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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent a request to the Senate Tuesday for approval to place a national referendum on the ballot that would authorize investigation and prosecution of five former presidents of Mexico for crimes allegedly committed in office. A national consultation to approve an investigation of former presidents would be unprecedented. In [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Department of the Treasury announced Wednesday that they had imposed criminal charges and financial sanctions on two Russian nationals for their involvement in a phishing campaign. The two men were accused of stealing almost $17 million worth of cryptocurrency in a series of phishing attacks in [...]

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Former Nissan Motor Co Ltd executive Greg Kelly pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he helped his former boss Carlos Ghosn hide tens of millions of dollars in income. Kelly’s trial began in Tokyo without Ghosn, who fled from Japan in December after being arrested by Japanese authorities in November 2018. Prosecutors in the [...]

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A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel ruled Tuesday that tariffs that US President Donald Trump has leveled against more than $200 billion worth of Chinese goods are inconsistent with certain provisions of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994. The trade dispute began in June 2018 when the US placed a 25 percent tariff on $34 [...]

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A UN report published Wednesday accused Venezuelan state authorities, including the president, of being complicit in human rights violations and crimes “amounting to crimes against humanity.” The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela found cases of extrajudicial executions, disappearances, arbitrary detentions and torture committed by the government or its agents. The [...]

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Human rights organizations signed an open letter Tuesday declaring China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang province a genocide. The letter cited a November 2019 UN report that raised concerns over “increasing practices of arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, absence of judicial oversight and procedural safeguards … within an increasingly securitized environment, particularly for designated minorities, [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday ruled that the Trump administration can end aid protections for more than 300,000 immigrants from Haiti, Sudan, Nicaragua and El Salvador. The aid protections, called Temporary Protected Status (TPS), allowed people who would face extreme hardship if forced to return to countries plagued by [...]

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An Israeli court sentenced a Jewish settler to life in prison plus 20 years on Monday for murdering a Palestinian family in a 2015 firebomb attack on their home in the occupied West Bank. The district court determined that Amiram Ben-Uliel led a racially–motivated attack on the Dawabsheh home after finding the terms “Revenge” and [...]

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The European Court of Justice backed EU net neutrality regulations Tuesday in a judgment interpreting the rules. The ruling came in response to a Hungarian court’s request for a preliminary opinion in a case where the president of the National Communications and Media Office of Hungary ordered the Telenor Company to terminate some of its [...]

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South Korean prosecutors on Monday charged Yoon Mee-hyang with fraud and embezzlement related to her time as head of the Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance for the Issues of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan. Yoon stepped down from the organization to run for her current seat in Parliament. It is alleged, among other things, [...]

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