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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Whistleblower and former Twitter-employee Peiter Zatko Tuesday testified to the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Data Security. As Twitter’s former “Security Lead,” Zatko told the committee that Twitter prioritized profits over security, creating serious risks for American users. Zatko, also known as dotMudge, was Twitter’s Security Lead from 2020-2022 for the company’s global support and [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida Thursday dismissed former president Donald Trump’s claims against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and former FBI officials. Trump initiated the lawsuit in March, alleging that “the Defendants, blinded by political ambition, orchestrated a malicious conspiracy to disseminate patently false and [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a notice of appeal in the District Court for the Southern District of Florida Thursday, following the court’s decision to approve former president Donald Trump’s request for a special master. The notice of appeal was followed by a motion to stay. If granted, the motion to stay would [...]

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