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The EU and Japan signed a trade deal known as the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Tuesday that eliminates almost all tariffs on products traded between them. The agreement was finalized in December and agreed upon at the EU-Japan summit held in Tokyo this week. According to an EU statement the EPA, which the EU [...]

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UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales, said Monday that countries that return migrants to their countries of origin are disregarding human rights considerations. In his report , the Special Rapporteur called for safer passage for returning immigrants, ensuring such returns are voluntary for immigrants, better reintegration programs for immigrants who have returned [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed a criminal complaint and an affidavit on Monday against Russian national Mariia Butina for conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notification to the Attorney General and influencing American politics. Butina is accused of working on behalf of the Russian Federation and attempting to [...]

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The Egyptian Parliament on Monday approved a law that would protect high ranking and senior military officers from prosecution. This law is in response to the 2013 violent overthrow of former president Mohammed Morsi. With the new legislation, current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will have the power to grant immunity to those officers involved in the coup. [...]

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A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to temporarily cease deporting families who have been reunited after the administration dropped its policy of separating undocumented children from their parents. The American Civil Liberties Union brought a request  before Judge Dana Sabraw of the US District Court for the Southern District of California  asking that [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois  ruled  Thursday that the court will not stop the extradition of former Lithuanian judge Neringa Venckiene. The charges stem from Venckiene’s allegations  that powerful Lithuanian officials were involved in a pedophile ring. The charges against her include stalking, disobeying a court order and assaulting a police [...]

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The New Hampshire Supreme Court  found  Wednesday that a proposed bill redefining the definition of residency in New Hampshire is constitutional under both the state and US Constitutions despite the fact that it would require those who declare themselves residents in order to vote to abide by other requirements of residency such as obtaining a New [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ)  announced Thursday that it has indicted  12 Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) officers for hacking the emails of employees and volunteers of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, including that of campaign chairman John Podesta. The indictment, approved by Special Prosecute Robert Mueller, charged the officers with conspiracy to commit an offense [...]

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