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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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Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday signed a decree allowing all Ukrainian citizens to apply for Russian citizenship through a simplified procedure. Ukrainians only need to provide proof of Ukrainian residency and citizenship, along with divorce and name-change documents, in order to apply. Parents applying on behalf of their children are also required to provide their [...]

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France’s Special Court of Assizes Wednesday found 19 men guilty on various terrorism-related charges for their involvement in the November 2015 Paris Attacks, when members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) attacked various locations in Paris, including the Stade de France concert hall, killing 130 civilians and seven attackers.  The attacks [...]

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The US Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that the state of Oklahoma can prosecute non-Native Americans who commit crimes against Native Americans on tribal territory. This decision clarifies the 2020 McGirt v. Oklahoma ruling, which held that part of eastern Oklahoma was still a Creek reservation and that the state could not prosecute crimes committed by [...]

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A former White House aide Tuesday told the US House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack that former US President Donald Trump encouraged January 6 election protesters to go to the US Capitol despite knowing that some were armed with weapons ranging from rifles to bear spray and spears. Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday declined to hear a case where a Christian ministry sued the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) over being labeled a hate group. The appellants in Coral Ridge Ministries v. SPLC  asked the court to review its 1964 decision in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, which held that public figures [...]

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Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court Monday fined Credit Suisse two million Swiss francs for failing to stop an employee who allowed a criminal organization to launder money through the bank. It also confiscated 12 million francs from Credit Suisse accounts linked to money laundering. The court says that between July 2007 and December 2008 a customer relations [...]

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The United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack Thursday heard testimony from former Acting Attorney General (AG) Jeffery Rosen outlining that former president Donald Trump tried to influence the Department of Justice (DOJ) to interfere in the certification of the 2020 election. Trump pressured the DOJ to examine claims of fraud despite [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thursday struck down a New York law requiring individuals applying for unrestricted handgun licenses to demonstrate a greater need for self defense than the general public. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion in the 6-3 decision, with Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, and Chief Justice [...]

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