MAY
13

China Says It Will Raise Tariffs on U.S. Goods From June 1

Some 2,493 goods will see levies raised to 25%, according to a statement on the Chinese government’s

MAY
13

Lawyer for Ghosn says ex-Nissan boss received no money via Oman in bank accounts: Japan

When Ghosn was arrested for a second time in April, prosecutors alleged that he used foreign corporate entities in 2017 and 2018

MAY
13

U.S. removes Japan from blacklist of countries not complying with Hague Convention on child abduction, but ´remains highly concerned´

In an annual report released last week, the department noted Japan’s legislative efforts to better enforce the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

MAY
13

Sweden reopens Assange rape investigation, to seek extradition

Assange was arrested in Britain last month after spending seven years hiding inside the embassy.

MAY
10

U.S., China Lack Deal But Avoid Rupture After Tariff Hike

Trump said Friday there’s no reason to rush a trade agreement

MAY
10

India orders anti-trust probe of Google for alleged Android abuse

Which is similar to one Google faced in Europe that resulted in a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) fine on the company

MAY
10

Attorneys General pen letter to Congress urging marijuana reform

Though medical cannabis is legal in the majority of the country and recreational use has been decriminalized in 10 jurisdictions

MAY
10

Japan enacts legislation making preschool education free in effort to boost low fertility rate

The government will use revenue from the planned consumption tax hike in October to run the education program, which is expected to cost ¥776 billion per year.

MAY
9

MSPs vote to raise criminal responsibility age to 12 in Scotland

Move unanimously backed but some want it raised further to 14 in line with UN’s stance

MAY
9

Trump sued for violations of record keeping duties

The complaint seeks compliance from Trump and the Executive Office regarding PRA and FRA duties

MAY
9

U.S. House panel accuses Barr of contempt as Trump invokes executive privilege

The vote came hours after the White House took its own provocative step, asserting executive privilege to block the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full report on Russian

MAY
9

Parliament passes Bill to tackle online falsehoods after lengthy debate spread over two days: Singapore

Law Minister K Shanmugam addressed the MPs’ various concerns, including that the Bill could lead to the Government amassing more power and a chilling effect on freedom of speech in Singapore.

MAY
8

China backtracked on nearly all aspects of US trade deal

Investors and analysts questioned whether Trump´s tweet was a negotiating ploy to wring more concessions from China.

MAY
8

U.S. House committee prepares contempt vote against Barr

The fight over the complete report is just one battle amid a growing struggle between President Donald Trump

MAY
8

Huawei CFO Meng set to appear in Canada court

Meng, 47, the daughter of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s billionaire founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested at Vancouver’s airport in December

MAY
8

Uber’s Arbitration Addiction Could Be Death by 60,000 Cuts: US

Is ride-hailing company about to ‘cry uncle’ due to demands?

MAY
7

Volkswagen unit Porsche to pay 535 mln euro fine over diesel cheating

The fine against Porsche follows a 1 billion euro penalty for management lapses imposed against Volkswagen by prosecutors in Braunschweig

MAY
7

U.S. begins return of $200 million in 1MDB funds to Malaysia

The United States will return to Malaysia about $196 million in the first installment of funds recovered from the asset seizures

MAY
7

Top China Trade Negotiator to Visit U.S. to Face Tariff Threat

Vice Premier Liu He plans Washington trip for talks May 9-10

MAY
6

ANC Wants Banks to Be Forced to Fund South Africa Coal Mines

ANC’s Godongwana says banks can’t determine national policy

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