MAY
17

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban facial recognition: US

The ban hopes to deter potential abuse against minorities and innocent civilians.

MAY
17

Diet OKs revisions to transportation law to ensure safety of self-driving vehicles

The original law did not have provisions that assumed vehicles would ever be self-driving.

MAY
17

Italy´s watchdog investigates Google for alleged antitrust abuse

Enel’s app allows drivers of electric cars to find charging points for their vehicles and book them.

MAY
17

In a first for Asia, Taiwan´s parliament approves same-sex marriage

That makes Taiwan the first place in Asia with a comprehensive law both allowing and laying out the terms of same-sex marriage.

MAY
16

Trump to propose plan to make U.S. immigration more merit-based

The plan will give Republicans an outline they can say they favor as Trump and lawmakers look toward the November 2020

MAY
16

Citigroup Hit Hardest as EU Fines Banks $1.2 Billion Over FX

EU says traders colluded in online chats on trading strategies

MAY
16

What the Swiss Vote on Taxes Means for Multinationals

On its own, the move would spark an exodus because multinationals would have to pay the same tax rate as local companies

MAY
16

Third of Female Lawyers Have Been Sexually Harassed, Report Finds:US

Survey of 6,980 attorneys in 135 countries finds it’s ‘common’

MAY
16

Japan Supreme Court chief says lay judge system well received but tweaks needed to spur interest

Surveys conducted annually over the 10-year period on citizen judges showed that over 95 percent

MAY
15

Trump expected to delay auto tariffs decision by up to six months: US

General Motors Co, Volkswagen AG, Toyota Motor Corp and others have warned of the damaging impacts of imposing tariffs

MAY
15

MPs vow to vote down May´s withdrawal agreement next month: UK

Brexiter Tories and DUP united in opposition to bill with SNP, Lib Dem and Labour remainers

MAY
15

Singapore-Malaysia maritime boundary delimitation committee holds first meeting

Malaysia had on Oct 25 gazetted an extension of its Johor Bahru port limits

MAY
15

Uber drivers are contractors, not employees, U.S. labor agency says

The general counsel said in the memo that Uber drivers set their hours

MAY
15

Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases: US

The law, which passed 25-6, would take effect six months after being signed by the governor

MAY
15

Supreme Court holds state sovereign immunity recognized by Constitution, overturning precedente: US

the Hall court misinterpreted the framers’ intention that states should retain their immunity from lawsuit at the founding of the Constitution

MAY
15

The Netherlands Unveils Strategy to Tackle China’s ‘Unfair Trading Practices’

Dutch preference is to ‘act in concert’ with EU on China

MAY
14

Monsanto must pay couple $2bn in largest verdict yet over cancer claims

California jury holds makers of Roundup weedkiller responsible for couple contracting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

MAY
14

Supreme Court rules on False Claims Act statute of limitations: US

The False Claims Act permits private individuals to sue on behalf of the government in cases of fraud committed against the US government

MAY
14

Apple Loses at U.S. Supreme Court on iPhone App Antitrust Suit

Consumers say Apple uses dominance to overcharge app buyers

MAY
14

Japan petitions WTO over India tariffs

Japan plans to urge India to eliminate the tariffs in bilateral talks under the WTO’s dispute settlement procedures.

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