China introduced on Friday the death penalty for “particularly serious” cases involving supporters of Taiwanese independence. The new judicial guidelines outline severe punishments for activities deemed as fragmenting the country or inciting secession. The new standards, titled “Opinions on Punishing the Crimes of Splitting the Country and Inciting Splitting the Country by ‘Taiwan Independence’ Diehards,” [...]

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Thousands marched in French cities on Saturday after the far-right National Rally (RN) secured over 30 percent of the vote in last week’s European elections, which prompted President Emmanuel Macron to call for snap parliamentary elections. Labor unions, student groups, and rights organizations organized the rallies, which aimed to counter the RN’s perceived anti-immigration agenda. [...]

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A US federal judge ordered a retrial on Friday in a case involving allegations that Virginia-based military contractor CACI Premier Technology, Inc. (CACI) contributed to the abuse and torture of detainees at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison two decades ago. Judge Leonie Brinkema granted the plaintiffs’ motion for a new trial and denied CACI’s motion for [...]

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The Zamoskvoretsky court in Moscow ordered the detention of French citizen Laurent Vinatier on Friday, accusing him of collecting information on military issues in Russia. Specifically, Vinatier has been charged with violating the rules of foreign agents’ activity under Part 3 of Article 330.1 of the Russian Criminal Code. If convicted, he faces up to [...]

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Friday issued a call for the immediate release of Vietnamese independent journalist and political commentator Truong Huy San, commonly known as Huy Duc. RSF Asia-Pacific Bureau Director Cédric Alviani emphasized the importance of Huy Duc’s work in providing the Vietnamese public with access to censored information and stated that Huy [...]

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Canada’s Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference in Federal Electoral Processes and Democratic Institutions  released its Initial Report on Friday, which details its investigation into foreign interference during the country’s 2019 and 2021 federal elections. Chaired by Commissioner Marie-Josée Hogue, the inquiry reviewed thousands of documents and heard over 60 witnesses during 21 days of hearings [...]

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The US unveiled nearly 300 new sanctions on Wednesday, including sanctions that target entities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Hong Kong for their support for Russia in its war with Ukraine. The sanctions were implemented following persistent warnings from US officials, including Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. [...]

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Canada’s intelligence agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), released declassified reports on Thursday regarding attempts by the governments of India and Pakistan to interfere in Canada’s elections, according to the CBC. CSIS’s findings suggest during the 2021 Canadian federal election, India engaged in covert operations, including the deployment of a government proxy agent. This [...]

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Igran Gambaryan, the Head of Financial Crime Compliance at cryptocurrency exchange company Binance, along with Nadeem Anjarwalla, Binance’s Regional Manager for Africa, initiated legal proceedings on Thursday against Nigeria’s Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). These developments are a result of the Nigerian federal government’s investigations into [...]

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The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) upheld a rule on Thursday, requiring members of a Yukon First Nation to live in its community if they wish to serve on its council. Cindy Dickson, a Canadian citizen and member of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation (VGFN), challenged a residency requirement imposed by the VGFN Constitution. The [...]

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