US Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe said in a press conference Wednesday that Russia and Iran have obtained voter registration information which can be used to communicate false information to registered voters. The Treasury Department has responded to the interference by instituting sanctions solely targeting Iran. Ratcliffe asserted that Iran is distributing “spoofed” [...]

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The US Supreme Court voted 5-3 to uphold Alabama’s ban on curbside voting Wednesday evening, drawing a sharp dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who claimed the requested injunction “lifts burdensome requirements rather than imposing them.” The one-paragraph order released Wednesday evening stemmed from a lawsuit disputing the curbside voting ban imposed by Alabama Secretary of [...]

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The European Union and the United Kingdom announced the imposition of sanctions against several Russian officials Thursday, citing their use of chemical weapons against Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of the Kremlin. Included in the sanctions are two people who work directly for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The EU said that “it is reasonable to [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia extended the voter registration deadline by 48 hours on Wednesday, after a severed cable caused an online voter registration system outage on Tuesday. Voters are now able to register on the Virginia Department of Elections website until 11:59 PM Thursday, or at [...]

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Canada and the UK imposed sanctions against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and several other senior officials Tuesday, responding to the rigged election and subsequent violence against protesters. The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office clarified that the sanctions are part of a “coordinated international approach with Canada, in a bid to uphold democratic values and [...]

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US President Donald Trump expanded sanctions against Cuba on Wednesday, prohibiting US travelers from staying at Cuban government-owned properties, and further banning US citizens from importing Cuban rum and cigars. Trump announced the sanctions during the Bay of Pigs Veterans’ Memorial on Wednesday. He said: “Today, as part of our continuing fight against communist oppression, [...]

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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at age 87 at her home in Washington, DC, suffering from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and served more than 27 years on the Supreme Court bench after serving on the US Court [...]

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A federal judge in Louisiana granted an injunction on Wednesday extending Louisiana’s early voting period for the November 3 general election from seven to 10 days, citing COVID-19 concerns. The court also expanded access to absentee ballots. Judge Shelly Dick ruled that “the state’s failure to provide accommodation for pandemic-affected voters is likely unconstitutional because [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury (USDT) sanctioned Tuesday two former Lebanese government ministers, claiming they conspired with Hezbollah against the people of Lebanon. The USDT has accused Yusuf Finyanus, Lebanon’s former Minister of Public Transportation and Public Works (2016-2020), of trading political favors for hundreds of thousands of dollars from Hezbollah. These favors included [...]

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The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) urged Belarus Tuesday to end the torture of protestors and enforced disappearances after they received more than 450 documented reports of torture and mistreatment of persons in custody since the August 9 election. The OHCHR)also reminded officials: “ circumstances whatsoever, whether internal political instability or [...]

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