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EU court: Poland's judicial rules could violate EU law

The European Union's top court has ruled that Poland's new regulations for appointing judges to the Supreme Court could violate EU law, an opinion that was immediately contested by the justice minister and other judicial officials in Warsaw

Iran: Militants attack Revolutionary Guard unit in southeast

Iranian state TV says an armed separatist group in Iran’s restive southeastern province assaulted a vehicle carrying members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard paramilitary force

Sarkozy rules out French presidential run after conviction

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he won’t run for president next year, a day after a court found him guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to a year in prison

Doctors Without Borders staffer killed in north Syria camp

The international aid organization Doctors Without Borders says a staff member was killed and three were injured in separate incidents last month in a camp for displaced people in northeast Syria

Armenian leader scores political point in spat with military

Armenia’s prime minister has scored a point in his spat with the top military brass, advancing his motion to fire the country’s top military officer

Israel sentences Palestinian lawmaker to two years in prison

An Israeli military court has sentenced a prominent Palestinian lawmaker to two years in prison in a plea bargain that convicted her of belonging to an outlawed group

Jihadis attack town, humanitarian posts in northeast Nigeria

Nigerian security officials say jihadis linked to the Islamic State group have attacked the northeastern town of Dikwa and humanitarian posts there

Energy-related emissions up in December despite pandemic

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose slightly in December compared with the same month of 2019, indicating the sharp drop seen due to the pandemic was short-lived

Former Soviet leader Gorbachev turns 90

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has turned 90, receiving greetings from the Kremlin and global leaders while Russians remain divided over his legacy

Myanmar authorities charge Associated Press journalist

Authorities in Myanmar have charged Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw and five other members of the media with violating a public order law that could see them imprisoned for up to three years

Indonesian security forces kill 2 suspected militants

Indonesian security forces have killed two suspected militants in a shootout that also resulted in the death of one soldier

Sri Lankan Catholic Church demands justice for bomb victims

Sri Lankan Roman Catholic Church officials have declared a “Black Sunday” this weekend to demand justice for the victims of 2019 Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed more than 260 people
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