The US Department of the Treasury on Thursday sanctioned a network comprising an individual and three currency exchange entities based in Yemen and Türkiye for their alleged roles in financing Houthi attacks on international shipping in the Red Sea. This stance follows a recent Houthi statement that they will not stop attacking ships in the [...]

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said in a statement to the press on Monday that it is assisting local law enforcement in investigating threats against the Colorado Supreme Court. The announcement comes almost a week after the court disqualified former US President Donald Trump from the state’s primary ballot for the 2024 presidential [...]

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The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that civil immigration detainees employed in private facilities must be treated as legal employees and are thus entitled to the minimum wage stipulated by the state. The case, Ugochukwu Goodluck Nwauzor, et al v. The GEO Group, Inc., scrutinized the compensation practices of the GEO Group, a Florida-based private [...]

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill Tuesday that will set up a commission to explore providing reparations for slavery. The newly-formed New York State Community Commission on Reparations Remedies aims to acknowledge the injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery within the state. The commission will include individuals from various professional and personal [...]

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The Center for Analysis and Research in Human Rights (CARDH) announced on Thursday that they would temporarily suspend their operations in Haiti due to escalating threats against its staff. CARDH has operated in Haiti since it was founded in 2008, but has steadily reduced its operations over recent months due to intensifying gang violence within [...]

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A US federal court in Pennsylvania ruled that undated mail-in ballots must be counted in a Monday decision that could significantly influence future elections in the state. The decision further builds upon Pennsylvania’s ongoing legal battles over mail-in voting, which have been ongoing since the enactment of Act 77, a voting reform bill in the [...]

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The Minnesota Supreme Court upheld on Wednesday former US President Donald Trump’s placement on the Republican primary ballot for the 2024 presidential race amidst debates over his constitutional eligibility to appear on the ballot. Several Minnesota voters petitioned the court to remove Trump from the ballot based on Section 3 of the US Constitution’s Fourteenth [...]

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The Tokyo High Court ordered on Monday a fresh examination of the lawsuit concerning the “Paradise on Earth” repatriation program, which saw the migration of ethnic Koreans and Japanese to North Korea in the second half of the twentieth century. The case revolves around individuals who managed to come back to Japan from North Korea, [...]

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33 US states filed a lawsuit against Meta Platforms Inc., the parent company for social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, on Tuesday over claims that the tech giant consciously tailored and marketed its services to exploit young users for the sake of profit. States such as California, New York, Illinois and the territory of [...]

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Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin directed Syngenta Seeds, a company under the umbrella of China’s state-owned chemical giant ChemChina, to divest its 160 acres of agricultural land within the state on Tuesday. This decision stems from the state’s Act 636 of 2023, named To Amend the Law Concerning Ownership and Possession of Real Property, which [...]

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