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Italian magistrates placed Uber Italia under special administration Friday over food deliverer exploitation allegations, according to Reuters. Italian authorities have placed the company under special administration to investigate reports of underpaid food delivery workers. Anonymous sources allege that Uber paid over 1,000 deliverers only three euros per hour. The sources also allege that Uber paid [...]

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China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) on Thursday adopted a decision to establish and improve legislation on and enforcement of Hong Kong’s national security. This decision imposes a duty upon the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to safeguard national security. HKSAR was previously required to complete national security legislation under the Basic Law of the [...]

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Associate Chief Justice H. Holmes of the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled against Meng Wanzhou on Wednesday in her challenge to extradition to the US. She argued that the “double criminality” requirement for her extradition to the Eastern District of New York could not be met because her conduct related entirely to conduct in [...]

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A group of US senators wrote to the US Secretary of Defense Wednesday expressing concern about the potential for a “significant outbreak” of COVID-19 at the Pentagon prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The letter seeks to determine how the military is safeguarding the 40 prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay and the American forces responsible for [...]

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Members of the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Girls said Wednesday that certain US states are exploiting the COVID–19 pandemic to restrict abortion rights. The Working Group accused Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Iowa, Ohio, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee of committing human rights violations by infringing on reproductive rights and endangering women’s health. “We [...]

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The Hague Court ruled against anti-5G activists on Monday, allowing the Netherlands to roll out 5G nationwide. Stop5GNL, a foundation that aims to protect and promote the health of Dutch residents in general and in particular in connection with electromagnetic fields, sought to prohibit the Netherlands from promoting or enabling the roll-out of 5G at [...]

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UK Attorney General Suella Braverman is facing calls to resign after defending Dominic Cummings, who has been accused of breaking lock down laws in the UK, on Saturday. Cummings, chief adviser to the Prime Minister and contributor to developing the laws surrounding lockdown, has been under media and public scrutiny in the past week. Cummings [...]

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the press and Israel’s justice system as his trial for corruption opened on Sunday. Netanyahu is the first serving Israeli Prime Minister to face criminal charges. There are multiple charges including fraud, accepting bribes and breach of trust. The Prime minister criticized the justice system for bringing “fabricated and [...]

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Costa Rica became the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage on Tuesday. According to the Costa Rican Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling, lawmakers had 18 months to adjust the current law or same-sex marriage would automatically become legal. The legislative assembly did not alter any laws, so the ruling came into force at midnight, [...]

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The CyberPeace Institute worked with leaders from around the world to send a letter to the UN on Tuesday calling for greater prevention efforts against cyberattacks that have been plaguing the healthcare industry during the COVID-19 outbreak. The letter was signed by more than 40 individuals such as former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright, [...]

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