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Obesity can be viewed as disability – EU court
Obese people can be considered disabled if extra weight hinders their "full and effective participation in professional life," the EU Court of Justice has ruled. The decision could have dramatic consequences for employees across the continent.

18.12.2014 12:09

‘UK govt betrayed us,’ say Al-Sweady soldiers cleared of Iraqi murder, torture
British soldiers recently cleared of accusations including torture, murder and mutilation of Iraqi detainees say they were “betrayed” by the government for having to endure “five years of hell.”

18.12.2014 11:29

Assange: US prosecuting Barrett Brown for quoting assassination threats against me
The charges against journalist and activist Barrett Brown, accused of threatening an FBI agent, are partially based on his quoting another person’s threat to assassinate the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange said.

18.12.2014 03:53

​14-year-old exonerated for double murder 70 years after his execution
It took 70 years, but a 14-year-old African American boy from Alcolu, South Carolina who was executed for allegedly killing two white girls has now been exonerated of murder.

18.12.2014 00:58

NSA and EFF to square off in court over internet surveillance
​A digital rights group in the United States plans to argue in federal court this week that the National Security Agency’s internet surveillance operations violate the US Constitution’s ban against unlawful searches and seizures.

17.12.2014 18:17

‘Puerile prancing multimillionaire’: Russell Brand slated by irate RBS bank employee
Radical left-wing campaigner and comedian Russell Brand has been labeled a “puerile, self-aggrandizing, prancing multimillionaire” by a disgruntled Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) worker.

17.12.2014 16:18

3 police officers charged with manslaughter in mentally ill man’s custody death
Three police officers have been charged with manslaughter over the death of a mentally ill man who died a week after being restrained while in custody.

17.12.2014 15:23

Russia ‘forced to accept’ €1.86bn compensation for former shareholders of oil giant
Russia has agreed to pay €1.86 billion in compensation to former Yukos shareholders after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) refused its appeal, said Russian Justice Minister Aleksandr Konovalov.

17.12.2014 09:28

Palestine resolution: US ‘unresolved’ ahead of Security Council meeting
The Palestinian Authority is filing a UN resolution demanding a full Israeli pull-out from the occupied territories within two years. Meanwhile, the US is unsure what it wants to see from the resolution.

17.12.2014 08:48

EU court removes Hamas from terror blacklist
The EU General Court has ordered that the Palestinian militant group Hamas be removed from the bloc’s terror blacklist. The move comes over four years after Hamas appealed its terror designation before the EU.

17.12.2014 08:58

Family of John Crawford files wrongful death suit against police, Walmart
The family of John Crawford filed a federal lawsuit claiming Ohio police officers and Walmart were negligent in his death. A grand jury failed to indict the officers involved, but video footage appeared to contradict the police’s version of events.

17.12.2014 01:55

Pennsylvania judge rules Obama’s immigration action unconstitutional
A Pennsylvania federal court judge ruled in a deportation case that President Barack Obama exceeded his executive powers when he announced his executive order on immigration policy.

17.12.2014 00:12