EU parliament on Tuesday approved new rules to create a Europe-wide market for electricity that is cleaner, more competitive and better able to cope with risks. The Clean Energy for All Europeans package empowers European consumers to become active players in the energy transition and creates the first national energy and climate plans. Among its [...]

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch mosques terror attack that resulted in 50 dead. Ardern said that a royal commission, which is the country’s highest form of investigation, are reserved for “matters of the gravest public importance,” and the mosque attack was one of them. The [...]

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Facebook announced on Tuesday that a settlement has been reached in a civil rights case against the social media giant, as Facebook has agreed to take proactive steps to prevent advertisers from engaging in unlawful discrimination. Last year the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), as well as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Communication [...]

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The Philippines officially withdrew from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Sunday, becoming the second country to withdraw after Burundi, which left in 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte announced the country was withdrawing from the court a year ago, but court rules require that withdrawal cannot take effect for at least 12 months. While the Philippines [...]

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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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The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a railroad’s payment to an employee for lost wages due to an on-the-job injury is taxable “compensation” under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA). In BNSF Railway Company v. Loos, the justices ruled 7-2 in favor of the Railway Company. BNSF asserted that their payment of lost wages to employee, Michael [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a new state court hearing to determine whether an Alabama death row inmate battling dementia is incompetent to be executed. The justices ruled 5-3 in favor of inmate Vernon Madison, who was sentenced to death for killing a police officer in 1985. While awaiting execution, Madison suffered a [...]

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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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