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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the press and Israel’s justice system as his trial for corruption opened on Sunday. Netanyahu is the first serving Israeli Prime Minister to face criminal charges. There are multiple charges including fraud, accepting bribes and breach of trust. The Prime minister criticized the justice system for bringing “fabricated and [...]

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The state of Michigan announced settlement Thursday in a lawsuit over the poor reading skills of Detroit school children. The case follows a federal appeals court decision affirming that Detroit students at under-performing schools have the fundamental right to a basic minimum education. In the settlement, Governor Gretchen Whitmer agreed to propose legislation to fund [...]

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Nearly 2,000 US Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI officials signed an open letter on Monday calling for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr, saying the decision to abandon the prosecution of Michael Flynn was “extraordinarily rare, if not unprecedented.” Those who signed include officials who served both in the Republican and Democratic administrations, [...]

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Colombian airline Avianca filed for bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York on Sunday, following financial difficulty during the COVID-19 pandemic. The second largest airline in Latin America, Avianca has been grounded since March amidst regulations set out by the president, resulting in more than 20,000 jobs under threat of furloughed leave. The company [...]

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that all assault-style weapons would be banned effective immediately. Following the deaths of 22 people in a mass shooting in Nova Scotia last week, Trudeau announced that there is “no place for such weapons in Canada.” The person responsible for the attack was armed with semi automatic riffles, [...]

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The Supreme Court of Israel ruled that Israel’s Parliament must elect a new speaker Thursday after Yuli Edelstein, speaker and ally to the Prime Minister, resigned on Wednesday over a disagreement with the legislative decisions of Parliament during the COVID-19 pandemic. Edelstein raised concerns with the operation of the Supreme Court, stating that democracy could [...]

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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Wednesday that they will halt enforcement efforts in the US, excluding attempts to deport foreign nationals who pose a public safety risk. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, ICE has suspended immigration enforcement in an attempt to limit the spread of the virus. ICE said that they will [...]

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The UK’s High Court ruled Thursday that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) organized the abduction of his two children to Dubai and the intimidation of his wife, Princess Haya. Princess Haya fled to the UK with their two children following allegations of torture and intimidation, after which Sheikh Mohammad [...]

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The Court of Cassation, France’s top court ruled Wednesday that Uber drivers are employees of the company, requiring Uber to review their business model. Upholding the Court of Appeal decision, the court decided that drivers could not be classified as self-employed. Factors indicating that an Uber driver was a employee of the company included the [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called Thursday for “unfettered access” to China’s Xinjiang region in a visit later this year. The region has been under deep criticism for forcibly holding Muslim groups and stripping them of their Islamic heritage. Despite this, the Chinese ambassador has dismissed allegations, stating that estimated to hold [...]

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