Google stated on Thursday that it would remove Canadian news links from its search engine, news and discover products. Google’s President of Global Affairs Kent Walker claimed that the Canada’s new Online News Act has made offering Google News Showcase Products to Canadian news outlets untenable. In response to the enactment of the law, Google [...]

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The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal finished hearing submissions from parties on Thursday in a case involving the constitutionality of Hong Kong’s preclusion of same-sex marriage. This is the first time the top Hong Kong court dealing directly with the homosexual couples’ right to marry. The applicant, Jimmy Sham, also happens to be a [...]

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The National Assembly of Cambodia amended on Friday their election laws to impose criminal liability on citizens who disrupt the election in  July. Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdech Krolahom Sar Kheng stated that the amendment stipulates individuals must vote in order to be eligible to run for office. The amendment also imposes criminal liability [...]

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The EU agreed on Wednesday to issue their eleventh sanctions package against Russia for continuing the war in Ukraine. The new package aims to prevent countries and companies from circumventing sanctions already in effect. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen welcomed the agreement and assured that the agreement will render the sanctions [...]

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The United Nations released the Global Trend Report 2022 on Wednesday which covers refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced and stateless people worldwide. 112.6 million people fall under the protection of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The number of forcibly displaced people is 108.4 million. Both figures are at their historic high since [...]

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The Hong Kong Department of Justice applied to the High Court on Monday for an injunction to prohibit any activity in relation to the song “Glory to Hong Kong” with unlawful intent. The Hong Kong government asserts that the song contains secessionist lyrics and is an insult to the Chinese national anthem, since “Glory to [...]

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The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal quashed the conviction of journalist Choi Yuk-ling on Monday regarding her investigation into the 2019 Yuen Long attack. The court unanimously quashed Choi’s conviction by adopting a more liberal approach, which took into account Choi’s journalistic background. The court contended that the liberal approach is preferable to protect [...]

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