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The European Union (EU) Tuesday officially approved two landmark pieces of digital consumer protection legislation: the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA). The packages, originally proposed in December 2020, includes bans on targeted advertising for children, dark patterns (apps that trick people into giving away personal information), companies favoring their own [...]

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The United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Monday ruled in favor of drug companies in landmark case City of Huntington, West Virginia v. AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation et al. Drug companies McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health have been found not responsible for the current and ongoing opioid abuse epidemic in West [...]

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A Turkish court on Monday held that it would not extradite Samir Nasri Salem Handal to Haiti to stand trial for his alleged involvement in the 2021 assassination of the country’s President Jovenel Moïse. Moïse served as President of Haiti from 2017 until his assassination in July 2021. Handal was apprehended while attempting to leave [...]

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Monday announced in a press conference that it lifted sanctions on Mali and Burkina Faso. ECOWAS previously imposed economic sanctions on both states in January due to political coups, turmoil and concerns over the loss of democratic rule. The sanctions were lifted after the Junta agreed to [...]

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British citizen Aiden Aslin, who was sentenced to death last month for “forcible seizure of power and mercenary activities” in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Monday appealed his conviction, according to Russian news agencies TASS, which is state-owned, and Interfax. Aslin was captured while fighting in Ukraine’s Mariupol and sentenced to death along with [...]

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Monday released a report containing evidence of mass graves in the Libyan city of Tarhuna. The report estimates there could be as many as 100 undiscovered mass graves in the city. It claims that the al-Kaniyat militia, in power in Tarhuna from 2016 to 2020, is responsible [...]

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Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev Saturday announced that he would not proceed with a planned constitutional reform to remove the autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan‘s right to secede from Uzbekistan via referendum.  Mirziyoyev made an emergency trip to Nukus, the capital of Karakalpakstan, on Saturday following the start of protests on Friday. A month-long state of emergency in the [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thursday announced that it would hear two related cases involving fraud during the October 2022 term. In Percoco v. United States, petitioner Joseph Percoco, who was convicted of bribery in 2018, is appealing his conviction on the grounds that he was not employed by the state at the time that he had [...]

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According to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) published Thursday, “Palestinian authorities are systematically mistreating and torturing Palestinians in detention, including critics and opponents” The report states that in 2021 the Palestinian national human rights organization received 252 complaints of torture and 279 complaints of arbitrary arrests in the West Bank, and 193 complaints of [...]

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