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Online news portal Malaysiakini was found guilty of contempt on Friday by the Federal Court of Malaysia on charges related to incendiary comments posted by readers which criticized several cordon sanitaire decisions by Malaysian judges. The charges were initiated by Attorney General Idrus Harun. His rationale behind the application was that the comments implied that the [...]

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Several Malian individuals have sued seven American chocolate companies for abetting and supporting illegal child labor in Côte D’Ivoire. The plaintiffs are former child slaves who were trafficked from Mali to harvest cocoa beans in Côte D’Ivoire. They escaped the plantation and returned to Mali. As laborers, the children are not paid and are constantly subjected to physical [...]

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The International Court of Justice Friday maintained its jurisdiction after the United States contested its authority to oversee a recent lawsuit against the US government for withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal. The US imposed several sanctions on Iran after withdrawing from the agreement in May [...]

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The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales Friday sentenced seven persons to a total of 92 years in prison after their failed smuggling attempt resulted in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants. The migrants were shipped from Vietnam to the UK in a sealed refrigeration container, but oxygen levels depleted and the temperature rose to [...]

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed new rules on Tuesday detailing the production and research of medicinal marijuana, essentially legalizing marijuana for medicinal use. The rules will also legalize and oversee the cultivation of marijuana on Mexican soil for medical purposes. The new regulations primarily target pharmaceutical companies that are intending to sell and [...]

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The State Council of the People’s Republic of China has approved rules established by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) to help Chinese companies and citizens uphold their legal trade rights in a foreign land. The rules will apply whenever a Chinese entity is prevented from exercising its trade or economic activities in a foreign [...]

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The Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland has sanctioned Russian athletes from using the country’s name and flag for two years. The arbitration procedure was between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and several other international bodies such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The WADA had [...]

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Nguyen Nhat Cam and nine other defendants were found guilty Saturday by the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam for exploiting a testing kit purchasing scam. Cam was the former chief of Hanoi’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while five of the other nine defendants were senior officials. The rest of the defendants were [...]

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Facebook is facing antitrust lawsuits initiated Wednesday by the US Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of attorneys general from 46 states, Washington, DC, and Guam. The lawsuits allege that Facebook has abused its position as the “world’s dominant online social network” by acquiring companies to maintain its monopoly over its rivals. The issue arose [...]

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