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Legal news from Sunday, April 3, 2016
by Dominic Yobbi

The city of Flint, Michigan has filed an intent to sue letter with the state, claiming that the city lacks funds to defend itself against lawsuit filed during the water crisis. The city's new chief legal officer, Stacy Erwin Oakes, stated that the city filed the notice over damages to the municipal water system and associated …

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by Dominic Yobbi

Azerbaijan on Sunday announced a "unilateral ceasefire" to the fighting with Armenian forces over the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh. The announcement comes a day after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate end to the fighting between the two countries, as there have been reports of increased fighting and large-scale ceasefire violations …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Polish citizens protested on Sunday a possible total abortion ban following the suggestion of the ruling legislative party's president. The ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party wants to bring the country's abortion policies in line with the Catholic Church's views on the practice, and party president Jaroslaw Kaczynski recently backed the church's position. The majority of …

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by Jacqueline Jones

The Netherlands will vote in a non-binding advisory referendum on Wednesday regarding Dutch ratification of the EU-Ukraine trade agreement. The EU-Ukraine deal will remove trade barriers between the European Union (EU) and the Ukraine. Many Dutch citizens view the EU unfavorably due to its expansion and allegedly "undemocratic decision-making processes." Dutch Prime Minister Mark …

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