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A Kansas district court Monday struck down a Republican-drawn congressional map and declared the Kansas Constitution prohibits political gerrymandering. The proposed congressional map would have made it harder for the state’s only Democrat to win reelection next year. The judge ordered legislators to draft another map. The Kansas lawsuit was first filed in February 2022 when [...]

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Russia state-owned media RIA Novosti Saturday released a report alleging the United Kingdom deployed sabotage experts to western Ukraine, triggering an investigation by Russia’s top state investigative body. According to the report, the UK deployed 20 members of the Special Air Service (SAS), a special forces unit of the British Army which specializes in counterterrorism [...]

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The UK Thursday announced 26 new sanctions on Russian individuals and entities who continue to support Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine. The reasons behind the new sanctions, according to UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, are Putin’s renewed military assault in the eastern regions of Ukraine and new intelligence which reveals Russian forces intentionally [...]

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President Biden Thursday announced in remarks to reporters that the US was banning Russian-affiliated ships from US ports. The US joins its allies in continuing to increase pressure on Russia over war actions in Ukraine. Biden appeared before reporters Thursday morning to update the nation on US support to Ukraine in the ongoing war between [...]

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UN experts warned the Australian government to take action to rescue 46 Australian citizens, including 30 children, from camps in north-eastern Syria. In a letter released Sunday, UN experts described how the conditions in the camps constitute violations of human rights and meet the standard for torture. The 46 Australian citizens are in the Al-Hol [...]

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Boris Johnson is the first UK Prime Minister to be fined for breaking the law and has thrust the country toward a constitutional crisis, according to a leading constitutional expert. Johnson was fined on April 12 for violating UK COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. In March 2020 the UK imposed a national lockdown in response to the COVID-19 [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Thursday announced charges against a Russian legislator and two staff members. The unsealed indictment charges the three individuals with actions undertaken to further Russia’s propaganda in the US over Russian efforts in Ukraine. US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams unsealed the charges against Russian [...]

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Russia Wednesday announced new sanctions against US and Canadian officials in response to sanctions issued by the two countries against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The new Russian sanctions target members of the US House of Representatives and members of the Canadian Parliament. When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, both the US and [...]

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Canada Monday announced new sanctions on Russian defense sector companies in response to Russia’s continued military actions in Ukraine. In a statement announcing the sanctions, the government said it continues to coordinate with Canadian allies and explore options for new measures to hold Russia accountable. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Canada has imposed [...]

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Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov Monday, in a statement to the pro-Kremlin newspaper Izvestia, threatened to take legal action if the West tried to force Russia to default on its sovereign debts. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Western countries have imposed heavy economic sanctions on Russia. As a result, more than $300 billion, [...]

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