OCT
11

AT&T will launch a Netflix rival next year

AT&T will launch a streaming service to rival Netflix next year, the company said Wednesday.

OCT
11

Christian bakery owners win appeal in ´gay cake´ case

Christian bakers in Northern Ireland who refused to make a cake decorated with the words "Support Gay Marriage" on Wednesday won their appeal in the UK´s highest court.

OCT
11

Malaysia to abolish death penalty; Bill may be tabled soon: Reports

The Malaysian government has decided to abolish the death penalty and a proposed Bill is expected to be tabled at the next parliament sitting, local media reported on Wednesday (Oct 10).

OCT
11

Supreme Court temporarily halts Ross questioning in census suit

The U.S. Supreme Court late on Tuesday temporarily blocked an order forcing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be questioned this week by lawyers for states suing over his decision to ask respondents to the 2020 census whether they are citizens.

OCT
11

Missouri judge blocks parts of state´s voter photo ID law : USA

A Missouri state judge ordered on Tuesday that state election authorities could no longer tell voters that they are required to show a photo identification card in order to cast a ballot, blocking parts of Missouri’s voter identification law.

OCT
11

Row over Australia plan to let faith schools reject gay students

Australia´s prime minister has defended leaked proposals to let religious schools discriminate against gay students.

OCT
11

EU pushes for new tax on tech giants ´by Christmas´

A new tax on technology giants such as Facebook, Amazon and Google could raise £4.4bn a year across Europe, an EU commissioner has said.

OCT
11

China Uighurs: Xinjiang legalises ´reeducation´ camps

China´s western Xinjiang region has written "vocational training centres" for Muslim Uighurs into law amid growing international concern over large-scale disappearances there.

OCT
11

Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women

Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women.

OCT
10

Google challenges record $5 billion EU antitrust fine : USA

Alphabet unit Google (GOOGL.O) on Tuesday challenged a record 4.34-billion euro ($5 billion) fine imposed by European Union antitrust regulators three months ago for using its popular Android mobile operating system to thwart rivals.

OCT
10

Dutch appeals court upholds order to cut carbon emissions : Netherlands

A court of appeals in The Hague on Tuesday upheld a historic legal order that requires the Dutch government to make “a reduction obligation of at least 25% from the emissions in 1990 by end-2020” because that is within the “State’s duty of care.”

OCT
10

Former Interpol chief ´held in China under new form of custody´

Meng Hongwei appears caught up in anti-graft drive critics say is cover for political purge

OCT
10

Minister condemns plans for Uganda’s first LGBT centre as ‘criminal act’

Campaigners are warned they will break the anti-homosexuality law if they open safe space

OCT
10

Berlin startup offers €1m to save ancient Hambach forest from coal mining

Berlin startup offers €1m to save ancient Hambach forest from coal mining

OCT
10

Bangladesh passes controversial Digital Security Act despite speech concerns

Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid on Monday approved the controversial Digital Security Act, which critics and media organizations believe may quash freedom of speech and press.

OCT
10

UK court blocks mass action against Google over data collection

UK’s High Court of Justice on Monday blocked a lawsuit against Google over claims it collected personal data from iPhone users.

OCT
10

EU´s Sefcovic warns fellow easterners on laws, EU funds

Governments in ex-communist states will face growing budgetary pressure from Brussels if they fail to respect rules on judicial independence, the Slovak commissioner who is running to head the EU executive said on Monday.

OCT
9

Google Closes Google+ Amid News of March Data Breach Bug

The technology giant is shutting down the unpopular network while revealing it was affected by a data-exposing bug in March. However, as of yet, the firm has found no evidence that any data was misused.

OCT
9

Europe rights court asked to weigh in on France surrogacy case

The French Court of Cassation announced on Friday its decision to request an advisory opinion from the European Court of Human Rights in a case that could have important consequences for couples who are unable to conceive naturally.

OCT
9

China punishes officials in Fan Bingbing tax evasion case

Officials at the Wuxi tax bureau have been punished for "poor management" in relation to Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing´s tax evasion case, Chinese state media reported on Monday (Oct 8).

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