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Legal news from Monday, December 30, 2013

[JURIST] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) [official website] issued a report [press release] on Monday describing horrific attacks against children that have occurred in the Central African Republic (CAR) [BBC Backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in the last month. The UNICEF report stated that at least 16 children have been … [read more]

[JURIST] The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) [official website] announced [press release] on Monday the selection of six locations that will serve as research and testing sites for non-military applications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones [JURIST backgrounder]. In February 2012, Congress ordered the agency to research the use of … [read more]

[JURIST] Egyptian authorities on Sunday detained four journalists working for the Al Jazeera English news channel. The journalists have been accused [AFP report] of broadcasting illegally, spreading false information and information aimed at inciting the public, and meeting with members of the Muslim Brotherhood [party website, JURIST news archive], an … [read more]

[JURIST] The French Constitutional Council [official website] on Sunday approved a controversial tax of up to 75 percent [press release, in French] on companies paying salaries over 1 million euros ($1.375 million USD). The super tax had been a campaign promise of French President Francois Hollande [official website, in French], … [read more]

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