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Russia designated the independent online news site VTimes a “foreign agent” on Friday, placing the media company under increased scrutiny by the Kremlin as part of a wider crack-down on independent media critical of the Russian government. VTimes is the second media outlet to be added to the list in less than a month. They [...]

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Extinction Rebellion co-founder Gail Bradbrook was arrested Tuesday morning by London’s Metropolitan Police for conspiracy to cause criminal damage and fraud. The charges are related to last month’s protests against multiple banks, including HSBC and Barclays. Extinction Rebellion activists smashed the windows of banks in Canary Wharf and targeted Lloyd’s of London in what the [...]

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The Canadian government is being sued over its pandemic-era policy of turning back asylum seekers attempting to enter the country at official border crossings. The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) filed a legal challenge on Tuesday against the Federal government’s decision to restrict access through the Canada-US border, citing in a statement “the severe harm [...]

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The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) on Friday held that police officers cannot sue Crown prosecutors over actions they claim damaged their reputation. In an 8-1 decision, the SCC found that the police cannot sue Crown prosecutors for misfeasance, the wrongful exercise of lawful authority. This decision reinforces the mutually independent relationship between the police and [...]

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Protests over President Iván Duque Márquez’s proposed tax reforms erupted in Colombia Wednesday. Thousands of protesters lined the streets of Bogotá, Medellin, and Cali answering the call from the county’s largest unions in protest against the controversial tax reform. The proposed reformation by the Colombian government would introduce a suite of taxes on individuals and [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC v Renewable Fuels Association, a case regarding exemptions for small refineries from the Renewable Fuel Standards Program, and United States v Palomar-Santiago, which involves immigration law and noncitizen re-entry. HollyFrontier concerns the Clean Air Act‘s biofuels mandate to replace crude oil with [...]

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Tuesday issued an administrative order directing the chief equity officer to “mitigate the impact of new voting restrictions imposed by Senate Bill 202” on Atlanta residents. This is the latest action in a growing response to what President Joe Biden called “Jim Crow in the 21st century.” SB 202, [...]

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