The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Sunday upheld a Massachusetts public middle school’s prohibition against one of its students from wearing a shirt with a message critical of transgender ideology. The appeals court found the prohibition to be consistent with the free speech protections of the US Constitution’s First Amendment under [...]

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The UN Security Council (UNSC) passed a US-backed resolution endorsing a three-phase permanent ceasefire plan in the Israel-Hamas War, with Russia abstaining. The resolution notes that Israel accepted the proposal, unveiled at the end of May by US President Joe Biden, and called upon Hamas to accept it. The first phase of the plan calls [...]

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Francesca Albanese, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, said in a statement about her latest report on the situation in Gaza: In this darkest hour, the international community cannot continue to ignore that it is Israel’s project to rid Palestine of Palestinians in defiance [...]

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The United States and Poland, represented by Plenipotentiary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Countering International Disinformation Tomasz Chłoń and U.S. Special Envoy and Coordinator for the Global Engagement Center James P. Rubin, on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  in an attempt to counter foreign state information manipulation. This MOU was created to [...]

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China Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong accused the US on Sunday of undermining security in the South China Sea, citing the extraterritorial forces led by the United States pushing forward military deployments and operations in the region. After attending a series of senior officials’ meetings on East Asian cooperation, Sun told the reporters that China [...]

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Personal pictures of Brazilian children have been misused to power artificial intelligence tools, global watchdog Human Rights Watch reported Monday. Pictures of children are being included without their knowledge or consent in a data set that companies are using for AI tools to be trained. These AI tools are subsequently used to create deep fakes [...]

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Pita Limjaroenrat, former leader of Thailand’s progressive opposition Move Forward Party (MPF), on Sunday announced nine defenses for fighting the case pending at the Constitutional Court which could lead to the dissolution of the party. Limjaroenrat’s party is facing a petition from the Election Commission for proposing to amend the country’s royal insult law, also known [...]

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Swiss citizens approved the Federal Act on a Secure Electricity Supply from Renewable Energy Sources in a nationwide referendum on Sunday, aimed at speeding up the transition to renewable energy. The bill, which the Parliament already endorsed in September 2023, aims to lessen the country’s dependency on energy imports and minimize the risks of critical [...]

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Armenian protestors gathered at Republic Square in the capital Yerevan on Sunday to rally against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan as part of the “Tavush for the Homeland” movement organized by Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan. However, protestors were blocked from continuing their march towards Marshal Baghramyan Avenue by local police. The “Tavush for the Homeland” movement aims [...]

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The Israeli Ministry of Communications on Sunday announced an extension to the ban on broadcasts/news channel Al Jazeera to 45 days after unanimous support by the government. The initial ban was made public on May 5 by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who accused Al Jazeera of instigating and inciting violence in the ongoing war [...]

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