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Poland’s president to veto controversial laws amid protests

Poland’s president appears to have bowed to the pressure of nationwide protests by announcing he will veto controversial judicial reforms that would wipe out the supreme court’s independence and allow the justice ministry to appoint judges. Andrzej Duda’s surprise announcement was interpreted as a rare

SFO says it is investigating Rio Tinto over Guinea operations

The Serious Fraud Office has opened an investigation into how the mining company Rio Tinto conducted business in the Republic of Guinea. “The Serious Fraud Office has opened an investigation into suspected corruption in the conduct of business in the Republic of Guinea by the Rio Tinto group, its

Poland president vetoes judicial reforms

Polish President Andrzej Duda  announced on Monday that he is vetoing two proposed laws that threaten to limit the judiciary’s independence. One of the bills, passed by the Polish Parliament last week with two others aimed at judicial reform, would allow members of parliament to appoint Supreme Court judges,

Venezuela president moves forward with plan for constitutional rewrite

 Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro  announced on Sunday that a controversial election for a new national assembly will go forth as planned next weekend. The new Constituent Assembly will have the power  to rewrite the nation’s constitution which was adopted in 1999. Opponents to the move, including the European

Custodial violence won’t be tolerated, says Delhi HC

Custodial violence will not be tolerated, the Delhi High Court today said while directing Tihar Jail authorities to ensure that accused in the Election Commission bribery case Sukesh Chandrashekar is not tortured in custody. Justice Ashutosh Kumar also issued notice to the AAP government and

CBI seeks arrest warrant against Bimal Gurung

The CBI today sought an arrest warrant against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) president Bimal Gurung, his wife Asha and 20 others from a city court in connection with the Madan Tamang murder case. The CBI counsel prayed to the chief judge of the City Sessions