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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced additional economic measures on Wednesday to help Canadians affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. These measures build on actions that have been taken since the beginning of the outbreak. As part of the Canadian government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, up to $27 billion will be used in direct support [...]

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The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced on Tuesday that all member states of the Schengen Area had endorsed guidelines that provide for temporary, coordinated action to close the zone’s external border for a period of 30 days. The European Commission also identified four priorities for each EU member country: limit [...]

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The Chinese government imposed restrictive measures against five major US media outlets Wednesday. The impacted organizations include the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, TIME and Voice of America. The announcement comes weeks after the US designated five Chinese media organizations as “foreign missions,” requiring registration with the US government. The [...]

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said Tuesday that they will announce measures to suspend resettlement travel in the coming days that will remain in place for as long as necessary. These measures come as many nations are closing their borders and have already placed holds on resettlement [...]

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The Autorité de la concurrence, France’s antitrust regulator, issued a USD $1.2 billion fine for Apple on Monday, citing the company’s anticompetitive practices in dealing with two of its wholesalers. The wholesalers, Tech Data and Ingram Micro, were also issued fines in the tens of millions. In a press release published Monday, the agency stated [...]

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The Russian Constitutional Court released a 52-page decision Monday approving amendments to the constitution, including an amendment that would allow Vladimir Putin to serve up to two additional terms as president. The current constitution imposes a two-term limit to the presidency, and Putin has put forward a series of amendments, one of which would reset [...]

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Iran has temporarily released about 85,000 prisoners from jail as part of their response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said about half of those released were political prisoners. Today’s mass release follows the release of some 70,000 prisoners on March 9, none of whom were political prisoners. In response to the earlier [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion on Monday to drop all charges against two Russian shell corporations accused of interfering with the 2016 presidential election. The motion states, “the government has concluded that further proceedings promote[] neither the interests of justice nor the nation’s security.” The DOJexplained that, “sometimes in a criminal [...]

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