World Legal News

The Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) of the US State Department announced Tuesday that five Chinese state-run media organizations will be designated as foreign missions, including the Xinhua News Agency; China Global Television Network, which falls under China Central Television, CCTV; China Radio International; China Daily Distribution Corporation; and Hai Tian Development USA, which is [...]

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A federal judge on Tuesday denied telecommunication giant Huawei’s claim that the restriction on its US business was unconstitutional. The company alleged in its complaint that Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act violated its due process rights. The provision prohibits federal agencies and contractors from using Huawei and rival company ZTE’s products. The [...]

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A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted nine of 16 individuals on charges related to organizing the 2013 Gezi Park protests. Among the acquitted were architects, a journalist, lawyers, actors and Osman Kavala, a Turkish businessman and philanthropist who served two years in prison prior to the trial. The entire group faced the collective possibility of [...]

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A senior UN official claimed Sunday at a press conference held in Munich that countries are violating the Libya arms embargo and that they must be held accountable. UN Deputy Special Representative to Libya Stephanie Williams said that “the arms embargo has become a joke.” Libya is currently the center of an international armed conflict.  [...]

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A German court on Saturday ordered a temporary halt in the clearing of thousands of trees to make room for a Tesla development site in a forest southeast of Berlin. The Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg ruled that they must first consider the appeal from Green League Brandenburg, an environmental association. The League filed an [...]

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The Federal Court of Australia ruled on Monday that The Australian Federal Police'(AFP) raid on the national broadcasting company, ABC, was lawful. In early June 2019, the AFP executed a search warrant on the ABC’s premises and seized documents pertaining to “the Afghan Files stories,” a series of stories the ABC had posted on its [...]

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A new federal indictment was unsealed on Wednesday in a district court in New York, alleging that Huawei Technologies Co., a China-based telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and two of its subsidiaries engaged in racketeering and conspired to steal trade secrets from rival U.S.-based counterparts. The indictment also alleged that, through unofficial subsidiaries, Huawei engaged in business [...]

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The Ethiopian House of Peoples Representatives passed a new law on Thursday that punishes “hate speech” and “disinformation” with hefty fines and lengthy jail terms. Anyone who is involved in producing and disseminating hate speech and disinformation, even on social media, may be subject to imprisonment of up to three years or a fine of [...]

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