Former US president Donald Trump petitioned the Supreme Court Tuesday as part of his ongoing dispute with the Department of Justice (DOJ) over documents seized at Mar-a-Lago. The DOJ executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago in August, seizing roughly 11,000 documents. This dispute involves 103 of those documents bearing classification markings. On August 22, Trump’s [...]

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The European Commission Thursday referred Malta to the Court of Justice for the European Union for its investor citizenship scheme. Under the Maltese Citizenship Act, persons redering “exceptional services” may receive citizenship. According to the European Commission, Malta essentially provides provides the full benefits of European Union citizenship and “golden passport” in exchange for capital [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Thursday unsealed the indicted of four individuals for sanctions evasion, obstruction of justice and making false statements to Homeland Security. Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska faces one count of conspiring to violate sanctions. His partner Ekaterina Voronina faces one count of making false statements to federal agents. Deripaska’s business associate [...]

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RIA Novosti, a Russian state-owned news agency, Wednesday reported that leaders from the Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republics (LPR) were traveling to Moscow to complete the procedure of joining Russia. The results of the referenda for the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia were: Donetsk – 99.23% voted in favor of joining [...]

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Meta Tuesday stated it removed two “covert influence operations” which originated in China and Russia from its platforms for violating Meta’s ‘Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior’ (CIB) policy. The CIB report stated that a network which originated in China targeted, among others, the United States and the Czech Republic. In the Czech Republic, the Chinese operation criticized [...]

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An Indonesian human rights court Friday indicted a retired Indonesian Army officer for his role in a 2014 massacre in Papua, according to Human Rights Watch. Retired Major Isak Sattu is charged with crimes against humanity for the 2014 killing of five teenage protestors and the injuries of 17 more in Papua, Indonesia. Indonesia’s Human [...]

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The UN Human Rights Committee Thursday reported that Australia has failed to adequately protect the indigenous Torres Islanders against the impacts of climate change and have consequently violated the Islanders’ rights to enjoy their culture and be free from arbitrary interferences with their private life. In a complaint to the committee, the Islanders claimed that, [...]

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The Uyghur Tribunal, a self-described “people’s tribunal” established in the UK, Tuesday appended a December 2021 judgment, incorporating nearly 300 additional pages of historical background, definitions and evidence. The stated purpose of the tribunal is to investigate “ongoing atrocities and possible genocide against the Uyghur people” in the People’s Republic of China, though the tribunal [...]

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Raymond Dearie, US District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York, was appointed on Thursday special master as part of the Justice Department’s ongoing investigation into former president Trump. The court order appointing the special master will slow the DOJ’s investigation into documents held by the former president. The order granting the motion was [...]

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The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Friday placed the German subsidiary of Russian-owned oil company Rosneft under federal fiduciary management. Rosneft holds roughly 12 percent of German oil refining capacity and controls three oil refineries in Germany of which the government will also partial control. The purpose of the imposition of federal [...]

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