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Two American men accused of helping disgraced former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn escape Japan in 2019 were extradited from the US on Monday, the Tokyo Prosecutor’s Office confirmed in a press conference. Michael Taylor and his son Peter were arrested at Narita International Airport by marshals of the Tokyo District Prosecutor’s Office and charged on [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Michigan college student is unable to proceed with a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) lawsuit against two federal officers who tackled him after mistaking him for a fugitive in 2014. In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court found that the claims against the officers have been disqualified [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Monday that the Seneca Nation is required to pay hundreds of millions of dollars of outstanding casino revenue sharing payments to New York State, following an appeal from arbitration that saw disagreement over the timeframes qualified for revenue sharing. The roots of the controversy date [...]

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The Berlin Regional Court upheld a preliminary injunction against a German historian that favored the heirs of the German monarchy Thursday, the latest development in nearly a decade of litigation from the Hohenzollern family seeking to recover royal property seized both before and after World War II. The action was brought by Crown Prince of [...]

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Independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta released exclusive documentation leaked from a government source Monday confirming that 27 men who went missing and were presumed dead in 2017 were in fact detained by Chechnyan local police, undermining the Chechnyan authorities’ official denial of their involvement in the disappearances. The documentation comes in the form of internal [...]

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A Kyrgyz court in Bishkek fined former Deputy Head of State Customs Service Raimbek Matraimov 260,000 soms, or roughly USD $3000, in a closed trial Thursday. Matraimov pleaded guilty during his trial at the Pervomaisky District Court, which was closed to journalists, for his participation in a customs corruption scheme that resulted in the laundering [...]

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The government of Colombia and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees announced Monday that Colombia would provide the 1.7 million displaced Venezuelans in Colombia with a new form of legal status, providing them with essential basic security while living in Colombia as refugees. The new initiative offers 10-year temporary status to displaced Venezuelans living in [...]

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The White House announced Thursday that President Joe Biden would sign an executive order to dramatically increase refugee admissions to the US for the first fiscal year of the Biden administration, marking a clear departure from the Trump administration’s refugee policies. The new executive order is expected to broadly reform current US refugee policy. Among [...]

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Former US president Donald Trump’s second impeachment proceedings accelerated Tuesday, as House impeachment managers delivered an 80-page memo to the Senate outlining their case for impeachment by emphasizing Trump’s personal responsibility for the violence that erupted at the US Capitol on January 6. Calling the president’s actions “a grievous betrayal of his Oath of Office,” [...]

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The Minnesota Attorney General’s office filed a request with the Minnesota Court of Appeals Thursday, asking for intervention in the Hennepin County District Court’s refusal to hold a single trial in the summer for the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the George Floyd murder case. In an unusual move, Attorney General Keith Ellison [...]

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