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US envoy to Syria accuses Turkey of committing war crimes
James Jeffrey, the US special envoy to Syria, on Wednesday told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that "we've seen several incidents which we consider war crimes" during Turkey's recent incursion into Syria. These allegations follow a number of oth (More)
50 US states launch Google antitrust investigation
Fifty US states and territories announced an antitrust investigation of Google and its parent company Alphabet Monday. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas will be leading the bipartisan investigation, which will focus on Google' (More)
California governor signs most restrictive police use-of-force law in US
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the most restrictive use-of-force law of any police organization in the US Monday. The bill, AB392, heavily revises the ability of officers to use deadly force and the scrutiny under which force is evaluated (More)
Report finds Canada PM contravened federal ethics rules
The Canadian Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mario Dion, released a report on Wednesday condemning the conduct of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Dion found that Trudeau contravened Section 9 of the Conflict of Interest Act by u (More)
New lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America by group claiming to represent more than 800 sexual abuse victims
A group called Abused in Scouting on Tuesday announced the filing of a new sexual abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America. The lawsuit, filed in Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas, alleges that a former scout, known only as S.D. in the f (More)
EU court: companies liable for embedding Facebook like button on website
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Monday that companies embedding the Facebook "Like" button on their websites may be liable for collecting customer data and transferring it to Facebook. The ruling came in response to a German online retai (More)
Federal judge modifies Roger Stone's gag order, bans his use of social media
Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson, of the US District Court for the District of Columbia, modified Roger Stone's gag order to be an outright ban on Stone's use of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The original order prevented Stone from discussing his (More)
DOJ will not bring charges against New York police officer for death of Eric Garner
US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Richard Donoghue, announced during a press conference Tuesday that the Department of Justice will not pursue charges against a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner. The incident (More)
France lawmakers approve tax on large tech firms
France's National Assembly on Thursday approved a digital tax bill known as the GAFA Tax, an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, that will charge the companies a 3 percent tax on digital revenue earned in France. The tax has been defen (More)
Sri Lanka proposes new law on fake news
The Sri Lankan government proposed a new law with a five-year jail term as well as a fine of $1 million rupees to combat the spreading of fake news and hate speech. This proposed legislation comes in the wake of the Easter attacks where misinform (More)
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