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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced additional sanctions on Iran Friday. Pompeo said the US government’s intent is to intensify its economic sanctions upon Iran after Iran’s recent attack on US troops in Iraq. He also explained that the US will continue to attack Iran’s sources of revenue until Iran stops its “terror plots and campaigns [...]

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Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a lower court’s decision to remove a Netflix comedy that displayed Jesus Christ in a gay relationship. Minister Dias Toffoli stated that “the exercise of freedom of expression reaffirms and enhances other constitutional freedoms.” The film on Netflix is called, “The First Temptation of Christ,” and was produced by [...]

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The head of the criminal division of Spain’s Supreme Court sent a letter to the EU Parliament on Thursday stating that the 13-year prison sentence for Oriol Junqueras, a Catalan independence leader, would bar him from sitting in the EU parliament. Junqueras was convicted of sedition and misuse of funds last October for his role [...]

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By a vote of 330-231 on Thursday, the UK House of Commons approved the latest iteration of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s legislation regarding leaving the EU. The vote paves the way for the bill to pass to the House of Lords. Upon approval there, the UK’s departure will be set to be final by the [...]

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The Court of Appeal for Ontario overturned two separate cases Tuesday, citing improper police procedures. The first of these cases was heard in October. It was brought by Peter James McSweeney appealing convictions for possession and distribution of child pornography. McSweeney contended that the trial judge improperly admitted evidence of statements he made before and [...]

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A US Department of Homeland Security official confirmed Monday that it would pursue a policy to send some Mexican asylum seekers applicants to Guatemala. The policy originated from the July Cooperative Asylum Agreement between the US and Guatemala. In the agreement, the countries established that Guatemala would harbor some asylum seeker applicants that entered into the [...]

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