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Venezuela’s Supreme Court removes opposition party leaders

The Supreme Court of Venezuela, which is loyal to Nicolás Maduro, the current President, has ousted the leaders of two of the country’s main opposition parties. The decision comes ahead of this year’s anticipated parliamentary elections. The vote has not yet been scheduled, but this ruling is already fuelling suspicions of election fraud by Mr…

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Netanyahu charged with fraud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit. The charges come after a turbulent period in Israeli politics, as Netanyahu tries to hold on to his political career. Mandelblit announced the corruption charges, “with a heavy heart” on Thursday 21 and…

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Supreme Court ruling: democracy has won

Everyone will recall by now that the decision taken by the Supreme Court ruling the prorogation of Parliament by the Prime Minister was, in fact, unlawful. Boris Johnson’s response simply that he had done no different to his predecessors was hardly surprising, however it doesn’t justify his actions. All this proves is that there was…

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Supreme court ruling on historic Parliament suspension

The Supreme Court has ruled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was unlawful. Following this decision the government stated they will “abide by the court’s ruling.” Boris Johnson had attempted to go ahead with a no-deal through proroguing Parliament. It has been suggested the reasoning behind Boris Johnson’s proroguing of Parliament was an…

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India’s Supreme Court decriminalises gay sex

“History owes the LGBT community an apology for their sufferings,” said Judge Indhu Maholta, after India overturned a ruling that criminalised gay sex.   Section 377 was a part of the Indian Penal Code, which had been introduced by the British in 1861. It legally banned sexual activity between two men. Section 377 still remains…

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