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The Simonovsky District Court in Moscow has fined Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, FBK, 600,000 rubles ($8,262) for violating Russian NGO laws regarding foreign agents, reports Russian court watchdog RAPSI. Navalny is a Russian anti-corruption politician who opposes incumbent President Vladimir Putin. He has been placed under arrest multiple times for charges that [...]

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US District Judge Raag Singhal of the Southern District of Florida has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Burger King fast-food chain of failing to disclose that the plant-based “Impossible Whopper” patty and regular beef patties are cooked on the same grill, using the same oils, resulting in vegetarian and vegan customers inadvertently consuming animal fats. [...]

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President Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday announcing a series of sanctions and US policy changes in retaliation for China’s recent restrictions on Hong Kong autonomy. “The situation with respect to Hong Kong, including recent actions taken by the PRC to fundamentally undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy, constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat,” reads the [...]

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The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal by the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, First Nations tribes in the province of British Columbia, ending the tribes’ years-long battle against the construction of the Trans-Mountain Pipeline. The pipeline is a controversial project that carries crude oil between Alberta and British Columbia. The Court did not release [...]

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The French Constitutional Court on Thursday reversed most of an online hate speech law, known as the ‘Avia Law,’ which was passed by the French National Assembly on May 13. “The requesting senators argue that these provisions would have been in violation of Article 45 of the Constitution,” says the ruling. “These provisions would impose [...]

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The Alliance Police Nationale (APN), France’s largest police union, issued a statement last week against the French Interior Ministry’s recent ban on the “chokehold” technique for detaining suspects in situations where the detainee is resisting arrest. “ a lack of reliable means to replace this technique,” says the statement. “The Alliance requests the maintenance of [...]

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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Sunday that he is appointing state Attorney General Keith Ellison to lead prosecutions related to the death of George Floyd. “Folks across Minnesota making it very clear that they don’t trust the process,” said Walz. “They don’t believe justice can be served, we have to make sure trust is restored.” [...]

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