December 22, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged the international community to provide more support for central Philippine communities devastated by powerful typhoon Haiyan last month. The rebuilding effort is based on a four-year plan, which amounts to about$ 8.17 billion, will restore the ...[read more]
December 22, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced three human rights activists to three years in prison and fined each of them $7,000 USD for violating the country's controversial new anti-protest law. Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohammed Adel were convicted of participating in an illegal protest and ...[read more]
December 6, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that developers of the 7 World Trade Center (7WTC) Building were not liable for the damages caused by the collapse of the 7WTC several hours after the twin towers were destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attack. The owner of the electrical ...[read more]
December 6, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in United States v. Apel. The case addresses the issue of whether a statute that prohibits a person from reentering a military installation after a commanding officer ordered him not to reenter may be enforced on a portion of a military ...[read more]
December 4, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday ruled that employers can require their employees to sign an arbitration agreement prohibiting them to pursue claims in courts or in a class action. The ruling overturned a prior decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which ...[read more]
December 4, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The European Commission (EC) on Wednesday fined eight international financial institutions ?1.7 billion for having engaged in illegal cartels. They were all involved in cartels relating to interest rate derivatives. Some participated in a cartel that was denominated in euro currency while some... ...[read more]
November 20, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Voters of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday rejected a proposed ordinance that would have banned all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. In a 55 to 45 percent vote, the citizens voted against allowing the proposed ordinance to become law. This referendum marked the first time a city had ever ...[read more]
November 20, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Regional Court of Berlin on Tuesday held that 25 of Google's privacy policies and terms of service violate Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG), Germany's data protection law. The case against Google was filed by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV), which challenged 13 privacy ...[read more]
November 14, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Unite Here Local 355 v. Martin Mulhall the court addressed the issue of whether an employer and union can violate Section 302 of Labor Management Relations Act by entering into a neutrality agreement. An employee had filed the ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi will file a complaint against current authorities alleging that the coup ousting him from his office was a crime. His lawyers told reporters on Wednesday that the former president is planning to file the complaint with the administrative court. Morsi is ...[read more]

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