The US Senate on Monday voted down a disaster aid bill that sought to provide additional funding to areas of the US struck by natural disasters over the last two years. Senate Democrats voted against the Republican-sponsored bill, saying that the proposal does too little to aid Puerto Rico. The island was devastated by Hurricane [...]

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The New York legislature signaled Thursday that it would approve of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to ban single use plastic bags that he included in his 2019 state budget proposal. Cuomo proposed following suit with California and Hawaii in banning the use of plastic bags across the state. The move marks a reversal of his [...]

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British lawmakers voted against Prime Minister Theresa May’s negotiated deal for the UK to withdraw from the European Union for the third time on Friday. The vote, with 286 Members of Parliament voting in favor of the deal and 344 opposing it, leaves the future of Britain’s membership in the EU in doubt. The same [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that maritime tort law permits manufacturers to be sued for modifications to their products made by a third party when those modifications are known by the manufacturer. The suit was brought by two veterans, Kenneth McAfee and John DeVries, who alleged that they were exposed to asbestos while enlisted [...]

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Lawyers representing former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba filed a claim with the International Criminal Court (ICC) Monday seeking more than €68 million (USD $76.5 million) in compensatory damages for a 10-year prison sentence he served from 2008 to 2018. Bemba was arrested in May 2008 on multiple charges of war crimes [...]

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