November 8, 2014
by William Helbling
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on Saturday agreed to organize an intelligence network with participating nations in an effort to combat corruption within the region. APEC acknowledged the necessity of a network between countries because current government corruption "impedes economic ...[read more]
October 31, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A court in Denmark has convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the co-founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), and an accomplice for stealing Danish public records from the US-based information technology business CSC. From April to August of 2012, Svartholm Warg and his accomplish ar... ...[read more]
August 10, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday signed into law a measure providing basic protections to Brazilian domestic workers. The law limits domestic workers' work weeks to 44 hours, and the work day to eight hours. The law also creates a minimum wage and requires employers to register their ...[read more]
July 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
An Iranian court has sentenced eight Facebook page administrators to jail for terms between eight and 21 years, Iran's official news agency, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), reported on Sunday. The defendants were convicted of plotting against national security, spreading propaganda ...[read more]
December 17, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Obama administration announced Monday that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will begin processing payments to surviving spouses of same-sex married couples. In a brief statement, Press Officer LaVenia LaVelle said, "I am pleased to announce that, effective today, Social Security is ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Sarah Steers
At the height of the Great Depression, US President Franklin Roosevelt requested legislation to aid Americans in times of economic need. On August 14, 1935, Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. The original Act provided benefits to workers upon retirement at age 65, and based the ...[read more]
September 17, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday called on the Afghan government to strengthen humans rights efforts in preparation for presidential elections in April 2014 and the departure of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in late 2014. Pillay characterized this ...[read more]
September 13, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The California State Assembly on Thursday approved a bill that will allow some undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children to obtain driver's licenses. The bill, which the California Senate passed hours earlier, directs California's Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver's ...[read more]
April 13, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson on Friday called on the international community to protect Burkina Faso from terrorism, warning that attacks on the country's infrastructure or security would undermine social cohesion within the country, impair inward ...[read more]
August 31, 2012
by Max Slater
The California State Assembly approved a bill on Thursday that allows some illegal immigrants who came to the US as children to obtain driver's licenses. The bill, which the state Senate approved on Wednesday, directs California's Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver's licenses to people ...[read more]

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