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Democrats in the US House of Representatives formally introduced a resolution for the impeachment of Donald Trump Monday, stating that Trump should be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors. Article I of the resolution, titled “Incitement of Insurrection,” states that “the Constitution provides that the House of Representatives ‘shall have the sole Power of Impeachment’ [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on Friday sanctioned Iraqi military leader Falih al-Fayyadh for alleged human rights abuses that occurred during civilian protests in 2019. As a result of the sanctions, al-Fayyadh’s property interests located in the US are now blocked. The Treasury Secretary has authority to issue sanctions [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit blocked a Trump administration refugee policy Friday, halting the ability of state and local governments to unilaterally reject resettlements in their jurisdictions. The Refugee Act, passed by Congress in 1980, created a refugee resettlement program, bringing refugees into the US for humanitarian concerns. An individual seeking participation [...]

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A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Friday that the body was “deeply concerned” by Vietnam’s use of ill-defined laws to suppress media freedom. The criticism comes after three journalists were found guilty of “making, storing, spreading information, materials, items for the purpose of opposing the State” under [...]

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Kentucky legislators passed Saturday two anti-abortion bills. Despite the ongoing pandemic, these bills were among the first to gain full support in the state legislature. House Bill 2 gives the state attorney general the power to hand down criminal and civil penalties for violations of state abortion laws. Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron has expressed his [...]

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Germany’s Federal Cabinet approved Wednesday a draft law that would see a quota introduced for the number of women on the executive boards of Germany’s largest companies. The law would require all stock exchange-listed companies with an executive board of three or more members to have at least one woman on that board. The new [...]

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Corey Johnson, who is set to be executed by the federal government on January 14, filed Friday for a stay of execution with the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. His lawyers argue that his upcoming execution is unconstitutional because significant evidence of his intellectual disability was not considered at trial. In 1993, Johnson was convicted [...]

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The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to weigh in on a debate over a federal law that governs the Renewable Fuel Standard Program. In HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC v. Renewable Fuels Association, the court will examine whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exceeded its authority when it exempted three small oil refineries from obligations under the statute. [...]

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The State Council of the People’s Republic of China has approved rules established by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) to help Chinese companies and citizens uphold their legal trade rights in a foreign land. The rules will apply whenever a Chinese entity is prevented from exercising its trade or economic activities in a foreign [...]

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The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched Friday an investigation into Google’s proposals to remove third party cookies on Chrome and replace them with other tools and functionality to protect user privacy under its “Privacy Sandbox” project. Google announced the Privacy Sandbox project in August 2019, aimed at overcoming “cross-site tracking,” or companies collecting users’ [...]

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