Two Russian artillerymen, were sentenced to 11.5 years in prison in Ukraine Tuesday for war crimes. The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office charged Alexander Bobikin and Alexander Ivanov with violating Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, which governs war crimes. The court found that the men had “destroyed critical infrastructure and [...]

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A three-judge Irish Special Criminal Court panel Monday found Lisa Smith, a former Irish soldier, guilty of being a member of ISIS. Smith traveled to Syria after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the former head of the Islamic State Caliphate, asked international Muslims to come to Syria. Smith plead not guilty to ISIS membership, claiming she only traveled [...]

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The Tribunal of Tripani, Italy Saturday began preliminary hearings against the migrant rescue ship Iuventa’s crew. According to the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), the crew is accused of “facilitating illegal entry” of migrants to Italy, a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison. ECCHR criticized the hearings, stating: Equating [...]

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New York Supreme Court Judge Patrick McAllister late Friday released final New York congressional and state Senate maps. The new maps become law at midnight. The release comes after the original maps, drawn by New York Democrats, were overturned by McAllister in April. The maps were drawn by Jonathan Cervas, a fellow at Carnegie Mellon [...]

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The Biden-Harris administration Friday re-added Cuba to the United States’ list of countries which are “not cooperating fully against terrorism.” Secretary of State Anthony Blinken made the announcement via Public Notice 11747 in the Federal Register. The full list includes Iran, North Korea, Syria and Venezuela. Blinken must now submit the updated list to Congress [...]

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The Canadian government announced new sanctions against Russia Friday, in addition to the sanctions already in place. According to Mélanie Joly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the new sanctions will add 14 individuals with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin to the individual sanctions list. The new sanctions will also cover luxury goods such as [...]

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The Biden-Harris administration’s attempt to end the controversial Title 42 was Friday blocked by Judge Robert Summerhays of the US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Title 42 allows border patrol officials to quickly deport migrants at the US-Mexico border, whether or not they are legally seeking asylum, in order to stop the [...]

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The Florida District Court of Appeal for the First District Friday reinstated a new congressional map proposed by Governor Ron DeSantis’ office. The court’s order overturned a May 12 decision ruling the map unconstitutional under the state’s Sixth Amendment. The appellate court criticized the lower court’s ruling, writing, “ased on a preliminary review, the court [...]

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The Danish Ministry of Justice Thursday put charges on hold for former Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen after the Danish parliament Folketing refused to remove Frederiksen’s parliamentary immunity. The Ministry of Justice previously recommended charging Frederiksen with leaking state secrets. As a current member of the Folketing, Frederiksen is guaranteed parliamentary immunity under Section 57 [...]

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British police Thursday announced an end to their investigation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for alleged violations of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions throughout 2020 and 2021. According to a press release from the Metropolitan Police, no further fines would be issued against Johnson or his wife. The press release stated that 53 fixed penalty notices [...]

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