JAN
18

Obama commutes sentence of Wikileaks source

Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning´s sentence for leaking documents to Wikileaks in 2010.

JAN
17

The Kansas Senate has a legal problem: not a single lawyer

For the first time since 1861, the 40-member legislative body has zero attorneys, despite an obscure statute that requires one; ‘It’s not the end of the world.’

JAN
17

May ready to announce Britain will leave EU single market

rime Minister Theresa May will say Tuesday as she sets out her plan for Brexit

JAN
17

Rolls-Royce to pay $810 m over bribery claims

Voluntary payments will mean UK manufacturing giant avoids being prosecuted by anti-corruption investigators

JAN
17

BAT agrees terms to buy Reynolds for $49.4 billion

BAT Chief Executive Nicandro Durante said bringing the two companies together would drive "sustained profit growth and returns for shareholders"

JAN
16

Facebook to roll out fake news tools in Germany

Facebook is introducing new tools in Germany to help combat the spread of fabricated news stories

JAN
16

S Korea corruption: Prosecutors to seek arrest warrant

South Korea´s special prosecutor is seeking an arrest warrant for Samsung heir apparent Lee Jae-yong, accused of bribery, embezzlement and perjury

JAN
13

Russia moves to decriminalize domestic violence

The country has already decriminalized assault and battery that does not lead to actual bodily harm

JAN
13

Takata to pay $1 billion to settle U.S. air bag probe

The settlement includes a $25 million criminal fine, $125 million in victim compensation and $850 million to compensate automakers who have suffered losses from massive recalls

JAN
13

US visa-free residency for Cubans ends

President Barack Obama has ended the longstanding policy that grants residency to Cubans who arrive in the US without visas

JAN
13

Massachusetts court orders Exxon Mobil to turn over climate change documents

Climate change and its connection to fossil fuel companies has been prevalent in legal news in recent months

JAN
13

Fiat accused over emissions software

Fiat Chrysler has been accused of not telling authorities about software that regulates emissions in thousands of its diesel vehicles

JAN
12

U.S. Senate approves measure launching Obamacare repeal process

The resolution now goes to the House of Representatives, which is expected to vote on it this week

JAN
12

US spy agencies in crisis over Trump claims

Intel chief expresses ‘profound dismay’ as non-partisan professionalism questioned

JAN
11

MPs hear call for five-year transitional Brexit deal

The head of the London Stock Exchange has told MPs that the UK government should negotiate a five-year transitional Brexit deal

JAN
11

Volkswagen confirms $4.3bn payment over diesel emissions

The group is also planning to plead guilty to criminal misconduct as part of a deal with the US Justice Department

JAN
11

Banco Santander to issue up to 57 billion euros in debt over two years

The bank issued 20.5 billion euros of debt in 2016, according to provisional figures

JAN
11

Swiss Muslim girls must learn to swim with boys

Switzerland has won a case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) obliging Muslim parents to send their children to mixed swimming lessons

JAN
11

Big banks lose bid to halt crisis-era lawsuits

The Supreme Court rejected a petition from Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank on Monday.

JAN
11

European Commission proposes stricter rules for electronic communication

It is expected that the proposals will also increase enforcement measures and will bolster international communication by promoting "better law enforcement cooperation, while ensuring a high level of data protection."

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