Police probe UK links to Magnitsky money – BBC News

May 20, 2017

… founder Bill Browder, who was himself tried in absentia. What happened to Sergei Magnitsky? William Browder: The man behind the Magnitsky List The US Justice Department highlighted the UK connection to suspected illicit funds after investigating how proceeds of the Russian tax fraud were allegedly laundered into luxury apartments in New York. US court documents, seen by the BBC, show alleged wire transfers from the Russian organised crime group going into the UK bank account of Renaissance …

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Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

May 18, 2017

… appropriate to a minor disciplinary matter in a corporation, Mukasey said. Its not appropriate to a criminal investigation. The former officials, both now in private practice,had been invited to speak at a panel on presidential power hosted by The Federalist Society, a conservative group that was key in helping Trump select and install Justice Neil Gorsuch on the U.S. Supreme court. Mukasey and Eggleston were asked to address a range of subjects related to the executive branch and its place …

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Holtzman: We forget Watergate at our peril

May 12, 2017

… counsel. No president should be above the law. No president should control a criminal investigation of his own conduct. That is why Congress enacted the statute I authored in the wake of Watergate, which set up a virtually automatic mechanism for a court-appointed special prosecutor. Unfortunately, Congress let that mechanism lapse in 1999. Today the decision lies with the deputy attorney general, who has complete discretion over the matter. He might be responsive to public or congressional …

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Snapchat is helping make QR codes cool again

May 9, 2017

Image: carl court/getty images QR codes are dead, an internet marketing strategist wrote in AdAge in 2013. The murderer: “easier-to-use apps.” And yet, four years later, that isn’t the case. Apps have become even more prevalent and perhaps easier-to-use, but Facebook and Snapchat, two of these most-frequently-used apps, are pushing a present and future of QR codes. Spotify introduced its own codes last week. SEE ALSO: This inventor built a real-life ‘Iron Man’ …

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Get the hose, Fyre Fest has a bunch more legal fires to extinguish

May 9, 2017

… Festival et al. by Pitchfork News on Scribd Since the festival almost literally crashed and burned on April 28, a multitude of other legal actions have been taken, including a $5 million class action lawsuit, filed in Florida District court on Friday. According to Business Insider, that suit claims Fyre Fest lawyers sent cease-and-desist letters to attendees who shared negative thoughts and imagery of the festival on social media, claiming the posts could “incite violence, rioting, or …

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The World: a floating city of millionaires

May 9, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)Stepping onto The World feels like boarding a 21st-century Titanic. Sitting majestically in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, this gleaming 644 feet-long white vessel is the largest, and probably most exclusive, “residential yacht” on earth. Home to the world’s only full-sized at-sea tennis court, a 7,000-square foot spa and fitness center, and 12,000-bottle wine collection, this ship has visited 1,213 ports and sailed 641,000 nautical miles. …

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The future of the iPhone 8 may rest in Qualcomm’s hands

May 5, 2017

… out of the courts and back to the bargaining table. Some industry watchers, however, think Qualcomm is dead serious. “I firmly believe that Qualcomm will pursue an iPhone import block and they are doing it to get paid for the IP Apple is consuming for free,” said Moor Insights & Strategy President and Principal Analyst Patrick Moorhead. “Apple isnt going to come back to the table and Qualcomm isnt going to change their 3gpp ETSI-agreed licensing process unless a court …

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FIFA Official Sheikh Ahmad Resigning Amid Bribery Claims

May 2, 2017

Geneva (AP) — Under pressure from allegations in an American federal court that he bribed FIFA voters, Asian Olympic leader Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait resigned from his soccer roles on Sunday. Sheikh Ahmad's move ended his candidacy to retain a seat on FIFA's ruling council before eight days of voting by Asian soccer officials in Bahrain. "I do not want these allegations to create divisions or distract attention from the upcoming AFC (Asian Football …

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Turkish authorities block Wikipedia from the entire country

April 30, 2017

… Saturday. In the past, Turkey has blocked Facebook and Twitter following protests or terror attacks. The monitoring group Turkey Blocks found that Wikipedia could not be reached in Turkey starting at 8 a.m. local time. The group noted that the kind of administrative measure used here often precedes a full court order to block a site in the coming days. #Wikipedia is blocked in #Turkey as a provisional administrative measure. I guess it is to protect people from… knowledge? #facepalm …

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Freed marine Alexander Blackman praises his ‘wife in a million’ – BBC News

April 29, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Claire Blackman was present when her husband had his murder conviction reduced to manslaughter by an appeal court in March Blackman had more than 13 years of service and had previously been deployed to Iraq on three occasions and to Afghanistan in 2007. The killing on 15 September 2011 took place during the final month of 42 Commando’s six-month tour of duty to Helmand province – a deployment which saw the unit lose seven men. …

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Trump Wants Clean Water Rule Gone. Now Comes The Hard Part.

