost a parole appeal last month, had allegedly made defamatory statements about Prigozhin, calling him a bandit and claiming he had been involved in child prostitution. Prigozhin, a noted Kremlin ally, [...]

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A European Union court ruled Thursday that the UK was in breach of the bloc’s air pollution limit by failing to fulfil its obligations under the combined provisions of Article 13(1) and of Annex XI to Directive No 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on ambient air quality [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Thursday repealed a lower court’s order certifying a class action lawsuit filed by nearly 2,000 female employees alleging an “epidemic” of sexual harassment while working at the Cook County Jail in Cook County, Illinois. In a 38-page opinion, the three-judge panel held that the lower [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday stressed the need for an independent and objective assessment of reports of serious human rights violations in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The UN Human Rights Office received reports of the killing of eight protesters by security forces in Adigrat, Mekelle, Shire and Wukro, in [...]

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Indigenous activists from regions of the Amazon in Brazil and Colombia, along with environmental groups from France and the US filed suit in a French court on Wednesday against a supermarket chain for selling beef produced by companies that are responsible for mass deforestation and land grabs. The lawsuit claims that French grocery retailer Casino [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Thursday to limit the scope of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by expanding the deliberative process privilege exception to the Act’s disclosure requirement to include “in-house drafts of biological opinions that are both predecisional and deliberative, even if the drafts reflect the agencies’ last views about a proposal.” The case, [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday dismissed a contempt of court finding against human rights attorney Steven Donzinger, the latest ruling in a years-long legal battle between Donzinger and international energy company Chevron. The issue originated in 2011, when an Ecuadorian court rendered a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron for [...]

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The Indian Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a civil writ petition against Dr Farooq Abdullah, a Member of the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) from the Jammu & Kashmir National Conference party and a former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir. The petition had made a plea for terminating the [...]

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The US House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday seeking to expand voting rights and curb government corruption. The “For the People Act” passed mostly along party lines with a vote of 220-210. Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi was the lone Democrat who voted against the measure. The 791-page bill includes gerrymandering reform that requires [...]

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