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Thailand court sentences 'Yellow Shirt' members for 2008 protest
May 29, 2015
The Bangkok Criminal Court on Thursday convicted two members of the People's Alliance for Democracy Network, known as "Yellow Shirts," for their roles in breaking into the Prime Minster's office during the 2008 protests. The court found Yellow Shirt movement founder and Thai media mogul Sondhi Limt....... [more]

Top FIFA officials charged with corruption
May 28, 2015
US prosecutors on Wednesday charged 14 top FIFA officials with offenses including racketeering, money laundering and bribery, alleging that the men used partnerships with sports marketing executives to solicit more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks to support various sites of FIFA World Cup....... [more]

Peru declares period of martial law in disputed mine location
May 24, 2015
The government of Peru on Saturday declared a two-month period of martial law in the southern state of Arequipa where residents are protesting the construction of a copper mine. Being under martial law allows police to enter homes without search warrants, as well as to break up protests and meetings....... [more]

Major banks plead guilty to rigging foreign currency markets
May 22, 2015
Five of the world's largest banks agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to rigging currency markets and to pay over USD $5 billion in penalties to the US Department of Justice (DOJ), along with several domestic and international agencies. Traders from Citicorp, Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland, JPMo....... [more]

Ninth Circuit reverses decision requiring Google to remove Islam video from YouTube
May 19, 2015
Sitting en banc, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned a three-judge panel decision against Google that had required it to remove the controversial, anti-Islam Innocence of Muslims video from its YouTube site. The court dissolved the takedown injunction, holding that the injunctio....... [more]

Federal appeals court upholds Apple patent victory, reduces Samsung damages
May 19, 2015
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed Apple's smartphone patent victory against Samsung but remanded the case to the lower court to reduce the damages that must be paid to Apple. The court upheld the district court's determination that Samsung infringed on some of Apple....... [more]

US House approves bill to eliminate phone data collection
May 15, 2015
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approves the USA Freedom Act, which would end the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass collection of Americans' phone data. The measure, approved by a vote of 338 to 88, largely extends the USA Patriot Act that was set to expire on June 3. Under the mea....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses suit challenging Washington gun law
May 8, 2015
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Washington on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit challenging a state law requiring universal background checks for all gun transfers, including noncommercial, online or gun show sales. In November voters passed Initiative 594 with 59 percent of....... [more]

EU officials open antitrust investigation into e-commerce
May 7, 2015
The European Commission on Wednesday opened an investigation into potential antitrust violations in the e-commerce market with the scope of the investigation including a number of the world's largest technology and search companies. The commission seeks to identify any possible anti-competitive beha....... [more]

France lower house approves surveillance law
May 6, 2015
France's National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, approved Bill relating to Intelligence (No. 2669) on Tuesday, which would allow authorities to increase surveillance of anyone linked to terrorism investigations without permission from a judge. The bill authorizes intelligence agencies to....... [more]

France aviation giant files complaints over US spy claims
May 1, 2015
French aviation giant Airbus said Friday it is filing criminal complaints alleging that German intelligence helped the US carry out industrial espionage. The criminal complaint against persons unknown was filed following German media reports that the country's spy agency BND was collecting data on E....... [more]




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