The Court of Justice of the European Union, issued a preliminary ruling Thursday stating that Polish courts could strike out language in foreign-held mortgage contracts that unfairly used currency exchange rates to disadvantage borrowers, even if doing so would completely annul the mortgage contract. In 2008 two Polish borrowers, Kamil Dziubak and Justyna Dziubak, signed [...]

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A partially redacted version of the whistleblower complaint that has led to an impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump was released Thursday morning, detailing allegations that the president and members of his administration conspired to induce a foreign country to interfere in the 2020 US presidential election. The complaint, originally made on August 12, [...]

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The UK Supreme Court held on Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament in early September was unlawful. Johnson moved to prorogue Parliament in early September, stating that the current term was one of the longest in recent history and that Parliament should be temporarily dismissed so that the government could develop a [...]

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The Trump administration announced Thursday that it is revoking California’s waiver to issue its own vehicle emission standards. California’s Clean Air Act waiver was issued by the Obama administration in 2013 and allowed the state to set emission requirements for new automobiles sold in the state independent of the federal EPA’s promulgated requirements. Since automakers [...]

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Nearly 50,000 autoworkers began to strike Monday after General Motors (GM) failed to reach an agreement for a new collective bargaining agreement with the United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) labor union. Union members voted to authorize the strike in early September, with 96 percent of the ballots cast in favor [...]

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Courts in England and Northern Ireland have rejected challenges to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue, or suspend, Parliament, both holding that the act was a political matter in which the courts could not intervene. An English court released a full judgment on Wednesday for a decision rendered last week, stating that reviewing the [...]

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Tuesday to defy a last-minute law requiring him to seek an extension of the upcoming Brexit deadline. The law, passed after Johnson moved to temporarily suspend Parliament until the middle of October, requires the Prime Minister to seek an extension to the deadline for negotiating an exit agreement with [...]

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that has sparked months of protests and violence. The extradition bill, first proposed by Lam’s government in April, permitted the government of the city to send accused criminals to mainland China following their conviction in Hong Kong. Since the handover from British to [...]

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