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Steele dossier firm Fusion GPS ordered to spill the beans by federal judge

A federal judge has ordered opposition research firm Fusion GPS to answer a series of questions on the Steele dossier, which contained unverified allegations against Donald Trump, and helped start the ‘Russiagate’ probe. The ruling was issued by a US district judge in Florida on Tuesday, in a defamation lawsuit filed by a Russian tech executive against BuzzFeed News, which published ...

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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.7bn in talc cancer lawsuit

A jury in the US state of Missouri has awarded $ 4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson (J&J) talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. The jury has initially awarded $ 550 million in compensation and added $ 4.1 billion in punitive damages. Read more Johnson & ...

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2 US Marines ordered to pay $240k to family of Okinawa assault victim

Two US Marines have been ordered to pay 26.42 million yen ($ 239,000) compensation to the family of a taxi driver whom the pair brutally attacked on the Japanese island of Okinawa a decade ago. Thursday’s Naha District Court ruling – made in the absence of the two Marines – comes after the family of the now-deceased Munekazu Ura, sought ...

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Minnesota cops ordered paramedics to inject suspects with powerful tranquilizer – report

Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have been ordered to “never suggest or demand” that paramedics use powerful horse tranquilizers on suspects, following a report that the practice had spiked in recent years. The new policy order comes after a report by the city’s Office of Police Conduct Review found that paramedics had used ketamine on suspects during police calls 62 times ...

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Russia repays almost all compensations ordered by European HR court – deputy minister

Russia has fulfilled almost all compensation recommendations ordered by the European Court of Human Rights over the past 20 years, and the overall sum was about $ 235 million, deputy justice minister Mikhail Galperin has said. Galperin dismissed as fake news the information that the overall compensation total ordered by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg reached ...

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Price of safety? IDF snipers ordered to shoot at any ‘threat,’ even if it is child – ex-general

Anyone, including children, who gets close enough to the Israeli-Gaza border poses a “threat” and could be considered a legitimate target by IDF forces, a retired general said, adding that such a policy ensures Israel’s safety. “At the tactical level, any person who gets close to the fence, anyone who could be a future threat to the border of the ...

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Starbucks & co ordered to serve coffee in California with cancer warning

A California superior court judge has ruled that all coffee companies, including global giant Starbucks, must use cancer warning labels on products. A discussion on fines is ongoing, but they could amount to $ 2,500 per customer. Judge Elihu Berle ruled that “defendants failed to satisfy their burden of proving… that consumption of coffee confers a benefit to human health.” ...

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Volkswagen ordered to rehire employee suspected of trying to join ISIS

A German court has ruled that Volkswagen should reinstate an employee that was fired on suspicion of terrorism-related activities. The company failed to prove that he poses a genuine threat. “The mere suspicion that [a person] belongs to a radical ‘Jihad movement’ as well as a preventive confiscation of an international passport resulting from it do not provide a sufficient ...

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'Dancing with his backside’: ‘Huggy Bear’ senator ordered to quit cuddling colleagues

California’s state senate has ordered a politician to stop greeting his colleagues with hugs. An investigation has found that some of those on the receiving end were uncomfortable with the gesture. Los Angeles Democratic senator Bob Hertzberg’s penchant for hugs was so widely known that it earned him the nickname ‘Huggy Bear.’ The probe into the unwanted greetings stems from ...

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Fukushima firm ordered to pay $143k to family of 102yo suicide victim

A Japanese court has ordered the operators of the Fukushima nuclear plant to pay 15.2 million yen (US$ 143,400) in compensation to the family of 102-year-old Fumio Okubo, who killed himself rather than leave his home village. On Tuesday, the Fukushima District Court ruled that the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) had to pay damages to Okubo’s family, ruling that ...

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