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The Constitutional Court of Poland barred abortion due to fetal defects in a controversial decision handed down Thursday. The court held that termination of pregnancy in that circumstance had no constitutional justification and it violated the constitutionally guaranteed right to life. The court stated in a pre-judgment press release that The unborn child, as a [...]

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The European Court of Justice on Tuesday dismissed Austria’s appeal to block the construction of the Hinkley Power C nuclear power station in Somerset, UK. The court upheld the General Court’s decision that the project is in line with the rules of the EU on state aid. The European Commission had approved the UK Government’s [...]

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Spain’s National Court announced Friday that the former colonel and deputy minister, Orlando Montano Morales, has been sentenced to 133 years and four months in prison on charges of murdering five Jesuits in 1989.? The court found him guilty of five charges of “murder of a terrorist nature” and imposed a sentence of 26 years, [...]

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The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons have signed an Antitrust Cooperation Framework with competition agencies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.? The main aim of the Multilateral Mutual Assistance and Cooperation Framework for Competition Authorities [...]

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The Supreme Court of Chile on Monday rejected a request from the US for the extradition of Carlos Cardoen Cornejo. The Chilean businessman is being accused of illegally exporting Zirconium metal between August 1982 and October 1989. This metal was allegedly used for manufacturing cluster bombs, which were used by the Iraqi airforce against Iran. [...]

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The Foreign Ministry of China announced on Thursday that it would suspend the agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters between the government of the United States and the government of Hong Kong. The announcement came in response to the “erogenous” move of the US government to suspend three bilateral agreements with the Hong [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Monday that the draft legislation introduced by parliamentarians in Somalia must not be enacted as it violates international human rights norms, including legitimizing child marriage. “This new draft legislation would represent a serious step backward for the rights of victims of sexual violence in Somalia, in [...]

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Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong filed a lawsuit Friday challenging his disqualification from the region’s legislative council general election. On July 30th, Hong Kong authorities barred Wong and 11 other pro-democracy activists from the elections, which were due to be held in September. Endorsing the decision of its returning officer,? the Hong Kong government [...]

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Former Colombian President √°lvaro Uribe has been placed under house arrest by order of the Supreme Court of Colombia while he is being tried for procedural fraud and witness tampering. Uribe served as President of Colombia from 2002-2010 before being elected senator. During that time, Uribe allegedly supported the formation of paramilitary death squads. In [...]

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The European Commission has launched an investigation into the proposed acquisition of wearable fitness accessory company Fitbit by search engine giant Google. Google announced in November 2019 that it would seek to acquire Fitbit. The company noted at the time that for the deal to be successful, the privacy and security of Fitbit users would [...]

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