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Boris Johnson’s government announced Sunday its intention to introduce tougher penalties against protesters who obstruct roads and motorways, including up to six months in prison. The changes are being made in response to the activities of Insulate Britain, a group of climate change activists seeking a nationwide program to insulate homes in Britain in order [...]

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The UN Secretary-General António Guterres strongly condemned Saturday an attack against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which left one Egyptian peacekeeper dead and four others seriously injured.  The convoy had been traveling near Tessalit in the Kidal region when it hit an improvised explosive device. El-Ghassim Wane, head [...]

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The South Pacific Ocean nation Vanuatu announced Saturday its intention to seek an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the rights of present and future generations to be protected from the adverse consequences of climate change. Speaking at the UN General Assembly on Saturday, Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Bob Loughman warned that the climate crisis is [...]

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Venezuela’s judicial independence has been deeply eroded, according to a recent report from the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The report details the central role that Venezuela’s justice system has played in perpetuating state impunity for human rights violations and repressing government opponents. Thursday’s report, which draws on interviews [...]

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Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Magistrates’ Court denied the bail request of a pro-democracy group’s vice-chairwoman on Friday, after her arrest early last week. Chow Hang Tung, the vice-chairwoman of Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (Alliance), had been instrumental in the organization of Hong Kong’s annual Tiananmen Square vigil, commemorating [...]

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The Mexican General Prosecutor’s Office (FGR) announced on Friday that legal proceedings had been initiated against former Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo, launching a criminal investigation into allegations of illicit enrichment. Guajardo, who is due to re-enter Congress as a member of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party in September, is alleged to have “probably [...]

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Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) announced on Friday that the prosecution of Soldier F, the only British soldier to be charged in connection with the Bloody Sunday killings of 1972, will be discontinued. It was also announced that planned proceedings against a second soldier, Soldier B, will not be commenced. The announcement comes after [...]

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The Canadian government announced Friday that four new terrorist entities had been added to its terror list, three of which are associated with far-right extremist ideology. US-based Three Percenters militia, Aryan Strikeforce and American neo-Nazi James Mason were each said to have met the legal threshold for listing as set out in Canada’s Criminal Code, [...]

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A Sydney man was arrested by Australian police on Friday on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization, according to a joint statement released by the Australian Federal Police and New South Wales Police Force on Saturday. The man, who remains unnamed, has been charged with [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned Friday of intensifying violence across Kayah State, Chin State and Kachin State in Myanmar, calling for increased regional diplomacy from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other influential states to insist on the immediate cessation of violence and ongoing human rights violations. Bachelet reported [...]

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