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The government of outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi Thursday announced sweeping reforms to the country’s justice system. Draghi, a former European Central Bank president who was elected to stabilize the country’s economy, resigned July 21 after the collapse of his national unity government. President Sergio Mattarella asked Draghi to stay on as a caretaker [...]

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UN Secretary General António Guterres Wednesday announced a fact-finding mission into a recent attack on a Ukrainian prison. The rocket strike hit a prison located in Olenivka, a Russian-controlled area of Ukraine, which housed Ukrainian prisoners of war. 50 people died in the strike.  Following the attack on the prison, both Russia and Ukraine requested [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Wednesday rejected a UK family’s request to prevent the hospital from removing their son from life support. The hospital placed 12-year-old Archie Battersbee on life support in early April after he suffered a catastrophic brain injury. With the ruling, Battersbee’s family has exhausted all legal challenges. The hospital [...]

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will reconsider its role in the five-point peace plan with Myanmar if its military junta continues to execute prisoners, ASEAN chair Hun Sen of Cambodia said Wednesday at the opening of the ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in Phnom Penh. This announcement comes in the wake of the military [...]

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Australian Greens leader Adam Bandt announced Wednesday that his party would support the Labour government’s Climate Change Bill 2022 after extensive negotiations. The Greens have been pushing for a more comprehensive climate change approach that would include the preventing the government from opening new coal and gas projects. The Climate Change Bill 2022, in its current [...]

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Vladimir Mau, a former ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was released from house arrest Wednesday while he awaits the outcome of two fraud charges. Mau is a well-known economist who has previously spoken in support of Putin, including arguing for the invasion of Ukraine. The fraud charges are related to his time as the [...]

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The United Kingdom Monday enacted legislation requiring all overseas entities to disclose their registered and beneficial owners. The provsion, part of the Economic Crime Act of 2022, requires all overseas businesses to list their owner and financial beneficiaries in a national registry. The act is part of an effort to stop the flow of illicit [...]

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The UK Court of Appeal Monday denied to extend a stay in the Archie Battersbee case. Battersbee, a 12-year-old boy from the UK, was found unconscious in his home on April 7. His doctors and the National Health Service (NHS) claim he is brain-dead and it is in his best interest to remove all life [...]

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US President Joe Biden released a statement Monday inviting Russia to renewed Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) talks ahead of the 10th Review Conference of the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (TNP). This comes amid heightened Russia-US tensions due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. All countries who are party to the TNP [...]

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Monday that two vessels owned by non-profit Sea Watch may have been wrongly detained by the Italian government. Sea Watch rescues migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in vessels that are not seaworthy. Sicilian port authorities detained Sea Watch’s cargo ships in 2020 after the boats rescued [...]

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