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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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Australia Thursday imposed additional financial sanctions and travel bans on 67 Russian individuals for their support of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. With the additional sanctions in place, Australia has now sanctioned nearly 600 individuals and entities related to Russia’s war in Ukraine. Australia announced the new sanctions in response to the emergence of evidence of [...]

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The US Wednesday announced a fresh round of sanctions against Russian individuals and entities, as well as a ban of new American investment in Russia and services associated with Russian persons. The sanctions come less than a week after US President Joe Biden called for a “wartime trial” and prosecution of Russia President Vladimir Putin [...]

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Spanish and US authorities Monday seized a 254-foot yacht owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg from a Spanish marina. Vekselberg operates the Renova Group, an energy conglomerate with operations in metals, mining, tech and other assets. Vekselberg was first sanctioned in 2014 for his role in the Russian annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. Vekselberg [...]

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Canada Monday announced new sanctions against nine Russian and nine Belarusian individuals for facilitating and enabling Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The new sanctions were announced after the world saw images from the city of Bucha, a suburb of Kyiv, Ukraine, this weekend. Russia has conducted bombing campaigns and ground offensives across Ukraine since its invasion [...]

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A federal judge Thursday struck down multiple parts of a Florida election law signed by Governor Ron DeSantis last year as unconstitutional. In his ruling, US District Judge Mark Walker said the Republican-backed bill implemented voting restrictions in an effort to suppress Black voters. DeSantis signed Florida’s new restrictive voting bill SB 90 in May [...]

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