The United States has just completed a historically divisive election. As I write, the winner of the presidential election is not yet definitively known, though it seems highly likely that Democratic candidate Joe Biden will ultimately prevail when all the votes are counted. Whatever the outcome, many millions of people will be deeply distressed at [...]

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The Indian economic model for defence expenditure relies heavily on Foreign Direct Investment or ‘FDI’ and for a country that spends 1.6% of its GDP on its defence, India meets more than 90% of essential requirements via imports whereas 30% of the total budget is spent on capital acquisitions. In light of the recent Indo-China [...]

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A report by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) alleged Thursday human rights violations during and after the August 9 Belarus presidential election of Aleksander Lukashenko. The allegations of human rights abuses “were found to be massive and systematic and proven beyond doubt.”?The report alleges well-documented cases of ill-treatment and torture by [...]

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The Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Special Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday indicted President Hashim Thaci for war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 1990s armed conflict against the Former Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) for Kosovo’s independence. Thaci was indicted on crimes of persecution, imprisonment, illegal or arbitrary arrest and detention, other inhumane acts, [...]

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The election is over. The process has begun to transition to the next administration. What must be preserved is the Constitution of the United States. The cornerstone to the success of the Republic is the rule of law. Without it we are no different than any tinpot government in some dark corner of the world. [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil antitrust lawsuit Thursday to block credit card giant Visa’s acquisition of Plaid. According to the DOJ, Visa is a “monopolist in online debit services, charging consumers and merchants billions of dollars in fees each year to process online payments.” Plaid is a “successful fintech firm” that [...]

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A judge?rejected the defense’s request to move the trial of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd to another venue Thursday. Defense attorneys for Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, the four police officers charged in Floyd’s death, had requested a change in venue last [...]

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Election-related lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign in Georgia and Michigan were dismissed?Thursday, while a third in Pennsylvania was successful. The lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan alleged that election officials had allowed ballot fraud, but provided no evidence to support the accusations. In Georgia, the campaign attempted to have 53 ballots from Chatham County dismissed [...]

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Italy’s lower house of parliament passed a bill Wednesday that extends anti-discrimination protection to women, disabled people and members of the LGBTQ+ community, making violence against these groups a hate crime. Existing hate crime legislation only protects people from racial, religious and ethnic discrimination. Under this law, people convicted of hate crimes against these newly [...]

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