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The Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court in Germany ruled Tuesday that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) 2015 bond-buying program partially violates the German constitution. The court granted the ECB a three-month “transitional period” to prove the proportionality of its program before the Deutsche Bundesbank (central bank of Germany) may cease its participation. The [...]

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An annual report released by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Tuesday identified India as a country of particular concern since religious minorities in the country have faced “increasing assault” since the 2019 elections. The report states that the national government, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, [...]

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The US House of Representatives passed a $480 billion dollar bill (HR 266) Thursday to assist small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was passed by the Senate on Tuesday and will now move on to be signed by President Donald Trump. The bill amends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was originally passed [...]

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The trial of two Syrian government agents began Thursday at a court in Koblenz, Germany. The two men, Anwar R. and Eyad A., allegedly worked for the Syrian General Secret Service. The indictment against Anwar accuses him of overseeing a prison in which, from 2011 to 2012, more than 4,000 prisoners were tortured and sexually [...]

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US President Donald Trump on Tuesday confirmed an announcement he made last week: The US will halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) while the country reviews the organization’s conduct. During a coronavirus update, the president stated, “I am instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is [...]

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A bipartisan bill was announced on Tuesday to provide $3 billion to buy US crude oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), with Representatives Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX) and Michael Burgess (R-TX) introduced the legislation after President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary San Brouillette requested that the SPR be filled. Last month, [...]

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During a Coronavirus Taskforce press briefing on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump announced that the US could withhold funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump first criticized the organization for “disagree with travel ban.” He then suggested that WHO “could have called months earlier … and should have known .” Then the president suggested [...]

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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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A judge in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Tuesday that PEN America, a non-profit, may proceed in its media free speech case against US President Donald Trump. The group alleged five ways in which the President violated the First Amendment: (1) by revoking or threatening to revoke White [...]

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