The European Investment Bank (EIB) said Thursday that it will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021. Over the last five years the EIB has provided more than €65 billion of financing for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy distribution. “We will stop financing fossil fuels and we will launch [...]

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The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the US against Cuba. As stated in the resolution, the Obama administration modified several aspects of the embargo, such as lifting some travel restrictions. These policies “contrast” with measures implemented by current President Donald [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Thursday affirmed the district court’s denial of the Wisconsin legislature’s motion to intervene in a Planned Parenthood lawsuit to challenge state abortion regulations. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin sued against Wisconsin’s Attorney General to enjoin enforcement of state abortion regulations that it alleges violate the constitutional [...]

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A Chinese Intermediate Court on Thursday sentenced nine fentanyl traffickers who conspired to manufacture and sell illicit drugs in violation of the national drug management law. This case arose when defendants Wang Fengxi and Xia zengqi registered “Tang Shen Technology Bio Co., Ltd.” and “Milin Biotechnology Co., Ltd.” to carry out the sales of pharmaceutical [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may obtain disgorgement as “equitable relief” in civil enforcement actions for securities fraud violations. This case arose when Charles Liu and his wife, Xin Wang, misappropriated most of the approximately $27 million raised from Chinese investors under an EB-5 [...]

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The Kentucky Supreme Court held Thursday that a non-profit LGBTQ+ organization lacked standing to bring a suit against a print shop that refused to make Pride festival t-shirts based on religious belief. The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO), a Kentucky non-profit organization that represents and advocates for the LGBTQ+ community, filed a complaint in [...]

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A hundred and fifty representatives hailing from the Syrian government, the opposition, and broader Syrian civil society met Wednesday in Geneva to discuss the drafting of a new constitution. According to the procedural rules of these UN-facilitated discussions, meetings of the 150-member Committee will take place in parallel with a smaller “drafting group,” made up [...]

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The Massachusetts Attorney General sued ExxonMobil on Thursday for repeatedly violating the state’s consumer and investor protection laws and related regulations by defrauding investors and threatening the world economy. Two claims were made against ExxonMobil in the complaint: ExxonMobil is deceiving the investors by systemically failing to disclose the risks to its business from climate [...]

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The Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal in Belfast held Monday that a Northern Ireland-born person is British until renunciation of British citizenship. This case arose when a woman born in Northern Ireland applied for a resident card for her US-born husband. The Home Office rejected the request, finding that the woman was [...]

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