The Iran Judiciary Spokesperson on Tuesday announced Iran’s plans to execute an alleged CIA spy. The spokesperson identified the spy as Amir Rahimpour, an Iranian national. Iran alleges that Rahimpour “received big sums of money as his wage and tried to provide the US intelligence service with nuclear information.” The spokesperson reported that the Supreme [...]

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Malawi’s constitutional court on Monday nullified the 2019 presidential election results. A five-judge panel unanimously agreed to the nullification, citing widespread anomalies and irregularities in the election results. In May 2019 Malawi reelected President Peter Mutharika with 1,940,709 votes, 38.57 percent of total votes. His opposition, Lazarus Chakwera, followed with 1,781,740 votes, 35.41 percent of [...]

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Japanese officials issued a warrant Thursday for three men suspected of smuggling former Nissan chairman, Carlos Ghosn, from Japan. Among the three suspects is Michael Taylor, a former US Green Beret. These warrants follow after Japan issued a warrant for Ghosn and his wife in early January. Japan arrested the former Nissan executive in November [...]

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A federal judge dismissed a case Monday that alleged the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) knowingly allowed anonymous traders to manipulate the option exchange market. The traders who filed the suit argued that CBOE violated the Securities Exchange Act and Commodity Exchange Act to increase profitability and acted negligently by allowing the manipulation. CBOE founded [...]

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The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) published a report Tuesday that raises concerns over fair trial standards in Iraq Islamic State (IS) prosecution cases. Among chief concerns were allegations of Iraq providing ineffective defense counsel, limiting the defense from challenging evidence, relying upon confessions for conviction and using torture or ill-treatment to procure such [...]

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The US Supreme court declined Tuesday to hear Flint, Michigan, officials’ appeal of a federal court’s decision in favor of Flint Water Crisis residents.  This refusal will allow the earlier decisions that held the city accountable to stand. In May, a federal appeals court upheld a 2017 federal district court’s decision that the city violated [...]

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Detective Chief Inspector announced Tuesday that the PSNI arrested seven suspects in connection to a £215 international money laundering scheme. The PSNI conducted 15 raids between Monday and Tuesday in five different localities across Northern Ireland. The International Criminal Police Organization and the European Police Force coordinated with [...]

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The Solicitor General filed an emergency application Tuesday with the US Supreme Court to stay injunctions and allow implementation of the new “public charge” rule. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule concerns an interpretation of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The new rule would restrict immigrants who may rely on public assistance from entering [...]

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