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Biden, Trump, and Peace with the Taliban
In October 2001, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan to avenge the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and remove the Taliban government that had harbored the attacks' mastermind, Osama bin Laden. Since then, the Taliban have been fighting the U.S. (More)
Kyrgyzstan parliament adopts law delaying parliamentary elections pending constitutional reform
The Supreme Council of Kyrgyzstan voted Thursday to postpone the date of new parliamentary elections until a constitutional reform supported by acting president Sadyr Japarov can be enacted. Japarov is actively promoting the suggested reforms as the (More)
Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules ballots cannot be rejected based on signature comparisons
In a unanimous ruling Friday the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court held that a voter's absentee or mail-in ballot cannot be rejected based solely on a comparison of the signature on the ballot with the voter's signature on their registration form.(More)
Texas appeals court rules against limits on ballot drop boxes
In a unanimous ruling on Friday, a three-judge panel of the Texas Third Court of Appeals ruled against Governor Greg Abbott's order limiting the number of ballot drop boxes to one per county.On October 1, the governor, citing both ballot security (More)
Federal judge dismisses Trump campaign challenge to New Jersey mail-in voting expansion
The US District Court for the District of New Jersey Thursday dismissed  the Trump campaign’s lawsuit challenging newly passed mail-in voting provisions from the New Jersey Legislature.As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey Legisl (More)
Greek court imprisons leadership of neo-Nazi political party Golden Dawn
A three-judge panel of the Athens Appeal Court has rejected appeals for suspended sentences by leaders of the Golden Dawn party. It ruled Thursday to imprison 39 leaders of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, including 13 legislators following their conv (More)
Human Rights Watch calls for treaty to ban autonomous weapons
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for the creation of a new international treaty that would ban autonomous weapons or any other form of so-called “killer robots.”  In a report issued Tuesday the international rights group advanced a detailed propos (More)
Sri Lanka parliament passes constitutional amendment expanding presidential power
The Parliament of Sri Lanka Thursday passed the Twentieth Amendment to the country's constitution, repealing a past administration's limitations on presidential powers and expansion of parliamentary powers. The amendment has raised concerns that auth (More)
US joins Belarus, Hungary, Poland, Brazil, Bahrain, UAE, Iraq, Uganda and Sudan in anti-abortion declaration
On Thursday the United States and the governments of Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda co-sponsored the so-called Geneva Consensus Declaration urging member states to achieve (1) better health for women, (2) the preservation of human life (More)
Seattle, New York and Portland sue Trump for withholding federal funding after protests
The cities of Seattle, New York and Portland, Oregon, filed a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump Thursday, challenging his efforts to withhold federal funding from those cities for having permitted "anarchy, violence and destruction" as allege (More)