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Nicaraguan police detained opposition presidential hopeful Arturo Cruz on Saturday and charged him with “conspiring against Nicaraguan society.” Cruz is the second opposition politician to be detained in less than a week as President Daniel Ortega seeks to maintain power leading up to the November presidential election. Cruz was a former ally to Ortega and [...]

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Nigeria indefinitely suspended social network service Twitter on Friday, following Twitter’s removal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s post for violating rules of service. The ban was announced in a series of posts by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Information and Culture for “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s [...]

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The European Commission, in cooperation with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, opened a formal antitrust investigation Friday into whether Facebook has breached EU competition law. According to Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, who is responsible for EU competition policy, over seven million firms use Facebook for advertisements. The investigation comes as a result of [...]

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United Nations human rights experts called on Canadian authorities and the Catholic church on Friday to investigate the mass grave of over 200 children Indigenous children at a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. Earlier this week, Marta Hurtado, spokesperson of the UN Human Rights Office, called the discovery of the mass grave in [...]

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The G7 countries announced Saturday an agreement establishing a 15 percent global tax rate on large multinational corporations. Finance ministers from the US, UK, Canada, France, Japan, Germany, and Italy met in London to discuss the question of global taxation, which has been in discussion for almost ten years. As part of this deal, the [...]

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The US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) announced new sanctions on three Bulgarian individuals and sixty-four companies over allegations that the sanctioned entities and individuals were facilitating Russian influence in the Bulgarian government. The newly-announced sanctions center on two oligarchs, . Bojkov is a gambling magnate who fled Bulgaria after a [...]

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A group of Canadian lawyers has formally requested the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the Vatican and the Canadian government for crimes against humanity following the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. If the investigation proceeds, it could lead to the prosecution of employees [...]

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Chow Hang-tung, the vice-chair of the pro-democracy group Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, was released on bail on Saturday after her Friday arrest relating to Hong Kong’s annual candlelight vigil commemorating the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Police had warned people not to attend the annual event Friday [...]

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US President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday expanding a Trump-era ban on investments into a collection of Chinese companies allegedly tied with China’s military. Last November then-president Donald Trump issued an executive order forbidding US investors from conducting “any transaction in publicly traded securities, or any securities that are derivative of, or are designed to [...]

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The African Union (AU) on Tuesday suspended Mali from the organization, following the military coup that occurred last week and threatened sanctions if the country fails to restore a civilian government. The military coup, led by Assimi Goïta, resulted in the ouster of president Bah Ndaw. Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane resigned amid pressure, [...]

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