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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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Plans for a third runway at Europe’s largest airport were blocked by the Court of Appeal on Thursday. The $18 billion plan for a third runway at Heathrow airport was set to permit an additional 260,000 flights per year, the Department for Transportation argued. They further said that the project would boost the British economy, [...]

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Incarcerated women are treated more harshly than incarcerated men, according to a report from the US Commission on Civil Rights released Wednesday. “Women in Prison: Seeking Justice Behind Bar” compares the treatment of women in prison by prison officials, and focuses on the fairness of that punishment compared to male inmates. The study found that [...]

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