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‘Imaginary threats’ justify New Zealand spy bill – Dotcom
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is infringing on basic rights with a new spy bill, MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has claimed. He alleged the government is in cahoots with the NSA and justifies the legislation with an “imaginary threat.”

26.07.2013 03:10

Court upholds parole refusal for Pussy Riot’s Tolokonnikova
The supreme court of the Russian internal republic of Mordovia has confirmed that punk rocker Nadezhda Tolokonnikova must continue to serve her two-year sentence for aggravated hooliganism.

26.07.2013 07:25

Prosecutor orders ousted Egypt President Morsi's arrest over Hamas links
An arrest order has been issued for ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi over suspected links to Hamas. State media reports the Muslim Brotherhood leader has already been questioned and confronted with the evidence.

26.07.2013 08:15

$10 billion hedge fund SAC indicted on fraud charges
One of Wall Street’s top stock trading firms was handed a huge defeat on Thursday after a federal grand jury indicted SAC Capital Advisors on fraud charges.

26.07.2013 00:50

Halliburton to pay $200k fine for destroying evidence in 2010 Gulf oil spill
Halliburton Energy Services to pay a maximum $200,000 fine for destroying evidence related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which the Gulf of Mexico is yet to recover from. The company will also donate $55 million towards wildlife protection.

26.07.2013 00:44

Russia asks Interpol to put Magnitsky’s boss Browder on int’l wanted list
Fugitive CEO of Hermitage Capital investment company, William Browder, has been put on the international wanted list by Moscow, with a request to Interpol’s secretariat pending. Browder was earlier sentenced to nine years in jail for tax evasion.

25.07.2013 18:55

Holder asks court to reinstate Voting Rights Act in Texas
The US attorney general will ask a federal court to reinstate a portion of the Voting Rights Act that implements safeguards against voter suppression in the state of Texas.

25.07.2013 18:22

Russian hackers charged in 'biggest' data breach case, 160mn credit card numbers stolen
A US court has charged four Russians and a Ukrainian for stealing more than 160 million credit card numbers, which the prosecution says has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for major corporations worldwide.

25.07.2013 14:21

Judge refuses to acquit Manning on theft charges
A military judge said early Thursday that she would not dismiss charges of theft against Army Private first class Bradley Manning. The soldier is expected to be sentenced next week for the largest intelligence leak in United States history.

25.07.2013 14:23

Amnesty slams US for ‘blatant attempt’ to influence journalist case in Yemen
Amnesty International has condemned the White House for its role in detention of a Yemeni journalist who exposed US involvement in a deadly 2009 cluster bombing.

25.07.2013 08:34

European Court of Human Rights rules Khodorkovsky case 'not political'
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has rejected Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s complaint that his jailing for tax evasion in 2005 was “politically motivated from start to finish,” saying the charges against him had a “healthy core.”

25.07.2013 09:57

White House skips Senate’s first Gitmo hearing in 5 years
Though president Obama recommitted to closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay in May, the first Senate hearing in five years held to discuss precisely that topic was notable for the lack of any White House witnesses.

25.07.2013 03:51