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Former Brazil president Lula da Silva loses appeal against 12yr corruption sentence

Former Brazil president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has had his latest appeal against his conviction for corruption and money laundering rejected by a federal court. Lula, who this month began a 12-year jail term, was convicted on serious fraud charges in January. His attempt to appeal the sentence was thrown out by a Federal Regional Court Wednesday. He is ...

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China seeking European support to build firewall against Trump’s trade aggression – report

Beijing’s international trade representatives have held multiple meetings with their counterparts in leading European economies as China seeks support in its trade brawl with the US, according to Reuters. Read more US President Donald Trump is threatening $ 150 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports. Beijing officials met ambassadors from France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy last Thursday ...

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Supreme Court dismisses warrant case against Microsoft after CLOUD Act renders it moot

A long-running legal battle between the U.S. government and Microsoft has been dismissed by the Supreme Court (PDF) after the crux of the conflict was mooted by recent legislation. The company will now be forced to provide data stored on servers in Ireland that it had previously said should be obtained through that country’s authorities. The case dates to 2013 ...

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Judge says class action suit against Facebook over facial recognition can go forward

Whenever a company may be guilty of something, from petty neglect to grand deception, there’s usually a class action lawsuit filed. But until a judge rules that lawsuit legitimate, the threat remains fairly empty. Unfortunately for Facebook, one major suit from 2015 has just been given that critical go-ahead. The case concerns an Illinois law that prohibits collection of biometric ...

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Israeli police use stun grenades against ultra-Orthodox rioters in Jerusalem

Israeli police launched stun grenades at hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem, who were protesting against plans to arrest a female draft-dodger. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that law-enforcement units dispersed rioters ‘with stun grenades’ after four policemen sustained minor injuries in clashes. Police units in Jerusalem dispersed an ultra religious illegal demonstration with stun grenades after 4 police officers ...

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French police use tear gas & water cannons against thousands of eco-activism protesters (VIDEO)

Activists clashed with police for a sixth day in western France. Law enforcement officials used tear gas and water cannons against crowds protesting the demolition of their ‘eco-camp’ on the site of an abandoned airport. Saturday’s demonstration drew nearly 7,000 people in support of occupants of the ZAD (French abbreviation for ‘Zone to Defend’) anarchist commune, France 24 reported. The ...

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More sanctions against Russia to be announced on Monday – Haley

Washington plans to slap Moscow with a new batch of sanctions as early as Monday, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said. The new measures are said to be a response to Russia’s alleged “aggressive actions.” Haley blamed Moscow for the tense relations between the US and Russia and accused it of continuously engaging in aggressive behavior. She ...

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‘Cynical and illegal’: Journalists, activists slam US-led missile strike against Syria

The US-led missile attack against Syria demonstrates Washington’s complete disregard for international law, and its timing, before a proper investigation was conducted, raises serious questions, experts told RT. Describing Saturday morning’s missile attack as illegal, Joe Lauria, an independent journalist and former Wall Street Journal correspondent, told RT that the strike was shocking – but not surprising. “They did not ...

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Russia’s UNSC resolution calling to stop aggression against Syria does not receive enough votes

A Russian draft resolution calling to stop aggression against Syria has been turned down by the UN Security Council due to a lack of support during the vote. It was only supported by Russia, China and Bolivia. The Russian draft urged the US and its allies to “immediately and without delay cease the aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic’ and ...

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‘Islam runs against democratic values & has no place in Germany,’ says leading coalition politician

One of the top figures in the CSU, Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister party, has said Islam has no place in German society and insists the government must reject recent immigration policies or face annihilation by the rising AfD. “Islam has no cultural roots in Germany and with Sharia as a legal system, it has nothing in common with our Judeo-Christian ...

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