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Legal news from Friday, December 30, 2016
by Lawrenz Fares

The Chinese government on Friday announced that it will prosecute Ma Jian, a former vice minister of China's Ministry of State Security, after he was accused of bribery and abusing his powers. Jian was put under investigation in 2015 following the conviction of Zhou Yongkang, the former head of China's domestic security services, for bribery, …

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by Lawrenz Fares

A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday condemned remarks made by US Secretary of State John Kerry on the current Israeli government. In a speech given on Thursday, Kerry criticized the building of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, stating that such actions jeopardize prospects of …

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by Ruben Sindahl

The Grand National Assembly of Turkey announced Friday that its Commission on the Constitution approved a draft amendment to the Turkish Constitution which would give the president greater power. If the National Assembly approves the bill, which it is set to discuss in January, a referendum would have to approve the amendment as well, before it becomes law. …

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by Ruben Sindahl

The White House on Thursday announced that sanctions would be enacted against Russia as a response to Russia's involvement in hacking during the recent election and for the treatment of US diplomats in Russia. The White House alleged that Russia intentionally tried to interfere with the US election in favor of one of the candidates, by …

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