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The Russian State Duma Thursday approved a bill prohibiting “LGBTQ propaganda.” The bill passed the Russian Federal Assembly’s lower house in a unanimous roll-call of 397 votes to zero. The legislation will now pass to the upper house, before going to the Kremlin for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s signature. The new legislation seeks to drastically [...]

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Irish Minister for Justice Helen McEntee Tuesday announced the government agreed to publish a new policing bill. The bill, called the Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill, aims to strengthen accountability and independent oversight of the An Garda Síochána. The bill seeks to address the needs of Irish communities by encouraging cooperation between the Garda [...]

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Russia’s Ministry of Defense Friday accused Ukrainian armed forces of executing Russian POWs – a war crime under international law. However, news outlets like Reuters have been unable to verify the claims. Kyiv has not responded to requests for comment. The incident appears in a video circulating on social media that apparently shows Ukrainian servicemen [...]

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Canada Wednesday imposed a new round of sanctions against the Iranian regime. The new sanctions add two weapons manufacturing companies and six individuals to the list of regime supporters sanctioned under Canada’s Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations. This is the fifth round of sanctions Canada has imposed against the Iranian regime this year. The sanctions [...]

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French Minister of Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna confirmed in an interview Saturday with Le Parisien that the Iranian government has detained two additional French citizens. Colonna’s statements confirmed information reported Friday by Le Figaro that two French nationals were arrested before anti-government protests sparked by the death of 21-year-old Mahsa Amini started. The identity of [...]

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On Saturday, Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security Clare O’Neil announced the formation of a multi-agency task force to combat cyber crime. Called the Joint Standing Operation (JSO), the task force will merge the efforts of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), an agency of the Defense Department. [...]

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The Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations would rollback due process rights for students and faculty, claims a report published Tuesday by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE). The new regulations, announced on the 50th anniversary of Title IX on June 23, would reverse Trump-era changes in the civil rights law. The [...]

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