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Kuwait Airways can refuse service to Israelis – German court

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 18:51 A German court has ruled that Kuwait Airways did not have to transport an Israeli passenger – as the carrier would have faced legal repercussions in its home country if it had done so. The ruling, made Thursday by a Frankfurt court, noted that Kuwait’s national airline is not allowed close contact with Israeli ...

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Parents who allow kids to join sects should be stripped of rights – Supreme Court

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 09:35 Russian Supreme Court has ruled in support of legislative recommendation allowing the deprivation of parental rights to citizens who allow their kids to join destructive sects, terrorist groups or other extremist organizations. “The term ‘abuse of parental rights’ should be understood as the use of these rights in a way that can hurt the ...

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US court allows Trump's travel ban to take partial effect

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:37 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:58 The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed President Donald Trump’s travel ban to go partially into effect, exempting persons with family connections to the US. The San Francisco, California-based court overrode US District Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii, who sought to block the ban by declaring it ...

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Court reverses conviction of US Marine who urinated on dead Taliban fighters

A former US Marine sentenced for urinating on the corpses of Afghans believed to be Taliban fighters in 2011 has had his conviction overturned. An appeals court ruled the Marine Commandant, who was seeking harsh punishment for those involved, had interfered in the trial. The Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals overturned the previous ruling and all charges against Joseph ...

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Moscow court rejects Navalny lawsuit against Putin

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 15:25 Edited time: 8 Nov, 2017 15:46 The Tverskoy District Court in Moscow has rejected a lawsuit in which opposition activist Alexey Navalny sought to prove that President Vladimir Putin had encouraged regional authorities to ban public rallies arbitrarily. The press secretary of the court, Anastasiya Dzyurko, told RBC on Wednesday that the refusal was ...

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Germany must legally recognize ‘third gender’ from birth – top court

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 13:37 Germany’s top court has called on the country’s parliament to legally recognize a ‘third gender’ which allows intersex people to identify as neither male nor female. Germany could become the first European country to allow a third gender on birth certificates. The current law on civil status discriminates against intersex people as it rules ...

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MI6, MI5 & GCHQ in court over mass surveillance practices

The legality of British intelligence services’ mass surveillance programs will be assessed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday. The agencies are accused of breaching the European Convention’s fundamental right to privacy. The intelligence services face three different cases at the ECHR brought by Big Brother Watch, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) and their reporter Alice ...

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600 asylum-seekers barricaded into detention center await court ruling on water, power

Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 13:35 Edited time: 6 Nov, 2017 13:39 The Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is to decide whether essential services such as power and water should be restored to an Australian-run immigration center. Some 600 asylum seekers have barricaded themselves into the Manus Island facility for more than a week after the High Court ...

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Officer who fired 18 shots & head-stomped suspect can be tried for excessive force – court

A California appeals court ruled that a sheriff’s deputy who shot at a suspect 18 times before stomping on his head can be sued for using excessive deadly force. The judges said the suspect didn’t appear to be a threat once he had hit the ground. The ruling relates to a 2013 incident involving Orange County sheriff’s deputies who answered ...

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Man United coach Mourinho pays $4mn Spanish tax debt following court hearing

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 11:28 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has agreed to pay $ 4 million in tax debts accumulated during his time in charge of Real Madrid. The news comes following a Spanish court hearing on Friday. The self-styled ‘Special One’ appeared in court accused of tax evasion relating to his time in charge of Spanish giants ...

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