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UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan Richard Bennett and Amnesty International Saturday condemned the Taliban’s crackdown on the women’s rights protest in Kabul that day. Around 40 female protesters marched in front of the Afghan Ministry of Education to mark the one-year anniversary of the Taliban’s takeover of the country. The protesters [...]

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The US House of Representatives has passed HR 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to send it to President Joe Biden for signing into law. The bill addresses climate change, drug pricing and corporate taxes. The House voted 220-207 to pass the bill. Last Sunday, the US Senate narrowly passed the bill during a 27-hour [...]

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Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder Friday sued the German Bundestag for stripping his office space privileges. Schröder’s lawyers Michael Nagel and Ralph Heiermann said that they filed suit on behalf of Schröder at the Berlin Administrative Court but did not release more details. The Bundestag removed Schröder’s right to office space in May when it [...]

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Police officer Thomas Robertson was sentenced Thursday to 87 months in prison for his participation in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. According to court documents, Robertson, 49, and co-defendent Jacob Fracker, were both officers with the Rocky Mount, Virginia, Police Department and were off duty when they headed for Washington, DC, in Robertson’s [...]

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Wyoming Judge Melissa Owens granted a preliminary injunction Wednesday against the state’s abortion ban, protecting abortion access while litigation against the law moves forward. “The legislature cannot pass a discriminatory law on the basis of sex that restricts the constitutionally protected right to make one’s own health care decisions,” Judge Ownes wrote. Wyoming Governor, Mark [...]

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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has initiated proceedings towards making new rules regulating consumer data privacy, the board announced Thursday. The commission, led by Chair Lina Khan, released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), outlining a plan to create nationwide data privacy regulations and investigate “unfair and deceptive” data practices to which many [...]

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A spokeswoman for the European Commission (EC) Thursday told a press briefing that Poland will only receive money under the Poland Recovery and Resilience Plan if Poland submits a payment request, which must be approved by the EC, and meets a list of milestones and targets, including greater judicial independence. The EC’s comments come two [...]

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The past decades have seen a growing interest in, and utilisation of, outer space. Ease of access to space has increased alongside the rise of more affordable and small-scale technologies, and as a consequence space has become a congested and competitive environment. This has resulted in an increase in the number of nations with space [...]

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US District Judge Charles Breyer ruled Wednesday that the nationwide pharmacy chain Walgreens contributed to and is liable for the opioid epidemic in San Francisco. This decision results from a month-long bench trial in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu sued Walgreens for public nuisance [...]

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US President Joe Biden Tuesday signed the CHIPS Act of 2022, which provides $52 billion to boost the US domestic semiconductor industry. The act authorizes the expenditure of more than $200 billion to promote domestic semiconductor production. However, only $52 billion is immediately appropriated as a result of Biden signing the bill. The act also [...]

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