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The National Assembly of People’s Power, Cuba’s Parliament, Sunday approved a new penal code as part of judicial reforms initiated after the approval of a new constitution in April, 2019. President Miguel Diaz-Canel and former President Raul Castro, who governed from 2008 to 2018, attended the session.  The new penal code reinforces sanctions for acts [...]

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UK officials Monday announced further sanctions against Russia and Belarus worth £1.7 billion. The sanctions are aimed at encouraging Russia to cease its invasion of Ukraine. The UK already have a number of sanctions in place. The UK package of sanctions involves increasing tariffs on £1.7 billion worth of imported goods. The tariffs will increase [...]

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Eurostat Wednesday published a report revealing the number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the EU has increased by 72% between 2020 and 2021. The report by Eurostat, an organ of the European Commission, identifies an unaccompanied minor as a person under 18 who arrives on the territory of an EU Member State without an accompanying [...]

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The New Zealand High Court Wednesday ruled that the COVID-19 rules used to control the borders during the pandemic were unlawful. A previous ruling similarly found COVID-19 restrictions to be unlawful. New Zealanders’ right to enter the country was delayed and made more difficult due to restrictions in place from April 2020 through February 2022.  [...]

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