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Legal news from Saturday, June 27, 2015
by Ashley Hogan

European Union leaders announced Friday that a final quota compromise had been reached regarding the large number of illegal immigrants arriving in Italy and Greece after crossing the Mediterranean sea. It is estimated that over 120,000 migrants have made the dangerous sea crossing in the past year, most fleeing from Syria and other war-torn nations. …

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by Taylor Gillan

Thailand's military government on Friday blocked the launch of a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on the Vietnamese government's persecution of an ethnic minority, citing concerns for international security and the country's relationship with Vietnam. The launch was scheduled to take place at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT), and is the third …

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by Taylor Gillan

Thousands of protesters marched in Honduras on Friday calling for the resignation of President Juan Hernandez and demanding an independent investigation into his role in an ongoing corruption scandal. Hernandez is accused of knowingly using money from a $200 million embezzlement scandal at the Honduran Institute (IHSS) of Social Security to help pay …

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