US President Donald Trump issued sanctions against International Criminal Court (ICC) war crimes investigators on Thursday, months after the ICC approved an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity during the war in Afghanistan. In the executive order, Trump claimed the investigation “threatens to subject current and former United States Government and allied officials [...]

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Militia leader and war crimes suspect Ali Kushayb has been arrested, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Tuesday. This comes more than 13 years after the arrest warrant was issued. Kushayb surrendered to authorities in a northern portion of the Central African Republic, near the border with Sudan. The arrest warrant details 22 charges of [...]

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A US grand jury indicted Dr. Charles Liber on Tuesday for making false statements to federal authorities about his participation in China’s Thousand Talents Program. The charging documents claim that Lieber had a relationship with Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) while chairing Harvard’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department. Lieber also headed the Lieber Research Group [...]

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French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner announced on Monday that France will ban the use of chokeholds to detain suspects. This comes amid worldwide demonstrations against police brutality and racism ignited by the death of George Floyd. The protests drew attention to claims of racism and brutality by French police and gendarmerie, a military force within [...]

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Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley Cavedo issued an injunction on Monday, preventing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam from removing the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond. The injunction was sought by William Gregory, the great-grandson of Roger and Bettie Gregory, parties to the 1890 deed in which the Commonwealth of [...]

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that New Zealand will lift almost all COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday. New Zealand has no active cases currently, and no one has tested positive in the past 17 days. Further, no one has been hospitalized for COVID-19 in 12 days. It has been 40 days since the [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Niz-Chavez v. Barr to consider the type of notice the government must provide to trigger the “stop-time rule.” Essentially, immigrants who have a continuous physical presence in the US for a certain amount of time may be eligible for relief from removal. However, the government is able [...]

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A Burundi court on Friday rejected the appeal of four journalists convicted of undermining state security. In October 2019 Burundi police arrested four Iwacu journalists: Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Egide Harerimana and Térence Mpozenzi. Each journalist is facing a fine of $530 and two years and six months imprisonment. Their driver, arrested with them, was [...]

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