Spotify announced on Wednesday that the company has filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission, a regulatory body responsible for keeping competition fair and nondiscriminatory. Daniel Ek, founder and CEO of Spotify, penned an article claiming that Apple has created an unfair “ecosystem” by “deliberately other app developers.” Apple operates a platform that, for over [...]

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Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) authorities have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged Islamic State (IS) affiliation based on dubious accusations and forced confessions obtained through torture, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Wednesday. The 53-page report claims that Iraqi and KRG authorities often arrest children with “any perceived” connection to IS, use [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Sunday denounced numerous violent acts along Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil resulting in at least four deaths and more than 300 injuries on Friday and Saturday. Bachelet received numerous reports of violent incidents along the borders as Venezuelan security forces and pro-government groups attempt to [...]

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UN rights experts on Monday condemned the executions in Egypt of nine men convicted on the basis of evidence allegedly obtained under torture, and expressed their disapproval of Egypt’s disregard of the legal system. Egyptian authorities executed nine men on February 20 “even though an appeal and a petition to halt their execution were before [...]

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A federal appeals court on Friday held that the Trump Administration cannot deny funds to Philadelphia because of its status as a “sanctuary city.” In September 2017 Philadelphia was denied funds from Byrn JAG, a federal grant used to fund criminal justice programs. The fund distributes over $80 million in awards each year, and since [...]

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