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The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik and a television outlet he controls, Alternativna Televizija d.o.o. Banja Luka (ATV). The sanctions came Wednesday after executive order 14033 ordered the United States Department of the Treasury (USDT) and other departments to take action against [...]

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The UK Home Office announced plans Wednesday to establish a new Scientific Advisory Committee for developing a scientific method for evaluating the age of asylum seekers. The Home Office states that this method will prevent adult asylum seekers from posing as children to obtain support and benefits fraudulently. Discussing the program further, Home Secretary Priti [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday renewed a lawsuit against twenty-one medical equipment and pharmaceutical companies over allegations that their contracts with Iraq’s health ministry aided in funding terrorism that ultimately led to the death of American soldiers during the Iraq War. AstraZeneca, GE Healthcare USA Holding, Johnson [...]

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A restricted committee of France’s National Commission for Information and Liberty (CNIL) held Google and Facebook Ireland, the headquarters for Facebook’s activities in Europe, liable in separate judgments Thursday for violating the French Data Protection Act (DPA) since the processes by which users can reject cookies on these sites is significantly more complex than that [...]

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Kazakh President Kasym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday called participants in the fuel-price protests that have swept the Central Asian nation this week “terrorists,” accusing them of attempting to undermine their country at the behest of foreign powers, and ultimately asked Russia and the other members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to come to Kazakhstan’s [...]

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The Seoul Administrative Court ruled Tuesday that private education facilities like cram schools, public study rooms and study cafes should be exempt from South Korea’s COVID-19 vaccine pass requirements. According to Yonhap News Agency, parents and owners of private education institutes claim that the mandate violates unvaccinated students’ right to learn. The Court agreed that [...]

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Chinese authorities Tuesday published the Internet Information Service Algorithm Recommendation Management Regulations to regulate algorithmic recommendation activities used by apps and other internet services. The rules are expected to safeguard national security and social public interests, protect the legitimate rights and interests of citizens and promote the healthy development of internet information services. The regulations [...]

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The United States Department of Justice issued a statement Tuesday explaining its charges against Colombian national Mario Antonio Palacios, including “conspiracy to commit murder or kidnapping outside the United States” in connection with the July assassination of former Haitian President Jovenel Moise. He was also charged with “providing material support resulting in death.” Palacios was arrested [...]

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The Delhi High Court Tuesday dismissed two petitions filed by Future Group companies seeking to quash Amazon’s arbitration proceedings before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Both the petitions asked the court to direct the SIAC to first decide on the Future Group’s application for terminating its 2019 investment deal with Amazon before continuing with [...]

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A Swedish woman has been charged with war crimes for bringing her young son to Syria, where he was enlisted as a child soldier, and ultimately killed in the country’s long-simmering conflict, prosecutors announced Tuesday. The Swedish Prosecution Authority alleges the unidentified woman brought her son to Syria in August 2013, when he was 12 [...]

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