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Trump fires John Bolton as national security adviser
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced via Twitter his decision to fire John Bolton from his post as national security adviser. The firing came as a result of disagreements over national security matters concerning Iran, North Korea and Afgha (More)
US Senators introduce bill to deter Russia from meddling in elections
A bipartisan group of US Senators introduced a bill Wednesday known as the DETER Act to prevent Russia from meddling in future US elections by threatening sanctions on their major industries. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Marco Rubio are reintrodu (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 24 March 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The UK Court of Appeal ruled this week that software is not a good, overruling the lower court opinion. UN human rights experts expressed concern Friday over the diminishing health of Jia (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 24 February 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A UN committee found Friday that the UK is breaching the rights of women in Northern Ireland by restricting their access to abortions. Brazil's Supreme Federal Court ruled that defendants (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 24 February 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: Twenty-three state attorneys general, led by New York's Eric Schneiderman , filed a petition for review in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday challenging the (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 17 February 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, indicted 13 Russian citizens and three Russian organizations for interfering in the 2016 US presidential election. UN High Commissioner for Human Rig (More)
UN rights chief urges Iran to investigate protest deaths
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Wednesday urged Iranian authorities to investigate all deaths and injuries stemming from the recent protests. The mass protests began in late December in Mashhad, Iran's second largest (More)
Iran's Ballistic Missile Program from an International Law Perspective
JURIST Guest Columnist Alireza Ranjbar of the Iranian Association for UN Studies discusses approaches to Iran's ballistic missile program under international law... Before and after his election as president, Donald Trump has threatened the 2015 Joi (More)
Russia foreign ministry orders diplomat reduction ahead of US sanctions
The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday ordered the US to reduce its number of diplomats in the country to 455 and evacuate two buildings used by the embassy. The Ministry said the change is in response to pending US sanctions against Russia, which (More)
Congress reaches a deal on new Russian sanctions
The House of Representatives and the Senate reached an agreement on Saturday to impose a new sanctions bill on Russia that would give Congress a new veto power in any presidential attempt to roll back the sanctions. The development was brought by bo (More)
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