UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Monday that Israel should halt its efforts to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. Israel plans to annex settlements that it has in the occupied West Bank, as well as parts of Jordan Valley. In response, Bachelet said that, regardless of how much Israel tries [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at strengthening child-welfare programs nationwide. In the executive order, Trump stated that the states and communities have a legal obligation and privilege to care for those in foster care. Last year, the number of children both entering into and actually in foster care declined. However, more [...]

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Life sciences company Bayer announced a series of agreements Wednesday to resolve outstanding litigation, including a total payment of $10.1 billion to $10.9 billion to resolve current and address potential future Roundup litigation. Bayer bought Monsanto, the company that owned the herbicide Roundup, in 2018. In 2018 Monsanto lost a lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed [...]

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Sixty-seven states party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a statement of support of the ICC on Tuesday following the US sanctions authorized earlier this month. The US executive order stated that the actions of the ICC “threaten the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” as the [...]

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The Georgia legislature passed a hate crimes bill on Tuesday that will allow stronger criminal penalties for anyone who targets a victim based on perceived race, color or another type of bias. Under HB 426, any person who selects intentionally selects any victim because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a statement of interest Tuesday in a lawsuit that challenges Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine for visitors entering the state. Under Hawaii Governor David Yutaka Ige’s latest COVID-19 executive order, the Ninth Supplementary Proclamation, residents who remained in Hawaii since the beginning of the pandemic are free to travel between [...]

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The Birinchi Mai District Court in Bishkek sentenced former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev on Monday to 11 years in prison for illegally releasing crime boss Aziz Batukaev in 2013. Batukaev was sentenced in 2006 to 16 years imprisonment for several crimes, including murder and organizing riots in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. In 2013, he [...]

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