Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday against a blanket ban on religious services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The constitutional court was called to hear this case after a Muslim association in Lower Saxony appealed the ban. The association stated its intention to hold Friday prayers for its 1,300 members during the remaining weeks of [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to temporarily halt the issuance of green cards in an effort he claims will protect American workers as the economy reopens. By preserving jobs for the 26 million Americans that have filed for unemployment since the pandemic began, this measure is designed to promote economic recovery [...]

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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act into law Wednesday to establish an emergency insulin program for struggling Minnesotans. Walz, who spent months advocating for and negotiating this bill, said that “espite resistance from the pharmaceutical industry, the grit and determination of Minnesotans moved this bill forward.” Walz’s virtual signing ceremony [...]

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More than one million Wisconsin voters approved a constitutional amendment altering state law to protect alleged victims of crime in a historic election, according to Monday results. The amendment, known as Marsy’s Law, was supported by 76 percent of voters after being approved overwhelmingly by Wisconsin’s legislature in May 2019. Marsy’s law now covers nearly [...]

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Guinea President Alpha Conde enacted a new constitution by decree Monday. Although voters supported the new constitution, a referendum on its changes last month spurred mass protests by the opposition. The US, the EU and France have questioned the validity of last month’s vote. Although Conde has been criticized as becoming increasingly authoritarian, he argues [...]

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Australian police reported Thursday that they have taken the “black box” of a cruise ship as part of a homicide investigation after 15 COVID-19 deaths were reportedly linked to the vessel. The ship, the Ruby Princess, was permitted to disembark 2,700 passengers last month without health checks. As a result, hundreds of passengers have tested [...]

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Thehe UK Supreme court ruled unanimously Wednesday that it will be forced to defer to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in cases involving EU law until Brexit is fully completed, placing the courts under EU jurisdiction. This ruling comes from a case involving input VAT deductions for supplies purchased in connection with the vitamin [...]

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At least four people were killed in Guinea Sunday after a referendum vote led to violence between security forces and demonstrators protesting the proposed change. While the government claims that only two people died as a direct result of the violence, other parties claim that as many as 10 people were killed during the vote. [...]

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Tuesday for the humanitarian release of Americans unlawfully detained in Iran amidst growing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iranian prisons. Pompeo warned that the US would hold Tehran responsible if any of the citizens died from COVID-19, stating “our response will be decisive.” Pompeo later alleged [...]

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the first part of a stimulus plan Wednesday meant to safeguard Australia’s public health and economy against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The plan, worth A $2.4 billion (USD $1.6 billion), proposes opening up to 100 respiratory and fever clinics as the latest demonstration of continued support [...]

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