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Legal news from Sunday, May 1, 2016
by Alexis Wheeler

UN Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheik Ahmed announced Saturday that peace negotiations between Yemeni parties in Kuwait were off to an "encouraging start that will set the ground for a negotiated solution." Both the Government of Yemen and the delegation of Ansarullah and the General People's Congress have presented plans for restoration of peace, including …

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by Alexis Wheeler

One day after storming parliament, Iraqi protesters are camping out Sunday within the confines of Baghdad's International Zone, also referred to as the "Green Zone." The Green Zone is a secured area that includes embassies and government buildings. The Green Zone was initially breached on Sunday by protesters. Many of the activists are followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada …

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by Jacqueline Jones

A member of the US Navy, on Friday admitted to accepting cash and other bribes in exchange for providing classified navy information to the defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd (GDMA), based in Singapore. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, age 49, was sentenced to 78 months in prison for accepting cash, gifts, travel expenses, entertainment and the …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Supporters of Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff on Sunday plan to rally in support of the President, who is facing a Senate impeachment trial. The supporters plan to decry the President's potential impeachment. The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies voted for impeachment by the required two-thirds majority, splitting 367 to 137. The matter now moves to the upper house, …

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