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Representatives of the Western Apache tribe filed an emergency appeal in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent foreign mining company Resolution Copper from destroying the tribe’s sacred land at Oak Flat in Arizona. The copper mining company will take control of the territory in less than [...]

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Judges at the Bakırköy Courthouse in Istanbul Wednesday found an executive of Turkish cargo airline MNG and two pilots liable for migrant smuggling over their role in helping former Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan to Lebanon a year ago. They were sentenced to four years and two months in jail. After being [...]

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The US Intelligence report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, released Friday, found that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman approved the operation to capture or kill the Saudi journalist. According to the report, at the time of the murder, the Crown Prince likely fostered an environment in which aides were afraid that failure [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights on Friday dismissed an attempt by 33 defendant governments to challenge the accelerated status of a climate change case brought against them by six Portuguese youth activists. The activists claim that the countries signed the 2015 Paris Agreement but have failed to “comply with their commitments in order to [...]

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A South Korean human rights group released a report on Thursday stating that North Korea is using forced labor from its prison camps to mine coal and other minerals to boost exports and earn foreign currency. The group alleged that North Korea is using the money generated from the scheme to support its nuclear weapons [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Lange v. California to examine the circumstances around entering a home without a warrant. Arthur Lange was driving home on a highway in California when an officer pursued him with the intent to conduct a traffic stop. The officer followed Lange and activated his overhead lights [...]

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The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) found Thursday that Hungary’s criminalization of activities aimed at helping migrants who did not fulfil its national criteria for the grant of asylum violated EU law. The opinion comes in response to a series of laws, more popularly known as “Stop Soros laws,” passed by [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Michigan college student is unable to proceed with a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) lawsuit against two federal officers who tackled him after mistaking him for a fugitive in 2014. In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court found that the claims against the officers have been disqualified [...]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation on Wednesday that increases fines for violations committed during political demonstrations. Protesters who disobey the new laws could be fined up to 4,000 rubles, an increase from the previous 1,000 rubles fine. Repeat offenders could pay up to 20,000 rubles for such conduct. The amendment comes as organizers continue [...]

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The government of India issued new rules on Thursday regulating publishers of digital content such as social media intermediaries, OTT (Over-the-top) platforms, and online news and current affairs websites. The rules, known as the Information Technology (Guidelines For Intermediaries And Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, have been drafted under the Information Technology Act, 2000. Stating [...]

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