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The Supreme Council of Kyrgyzstan voted Thursday to postpone the date of new parliamentary elections until a constitutional reform supported by acting president Sadyr Japarov can be enacted. Japarov is actively promoting the suggested reforms as the nation’s constitution currently bars him from running in the election while he is acting president. The new law adopted by the [...]

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A three-judge panel of the Athens Appeal Court has rejected appeals for suspended sentences by leaders of the Golden Dawn party. It ruled Thursday to imprison 39 leaders of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, including 13 legislators following their convictions for running the party like a criminal organization. These sentencing decisions by the court end a [...]

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The Standing Committee of China’s 13th National People’s Congress passed a newly revised Law on the Protection of Minors at its 22nd session on Saturday. The Law on the Protection of Minors increases the responsibility of guardians and parents towards minors. Parents or guardians of minors will now not only have to protect the life, [...]

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The Standing Committee of China’s 13th National People’s Congress passed a new biosafety law at its 22nd session Saturday after the third reading of the draft in Beijing. The Biosafety Law has ten chapters and eighty-eight articles which deal with risks in the biosafety field, national biosafety governance, and systems for minimizing biosafety threats. The [...]

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The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland ordered Thursday that the bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. (Julius Baer), as the successor of the Cantrade Private Bank Switzerland (Cantrade), must pay CHF 150 million to the German government. The case stems from an ongoing investigation by the Bundesanstalt für vereinigungsbedingte Sonderaufgaben (Federal Agency for Unification-related Special Tasks) into [...]

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Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society filed complaints against Facebook and Twitter at the police Technology Crime Suppression Division on Thursday for non-compliance with court orders to block illegal content under Thai law. Minister of Digital Economy and Society Buddhipongse Punnakanta said that the companies had failed to comply with the 15-day deadline issued [...]

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A five-member panel of the Specialized Criminal Court sentenced two men of Lebanese descent to life imprisonment without parole on Monday over the 2012 Sarafovo airport bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian driver. Meliad Farah, an Australian citizen, and Hassan El Hajj Hassan, a Canadian citizen, were tried in their absence [...]

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A Saudi court sentenced seven militants to death Wednesday over a 2014 shooting attack near Al-Ahsa that killed eight Shiite Muslims. Three suspected Daesh members opened fire on Shiites who were celebrating Ashura, the Muslim holy day observed on the tenth day of Muharram, killing eight people. According to the reports by Al Ekhbariya channel, seven defendants [...]

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The Rwanda Investigation Bureau has arrested Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” on offenses related to terrorism, arson, kidnap and murder. The crimes were allegedly perpetrated against unarmed Rwandans in Nyabimata, Nyaruguru District, in June 2018, and in Nyungwe, Nyamagabe District, in December 2018. The Rwanda Investigation Bureau made statements on Twitter [...]

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The High Court of New Zealand sentenced Brenton Tarrant to life imprisonment on Thursday after he admitted to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and a charge of committing a terrorist act during the 2019 shooting at Al Noor mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre, which he live-streamed on Facebook. Brenton Tarrant, a [...]

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