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According to officials, the European Parliament (EP) opened an investigation Tuesday into Tatjana Ždanoka, a Latvian member of the assembly who has been accused of working as a Russian agent for several years. The MEP denies the allegations but it has sparked concern amongst the parliamentarians, with some saying that there may be other Russian [...]

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The Ukrainian Government presented their revised bill to parliament Tuesday, which aims to strengthen its military mobilisation rules and maintain its fighting force in the face of the ongoing Russian invasion. The controversial bill was first introduced at the end of December 2023 and was met with public criticism and constitutional concerns, prompting its return [...]

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The Sri Lankan Parliament passed a controversial bill Wednesday, which has been condemned by opposition politicians and several human rights groups for curtailing free speech in the country. The Online Safety Bill aims to tackle cybercrimes such as child abuse, data theft and online fraud. However, human rights organizations warned that the bill poses a [...]

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Houthi authorities sent a letter Tuesday to the UN’s acting humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Peter Hawkins, requesting that all British and American nationals leave Yemen within a month. The letter comes as US and British forces continue strikes against targets in Yemen. Houthi forces had been targeting ships in the Bab al-Mandab Strait, a busy [...]

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Germany’s Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that one of the country’s most extreme political parties, Die Heimat, or The Homeland, will be excluded from state funding, furthering the heated debate over the legal restriction of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. Die Heimat, previously known as Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands (NPD), is a neo-nazi, ultranationalist party [...]

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The UK Government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda suffered a setback Monday, when the House of Lords voted to require the government to substantiate its claims that Rwanda is a safe country before ratifying the new treaty between the UK and the African nation. The vote came after the House of Lords International [...]

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The EU Delegation to Kyrgyzstan expressed concern Thursday over Kyrgyz authorities’ recent clampdown on journalists and media offices operating in the country. The delegation specifically mentioned the recent spike in detentions of journalists and the searching and confiscation of property belonging to independent media offices. The statement by the EU delegation, along with the embassies [...]

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The government of Ireland lodged a new application with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Friday concerning recently enacted UK legislation that would grant amnesty to individuals accused of committing atrocities during the Northern Ireland Troubles. According to a press release from the ECHR, the Irish government challenged the legislation on the grounds [...]

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The Mizan News Agency reported Monday that the Iranian judiciary had launched a new case against journalists Niloofar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi following their release on bail. The two had appeared in front of a crowd outside the prison without wearing the hijab, prompting these new charges. Iranian authorities arrested Hamedi and Mohammadi in September [...]

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UK Home Secretary James Cleverly put a draft order before Parliament on Monday to declare Hizb ut-Tahrir a terrorist group under the Terrorism Act 2000, making it an offence to belong to the group. Hizb ut-Tahrir is an Islamist political group that operates in 32 countries worldwide but is banned in several states, including Germany [...]

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