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Drone memo should reverse Gitmo convictions, attorneys claim
Attorneys for a Canadian man who spent a decade detained by the United States military at Guantanamo Bay say details in the Obama administration’s recently released “drone memo” exonerates their client of war crimes.

03.07.2014 15:10

Reforming NSA ‘is like bailing out a ship that's already sunk’
Nothing is going to change at all unless the NSA is destroyed and shut down completely, Pete Ashdown from XMission told RT.

03.07.2014 12:50

Imprisoned Occupy activist alleges medical negligence at Rikers Island
Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan was released early from Rikers Island prison complex on Wednesday – and she came out making demands.

03.07.2014 02:51

​African leaders grant themselves immunity from war crimes
African leaders have granted themselves and their allies immunity from prosecution for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide at the Union’s Court, as they voted in support of the amendment at the African Union Summit.

03.07.2014 00:15

​Metropolitan police destroyed evidence of racial and sexual discrimination
A claim brought against Scotland Yard by a black female officer has revealed a Met practice of deleting internal records relating to sexual and racial discrimination.

02.07.2014 23:17

From GI Jane to Jihad Judy? Colorado teen arrested en route to assist ISIS militants
A Colorado woman was arrested by federal authorities in Denver, allegedly for providing assistance to Islamist insurgents currently battling government forces in both Syria and Iraq, and for plotting an offense against the US.

02.07.2014 23:09

Internet providers file legal complaint against GCHQ snooping
Seven Internet service providers, including the UK-based GreenNet, have filed an official complaint at the investigatory powers tribunal in London charging Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) with illegal surveillance.

02.07.2014 16:03

Don’t go bust for me, Argentina: How bankruptcy laws are bankrupting states
Just about the first thing any law student learns about contracts is the rule “Pacta sunt servanda,” which means, “Agreements must be kept.”

02.07.2014 14:50

Free speech banned: Student group sues 4 US universities that ‘stifle dissent’
Arguing that free speech is suffering at colleges across the US, an advocacy group filed lawsuits against four universities, seeking to strengthen the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

02.07.2014 13:23

Sarkozy placed under formal investigation for corruption
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation on suspicion of influence peddling and other crimes, after being detained and questioned by prosecutors as a suspect for over 18 hours.

02.07.2014 01:24

BNP Paribas sets up sanction-savvy schemes to get around dollar ban
France’s largest bank, BNP Paribas, is devising ways to retain its US customers after being banned from dollar-based transactions over breaking US sanctions. The ban will contribute at least $40 million more to a record settlement of nearly $9 billion.

01.07.2014 15:03

NYPD 'cannibal cop' to walk free after judge overturns conviction
A former New York Police Department officer convicted of planning to kidnap and rape women before killing and eating them is set to go free after a federal judge overturned his conviction.

01.07.2014 15:42

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