Month: July 2018

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled on Friday the right to seek asylum in embassies and other diplomatic compounds. The ruling includes a mandatory safe process, and the obligation of states to provide safe passage to those granted asylum. Source: Inter-American Court Ruling Benefits Julian Assange | News | teleSUR English

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Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno confirmed Friday that his government is working with British officials toward brokering Mr. Assange’s exit from the embassy, potentially putting the Australian-born activist on the path to face criminal charges abroad related to his role running WikiLeaks. Source: Julian Assange lawyers brace for Ecuador evicting WikiLeaks publisher from embassy at any moment […]

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The US conference committee of the House and Senate agreed on the final version of an annual defense policy bill under which India, Indonesia and Vietnam will now be exempt and can continue buying Russian military equipment. Source: View: Waiver for India under CAATSA set to boost ties with US – The Economic Times

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   The majority of counterfeit goods come from China: the development of the Silk Road and the corresponding increasing use of rail and maritime transport between China and the EU support also new threats in the IPR crime landscape. Source: Europol – EUIPO 2017 Situation Report on Counterfeiting and Piracy in the EU | Europol

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The Trump administration is demanding all countries end imports of Iranian oil by 4 November as part of its new policy of hostility towards Tehran after Washington’s unilateral exit from the 2015 nuclear agreement. Source: Iran threatens to block Strait of Hormuz over US oil sanctions | World news | The Guardian

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Trade frictions between the US and China are getting worse again with a fresh round of tariffs. Yet it’s not just about trade, but something more fundamental, says economist Thomas Straubhaar. Source: Opinion: Beyond the trade war, US and China fight for economic supremacy | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | […]

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