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The US Treasury Department Monday imposed sanctions on two senior officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina for allegedly threatening the stability of the region and democratic processes. Under Executive Order 14033, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina President Marinko Cavara and Republika Srpska Minister of Health and Social Welfare Alen Seranic have been sanctioned. Both Cavara and [...]

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A federal judge Tuesday increased the prison sentence of a man convicted of planning to join ISIS and to attack an FBI agent. US District Judge Margo Brodie had originally sentenced Fareed Mumuni to 17 years in prison. Following a decision from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit which called the sentence [...]

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A California appeals court Tuesday held that four species of bumblebees can be added to the state’s endangered species list under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The court found that, as invertebrates, bees were included under the legal definition of “fish” in the act. CESA is an environmental law responsible for conserving and protecting [...]

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President of South Ossetia Alan Gagloev Monday suspended a referendum intended to determine whether the Georgian breakaway region would join Russia. The referendum was scheduled to occur on July 17. South Ossetia borders Russia in the northern portion of Georgia. The region was at the center of the Russo-Georgian War in 2008, shortly after which [...]

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny Tuesday said he faces new criminal charges and a potential for fifteen additional years in Russian prison if found guilty. Navalny is already serving a nine-year sentence after a Moscow court found him guilty of fraud and contempt in March. Navalny, a longtime critic of President Vladimir Putin, wrote on [...]

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Lauren Ban is a rising 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and JURIST’s US Bureau Chief.  Pennsylvania’s primary elections took place May 17, some nine days ago now. Here’s what we know so far: the Democratic and Republican candidates for the gubernatorial race are decided, as is the Democratic candidate for the [...]

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Swiss multi-national commodity trading and mining firm Glencore agreed to pay over $1.1 billion to the US Tuesday as a part of a series of guilty pleas with the US, UK and Brazil. Glencore International A.G. and Glencore Ltd. both pled guilty to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), an anti corruption law, [...]

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Russia President Vladimir Putin Wednesday signed a decree expediting the Russian citizenship process for residents living in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. The new decree allows for residents of Russian-occupied Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts to more easily acquire Russian citizenship and passports. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin visited the two regions last week. During his [...]

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A congressionally mandated commission Tuesday announced recommended name changes for nine US Army bases currently named to commemorate the Confederacy and its leaders. The Naming Commission was formed via the William Mac Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 and consists of eight volunteers selected by Congress and the Secretary of Defense. The [...]

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The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Tuesday arrested an Iraqi national charged with an alleged plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush. According to a statement from the US Department of Justice, 52-year-old Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab entered the US on a visitor visa in September 2020. Shihab then filed for asylum and US [...]

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