Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced on Monday that it arrested and charged Mason John Baker and Garry Belzevick for uttering death threats against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other politicians contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Section 264.1(1)(a) makes it an offence for anyone to knowingly utter, convey or cause [...]

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Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond submitted an appeal to the US Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday. The appeal challenges a court order against a preliminary injunction that halts the controversial anti-illegal immigration House Bill 4156 in the state. The preliminary injunction, which was issued last month, prevented Oklahoma from enforcing the bill. The appeal [...]

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A Moscow court on Monday sentenced Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen in absentia to eight years in prison under Article 207.3 of the Russian Criminal Code over charges of spreading false information on Russian armed forces. The court also banned Gessen from managing online resources for four years. Russia issued an arrest warrant in December 2023 [...]

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Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek First Nation (also known as Grassy Narrows), located in Ontario, Canada, highlighted Thursday the severe impact of mercury contamination on their community before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in the first virtual public hearing in the case. The IACHR addresses human rights and violations in the Organization of American States [...]

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The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) ruled on Sunday that a strike notice by ship and dock foremen at western Canadian ports violated the Canada Labour Code, effectively averting a disruption to port operations. The decision came within days of the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) filing their request for interim relief after the International [...]

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The ICJ unanimously decided to allow seven states to intervene in the ongoing genocide case brought by The Gambia against Myanmar on Wednesday. The countries granted permission to participate in the proceedings are Maldives, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. The court found their declarations of intervention admissible under Article 63 of [...]

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A coalition of Louisiana parents and civil rights organizations has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the new state law (House Bill 71) that mandates the display of the Ten Commandments in all public school classrooms, saying it violates the First Amendment by imposing religious beliefs on students. The bill was signed into law on June [...]

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Russia and Ukraine conducted a prisoner exchange, with each side exchanging 90 prisoners of war each and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) acting as an intermediary. The Tuesday exchange marked the latest in a series of periodic swaps between the two nations since the onset of the Russia-Ukraine war in February 2022. The Russian defense [...]

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Russia’s foreign ministry announced on Tuesday that it is banning access to the broadcasts of 81 media outlets in response to the EU’s decision to sanction certain Russian media outlets for spreading propaganda. They also accused the EU based media outlets of disseminating false information about the war in Ukraine. The ban notably affects several prominent [...]

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