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The Public Health Agency of Canada announced Monday the easing of travel restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals starting August 9 for US citizens and permanent residents, and September 7 for other foreign nationals. All travelers are required to be fully vaccinated by Canadian standards at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Acceptable vaccines by Canadian [...]

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The Pietermaritzburg High Court of South Africa granted former President Jacob Zuma’s request for a delay in his arms deals corruption trial on Tuesday. The proceedings were adjourned for three weeks until August 10. The High Court Judge Piet Koen said that the trial in relation to issues raised in the special plea in terms [...]

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court decision on Monday rejecting an environmental challenge to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The plaintiffs are individuals and organizations who identify themselves as environmentalists and include natural resource conservation groups and cattle ranchers from Arizona, California, Colorado, and New Mexico. They complained [...]

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The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday granted Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) a temporary restraining order (TRO) requiring domain registrars to disable service on the malicious “homoglyph” domains identified in Appendix A to Microsoft’s complaint. Microsoft confirmed receipt of the order on Monday. The court further ordered the domain registrars to place [...]

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The Danish Data Protection Agency issued an order on Monday for the National Police to delete problematic personal data after it investigated the National Police’s processing of personal data.   The Danish Data Protection Agency criticized the National Police for violating the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules, specifically the regulations under the Law [...]

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The Editors Guild of India Wednesday demanded an urgent inquiry by the Supreme Court into allegations of widespread surveillance of journalists, civil society activists, businessmen and politicians by Indian government agencies using Pegasus, a hacking software created by the Israeli company NSO Group. The Guild pointed out NSO’s claims that the Pegasus software is sold [...]

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals remanded on Monday a permit issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency after finding that Poly Met Mining Inc. (PolyMet) may have engaged in “sham permitting.” PolyMet sought to obtain state and federal permits to build the first copper-nickel platinum mine in Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency granted the [...]

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Justice Dikgang Moseneke, former South Africa Deputy Chief concluded Tuesday his inquiry into ensuring free and fair elections during COVID-19 and suggested postponement of local elections. The final report on the findings of the inquiry was submitted to the Electoral Commission of South Africa. The Commission stated that it will urgently study the report and [...]

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