The transitional government of Sudan said Tuesday that it would hand over ex-president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to stand trial on charges of genocide and war crimes. The ICC issued two arrest warrants for al-Bashir, one in 2009 on two counts of war crimes and five counts of [...]

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President Donald Trump fired two officials who were witnesses against him during impeachment proceedings last year. Gordon Sondland, who was the US Ambassador to the European Union, released a short statement yesterday evening in which he said he was told, “the President intends to recall me effective immediately.” Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who was a [...]

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a hearing on Tuesday about testing methods for finding asbestos in talc and cosmetic products containing talc. This is the first hearing about asbestos in talc since 1971. The meeting was convened to discuss methods and criteria for testing for asbestos. The meeting focused on the recommendations [...]

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A judge with the Pietermaritzburg High Court in South Africa issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for former president Jacob Zuma. The ex-president was scheduled to appear for a pre-trial hearing but did not show up. Zuma’s lawyer, Daniel Mantsha, presented a doctor’s note from a South African military hospital, certifying that Zuma had received two [...]

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President Trump signed an executive order on Friday directing US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to take several steps designed to curtail the flow of counterfeit goods into the United States. The order acknowledged that “E-commerce… is being exploited by traffickers to introduce contraband into the United States, and by foreign exporters and United States [...]

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced yesterday that President Trump had signed a proclamation adding travel restrictions to six more countries, effectively barring potential immigrants from these six countries from entering the United States. The identified countries are Nigeria, Eritrea, Tanzania, Sudan, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar. In the statement, DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf said [...]

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A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Monday affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a suit the Menominee tribe filed against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers, holding that the court cannot review the agencies’ actions. A company called Aquila Resources applied to [...]

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Federal prosecutors in Brazil filed a criminal complaint Tuesday accusing journalist Glenn Greenwald of being part of a criminal organization that hacked the mobile phones of prosecutors and other public officials last year. On his website, The Intercept Brazil, Greenwald published several stories based on the information that had been leaked to him by the [...]

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