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Canada top court rules Toronto-born children of Russian spies are Canadian citizens

Canada top court rules Toronto-born children of Russian spies are Canadian citizens

20.12.2019 | Tate Brown | 713

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that children who were born in Toronto to Russian spies are Canadian citizens.

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EU court finds airlines liable for damages caused by hot coffee

EU court finds airlines liable for damages caused by hot coffee

20.12.2019 | Gabrielle Kolencik | 723

The European Court of Justice ruled Thursday that airlines may be liable to harm caused by hot coffee.

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Albania new media law restrictive to freedom of expression: EU rights official

Albania new media law restrictive to freedom of expression: EU rights official

19.12.2019 | Tahira Mohamedbhai | 699

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović said Tuesday that Albania’s proposed anti-defamation legislation, expected to pass this week, is incompatible with freedom of expression.

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U.S. appeals court sidesteps major Obamacare ruling

U.S. appeals court sidesteps major Obamacare ruling

19.12.2019 | Lawrence Hurley | 948

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a component of the Obamacare law is unconstitutional, but dodged a major ruling by stopping short of declaring that the rest of the landmark 2010 healthcare statute must also be struck down.

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Warrant not always needed for 'inadvertent' NSA surveillance of Americans: U.S. court

Warrant not always needed for 'inadvertent' NSA surveillance of Americans: U.S. court

19.12.2019 | Mark Hosenball | 880

The U.S. government may collect information about U.S. citizens without obtaining a warrant if the information is gathered inadvertently while legally carrying out surveillance of non-nationals abroad, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

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Spain Supreme Court finds workers entitled to Christmas hamper

Spain Supreme Court finds workers entitled to Christmas hamper

18.12.2019 | Chris Stephens | 714

The Supreme Court of Spain found Monday that workers are entitled to a Christmas hamper as a condition of their employment.

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Nicaragua legislature approves plans to nationalize gas station chain

Nicaragua legislature approves plans to nationalize gas station chain

18.12.2019 | Gabrielle Kolencik | 694

The Nicaraguan National Assembly approved the plans to nationalize the gas station chain Distribuidor Nicaraguense de Petroleo (DNP) on Saturday.

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Poland Supreme Court warns judicial reforms threaten EU membership

Poland Supreme Court warns judicial reforms threaten EU membership

18.12.2019 | Chris Stephens | 698

The Supreme Court of Poland released a statement Tuesday warning that the country’s drafts of judicial reforms could be in violation of European Union (EU) law. The country’s nationalist government is currently advocating for legislation that punishes Poland judges for questioning judicial nominations.

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UN SG ‘disappointed’ in this year’s round of climate negotiations

UN SG ‘disappointed’ in this year’s round of climate negotiations

17.12.2019 | Keegan Boyle | 737

Negotiations at the COP25 UN.climate conference in Madrid ended Sunday, with little progress on climate crisis strategies. UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated his feelings on Twitter regarding the situation, expressing disappointment but optimism for conferences to come.

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Protests erupt in India over citizenship amendment bill

Protests erupt in India over citizenship amendment bill

17.12.2019 | Keegan Boyle | 709

Protests continued across India Monday over proposed legislation (CAB) that would allow religious minorities persecuted in neighboring countries to seek citizenship but would exclude Muslims.

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