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The Supreme Court Tuesday heard oral arguments in Shurtleff v. Boston and Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation. The first case concerns whether or not the city of Boston could deny the group’s application to fly their flag on city property. The second case, which involves an impressionist Camille Pissarro painting confiscated by Nazis in 1939, [...]

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The United Kingdom Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) Tuesday found five payment companies, Mastercard, allpay, Advanced Payment Solutions (APS), Prepaid Financial Services (PFS) and Sulion, infringed competition law by agreeing not to compete or poach each other’s customers in the UK prepaid card market. The case concerns the issue of pre-paid cards that are used by [...]

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The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) formally announced Tuesday that it needs more than $1.6 billion in funding from the international community in order to meet budgetary shortfalls in 2022. In a statement, UNRWA Commissioner-General Phillipe Lazzarini said that 2022’s deficit was the most recent of a [...]

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Germany’s Ministry of Justice Monday announced a draft law for the repeal of a Nazi-era law that prohibits the dissemination of information on abortion. Section 219a of the German Criminal Code prohibits the advertisement of abortion for pecuniary benefit. This includes the dissemination of material on abortion services and the means and risks of abortion. [...]

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A three-judge bench of the Victoria District of the Federal Court of Australia on Sunday unanimously upheld Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to cancel the visa of 20-time grand slam and nine-time Australian Open tennis champion Novak Djokovic, setting the stage for the tennis legend to leave Australia immediately. The decision comes only two days [...]

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Kosovo’s Assembly passed a resolution on Saturday banning the nation’s Serbian minority from voting in Serbia’s upcoming constitutional referendum. The election is a move by Serbia to establish a more independent judiciary, which is a requirement for membership in the EU. Passed by a unanimous vote among the 76 lawmakers present at the extraordinary session, [...]

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The European Commission stopped Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings from acquiring Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Thursday in a bid to prevent the creation of an anti-competitive market. The Commission found that merging the two companies, both based in South Korea, “would have created a dominant position by the newly merged company and reduced competition in [...]

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The Australian Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke formally canceled Friday Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic’s temporary visa to Australia, only days after an Australian judge had ordered Djokovic’s visa reinstated and his passport returned. Hawke stated that the decision to cancel Djokovic’s visa was made on “health and good order grounds” and that it was in [...]

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A German court in Koblenz Thursday sentenced Anwar Raslan, a former Syrian colonel who directed operations at a civil prison in Damascus, to life in prison. This unprecedented trial was the world’s first trial prosecuting state-sponsored torture in Syria. German human rights lawyers argued for the legal principle of universal jurisdiction, allowing crimes committed in [...]

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The Austrian Data Protection Authority (DPA) Thursday ruled that an Austrian website provider’s continuous use of Google Analytics and the resultant transfer of personal data to Google violated the European Union’s (EU) privacy law, the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR). The ruling responded to a series of representations filed by the Austrian privacy advocacy group [...]

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