Articles Posted in 2018

Iran filed a lawsuit against the US in the International Court of Justice Tuesday, alleging that the US is violating a 1955 treaty. This lawsuit follows the US’ decision in May to remove itself from the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions against Tehran. Iran is alleging that in taking such action, the US is [...]

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The European Commission  fined Google €4.34 billion (USD $5.1 billion) on Wednesday for violating EU antitrust regulations. In a press release , the Commission alleged that Google illegally required smartphone manufacturers to pre-install the Google search engine and Google Chrome as a requirement to license Google’s app store, Google Play, as well as illegally paid smartphone manufacturers to [...]

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Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, and Nawaz’s husband, appealed to the Islamabad High Court  on Monday, challenging their convictions handed down by a Pakistani anticorruption court earlier this month. Sharif, Nawaz and her husband were arrested on Friday upon arriving in Pakistan to face their sentences. Sharif was sentenced  to [...]

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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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