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A Russian soldier Wednesday pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed 62-year-old Ukrainian man. The plea came during proceedings in the Solomianskyi District Court of Kyiv. During the Battle of Sumy, in Ukraine’s east, Vadim Shishimarim shot and killed the man, who was riding a bicycle, “a few meters from home” in the town of Chupakhovka. [...]

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The Ghent Court of Appeal Monday refused to extradite Spanish rapper José Miguel Arenas Beltrán to Spain. Arenas, known by his stage name Valtònyc, was due to serve a three-and-a-half year prison sentence for insulting the Spanish Royal Family and praising the Basque terrorist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), but he fled to Belgium before starting [...]

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Arizona authorities Wednesday executed Clarence Dixon for the 1978 rape and murder of an Arizona State University student despite Dixon’s lawyers’ attempts to halt the execution. Dixon’s execution was Arizona’s first since 2014. On Tuesday the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld District Judge Diane Humetewa’s decision to deny Dixon’s petition for habeas [...]

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The Court of Appeal of Alberta Tuesday ruled that Canada’s environmental Impact Assessment Act is unconstitutional. The act required some entities pursuing projects which may cause environmental harm, or harm to indigenous communities, to seek an impact assessment from Canada’s Impact Assessment agency in advance. The court reviewed the act at the request of Alberta’s [...]

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A Paris appeals court Monday upheld former prime minister François Fillon’s conviction for the misuse of public funds. The conviction resulted from a scandal where Fillon paid his wife, Penelope Fillon, over €600,000 for work that she never performed. However, the court decided to shorten Fillon’s initial sentence of five years in prison to four [...]

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The White House Sunday announced that it had sanctioned multiple Russian bank executives, barred US assets from three Russian television stations and banned accounting services from US citizens to anyone in Russia. These sanctions represent an effort by the US to exert financial pressure on Russia in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and to [...]

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The Supreme Court of Belarus Friday announced that Russian law student Sofia Sapega was sentenced in Grodno Regional Court to six years imprisonment for involvement with opposition activities in the country. Sapega was convicted of inciting social hatred and disseminating personal information without consent, charges which together carry a maximum of 15 years in prison. [...]

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A Spanish judge Thursday ordered the release of pro-Russian Ukrainian blogger Anatoly Shary but forbade him from leaving the country pending an extradition hearing. Shary was arrested in Tarragona, where he has resided since 2019, by Spain’s National Police Corps at the request of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU). Judge Jose Luis Calama of Spain’s Audencia [...]

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A federal judge in Seattle decided  Monday to extend a preliminary injunction effectively forbidding a Texan gun-rights activist from publishing plans for untraceable 3D printed firearms. The injunction prevents the federal government from implementing a settlement agreement it had reached in June with Cody Wilson, the activist who intended to publish the plans, that would [...]

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Former South Korean president Park Geun-Hye was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday by the Seoul High Court in connection with corruption charges and bribes from companies such as Samsung. This ruling extends the former president’s prison sentence by an additional year and increases Park’s fines by 2 billion won for a total [...]

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