The government in the India-administered regions of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday extended its ban on high-speed internet in 18 of the 20 districts of these regions. The ban, which began in August of 2019 when India downgraded Jammu and Kashmir from statehood to union territory status, is now set to last until November 12, 2020 [...]

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French government spokesperson Gabriel Attal announced on Wednesday that France will ban the Islamist group directly involved in the brutal killing of a French school teacher last week. Samuel Paty, a history teacher, was beheaded by Abdoulakh Anzorov, a teenager of Chechen origins, over Paty’s use of the “blasphemous” Charlie Hebdo caricatures of the Prophet [...]

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A US federal judge on Wednesday denied a conservative group’s request to block five Wisconsin cities from accepting grants to help pay for the upcoming election. The grants, which total over $6 million, were awarded by the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) to the cities of Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee and Racine to help [...]

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A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a 2015 Tennessee law that required women seeking an abortion to wait for at least 48 hours before undergoing the procedure. This law, Tenn. Code § 39-15-202, effectively required women to make two trips to the clinic: the first one for in-person counseling with the doctor, and the second one—taking place at least 48 [...]

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A US federal judge ruled Thursday that President Trump overstepped his authority when he suspended the issuance of certain types of work visas amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Judge Jeffrey S. White of the US District Court of Northern California granted a preliminary injunction in favor of several associations (Intrax, Inc, the National Association of Manufacturers, the US [...]

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The EU sent a letter of formal notice to the UK Thursday over a UK bill that breaches the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement and thus violates international law. Ursula Von der Leyen, the European Commission president, announced Thursday that it had launched a formal infringement procedure against the UK through a letter of formal notice sent to [...]

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The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) announced Thursday via twitter that French prosecutors had opened a formal investigation of BNP Paribas over its alleged complicity in crimes against humanity, genocide and torture in Sudan. The decision to investigate banking giant BNP Paribas comes nearly a year after nine sudanese victims filed a complaint, with [...]

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A federal judge on Tuesday declined to stay his own ruling that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s size limits on gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic are unconstitutional. Judge William Stickman ruled last week that Wolf’s restrictions on gatherings, his order to close “non-life-sustaining” businesses and his order directing Pennsylvania residents to stay at home were unconstitutional. [...]

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The UN report claimed Thursday that human rights violations are still widespread and remain unpunished in Burundi, despite the new government. The Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, which drafted the report at the request of the UN Human Rights Council, said that there has been little in the way of positive changes as to human rights [...]

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In an opinion issued Wednesday, a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York blasted federal prosecutors for withholding potentially exculpatory evidence in a case involving an alleged violation of US sanction laws against Iran. The case centered around Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad, an Iranian businessman who was accused of [...]

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