US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday announced a proposal to lift Venezuelan sanctions if the country adopts a new transitional government. According to Pompeo, “his framework calls for the establishment of broadly acceptable transitional government to administer free and fair presidential elections and a pathway to lifting Venezuela-related sanctions.” The plan requires Nicolás [...]

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The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced on Tuesday that all member states of the Schengen Area had endorsed guidelines that provide for temporary, coordinated action to close the zone’s external border for a period of 30 days. The European Commission also identified four priorities for each EU member country: limit [...]

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The Kisutu Resident Magistrate Court in Tanzania convicted nine Chadema leaders and legislators Tuesday of making “seditious statements.” Principal Resident Magistrate Thomas Simba was convinced that they were unlawfully assembled, rioting and making seditious statements. The Chadema party is an opposition party to Tanzania’s Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party, which is led by the country’s [...]

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The National League for Democracy (NLD), headed by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, failed Tuesday to reduce the role of the military in Myanmar’s parliament. The NLD proposed amendments to the 2008 constitution, which requires more than 75 percent of members of parliament to pass constitutional amendments while giving the military 25 percent of [...]

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Before a meeting between Indonesian President President Joko Widodo and the Netherlands King Willem-Alexander on Tuesday, the Dutch monarch publically apologized for his country’s “excessive violence” against Indonesia during its colonial rule. This was the first time a monarch from the country has made such a statement to the people of Indonesia, which was colonized [...]

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In a joint statement released on Monday Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Woos, British Columbia Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett discussed a draft arrangement which would require the Canadian government to recognize Wet’suwet’en rights and title to land. The Wet’suwet’en are a First Nations people in British Columbia, [...]

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Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., the re-election committee for the sitting president, filed a libel suit against The Washington Post in federal court on Tuesday. The complaint, filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that the newspaper published two articles containing “false and defamatory statements” in June 2019. It [...]

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A federal bankruptcy judge denied Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) investors’ motion to apply Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 7023 to their class proofs of claim on Monday. In the motion, the investors argued that PG&E committed securities fraud by “mis investors about their wildfire safety practices.” They also claim that PG&E “artificially inflat stock [...]

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A federal judge on Tuesday denied telecommunication giant Huawei’s claim that the restriction on its US business was unconstitutional. The company alleged in its complaint that Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act violated its due process rights. The provision prohibits federal agencies and contractors from using Huawei and rival company ZTE’s products. The [...]

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