Social Distancing in Place During Russia’s 75th WW2 Victory Parade

Social distancing and other measures are in place during Russia’s WWII Victory Parade, which had been postponed due to coronavirus. President Vladimir Putin put Russia’s military strength on display Wednesday in a parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the World War II defeat of Nazi Germany, braving the coronavirus pandemic ahead of a referendum that may allow him … Read more Social Distancing in Place During Russia’s 75th WW2 Victory Parade

Malawi votes in presidential re-run

Malawian voters have defied the coronavirus pandemic to return to the polls for the second time in just over a year after President Peter Mutharika’s re-election was annulled by the Constitutional Court. Also, prosecutors at the ICC are appealing against the decision to acquit former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo of crimes against humanity. Victims of the … Read more Malawi votes in presidential re-run

South Africans voice their concern about police brutality

In tonight’s edition: Malawi braces for a landmark election re-run. Voters will return to the polls this week to chose a president after last year’s outcome which was overturned by the Constitutional court. South Africans grow increasingly frustrated with heavy handed policing in the wake of the international focus on police brutality that has followed the … Read more South Africans voice their concern about police brutality

Malawi set for landmark presidential rerun

Malawi goes to the polls on Tuesday in a landmark presidential rerun, after last year’s elections were marred by allegations of rigging. The results were overturned by the constitutional court which ordered a fresh vote. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa has this update. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Malawi set for landmark presidential rerun

Burundi court rules president-elect to take power immediately

Burundi’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the president-elect must be sworn in as soon as possible, following the sudden death of his predecessor. Evariste Ndaishimiye was due to take over from Pierre Nkurunziza in August. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us … Read more Burundi court rules president-elect to take power immediately

CELS Webinar: The German Constitutional Court’s decision on PSPP: Constitutional earthquake?

In its judgment pronounced on 5 May, the Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court granted several constitutional complaints directed against the Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP) of the European Central Bank (ECB). The Court found that the Federal Government and the German Bundestag violated the complainants’ rights under Art. 38(1) first sentence in conjunction … Read more CELS Webinar: The German Constitutional Court’s decision on PSPP: Constitutional earthquake?

German Judge Says ECB Must Be Accountable

May.13 — The ECB isn’t “master of the universe” and shouldn’t pretend otherwise. So said Peter Huber, the German court judge who drafted the constitutional court opinion questioning the bank’s QE program. He says he merely wants to see accountability and an explanation for those hurt by it. Bloomberg’s Maria Tadeo reports on “Bloomberg Markets: … Read more German Judge Says ECB Must Be Accountable

ECB Needs Face-Saving Solution in Germany Case, Lawmaker Says

May.11 — European Union lawmaker Sven Giegold discusses threats by the European Commission to sue Germany over a ruling by the country’s constitutional court challenging the European Central Bank’s monetary authority, raising the prospect of an institutional showdown on the continent amid the deepest recession in a century. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

European Commission Threatens to Sue Germany

May.11 — Germany and the European Union are escalating a legal power struggle that could undermine the euro. On Sunday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU’s executive arm will consider possible next steps, including so-called infringement proceedings, after a critical ruling on European Central Bank policy by Germany’s constitutional court. Karin … Read more European Commission Threatens to Sue Germany

Mali elections: Constitutional Court confirms results

Mali’s Constitutional Court has confirmed the results of the legislative election, the second round of which was held in April. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s party has won the most seats in parliament but not an outright majority. The coronavirus pandemic and a threat from armed groups led to a record low turnout. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas … Read more Mali elections: Constitutional Court confirms results

Coronavirus delays Russian vote on Putin staying in power – BBC News

The UK’s state funded broadcaster, BBC News told how coronavirus has delayed a Russian vote on President Putin remaining in power. Russian President Vladimir Putin has postponed a vote on constitutional change that would allow him to stay in power, because of coronavirus concerns. He said the public vote – previously due to be held … Read more Coronavirus delays Russian vote on Putin staying in power – BBC News

Japan’s Young Climate Activists Are Taking a Cue From Greta Thunberg

Young climate activists in Asia are changing tactics, filing lawsuits and developing coordinated online protests, a shift that is accelerating as leaders urge people to avoid public gatherings because of the spread of the coronavirus. In Japan, students earlier this month protested in the streets outside a bank that funds coal projects. Now, Isao Sakai, … Read more Japan’s Young Climate Activists Are Taking a Cue From Greta Thunberg

Malawi anti-government activists freed on bail

A court in Malawi has granted bail to three leading activists accused of organising protests against President Peter Mutharika, who is trying to put a stop to fresh elections. Malawi’s constitutional court ordered a rerun of the disputed polls which saw Mutharika re-elected. Anti-government protesters want the president to sign off on to the court’s … Read more Malawi anti-government activists freed on bail

Malawi protests: 3 rights activists arrested in gov’t clampdown

Three human rights activists in Malawi have been arrested for organising anti-government protests, some of which turned violent. The demonstrators have been calling for new elections after the constitutional court nullified the results of last year’s disputed poll. Al Jazeera’s Barbara Angopa reports – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Malawi protests: 3 rights activists arrested in gov’t clampdown

Colombia on the Situation in the Country – Media Stakeout ( 9 March 2020)

Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia on the Situation in the Country. After meeting with Secretary-General António Guterres, the President of Colombia, Iván Duque, today (9 Mar) told reporters that Colombia and the United Nations have finalized negotiations on a framework working agreement for … Read more Colombia on the Situation in the Country – Media Stakeout ( 9 March 2020)