JUN
18

Christopher Chope, UK Tory MP who blocked ´upskirting´ law, says he´s actually in favour of a ban

His move had triggered a barrage of criticism from his fellow Tory MPs and others on social media.

JUN
18

Harvard sued for alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants

Group claims admissions process weighed against Asian Americans while university filed brief denying discrimination.

JUN
18

North, South Korea agree to joint teams for Asian Games

Both sides also agreed at a round of talks on their heavily fortified border to hold a basketball match in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on July 4.

JUN
18

Audi chief Rupert Stadler arrested in diesel emissions probe

Rupert Stadler has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal.

JUN
18

Fears mount over WhatsApp´s role in spreading fake news

App blamed for circulating false information in India, Brazil, Kenya and now the UK.

JUN
18

Google to invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

The two companies described the investment as one piece of a broader partnership that will include the promotion of JD.com products on Google’s shopping service.

JUN
15

McDonald´s to ditch plastic straws

This decision follows a successful trial in selected restaurants earlier this year. The move to paper straws will be completed next year.

JUN
15

Canadian clarinet player sues ex for deleting his scholarship offer

In 2014, Eric Abramovitz´s then-girlfriend sent emails in his name to turn down a valuable scholarship.

JUN
15

Upskirting to become a criminal offence punishable by two years in jail

In the most serious cases, those convicted could be put on sex offender register in England and Wales.

JUN
15

Police face legal action over use of facial recognition cameras

Campaigners say technology risks turning UK citizens into ‘walking ID cards’.

JUN
15

Supreme Court says Minnesota ban on political apparel in polling places too broad

The 7-to-2 decision, written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., was careful not to cast constitutional doubt on restrictions every state imposes to protect the solemnity of the voting booth.

JUN
15

Kentucky sues Walgreens, cites ´alarming´ rate of dispensing opioids

The lawsuit by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear was his sixth to date seeking to hold corporations like drug manufacturers and distributors responsible for their roles in the drug abuse crisis.

JUN
14

Apple to close iPhone security loophole used by police

Apple says it is to change the default settings of its iPhone to stop hackers and others unlocking devices without proper legal authorisation.

JUN
14

Legal system of child protection is in crisis, says senior judge

Sir Andrew McFarlane speaks out as review says austerity makes it hard for services to cope in England and Wales

JUN
14

Comcast offers $65 billion to lure Fox from Disney bid

Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts said he was highly confident regulators would allow Comcast to acquire most of Fox’s media assets after AT&T Inc’s court victory on Tuesday.

JUN
14

Massachusetts files lawsuit against opioid manufacturer, executives

The complaint alleges that Purdue executives were well aware of the dangers that opioid prescriptions carry.

JUN
14

Vietnam legislators approve cybersecurity law

The law will require global tech companies to store important personal data on Vietnamese users locally, as well as requiring them to maintain offices in Vietnam.

JUN
14

Facebook releases new privacy safeguards after ceding to pressure from advertisers

Starting July 2, Facebook for the first time will require advertisers to tell its users if a so-called data broker supplied information that led to them being served with an ad.

JUN
14

ICC orders release of Congolese ex-vice president

The appeals court also found that the lower court did not take into account the limitations Bemba faced when monitoring troops that were stationed in another country.

JUN
14

Volkswagen fined one billlion euros by German prosecutors over emissions cheating

The German fine follows a U.S. plea agreement from January 2017 when VW agreed to pay $4.3 billion to resolve criminal and civil penalties for installing illegal software in diesel engines.

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