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The French National Assembly voted on Friday in favor of a ban on smacking children, bringing them in line with other European countries. The change in their civil code was approved 51-1 and will now go to the Senate for approval. The ban states: parental authority must be imposed without physical, verbal, or psychological violence. [...]

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Chief Justice of the US John Roberts on Wednesday released a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s criticism of a judge who ruled against the president’s asylum restrictions. On Tuesday, a federal judge in California temporarily blocked a Trump administration rule to deny asylum to migrants who illegally cross the southern border into the [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that the repeated arrests of Russian lawyer and political activist Alexei Navalny were politically motivated and a violation of his rights. Navalny stated that he is happy with the outcome but expects Russia to ignore the ruling. Navalny is a political activist, anti-corruption advocate and blogger. The [...]

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The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka on Tuesday overturned the president’s decision to dissolve parliament and called for a halt in preparations for a snap election on January 5. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved parliament because he lacked the support to install the prime minister of his choice, Mahinda Rajapaksa, after firing the previous [...]

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The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday endorsed the creation of a nation-wide securities regulator. Canada is the only G20 country that does not currently have a national securities regulator. There have been a number of attempts to make a nationwide regulator in Canada since the 1930s. The Canadian Constitution is structured to give the [...]

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A federal judge ruled Sunday that the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) can no longer permit the killing of American red wolves unless they prove harmful to human or livestock safety. The lawsuit was brought by the Defenders of Wildlife, who cited over 110,000 comments to the USFWS in support of the American red [...]

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The Irish people voted on Friday in favor of changing their constitution to remove the word blasphemy. Each of the 40 constituencies of Ireland voted in favor of the 37th amendment with 44 percent of eligible voters taking part in the poll. The constitution previously stated, in Article 40.6.1, “the publication or utterance of blasphemous, seditious, [...]

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The Attorney General of Saudi Arabia stated Thursday that the suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi acted with premeditation. This information came to light from a joint effort between Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The prosecution stated that it will continue its investigation in light of this new information. Khashoggi was last seen walking [...]

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A New Hampshire judge on Monday granted an injunction to block a requirement that voters have proof of residence when registering to vote on election day. The New Hampshire legislature passed the law in 2017, largely along party lines. The League of Women Voters of New Hampshire, who brought the suit, argue that the law [...]

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