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Myanmar prosecutors on Monday charged two Reuters  reporters with violating the 1911 Official Secrets Act by reporting on military unrest in the state of Rakhine. Thie act has been amended multiple times and is intended to protect the state from espionage and spying. Myanmar officials alleged the reporters obtained classified military documents and had the [...]

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The US District Court for the Southern District of California  on Monday extended  the deadline for US attorneys to reunite 102 immigrant children with their families. Under a June 26 order granting  the plaintiffs’ preliminary injunction, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was to reunite children under five years old with their families by Monday, [...]

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US President Donald Trump on Monday nominated  Brett M. Kavanaugh of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit  to the US Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who will retire  on July 31st.  Kennedy was nominated  in 1987 by then-president Ronald Reagan. He was seen as having a relatively  neutral ideology and methodology of interpretation. Throughout his [...]

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The European Parliament voted down a highly-debated copyright bill Thursday, which would have made sweeping changes to the copyright regulation of online media. It was a bill big firms such as Google and Facebook argued would stifle creativity and sharing, as it aimed to regulate these companies’ monitoring more closely for infringements. License holders — publishers, [...]

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France’s Constitutional Council ruled  Friday that a farmer who aided migrants crossing France’s border with Italy was immune from prosecution because he operated on the principle of “fraternity” during the course of his actions. According to the council, this is the first time they have “held that fraternity is a principle with constitutional value,” citing [...]

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