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In an exclusive interview with CNN, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday stated he would consider mediating the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Netanyahu qualified that any proposal would need to come from either Russia, Ukraine or the US. In a briefing to reporters, Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Maria Zakharova covered Russia’s [...]

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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Wednesday announced a $1.5 million civil penalty against digital healthcare company GoodRx for its failure “to notify consumers and others of its unauthorized disclosures of consumers’ personal health information to Facebook, Google, and other companies” in violation the FTC’s Health Breach Notification Rule (HBNR) (18 CFR § 318) and 15 U.S.C. § [...]

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Myanmar law students are reporting for JURIST on challenges to the rule of law in their country under the military junta that deposed the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February 2021. Here, one of our correspondents who must remain anonymous offers her perspective on circumstances and events in Myanmar two years after [...]

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Türkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Wednesday reaffirmed in a speech that his nation does not support Sweden’s application to join NATO after several public burnings of the Quran in Stockholm. During a speech to his party’s deputies in Türkiye’s Grand National Assembly, Erdoğan stated: We closely follow developments regarding NATO’s enlargement process. Sweden, do not [...]

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The US, UK, Canada and Australia marked the second anniversary of Myanmar’s military coup with new sanctions on Myanmar individuals and entities. The US Tuesday issued sanctions on six Myanmar individuals, as well as mining enterprises and the Union Election Commission. In a statement, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken justified the new sanctions, reiterating [...]

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A human rights agency reported Wednesday that some of the world’s largest energy providers continue operating in Myanmar after the military’s attempted coup. The Myanmar military junta staged a coup in February 2021, and has killed thousands of citizens since taking power. The oil and gas industry is the junta’s largest source of foreign currency. [...]

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Water scarcity is a growing problem. It can be demand-driven, typically caused by population growth, and supply-driven, typically caused by decreasing amounts of fresh water often resulting from climate change or a result of societal factors such as poverty. If it is allowed to reach dangerous levels, water scarcity has the potential to trigger conflicts. [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Tuesday reversed a lower court’s decision allowing the US Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to withhold the names of its pentobarbital suppliers. BOP withheld the names of the pentobarbital suppliers, claiming justification under Exemption 4 of FOIA, which allows the government to withhold confidential commercial [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Tuesday affirmed a ruling holding that the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) does not allow an employee to maintain an action against the Secretary of Labor seeking relief for dangerous working conditions after the Department of Labor (DOL) has completed enforcement proceedings. [...]

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