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Supreme Court denies Congress access to Trump finance records but rules Manhattan DA can pursue them
In two decisions issued on Thursday, the US Supreme Court ruled that Congress cannot access US President Donald Trump's financial records, but the Manhattan District Attorney (DA) can pursue the records.In Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP, the Supreme Co (More)
HRW report: mass executions in Burkina Faso
According to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released Wednesday, more than 180 bodies have been found on the outskirts of Djibo, a town in northern Burkina Faso.Human Rights Watch reports that those buried were all men. Residents found the bodi (More)
Turkish court convicts human rights activists
A Turkish court on Friday convicted four human rights activists on terrorism charges. Among those convicted was Taner Kilic, a former chair of Amnesty International, an organization that fights for human rights.The prosecution argued that the fou (More)
China passes Hong Kong national security law
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in Beijing on Tuesday passed a new national security law (English) dramatically restricting freedom and autonomy within the region. The law remained unpublished until only an hour before it wen (More)
UN rights chief: Human Rights Council should consider new accountability measures for Philippines 'war on drugs'
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet stated Tuesday that the Human Rights Council should consider new accountability measures in the Philippines' "war on drugs."Bachelet said that the laws created to counter national security t (More)
Germany defense minister orders partial dissolution of elite KSK commando unit
Germany's Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbaue on Tuesday announced that she had ordered the partial dissolution of the elite Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) commando unit. The unit has faced several recent allegations, including the discovery of (More)
Lebanon judge bans media coverage of US ambassador over criticism of Hezbollah
Judge Muhammad Mazieh issued an order in Tyre, Lebanon, on Saturday, banning Lebanese media from reporting on criticism of Hezbollah supporters by US ambassador Dorothy Shea. Shea has continued to appear on television since the ruling, and Lebanon's (More)
An American President's Perilous Misunderstanding of War, Strategy and Survival
“It must not be forgotten that it is perhaps more dangerous for a nation to allow itself to be conquered intellectually than by arms.” - Guillaume Apollinaire, “The New Spirit and the Poets" (1917) In his commencement address at West Point on June 1 (More)
Federal appeals court allows Ohio to move forward with execution after failed attempt
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday denied Ohio death row inmate Romell Broom's request for habeas relief and held that a second execution attempt would not constitute cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment. Ohio (More)
France Constitutional Court strikes down most of online hate speech law
The French Constitutional Court on Thursday reversed most of an online hate speech law, known as the 'Avia Law,' which was passed by the French National Assembly on May 13. "The requesting senators argue that these provisions would have been in viol (More)