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Judge Jonathan Swift of the UK High Court Friday ruled against activist groups and UK Border Force personnel, allowing the controversial plan to deport UK asylum seekers to Rwanda to go forward. The first group of asylum seekers is scheduled to be deported on June 14. The emergency legal action was filed by several organizations [...]

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A Bolivian criminal court found ex-president Jeanine Anez guilty Friday of inciting a coup and sentenced her to 10 years in prison. In a statement, the Ministry of Justice and Transparency celebrated the verdict and sentencing, saying, “he Judiciary, in the exercise of its independence, issued a sentence that is framed in the principles and [...]

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The FBI Thursday arrested Republican Michigan gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley on charges related to his presence at the January 6 Capitol insurrection. Kelley was released on bail later in the day. A spokesperson for the Detroit office of the FBI stated, “I can confirm FBI agents from Grand Rapids office executed an arrest and search warrant at [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Thursday announced it was investigating the Louisiana State Police (LSP) for a pattern of “racially discriminatory policing.” Among the incidents being investigated is the fatal beating of Ronald Greene, a Black motorist, in 2019. There is an ongoing murder investigation into Greene’s death separate from the new civil rights [...]

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The UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Democracy and the Constitution (APPGDC) released a report Wednesday, condemning UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for “attacks” on judges and the judiciary as a whole.  The APPGDC reviewed UK Supreme Court decisions, heard testimony from lawyers and judges, and reviewed public statements from Johnson and other member of his [...]

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The UN Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and Israel, Tuesday released its first official report and criticized the “continued occupation by Israel of Palestinian territory and discrimination against Palestinians.” The commission believes that Israel has “no intention of ending the occupation” and that violence will not stop even if the [...]

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The Vatican state news agency unveiled the new Vatican Investment Committee Tuesday as one of the longest ethics trials in Vatican history drags on. The Investment Committee is formed under Article 227 of the new Apostolic Constitution, Praedicate Evangelium, which the Vatican has touted as “help the Pope in his service to the universal Church.” The new [...]

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Kosovo police used pepper spray Monday to disperse a crowd of war veterans protesting a failed bill that would raise the minimum wage for the public sector but exclude veterans. According to the police, Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans began to gather in front of the parliament for a planned rally and attempted to push into [...]

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The Federal Court of Australia ordered Google to pay politician John Barilaro, A$715,000 Monday in a landmark defamation case. The court determined that YouTube videos from content creator Jordan Shanks, also known as “friendlyjordies,” calling Barilaro “corrupt” and mocking Barilaro’s Italian heritage violated Australia’s defamation laws.  According to the ruling, Shanks statements led to “relentless, [...]

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Kazakh voters approved major constitutional reforms in a landslide referendum Monday. These reforms include provisions to curb nepotism and remove the last vestiges of Former President Nursultan Nazarbayev‘s power. Under Kazakhstan’s current constitution, Nazarbayev retains the title First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, or Elbasy, giving him significant power despite his removal in 2019. Nazarbayev’s [...]

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