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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of Nigeria (EFCC) filed 26 new charges Friday against former Nigerian Central Bank Chief Godwin Emefiele. The charges concern Emefiele’s alleged abuses of office and corruption The charges include allegations of fraudulent foreign exchange allocations totaling $2 billion without supporting bids, abuse of office and corruption. Emefiele also faces [...]

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The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) released a statement detailing the arrest of three additional men, who the FSB claim were responsible for the terrorist attack on the Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk, Russia on March 22. Over a dozen others have already been arrested in connection with the attack, which resulted in the death [...]

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The Mexican government published an agreement that will require Peruvian nationals wishing to enter Mexico as a visitor without permission to engage in paid activities to obtain a visa from the Mexican consular authority. The measure, announced on Thursday, will come into effect starting from April 20, 2024, and will not apply to Peruvians holding [...]

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Seven human rights lawyers filed a motion Friday in the Berlin Administrative Court to halt Germany’s arms exports to Israel. In the motion, the lawyers claim that the German government has committed the crime of aiding and abetting in the genocide of the Palestinian people living in Gaza by continuing to supply Israel with arms. The [...]

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Tajikistan Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Shokhin Samadi told Russian state media outlet RIA Novosti Saturday that Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev’s claims of Ukraine recruiting mercenaries for its military in Dushanbe, Tajikistan are false. The denial comes as a response to Wednesday’s allegations from Patrushev that the Ukrainian embassy in Dushanbe has been recruiting [...]

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Tens of thousands of protesters gathered Saturday in downtown Budapest, Hungary to protest the government of incumbent Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The protests were led by Péter Magyar, a lawyer and the ex-husband of Orbán’s former Justice Minister Judit Varga, who shot to prominence in Hungarian politics as a vocal Orbán critic after releasing [...]

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40 Democratic members of the US House of Representatives signed a letter to President Joe Biden Friday urging him to cease arms transfers to Israel in the wake of an Israeli airstrike that killed seven humanitarian aid workers in Gaza. The letter states: We write to express our shared concern and outrage regarding the recent [...]

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Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Friday the suspension of diplomatic ties with Ecuador following the forcible entry of Ecuadorian police into the Mexican embassy in Quito and the subsequent arrest of the former vice president of Ecuador Jorge Glas. These events occurred one day after the Ecuadorian government decided to expel the Mexican [...]

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Somalia announced on Thursday the expulsion of the Ethiopian ambassador Muktar Mohamed Ware. The announcement comes amid worsening relations between Ethiopia and Somalia regarding the recognition of Somaliland’s independence. In a press statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation ordered Muktar to depart from Somalia within 72 hours. The Ethiopian Consulates General in [...]

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The UN Human Rights Council adopted resolutions Thursday to call on UN member states to refrain from supplying jet fuel to the Myanmar military. The council also extended the mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran and Myanmar and the independent international fact-finding mission on Iran. All members from [...]

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