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Papua New Guinea police launched an investigation into the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape after an international investigation on Wednesday exposed his potential links to Don Matheson, an Australian Businessman being investigated for corruption. The inquiry into Matheson centers around a joint report from Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and [...]

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The Greek Supreme Court Wednesday decided that the far-right Hellenes party will be barred from the upcoming election on May 21.  In a nine to one decision, the court found that parties that are beyond the political spectrum, promote violence and don’t respect democracy or the rule of law are not welcome in elections. The Hellenes [...]

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The EU Wednesday released a draft of its proposed overhaul of drug manufacturing laws. The changes have caused controversy among manufacturers, with some stating they will leave the region if the laws take effect.  However, according to an announcement made by EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, the changes will provide EU citizens with “more accessible, affordable [...]

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A New Zealand environmental group Wednesday testified before the 22nd United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) about potential indigenous rights breaches by New Zealand’s forestry industry. Mana Taiao Tairāwhiti has stated that extensive deforestation, poor forestry practices and climate change have harmed the east coast of New Zealand’s north island, which is home [...]

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The US and UK governments last week unveiled a batch of sanctions against individuals and entities who have allegedly enabled Russian oligarchs on the UK’s designated sanctions list to access their external assets.  This latest set of sanctions looks to target methods that were being used to circumvent previous sanctions. The UK government alleges that [...]

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In a resolution passed on Tuesday, the UN Human rights council (UNHCR) voted to extend its international inquiry into human rights abuses in Ukraine. The inquiry which has been ongoing since early 2022 reviews potential breaches in human rights in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The purpose that was set out by the original inquiry vote [...]

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