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A Texas jury ordered conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones Thursday to pay $4.1 million to the parents of a Sandy Hook School Shooting victim for calling the shooting staged. Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, the parents of six-year-old Jesse Heslin who died in the 2012 shooting, sued Jones for defamation. A reporter on  Jones’ [...]

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Former Three Percenters militia member Guy Reffitt was Monday sentenced to 87 months in prison for leading a mob of rioters towards the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 while carrying a handgun. The sentence is less than half of the 15-year prison term that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) asked for. Reffitt’s prison [...]

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The High Court of England and Wales Friday ruled that disputed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is not allowed to control Venezuelan gold reserves held by the Bank of England. The ruling comes after a four-day trial in which lawyers for the rival claimants to Venezuela’s presidency, Maduro and Juan Guaido, argued over which administration has [...]

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in a 15-1 decision Friday that The Gambia is allowed to file proceedings against Myanmar for violating provisions of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The Gambia, along with many other countries and the UN, has claimed that Myanmar has subjected its [...]

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The Basmanny District Court of Moscow Thursday received a lawsuit from the Russian Ministry of Justice requesting that the Russian branch of the Jewish Agency for Israel be liquidated, according to Russian state news agency TASS. The grounds for the suit were not provided. The Jewish Agency, known as “Sokhnut” in Russia, is an international organization [...]

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Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor (RKN) said Wednesday that it will require search engines to add a disclaimer to all Wikimedia Foundation search results, including Wikipedia, to warn internet users about its violation of Russian law, specifically concerning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. RKN said in a statement that the measures are being imposed due to Wikimedia’s [...]

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UK communication services regulator Ofcom Monday said that international news network RT, which is funded by the Russian government and was taken off the air in the UK in March, broke impartiality rules in 29 programs from February 27 to March 2, during the initial stages of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Ofcom found that RT [...]

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced Sunday that he had dismissed the Ukrainian Prosecutor General and the head of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) from their posts amid an investigation that revealed that more than 60 SBU and Prosecutor General’s Office employees are currently engaged in treason against Ukraine. Zelensky said that he made the decision to [...]

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The European Commission Friday announced that it will sue Hungary in the EU’s Court of Justice over an anti-LGBT Hungarian law and Hungary’s refusal to allow a dissident radio station to broadcast. Hungary adopted a law in June 2021 that prevents companies from featuring LGBTQ couples in educational or advertising content intended for children. The [...]

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Russia’s Basmanny District Court of Moscow Wednesday arrested opposition politician Ilya Yashin over allegations that Yashin willfully spread misinformation about Russia’s military, a charge Yashin denies and human rights organizations call politically motivated. Yashin faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted and will be kept in detention for two months while he awaits [...]

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