In wake of the NSA surveillance scandal, a Florida judge has demanded that the federal agency hand over the phone records of a man charged with attempted robbery, to help solve a case that culminated in a murder.
A lawsuit filed against the NYPD accuses the city’s police of regularly violating the civil rights of Muslims. The suit claims that the NYPD unconstitutionally profiles and intimidates them, thereby discouraging them from practicing their religion.
US officials are set to meet with Taliban representatives in Qatar, to kick off peace talks. Four US troops have been killed just hours after the US called on the Taliban to renounce violence, dropping a condemnation of Al-Qaeda as a precondition.
Gazprom's plans to construct a new $226 million headquarters in St Petersburg have been scuppered by a local court. The Kommersant daily says a judge has upheld local objections the site had cultural significance and could not be built on.