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The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) announced Friday that it would file Objections and Unfair Labor Practice Charges (ULPs) against Amazon with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the wake of the RWDSU’s unsuccessful union election this year at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, fulfillment center. The RWDSU is alleging that Amazon illegally interfered [...]

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The appeal of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak began at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya on Monday, as Najib attempts to overturn his 2020 conviction on corruption charges related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. Najib’s conviction arose from charges involving money laundering, abuse of power, and criminal breach of trust from [...]

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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) announced Thursday that the popular video-sharing social media app TikTok would be unblocked in Pakistan after the Peshawar High Court rescinded its March ban on the Chinese app over concerns of alleged “obscene content . . . unacceptable for Pakistani society.” The PTA announced that while the ban would be [...]

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A court in Crimea sentenced a Jehovah’s Witness to 6.5 years in a penal colony Monday for violation of Russian law on membership in an extremist organization. The accused, Viktor Stashevskiy, was tried in the Gagarinsky District Court of the City of Sevastopol for continuing activities and promoting the ideas of Jehovah’s Witnesses, holding meetings [...]

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Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit in Delaware Superior Court against Fox News on Friday seeking damages for Fox’s claims that Dominion rigged the 2020 presidential election against President Donald Trump. The voting machine manufacturer is asking for more than $1 billion in damages, claiming that Fox’s on-air claims have greatly damaged their business [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said that Mun Chol Myong, an accused North Korean intelligence operative, appeared in Washington, DC, federal court on Monday, following extradition from Malaysia on money laundering charges. Mun is the first North Korean national to be extradited to the US to stand trial for violations of US law. The [...]

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The Mito District Court ruled Thursday that Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) cannot reactivate its idled Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture. The No. 2 unit has been idled since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, which also heavily damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Complex. The Tokai station originally contained two reactors, [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday dismissed an appeal from a Department of Justice (DOJ) employee seeking a defamation suit against the New York Times (NYT). Writing for the majority, Judge José Cabranes found that the district court properly dismissed the defamation suit as barred under New York state’s fair [...]

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The Chinese National People’s Congress approved Thursday a draft decision bill to dramatically reform Hong Kong’s electoral system, strengthening Beijing’s control over Hong Kong’s elections. The bill passed with near-unanimous support, with 2,895 votes in support, none in opposition, and one abstention. The draft decision includes nine articles that reshape the processes Hong Kong uses to [...]

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The Biden administration announced Monday that the Department of Homeland Security would grant temporary protection status (TPS) to Venezuelans currently living in the US. This designation is expected to apply to roughly two-thirds of Venezuelans currently in the US as of March 8. The TPS program provides for 18 months of legal protections for Venezuelans [...]

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