The UK government Wednesday unveiled new sanctions on members of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle in response to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Among those sanctioned are Russia’s second richest man, Vladimir Potanin, and the president of a prominent Russian Coal mining company, Anna Tsivileva. Vladimir Potanin owns the conglomerate Interros, which operates in industries [...]

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Tuesday announced her administration would seek to reinstate a 2018 state law prohibiting abortion after six weeks, when embryonic cardiac activity is detected. The law was blocked by a state judge back in 2019 for violating the Iowa Constitution, but Reynolds’ administration is hoping that the recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s [...]

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New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Monday signed an executive order designed to protect reproductive health care services in the state. The order protects those who provide abortion services from out-of-state civil or criminal liability. Lujan Grisham signed the order in response to the US Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, [...]

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Tuesday signed a restrictive abortion bill which could go into effect as soon as Roe v. Wade is overturned. Senate Bill 342 builds upon a 2006 trigger law, meaning that if the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision overturns Roe v. Wade, which it is expected to [...]

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A subsidiary of Swiss multi-national commodity trading and mining firm Glencore Tuesday pleaded guilty in a UK court to seven counts of bribery. Glencore Energy (UK) Ltd admitted to bribing African oil officials to gain preferential access to oil. The charges were initially raised as a part of a joint investigation with UK, US and [...]

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The US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol Tuesday heard live testimony from four witnesses involved in processing the 2020 election results. The select committee’s fourth hearing focused on former President Donald Trump’s efforts to influence election workers and local officials to overturn the 2020 general election in [...]

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The US Supreme Court Tuesday granted review in US ex rel. Polansky v. Executive Health Resources and Bittner v. US. In US ex rel. Polansky v. Executive Health Resources, the court will consider whether a fraud case brought by an individual on behalf of the US government can be dismissed by the government. The case [...]

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The European Commission Wednesday initiated two new legal proceedings against the UK after the UK announced plans to override post-Brexit rules governing trade with Northern Ireland. The conflict arose over UK-initiated changes to post-Brexit trade deals with the EU. The conflict arose during negotiations between the UK and the EU in Brexit. The Protocol on [...]

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New York’s highest state court Tuesday dismissed former President Donald Trump and his children’s request to avoid questioning by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The questioning is a part of the Attorney General’s civil investigation into allegations that the Trump organization engaged in financial fraud. Donald, Donald Jr. and Ivanka Trump must now testify. [...]

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