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The German Federal Criminal Police arrested on Wednesday Sohail A, a suspected member of the foreign terrorist organizations Liwa Jund al-Rahman and the Islamimc State, on behalf of the Prosecutor General. The Prosecutor General obtained an arrest warrant from the Federal Court on March 20. The Federal Court granted the permission for two reasons. First, [...]

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The EU Parliament approved legislation on Wednesday regarding the rights and treatment of migrants and asylum seekers within the bloc. The legislation furthers the Migration and Asylum Pact, which seeks to expand the current rights that these groups have while solidifying the procedure around their treatment across the EU. The legislation includes a broad range [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International France, as well as three other French rights groups, on Thursday announced that they had lodged a formal complaint with the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), in which they sought the committee’s intervention to address racial profiling by law enforcement authorities in France.  HRW [...]

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The Arizona House of Representatives erupted into chants of “shame” on Wednesday after Republican members voted to adjourn instead of discussing a bill that would repeal the state’s 1864 abortion ban. The state’s Supreme Court ruled this week that the Civil War-era law could go into effect, setting off a heated debate in the southwestern [...]

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A confrontation between Argentine authorities and anti-government protesters, incensed by President Javier Milei’s economic measures, reached a boiling point on Wednesday. As tensions flared, police forcefully dispersed protesters blocking the capital’s crucial thoroughfare. Milei became the focal point of protests by social organizations in Buenos Aires, resulting in the arrest of 11 individuals and leaving [...]

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X Corp. CEO Elon Musk announced the company received an inquiry from the US House of Representatives. The inquiry aims to look into Musk’s concerns surrounding free speech in Brazil, according to Musk. The Wednesday announcement comes less than a week after Brazil Supreme Court (STF) Justice Alexandre de Moraes opened a criminal inquiry into [...]

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Ukraine’s Parliament, known as the Verkhovna Rada, passed a bill on Thursday to overhaul the country’s military mobilization rules. Law No. 10449 improves aspects of the organization of mobilization, military registration and social protection of servicemen, as well as addresses certain issues of military service to improve the quality of personnel selection to strengthen Ukraine’s [...]

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China announced sanctions on Thursday against two US entities, including General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems, over the two entities’ involvement in selling weapons to Taiwan. China decided to impose general sanctions against the two entities involved in selling weapons to Taiwan. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is a subsidiary of General Atomics [...]

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The District Court of Hong Kong sentenced Hong Kong accountant Jacky Ho Tsan-kei on Wednesday to 33 months in prison on rioting charges. This is the first time an individual not a part of the white-shirted group that conducted the Yuen Long mob attack on July 21, 2019 has been sentenced in connection with the [...]

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The General Court of the EU revoked on Wednesday the restrictive measures imposed on Mikhail Fridman and Petr Aven, two Russian billionaires, between February 2022 and March 2023. The two were originally sanctioned in connection with Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine. Mikhail Fridman and Petr Aven are significant shareholders of Alfa Group, a cooperation that [...]

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