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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday in favor of Amazon in its landmark trademark dispute with the German wing of the international cosmetics giant Coty. The court found that “the mere storage by Amazon, in the context of its online marketplace (‘Amazon- Marketplace’), of goods which infringe trade mark rights does not constitute [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Micheal Horowitz announced on Tuesday that his office has uncovered pervasive problems in FBI wiretap applications. The Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) report comes out of an investigation into the FBI’s Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications, which was sparked after a report last year found inconsistencies [...]

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Prosecutors in Istanbul announced Wednesday that they have prepared an indictment of a close aide to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a former deputy head of general intelligence over the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The two men, former deputy head of Saudi Arabia’s general intelligence Ahmed al-Asiri and former [...]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India on Tuesday announced announced “a total ban of coming out of your homes” for the nation of 1.3 billion. The ban follows several similar bans adopted by Indian states and arrives as the country confirms more than 500 cases of COVID-19 as well as 10 deaths. The ban will [...]

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The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Wednesday that the coronavirus strain known as COVID-19 is now officially classified as a pandemic. The director also noted that although this distinction “does not change WHO’s assessment of the threat posed by this virus,” it should also be recognized that “we have never before seen [...]

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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani agreed Wednesday to a phased release of thousands of imprisoned Taliban fighters. This decision follows an earlier refusal that threatened to thwart the recently negotiated peace plan between the Taliban, the US and the Afghan government. The president announced that the government has agreed to release the prisoners in exchange for [...]

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The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday unanimously approved an investigation into allegations of war crimes committed on both sides of the Afghanistan conflict. The investigation will focus on “alleged crimes committed on the territory of Afghanistan in the period since 1 May 2003, as well as other alleged crimes that [...]

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An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced to death a former Islamic State militant who repeatedly raped a Yazidi captive. The case marks a landmark transition for the prosecution of Islamic State in its prominent advocacy for an individual victim and its specific acknowledgment of the Yazidi minority treatment under Islamic State. Ashwaq Haji Hamid Talo, [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) unanimously ruled Thursday that journalist Khadija Ismayilova’s arrest and detention was an attempt to silence and punish her for her criticism of the Azerbaijani government. The court also ruled that the government’s actions violated several articles of the European Convention on Human Rights. The court ruled that, because [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Al Hassan, an Islamic militant from Mali, that his charges were not severe enough to justify action in the ICC. According to a judgment summary, the court found that there was sufficient initial validity for the charges of war crimes and crimes against [...]

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