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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has, for the first time, ordered a war criminal to pay reparations to victims of his atrocities. Germain Katanga, an ex-militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was ordered to pay one million USD to villagers targeted in 2003.
Nearly 70,000 Rohingya people have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh in the last six months. The United Nations Human Rights Council is poised to investigate alleged human rights abuses by Myanmar’s army against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.
London authorities identified the attacker who killed four people outside the British Parliament on Wednesday as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old England native with an extensive criminal record. The Islamic State terrorists claimed responsibility for the assault.
Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s National Front (FN) party and a leading candidate for the upcoming election, urged the European Union to end sanctions on Russia, stating that they were “counterproductive.” Le Pen met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss the “fast-growing element” of European politics.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was freed from imprisonment on Friday, six years after he was ousted from his three-decade reign by Arab Spring protests. Mubarak received only a one year conviction on a minor corruption charge. On March 2, Egypt's top appeals court acquitted Mubarak of charges that he ordered the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising.
U.S. authorities have required airlines from eight Arab nations to forbid passengers from carrying any electronic or electrical device larger than a cellphone. The order was distributed in an email described as “confidential” from the U.S. transportation safety administration (TSA) on Monday.
House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday afternoon in a spectacular defeat for President Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidency.
The Trump administration issued a presidential permit approving the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The eight billion USD project has faced fierce protest from environmental activists; former President Barack Obama blocked the project in 2015.
A judge in Argentina has ruled that former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, should stand trial on charges of financial mismanagement. Fernandez is accused of fraudulently administering state funds in 2015, however, she claims that the case is politically motivated.