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France passes laws to fight terrorism, but critics call them excessive

PARIS – French lawmakers have passed two bills that the government says will strengthen its ability to fight terrorism and Islamist extremism following a series of attacks that have heightened the sense of insecurity before the presidential election next year. Debate over the bills, passed Thursday and Friday, had been pushed out of the headlines […]

Legislature

Stuck in court, preserves hope legislature will help | news / arlington

[Sun Gazette Newspapers provides content to, but otherwise is unaffiliated with, InsideNoVa or Rappahannock Media LLC.] After failing in a Hail Mary legal challenge to force preservation of land surrounding Rouse’s razed estate on Wilson Boulevard, some activists are now considering taking their cases to the legislature. On July 16, a Circuit Court judge bluntly dismissed […]

Legislature

Hong Kong legislature begins discussions on anti-doxxing privacy bill – jurist – news

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Legislative Council on Wednesday began discussions on the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Bill, which focuses on combating doxxing behavior. The controversial bill has drawn criticism from tech giants and activists for its implications for data privacy and free speech. The Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Bill of 2021 aims to […]

Puerto rico government

The Senate Judiciary Committee advances the candidate of the 1st circuit Gustavo Gelpi

The United States Capitol in Washington, DC REUTERS / Joshua Roberts Senate panel voted 12-10 to move Senate nomination Gelpi’s criticism of Supreme Court ‘island affairs’ drew opposition from Republicans (Reuters) – The appointment of US District Judge Gustavo Gelpi to sit on the 1st US Court of Appeals was presented to the entire US […]

Legislative assembly

Oscar Fernandes still critical, operation postponed

Top Congressman and former Union Minister Oscar Fernandes (80) continues to be on a ventilator after being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Yenepoya Specialist Hospital on Monday. Surgery originally scheduled for Thursday morning was postponed on expert advice, sources said DH. Later that evening, KPCC Chairman DK Shivakumar and Assembly Opposition Leader […]

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The Jakarta Post: New deal, old approach to West Papua

EDITORIAL: By the Jakarta Post Editorial Board The unanimous decision of the Indonesian House of Representatives last week to approve the revised Papuan Special Autonomy Law shows, once again, the propensity of Jakarta’s elite to dictate the territory’s future, despite calls persistent in honoring local demands. This “new deal” is unlikely to end violence in […]