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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Wednesday ordered a federal judge to dismiss the case against former Trump advisor Michael Flynn. The appeals court’s ruling supports the decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to abandon the case. Flynn, the former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, pleaded [...]

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The Missouri Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld upheld a $2.1 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson, finding the company knew there was asbestos in their baby powder. The plaintiff, a woman with ovarian cancer, blamed the asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products for her illness. She is one of thousands to file lawsuits [...]

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s justice ministry opened a murder investigation on Tuesday for the judge overseeing the corruption trial for President Tshisekedi’s Chief of Staff. Judge Raphael Yanyi died on May 26, which police initially said was caused by a heart attack. However, the autopsy revealed that Yanyi died by multiple stab wounds [...]

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Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced on Wednesday that the Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks outside of a Wendy’s on Friday is being charged with felony murder and violating his oath of office. Howard revealed that police officer Garrett Rolfe shot Rayshard Brooks twice in the back and kicked him in a [...]

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Amnesty International reported Tuesday that the COVID-19 contact tracing apps in Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway violate privacy laws. The contact tracing apps intended to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus have placed thousands of people at risk, according to research by the Amnesty security lab. The app in Kuwait and Bahrain requires a National [...]

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Sudanese militia leader Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, known also as Ali Kushayb, appeared on Monday before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on multiple war crimes charges for crimes allegedly committed in the Darfur region between 2003 and 2004. Identified as the top commander of the Janjaweed by the prosecution, Abd-Al-Rahman  has been charged with 53 counts [...]

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A Minnesota federal judge denied injunctive relief on Tuesday regarding the treatment of journalists reporting on the events following George Floyd’s death by law enforcement in the state. Plaintiff Jared Goyette, a freelance journalist, brought the claim challenging the treatment imposed on press covering the protests, stating that law enforcement used “aggressive tactics to harm [...]

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India’s Supreme Court ordered the government on Tuesday to transport migrant workers displaced from the COVID-19 lockdown home within 15 days and encouraged state governments to withdraw charges against migrant workers who broke lockdown measures. The Supreme Court’s decision allows migrant workers who work in India’s major cities to return to their villages. The nationwide [...]

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The Seoul Central District Court on Monday denied an arrest warrant request for Samsung Group heir Jae Y. Lee. Allegations submitted by prosecutors included accounting fraud and stock manipulation relating to the alleged role of Lee in the 2017 political scandal in South Korea and the controversial merger of C&T and Cheil Industries in 2015. [...]

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US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer said Tuesday that the Trump administration will investigate several countries over the implementation of taxes on digital services, which are suspected to discriminate against US companies. Initiating a Section 301 investigation under the Trade Act of 1974 will give the USTR broad authority to respond to a foreign country’s [...]

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