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USA POLITICS: Top Senate Democrat Vows to Block Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

USA POLITICS: Top Senate Democrat Vows to Block Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

“After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor, a day after Gorsuch finished marathon Judiciary Committee testimony.

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HONDURAS POLITICS: Court Convicts Mexican, Hondurans For Plotting to Assassinate Juan Orlando Hernandez

HONDURAS POLITICS: Court Convicts Mexican, Hondurans For Plotting to Assassinate Juan Orlando Hernandez

Jesus Estrada, Victor Flores and Jose Contreras, were convicted of planning to kill the Honduran leader in a September 2014 scheme, said supreme court.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Supreme Court Will On Thursday Hear PDP’s Case

NIGERIA POLITICS: Supreme Court Will On Thursday Hear PDP’s Case

Supreme Court will in Abuja, hear the case filed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Not Afraid Of ICC, Says ‘Brutal’ War On Drugs to Go On

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Not Afraid Of ICC, Says ‘Brutal’ War On Drugs to Go On

Duterte: “I will not be intimidated and I shall not be stopped just by what? International Criminal Court? Impeachment? If that is part of my destiny, it is my destiny to go.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Court to Government: Pay Social Grants On April 1

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Court to Government: Pay Social Grants On April 1

South Africa’s Constitutional Court ordered the government to pay social grants on April 1 via its current service provider, seeking to end a fiasco that had threatened the payment of benefits to 17 million people.

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POLAND POLITICS: Court Approves Bill to Crackdown On Unwanted Protests

POLAND POLITICS: Court Approves Bill to Crackdown On Unwanted Protests

Poland’s constitutional court gave its final approval to a bill that could be used to ban certain demonstrations and is part of a wider crackdown on opponents by the right-wing government.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: May 9 Set to Choose Park Geun-hye Successor

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: May 9 Set to Choose Park Geun-hye Successor

The Constitutional Court dismissed Park Geun-hye from office on Friday when it upheld a parliamentary impeachment vote in December.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Judgment Could Change TV Landscape

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Judgment Could Change TV Landscape

It will be up to the Court to determine whether the Minister’s amendment should stand and whether or not the STBs will be produced without encryption capacity.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 1 April ‘Fairly Confident’ Welfare Benefits Will Be Paid: Gordhan Assures

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 1 April ‘Fairly Confident’ Welfare Benefits Will Be Paid: Gordhan Assures

South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said, “I am fairly confident grants will be paid.”

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EUROPE POLITICS: European Court of Justice to Give Ruling on Islamic Headscarf Bans

EUROPE POLITICS: European Court of Justice to Give Ruling on Islamic Headscarf Bans

European Court of Justice (ECJ) will determine whether an employer can prohibit staff from wearing Islamic headscarf in the first case before EU top court.

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USA POLITICS: Texas Lawmakers Illegally Drew Three Voting Districts on Racial Lines: Court Rules

USA POLITICS: Texas Lawmakers Illegally Drew Three Voting Districts on Racial Lines: Court Rules

U.S. Court District Judges Xavier Rodriguez and Orlando Garcia in San Antonio found that the districts’ shapes diluted minority voters’ power.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Removes President Park Geun-hye From Office

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Removes President Park Geun-hye From Office

Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office, capping months of paralysis and turmoil over a corruption scandal that also landed the head of the Samsung conglomerate in jail.

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IRAN POLITICS: US Effort to Seize 1.6b Iran’s Assets in Luxembourg Illegal

IRAN POLITICS: US Effort to Seize 1.6b Iran’s Assets in Luxembourg Illegal

The Luxembourg court ordered the freezing of the CBI assets after a group of terror attack victims, who had won a default judgment against Iran in the US.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 35 Biafra Agitators Freed By Court

NIGERIA POLITICS: 35 Biafra Agitators Freed By Court

Magistrate’s Court in Port Harcourt discharged 35 Biafra agitators charged with conspiracy to commit treasonable felony, for want of diligent prosecution.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Court Finds Mubarak Innocent in Killing of Protesters

EGYPT POLITICS: Court Finds Mubarak Innocent in Killing of Protesters

Mubarak was originally sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for conspiring to murder 239 demonstrators during the 18-day revolt – an uprising that sowed chaos and created a security vacuum but also inspired hope for democracy and social justice.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Elor Azaria 18-Month Sentence Excessively Lenient: UN Says

ISRAEL POLITICS: Elor Azaria 18-Month Sentence Excessively Lenient: UN Says

Sergeant Elor Azaria is the only member of the Israeli security forces to have been brought to trial for such a killing, she added.

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HONG KONG POLITICS: 20 Months in Prison For Donald Tsang

HONG KONG POLITICS: 20 Months in Prison For Donald Tsang

Donald Tsang, 72, who held the leadership post of chief executive for seven years from 2005, is the most senior city official ever to be convicted in a criminal trial and the highest ranking one to be put behind bars.

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UK POLITICS: Court Backs Theresa May On Immigration Income Test

UK POLITICS: Court Backs Theresa May On Immigration Income Test

Supreme Court said the minimum income requirement had caused significant hardship to many, but ruled that in principle it was not inconsistent with the European Convention on Human Rights.

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SYRIA POLITICS: New U.N. Team to Bring Syria War Crimes to Court

SYRIA POLITICS: New U.N. Team to Bring Syria War Crimes to Court

“We expect to start very, very shortly with just a handful of people,” a U.N. human rights official told Reuters.

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KENYA POLITICS: Court Frees Doctors’ Leaders Jailed During Health Sector Strike

KENYA POLITICS: Court Frees Doctors’ Leaders Jailed During Health Sector Strike

Appellate Judge Wanjiru Karanja said the seven officials would be released immediately. She said the parties in the labor dispute had seven days to find a resolution.

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