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Dutch journalist union, the Nederlandse Vereniging van Journalisten (NVJ), Wednesday filed a lawsuit in the EU Court of Justice challenging the EU’s ban on Russian state-backed media outlets. NVJ alleges the EU ban amounts to a restriction on EU citizens’ right to information and free press. The EU banned the Russian state-backed channels Russia Today [...]

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Russia’s State Duma Wednesday approved a law to change the age of enlistment in Russia. The law allows individuals over the age of 40 to enter the armed forces. In order for the change to become law, President Vladimir Putin needs to sign it. As the Ukrainian invasion continues, Russia is dealing with high casualty [...]

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Swiss multi-national commodity trading and mining firm Glencore agreed to pay over $1.1 billion to the US Tuesday as a part of a series of guilty pleas with the US, UK and Brazil. Glencore International A.G. and Glencore Ltd. both pled guilty to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), an anti corruption law, [...]

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Russia President Vladimir Putin Wednesday signed a decree expediting the Russian citizenship process for residents living in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. The new decree allows for residents of Russian-occupied Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts to more easily acquire Russian citizenship and passports. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin visited the two regions last week. During his [...]

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Police officers in Pakistan Wednesday charged and fired tear gas at supporters of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. The police officers were attempting to stop the supporters from reaching the capital Islamabad to demand a new election. According to a statement by Interior Ministry Official Amjad Malik given to Reuters, there were “reports that the [...]

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Órban Tuesday declared a wartime state of emergency, citing physical, energy and economic fears originating from the ongoing war in Ukraine. Órban declared a similar emergency during the Covid-19 pandemic and assumed special emergency powers set to expire next week. Órban won a fourth term as prime minister in a “landslide” [...]

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Russian authorities Tuesday released Dennis Christensen, a Danish citizen and Jehovah’s Witness, from prison. According to a statement made by the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia organization, Christensen was arrested in May 2017 and was the first Jehovah’s Witness arrested as part of the Russian government’s crackdown on the religious sect. The organization said riot police [...]

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The Netherlands Public Prosecution Service Tuesday arrested a 34-year-old Syrian man accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes during in the Syrian Civil War. The unnamed suspect is reported to have served in the state-aligned Liwa al-Quds militia during the ongoing conflict. According to prosecutors, the suspect, along with other members of the militia, [...]

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A Russian soldier was sentenced to life in prison Monday for killing a 62-year-old unarmed civilian during the Battle of Sumy, in Ukraine’s northeast, after pleading guilty to charges of premeditated murder and violating the laws and customs of war. Ukraine’s Solomianskyi District Court of Kyiv sentenced Sergeant Vadim Shishimarin after prosecutors presented evidence that [...]

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More than 100 million individuals around the world have been driven from their homes due to the Ukraine war and other conflicts, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) revealed Sunday. The UNHCR cited new data regarding individuals forced to flee to escape “conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution” The Ukraine war has been a main propellant [...]

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