Johnson & Johnson fined $572 million for fuelling opioid crisis
27 August 2019 | 11:14 am
Oklahoma's Attorney General accused Johnson & Johnson of a "multi-billion-dollar brainwashing campaign" to get doctors to overprescribe opioids, downplaying the addiction risks. J&J shares surged after the ruling.
9 Dec 2018
President Donald Trump announced the nomination of William Barr as the next U.S. Attorney General and Heather Nauert to replace Nikki Haley as United Nations ambassador.
16 Jan 2019
William Barr, US President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, has said he "won't be bullied" by the president. Barr said it was "vitally important" that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation go ahead.
2 May 2019
US Attorney General William Barr has said he will skip a hearing on the Mueller report, hours after a tense round of questioning in the Senate. Democrats have accused the Trump administration of "stonewalling" Congress.
8 May 2019
The Federal High Court in Lagos has ruled against the preliminary objection filed by Nigeria's Attorney General in response to the three billion Naira suit filed against him by telecoms operator MTN Nigeria. The court ruled that MTN Nigeria met the deadline to respond to the tax demand levelled by the Attorney General of the Federation.
29 Sep 2019
P&ID Controversy: Nigerian Senate summons Attorney General
24 Jan 2020
Malabu oil deal: EFCC arraigns former Attorney-General, Adoke
11 Feb 2020
The immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), has been freed from custody. The ex-AGF has been in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after he was arrested upon his return from a self-exile, on December 19, 2019. He regained his freedom on Monday shortly after he was granted bail in the fresh money laundering charges instituted against him by the EFCC.
14 Aug 2020
The Federal Government has opened the case against former Attorney General, Mohammed Adoke.
4 Sep 2020
Barr said there is a "false narrative" regarding attacks on Black people by white police officers. He also said the US Justice Department believes anti-fascist movement Antifa is at the heart of violence during protests.
4 Sep 2020
Barr said there is a "false narrative" regarding attacks on Black people by white police officers. He also said the US Justice Department believes anti-fascist movement antifa is at the heart of violence during protests.
10 Nov 2020
#EndSARS Protests: Lagos attorney general directs release of 253 persons arrested by police
15 Nov 2020
The Trump administration's justice chief William Barr has approved an investigation into claims of voter fraud. Donald Trump has so far refused to concede defeat in the US election.
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Diplomats from Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo have met to explore restarting regular three-way summits to foster regional cooperation. The initiative has been on hold for the past few years.
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Iran has long seen many of its brightest emigrate in search of a new life. Now the oppression of women and the feminist movement is helping drive an exodus of female graduates.
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Since 2019, when two French citizens were kidnapped from Benin's Pendjari National Park and their local guide murdered, the West African country has been dealing with regular incursions by armed groups, including terrorists. According to official figures, 40 civilians and 20 soldiers have been killed over the past three years. Our regional correspondents followed the Beninese army in the northern border areas, where it has beefed up its presence.
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The president has ordered officials to "take a firm stance." Germany's human rights commissioner has raised concern over the rights situation in the region that forces many to flee.
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In 2021, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko began letting migrants cross his country's border into Poland to retaliate against EU sanctions. Poland strengthened its border controls, but the number of illegal migrant crossings into Germany has been surging in recent months. The Brandenburg region in eastern Germany now finds itself at the crossroads between the Belarus and Balkans migrant routes.
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The Cook Islands and Niue have been recognized by the United States as "sovereign and independent states." The move appeared to be aimed at curbing further Chinese inroads into the Pacific region.