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German prosecutors charge Syrian officials with crimes against humanity

German prosecutors charge Syrian officials with crimes against humanity

30.10.2019 | Joshua Cossin | 744

German federal public prosecutors charged two suspected former Syrian intelligence officers with “more than 4000 alleged cases of torture” in the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz in October. The case, which is anticipated to start in 2020, will be the “first criminal trial worldwide” over alleged crimes against humanity in Syria.

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EU agrees to extend Brexit deadline and UK Parliament agrees to hold a general election in response

EU agrees to extend Brexit deadline and UK Parliament agrees to hold a general election in response

30.10.2019 | Thomas DeLorenzo | 825

The European Union agreed on Monday to extend the deadline for Britain to ratify an exit agreement until January 31, 2020, giving the United Kingdom three months to approve a deal for their withdrawal from the EU. In response, the House of Commons voted to hold a general election on December 12 to elect a new Parliament.The European Union agreed on Monday to extend the deadline for Britain to ratify an exit agreement until January 31, 2020, giving the United Kingdom three months to approve a deal for their withdrawal from the EU. In response, the House of Commons voted to hold a general election on December 12 to elect a new Parliament.

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U.S. proposes collecting DNA samples from detained immigrants

U.S. proposes collecting DNA samples from detained immigrants

22.10.2019 | Daniel Trotta | 796

The Trump administration on Monday proposed taking DNA samples from immigrants detained by U.S. authorities, raising privacy concerns especially for asylum-seekers and minor offenders whose genetic information would go into an FBI database.

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Facebook suspends Russian Instagram accounts targeting U.S. voters

Facebook suspends Russian Instagram accounts targeting U.S. voters

22.10.2019 | Jack Stubbs, Christopher Bing | 816

Facebook Inc said on Monday it has suspended a network of Instagram accounts operated from Russia that targeted Americans with divisive political messages ahead of next year’s U.S. presidential election, with operators posing as people within the United States.

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Drug firms avert landmark opioid trial as talks on $48-billion settlement set to resume

Drug firms avert landmark opioid trial as talks on $48-billion settlement set to resume

22.10.2019 | Jacob Dougherty | 1094

Cuyahoga and Summit counties in Ohio reached a $260 million settlement with McKeeson Corp., AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and Teva Pharmaceuticals on Monday morning.

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Toyota conducts final phase of recall to replace Takata airbag inflators

Toyota conducts final phase of recall to replace Takata airbag inflators

18.10.2019 | Nishara Karuvalli Pathikkal | 890

Toyota Motor Corp’s North America unit said on Thursday it was conducting the final phase of a safety recall to replace potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators in about 928,000 vehicles.

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Supreme Court hears arguments on ‘DC sniper’ case, federal immigration law, debt collection

Supreme Court hears arguments on ‘DC sniper’ case, federal immigration law, debt collection

18.10.2019 | Tate Brown | 1031

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in three cases.

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UK Supreme Court extends whistleblower protections to Judiciary

UK Supreme Court extends whistleblower protections to Judiciary

18.10.2019 | Michael Barber | 950

The UK Supreme Court held on Wednesday that Warrington District Court Judge Claire Gilham is a “worker” entitled to whistleblower protections under Part IVA of the Employment Rights Act, allowing her case to move forward in the Employment Tribunal.

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UN report illuminates casualties surrounding Afghanistan’s September elections

UN report illuminates casualties surrounding Afghanistan’s September elections

17.10.2019 | Keegan Boyle | 801

Violence surrounding Afghanistan’s recent elections have resulted in 85 dead and 373 injured, according to a report from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) published Wednesday.

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Fiat Chrysler faces $79 million U.S. penalty for fuel economy shortfall

Fiat Chrysler faces $79 million U.S. penalty for fuel economy shortfall

17.10.2019 | David Shepardson | 775

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Wednesday said it faces a $79 million U.S. civil penalty for failing to meet 2017 fuel economy requirements, as regulators reported more automakers were falling short of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions standards.

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