Crime

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Published 17/10/2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although the military said 20-30 rebels were holding about 20 hostages and still fighting it out. [more…]

U.S. judge questions government on Trump`s latest travel ban

U.S. judge questions government on Trump`s latest travel ban

Published 16/10/2017

A U.S. judge on Monday questioned attorneys defending the Trump administration about a classified report the government is using to justify its latest ban on citizens of some countries from entering the United States. [more…]

U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

Published 16/10/2017

A U.S. judge on Monday invalidated patents on Allergan Plc's dry-eye medicine Restasis on grounds that the patents cover ideas that are obvious, sending shares of the pharmaceutical company down 3.5 percent. [more…]

U.S. Supreme Court to decide major Microsoft email privacy fight

U.S. Supreme Court to decide major Microsoft email privacy fight

Published 16/10/2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to resolve a major privacy dispute between the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) over whether prosecutors should get access to emails stored on company servers overseas. [more…]

Lawyer who threatened defamation suit against New York Times leaves Weinstein defense: source

Lawyer who threatened defamation suit against New York Times leaves Weinstein defense: source

Published 15/10/2017

Attorney Charles Harder has withdrawn from the legal team of Harvey Weinstein after previously threatening to sue the New York Times over its reports that the movie producer had been the target of sexual harassment complaints, said a source familiar with the matter on Sunday. [more…]

France considers revoking Weinstein`s Legion of Honour

France considers revoking Weinstein`s Legion of Honour

Published 14/10/2017

France has started the process of stripping Harvey Weinstein of his Legion of Honour, France's highest civilian distinction, after allegations of sexual harassment against the film producer, President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Saturday. [more…]

Senior U.S. legal official meeting UK leaders to tackle online security issues

Senior U.S. legal official meeting UK leaders to tackle online security issues

Published 13/10/2017

A top U.S. government legal official has given strong backing to Britain's campaign to force Silicon Valley to compromise on encrypted communications, rebuking tech firms for failing to balance crime-fighting demands with privacy needs. [more…]

Pakistani-American faces extradition hearing on NYC attack plot

Pakistani-American faces extradition hearing on NYC attack plot

Published 13/10/2017

A Pakistani court on Friday delayed the extradition hearing of a Pakistani-American man accused of plotting attacks in New York City for Islamic State without fixing a new date, the man's lawyer said. [more…]

Myanmar`s Aung San Suu Kyi `appalled` at Rohingya crisis: adviser

Myanmar`s Aung San Suu Kyi `appalled` at Rohingya crisis: adviser

Published 13/10/2017

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi is "appalled" at the Rohingya refugee crisis in her country and is determined to fix it, but needs to be careful not to inflame the situation further, an adviser to Suu Kyi told reporters on Friday. [more…]

Tourniquets, once out of favor, helped save lives in Vegas shootings

Tourniquets, once out of favor, helped save lives in Vegas shootings

Published 13/10/2017

When the sniper’s bullet shattered Paola Bautista’s arm, her sister and a stranger in the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival got her to cover. Then they focused on the bleeding. [more…]