Fundamental Rights / Civil Liberties

China suspends U.S. military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs

China suspends U.S. military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs

Published 02/12/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday U.S. military ships and aircraft won’t be allowed to visit Hong Kong, and also announced sanctions against several [more…]

U.S. Supreme Court weighs challenge to New York gun transport limits

U.S. Supreme Court weighs challenge to New York gun transport limits

Published 01/12/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear its first major gun rights case in nearly a decade on Monday in a challenge [more…]

Facebook issues corrective label on user’s post under new Singapore fake news law

Facebook issues corrective label on user’s post under new Singapore fake news law

Published 30/11/2019

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Facebook (FB.O) said on Saturday it had issued a correction notice on a user’s post at the request of the Singapore government, [more…]

Judges place temporary hold on ex-White House lawyer ruling

Judges place temporary hold on ex-White House lawyer ruling

Published 28/11/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Appeals court judges put on hold a ruling by a lower court that would require former White House Counsel Don McGahn to [more…]

Champagne flows as landslide democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong leader

Champagne flows as landslide democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong leader

Published 25/11/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s democrats scored a landslide majority in district council elections, which saw a record turnout after six months of anti-government [more…]

Choking and crying, Hong Kong protesters pinned back on campus

Choking and crying, Hong Kong protesters pinned back on campus

Published 18/11/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police laid siege to a university on Monday, firing rubber bullets and tear gas to pin back anti-government protesters [more…]

No one should underestimate China’s will to safeguard sovereignty: foreign ministry spokesman

No one should underestimate China’s will to safeguard sovereignty: foreign ministry spokesman

Published 18/11/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - No one should underestimate China’s will to safeguard its sovereignty and Hong Kong’s stability, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily [more…]

Microsoft updates terms on data privacy amid EU probe

Microsoft updates terms on data privacy amid EU probe

Published 18/11/2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Microsoft said on Monday it was updating the privacy provisions of its commercial cloud contracts after European regulators found its deals with [more…]

Germany does not yet know identity of people Turkey deporting: spokesman

Germany does not yet know identity of people Turkey deporting: spokesman

Published 11/11/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany does not yet know the identity of seven people Turkey plans to deport on the grounds that they have fought for [more…]

Defying PM, thousands of Iraqis continue to flood Baghdad square

Defying PM, thousands of Iraqis continue to flood Baghdad square

Published 04/11/2019

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in central Baghdad on Monday, defying the prime minister’s plea to end protests which he says are [more…]