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Legal news from Monday, October 30, 2017
by Akira Tomlinson

Argentina's top prosecutor Alejandra Gils Carbo resigned on Monday amid accusations that she hindered investigations into the corruption scandal surrounding officials from former-president Cristina Fernandez's administration. Current President Mauricio Macri accused Carbo of misusing her power by failing to bring corruption charges against officials from Fernandez's administration. Macri began campaigning for reforms that would permit …

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by Erin McCarthy Holliday

French President Emmanuel Macron formally signed a law Monday to replace a two-year-old state of emergency established in the wake of violent Paris attacks that killed 130 people in November 2015. The new law gives police and other law enforcement officials authority to conduct searches, and more. It will take effect Tuesday, just …

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by Kenneth Hall

Saudi Princess Reema Bandar bint Al-Saud, vice president for women's affairs of the General Sports Authority, tweeted Sunday that the country will begin to allow women to attend sporting events in 2018. Sport stadiums in Saudi Arabia to open their doors to welcome women in 2018 #history @gsaksa https://t.co/zGtHnf8ztW— Reema Bandar Al-Saud (@rbalsaud) October …

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by Jonathon Churchin

Oman's Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Yousuf Bin Alawi, on Monday signed Ministerial Decision No. 330/2017 into law, establishing the Omani Committee for International Humanitarian Law. The committee was established to spearhead Oman's initiatives in humanitarian and international law. The committee, which has an initial term of three …

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by Jonathon Churchin

UPDATE 2:32PM ET: Manafort and Gates have pleaded not guilty. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday revealed charges against two former Trump campaign officials, and a plea agreement with a third, marking the first criminal charges to come from a probe into possible Russian influence in US political affairs. The three individuals charged were Paul …

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