April 21, 2017

The president is trying to make good on that pledge. Nearly two months ago, Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to review and reconsider the Obama-era regulation that was widely celebrated by environmentalists and panned by industry groups and politicians in some states. The Supreme court this month denied the administrations request to delay a case intended to sort out which court should handle litigation over the …

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Arkansas Court Blocks Executions Of 2 Prisoners As State Pushes Ahead With ‘Conveyor Belt’ Lethal Injections

April 18, 2017

The Arkansas Supreme court, in a 4-3 decision on Monday, granted stays of execution for Bruce Ward and Don Davis. Both had been scheduled to die Monday, the first of what critics call the statesconveyor beltplan for multiple executions. State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said she would immediately appeal. Later, Rutledges office said she wouldnt appeal Wards stay at this time. In Mondays ruling, the U.S.Eight Circuit court of Appeals said the five inmates had ample time already to …

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47,155 arrests: Turkey’s post-coup crackdown by the numbers

April 15, 2017

… force had been arrested. That number has since grown more than ten-fold. THE MILITARY Turkish authorities claim that an estimated 1.5% of the army were involved in the coup attempt. Thousands have been arrested, which has left the military dangerously understaffed, according to a senior officer in the Turkish military. THE JUDICIARY Just three days after the attempted coup, 200 top Turkish court officials, including members of the Supreme court, had been taken into custody …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… broke international law and that they would, quote, “response strongly” to any aggression Syria. The U.S. missiles were fired from U.S. warships in the Eastern Mediterranean. And in response and in apparent show of force, Russia has moved a warship to a port in western Syria. The Middle Eastern nation has continued operations at the damage airbase. In the U.S. capitol, Neil Gorsuch is set to sworn in today as the 113th justice of the U.S. Supreme court. The Senate confirmed him on …

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Just when you thought the net neutrality fight was over …

April 8, 2017

… at least a year due to how the FCC operates. And Pai and his FCC will have to defend their actions in court. “You can’t just simply reverse a decision like this without having a very strong record justifying it,” Sohn said. “It’s going to go back to the same court and probably the same judge who’s written all three net neutrality opinions, and he’s going to say, ‘What the hell is this? You got it right two years ago. What has changed so drastically …

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Missing child appeals ‘can leave negative online footprint’ – BBC News

April 7, 2017

Right to be forgotten It suggested missing children who had returned should be given legal help to ask technology firms to remove online material about them. This is already offered in Belgium, where a missing child hotline, Child Focus, helps children assert a “right to be forgotten” online. In 2014, the European court of Justice ruled people had the right to be forgotten, which involves removing search engine links to web pages about them. The report’s authors – who …

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Sexism is the new clickbait. It’s time to find another route to internet fame.

April 1, 2017

… Wilde said “the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about”. Brand managers are well aware of this,” says Anthony Patterson, professor of marketing at Liverpool University. A “response whether outrage or support demonstrates that consumers are engaging with their brand.” Patterson says the willingness of brands to court controversy stems from their worry that their latest campaigns will go unnoticed and ignored by “an indifferent and …

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Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill – BBC News

March 30, 2017

… function properly. ‘A unique challenge’ The Great Repeal Bill, which Theresa May has said will make the UK an “independent, sovereign nation”, would: Repeal the European Communities Act, which says EU law is supreme to the UK’s Ensure the UK leaves the jurisdiction of the European court of Justice Transpose existing EU legislation into domestic UK law It would come into force the day the UK leaves the EU The Commons library anticipates it will be “one of …

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12 Surprising And Sneaky Facts About Prohibition

March 21, 2017

… to making ice cream. 7. Dive Bars Were Called “Blind Pigs” Wikimedia Commons / Bain News Service Folks who were lucky enough to live on a coast could hop on a boat that would circle out in international waters and enjoydowning as much alcohol as their sea-legs would let them. 10. Bootlegging court Cases Could Get Complicated YouTube / Ken Burns Quite afew of the more famous of New York City’s sneaky drinking spots have their doors open todaylike …

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Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… for her leadership, such an election would be doubly so. But there is another significant Holyrood vote on the horizon – on the UK government’s so-called “Great Repeal Bill” as part of the Brexit process. The UK government has already confirmed that the Scottish Parliament’s consent should be sought for that legislation. Given the pro-independence majority, Holyrood could quite easily withhold that consent. And while the Supreme court has noted that the Scottish …

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What is Neil Gorsuch’s religion? It’s complicated

March 19, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNN)Earlier this month, the Trump administration summoned two dozen religious leaders to a private meeting. The mission: to rally support for Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme court nominee. According to several participants, White House staffers emphasized Gorsuch’s robust defense of religious rights as a judge on the 10th US Circuit court of Appeals. In one prominent decision, Gorsuch argued that the government should rarely, if ever, coerce the consciences of believers. …

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The Oxford comma is the reason these workers won a court case against their boss

March 16, 2017

The Oxford comma is just so needed sometimes.Image: ambar del moral Ah, the Oxford comma. Journalists often fight over it, academics love it and a lot of people don’t care about or even know what it is. But this singular bit of punctuation is actually super important. Just ask a couple dairy drivers in Maine who recently won a labor case and overtime pay all because of the state’s failure to slip in that crucial piece of punctuation into its labor policy guidelines. SEE ALSO: …

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