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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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The UK Thursday announced new sanctions on 14 Russian entities and individuals, targeting Russian propagandists and state media who continue to further Russia President Vladimir Putin’s disinformation about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the UK and its allies have continually expanded their sanctions campaigns against Russia. These sanctions [...]

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A New York state judge Monday ordered the Trump Organization to comply with a subpoena for e-discovery from New York Attorney General Letitia James by the end of April. The subpoena stems from a New York Office of the Attorney General (OAG) investigation into the Trump Organization which began in 2019. The investigation began after [...]

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The European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, Eurojust, Monday announced it would support a joint investigation into Russia’s alleged international crimes committed in Ukraine. The joint investigation team, including Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine, hopes to exchange information and facilitate the investigation. Eurojust is a multinational agency that brings together national authorities from the EU and [...]

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The UN Security Council Wednesday failed to adopt a Russia-drafted resolution for civilian protection and humanitarian aid access to those impacted by the war in Ukraine which failed to mention Russia’s role in creating the war. Of the 15 UN Security Council members, only Russia and China voted in favor. The other 13 members abstained. [...]

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The Australian government granted Australia’s media regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), new powers Monday to combat disinformation and misinformation on digital platforms like Facebook and YouTube. ACMA is a regulatory government body that oversees communication and media services in Australia. As a part of their mission, the Australian Government asked ACMA to [...]

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Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Sunday an immediate ban on exports of alumina and aluminum ores to Russia as a part of Australia’s ongoing sanctions against Russia over the invasion of Ukraine. The Morrison Government announced the new ban in a media statement Sunday. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Australia has imposed [...]

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