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The US Supreme Court announced Monday it would hear Wilkins v. United States, a case regarding the Quiet Title Act (QTA), next term. The QTA is an act that allows claimants to sue the United States in property disputes under certain conditions. Wilson deals with the QTA’s 12 year statute of limitations for claimants and [...]

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Multiple police officers and protestors were injured in Armenia’s capital city Friday during protests over the Armenian government’s handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh border dispute with Azerbaijan. Thirty-four police officers and 16 protestors were hurt during the Yerevan demonstrations. The Armenian Ministry of Health confirmed that four people are still hospitalized for their injuries but all [...]

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Dilkhayot Kasimov, an Uzbekistani citizen residing in Brooklyn, NY, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday after being convicted in 2019 of both conspiring to and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.  In 2015, Kasimov helped pay for Akhror Saidakhmetov to go to Syria, knowing that Saidakhmetov planned to [...]

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Japan’s House of Representatives Friday passed the first-ever stablecoin investor protection bill, regulating who is able to issue them and how they are linked to an existing tender. Stablecoins are a unique type of cryptocurrency, with their value directly tied to an outside asset such as legal tender or commodities, in order to create more stability [...]

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The European Union (EU) Friday adopted a sixth round of sanctions against Russia, this time targeting government supporters and top military leaders. Among the individuals listed are two commanders accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes in Bucha and Mariupol in Ukraine, Azatbek Omurbekov and Mikhail Mizintsev. Omurbekov in particular has been accused of being an “executioner, [...]

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Three NGOs Friday filed a lawsuit in France against three defense manufacturers for allegedly aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity in Yemen. The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, Mwatana for Human Rights and Sherpa allege that Dassault Aviation, Thales and MBDA France, through their military sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab [...]

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The Swiss Federal Supreme Court Friday upheld a ruling to classifying Uber drivers as employees and according them all the rights and benefits given to employees in Switzerland. Uber appealed the 2019 ruling by a lower court guaranteeing Uber drivers the right to workers compensation insurance and collective bargaining. In the judgement, the court dismissed [...]

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President Joe Biden Thursday addressed the nation and called on Congress to address gun violence. Biden advocated for several measures including banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines, stronger background checks, safe storage and red flag laws, removing immunity for gun manufacturers and more robust mental health systems. Biden also called for the minimum age [...]

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In a Special Meeting of the European Council Tuesday the European Union (EU) instituted a 90% ban on Russian oil imports. The new sanctions are part of the EU’s Versailles Declaration, which aims to cripple Russia’s financial support for the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The EU did not include Hungary in the ban after pressure from Hungarian President [...]

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A Washington D.C. jury acquitted Michael Sussman, a former Hillary Clinton campaign attorney, of making false statements to the FBI Tuesday. This concludes a controversial 3-year investigation by Special Prosecutor John Durham. Deliberation began last Friday and ended at 11:05am Tuesday, taking a total of six hours. Durham was appointed by former Attorney General William [...]

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