A World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitrator Wednesday ruled in favor of China in a retaliatory tariff dispute, granting China the right to impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports totaling up to $645 million a year. The decision brings to an end a decade-long dispute between the US and China. China’s WTO complaint originated with tariffs [...]

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Two men were arrested Wednesday in Manchester, England as a part of the US investigation into a hostage situation at a Texas synagogue earlier this month. The hostage situation took place on January 15 at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, a town near Fort Worth, Texas. Malik Faisal Akram, 44, of Lancashire, England [...]

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The London High Court of Justice ruled in favor of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Monday, clearing the way for his appeal to the UK Supreme Court. Assange’s appeal challenges a previous decision from the high court which overturned a decision blocking his extradition to the US on espionage charges. Since July 2020, Assange has been [...]

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The federal trial against three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights in May 2020 commenced Monday, according to AP. The prosecutor alleged the three officers, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, violated Floyd’s civil rights by failing to intervene as former officer Derek Chauvin pinned Floyd to the [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thursday reinforced the Sixth Amendment right of criminal defendants to cross-examine prosecution witnesses in an 8-1 decision. The case, Hemphill v. New York, originated with the 2006 shooting death of a two-year-old in the Bronx. New York prosecutors originally charged Nicholas Morris with the murder, as the same caliber gun used in [...]

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Former Pope Benedict XVI has been accused of mishandling four sexual abuse cases during his time as Archbishop of Munich and Freising from 1977-1982, according to a report released Thursday. Benedict, now 94 years old, has long maintained his ignorance of the sexual abuse cases. The Catholic Church commissioned the over 1,000-page report from the [...]

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The family of a former-Amazon worker Monday filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Amazon in Illinois state court. The lawsuit alleges that Amazon failed to provide workers with proper protection or warning before a tornado struck a company facility, killing six. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Austin McEwen, 26, who was one of [...]

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The US House of Representatives Friday approved H.R.5746, the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, as President Biden made his way to Capitol Hill to push for progress on voting rights. The bill passed on a slim margin of 220-203 votes. The bill, initially the NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension Act of 2021, was amended [...]

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The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), one of Egypt’s last independent human rights organizations, closed Monday. ANHRI made the announcement in a statement posted to its website, citing government pressure as the reason for its closure. ANHRI was founded by a team of lawyers and activists in 2004 with a mission of defending [...]

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A Ukrainian court ordered Thursday the seizure of former President Petro Poroshenko’s assets. The seizure follows ongoing accusations of high treason against Poroshenko for facilitating the financing of Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine. The Ukraine State Bureau of Investigation (SB) unveiled the investigation into Poroshenko in late December 2021. Poroshenko was accused of facilitating [...]

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