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Russian Court Bars Opposition Party from Upcoming Elections

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian court has upheld a government decision preventing the liberal opposition People’s Freedom Party from registering to take part in parliamentary elections later this year. Monday’s ruling follows a June decision by the Justice Ministry to deny the opposition coalition the chance to register as a political party. The People’s Freedom Party was founded […]

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Egyptian Court Acquits Mubarak-Era Ministers

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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An Egyptian court has acquitted three former ministers from ex-President Hosni Mubarak’s administration of corruption charges. The court, on Tuesday, cleared the former ministers of information and finance of charges of squandering public funds. In a separate ruling by the same court, the former housing minister and the chairman of a development project were found […]

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Top Indian Court Sides with Tata Motors in Land Dispute

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has sided with automaker Tata and blocked a decision by the government of West Bengal state to return land that the company purchased for a new factory to farmers. The court Wednesday ordered the state government to await directions from its local high court in the state capital, Kolkata, before handing back […]

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Top US Court Blocks States From Suing Utilities Over Climate Change

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked six U.S. states from suing major power companies to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that the states blame for climate change. In an unanimous decision Monday, the court ruled that only the U.S. government’s Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. The eight justices […]

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Russian Court Acquits Top Human Rights Leader of Defaming Chechen Leader

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Moscow court has acquitted one of Russia’s top human rights activists of criminal charges of defaming the Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya. In a surprise decision, the court ruled Tuesday that Oleg Orlov was only expressing his opinion when he said Ramzan Kadyrov was responsible for the murder of a fellow activist. The court said […]

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