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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Saturday announced through a spokesperson that he will not resign and will instead challenge a parliamentary report suggesting he may have illegaly concealed a crime at his private game farm. Ramaphosa’s announcement ends days of speculation over whether he would step down rather than face impeachment. The report, drafted by [...]

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US President Joe Biden Friday signed a bill to force a settlement between railway unions and their employers, making rail strikes across the US illegal. The president praised the bipartisan action in support of the bill, saying, it spares the nation a “catastrophe.” The US House of Representatives passed a joint resolution on the matter [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (ACLU-MN) Wednesday reached a settlement with the city of Minneapolis over police mistreatment of civilians during 2020 protests spurred by the murder of George Floyd. The settlement includes a $600,000 payment, $50,000 to each injured protester, and numerous reforms. The 12 plaintiffs suffered injuries including bruising from less-lethal [...]

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The Data Protection Commission (DPC), Ireland’s data regulator, Monday fined Meta $275 million (€265 million) for violating Europe’s data privacy law. The regulators claimed that Meta, Facebook’s parent company, failed to prevent hackers from siphoning off personal information from more than 500 million Facebook users in a 2019 data leak. The DPC announced its conclusion [...]

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The European Parliament Sunday endorsed a proposal to not accept passports and other travel documents issued by Russia in illegally-occupied regions. The decision means that Russian passports will not be accepted if someone requests a visa to enter the EU or when they cross the EU’s external borders, and applies to both Russian-occupied Ukrainian regions, [...]

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The National Police of Ukraine Saturday reported that at least 32 people in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson have been killed by Russian shelling since pro-Moscow forces pulled out two weeks ago. Head of Police Ihor Volodymyrovych Klymenko said civilians are evacuating the region in order to find refuge in safer areas in the [...]

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A Northern Ireland court Friday found David Holden, a former British soldier, guilty of the 1988 manslaughter of Aidan McAnespie. McAnespie was shot in the back at an army border checkpoint in County Tyrone, Ireland. Holden is the first British army veteran to be convicted of a historical offense since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, [...]

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Heidi Crowter, a UK woman with Down syndrome, Friday lost an appeal over late-stage abortions of fetuses with certain health conditions. Crowter argued that the Abortion Act of 1967, which allows terminations up until birth if there is, “a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental [...]

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The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 closed Sunday with a breakthrough agreement to establish a loss and damage fund for communities living on the frontlines of climate disasters. This decision follows three decades of climate-based negotiations. The agreement itself notes the “increasing urgency of enhancing efforts to avert, minimize and address loss and damage [...]

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Reverand Rob Schenck, a former prominent anti-abortion leader, told Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts that he was informed of the outcome of the 2014 Supreme Court case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby weeks before the decision was disclosed to the public. The New York Times published a letter from Schenck to Roberts on Saturday. In [...]

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