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Texas town goes head-to-head against energy groups over fracking
The small city of Denton, Texas, which sits on a huge natural gas reserve, lost a bid to halt fracking after many hours of public testimony. The oil and gas companies are now threatening litigation if a ban goes into effect.

16.07.2014 11:32

Death sentence for Pakistani who ‘insulted God’
A court in Pakistan has sentenced a man to death for blasphemy, under strict laws against insulting Islam, despite lawyers for the defendant protesting that he was insane when he wrote the heretical slogans.

15.07.2014 15:32

White House fights to keep top Obama advisor from testifying before Congress
The White House is attempting this week to fend off a subpoena from Congress intended to compel a top political advisor for United States President Barack Obama from testifying on Capitol Hill.

15.07.2014 14:18

Missouri Governor asked to intervene ahead of inmate’s Wednesday execution
As Missouri prepares to execute its sixth inmate this year, new evidence has surfaced leading defense attorneys to declare the convicted murderer on death row innocent. So far, the state has not budged.

15.07.2014 01:43

Exposed: N. Carolina cops lied about 911 calls to illegally search homes
Questions are being asked of a North Carolina police department after an officer in the city of Durham testified that its common practice for cops there to make up excuses to illegally enter, then search, the homes of local residents.

14.07.2014 19:02

GCHQ tribunal hears civil liberties legal challenge
​Civil liberties groups are making a legal challenge against the alleged use of mass surveillance by UK intelligence services.

14.07.2014 08:18

Russia’s Foreign Ministry urges US ‘to stop harassing kidnapped Russian MP’s son’
The Russian Foreign Ministry is urging the US to stop harassing Russian MP’s son, Roman Seleznyov, who is now being held in Guam on cyber-fraud charges, and calls for the “observance of his rights,” including the “right to medical care.”

12.07.2014 03:45

Argentina not negotiating multimillion debt, say holdout creditors
A key holdout creditor in dispute with Argentina over a massive, decade-old sovereign debt dispute said the country is not committed to negotiating following five hours of meetings in New York.

11.07.2014 23:46

‘So sue me’: Boehner acts on threat to sue Obama...over delays in Obamacare
Speaker of the House John Boehner plans to sue President Barack Obama over the president’s use of executive actions to delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare), the Ohio Republican announced Thursday.

11.07.2014 02:28

Outrage as Australian judge says incest, pedophilia ‘may be accepted’ by society
An Australian judge has incurred the wrath of child protection and gay rights advocates after stating that incest and pedophilia may no longer be considered taboo – just as gay relationships are now more accepted than they were in the 1950s and 60s.

10.07.2014 17:09

Environmentalists sue California for ‘rubber stamping’ use of honeybee-killing pesticides
Three environmental and food safety nonprofits are suing the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) over its approval of insecticides linked to the massive die-off of honeybees in the state, saying the agency violated state laws by doing so.

10.07.2014 20:35

US prosecutors refuse to review jailed Russian pilot’s case
Prosecutors in New York City rejected a request to review the case of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence. The petition asked them to consider unlawful actions that have allegedly taken place during his detention.

10.07.2014 02:55

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