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NSA defends dragnet collection of Americans’ phone records in appeals court
A federal appeals panel heard arguments in New York City on Tuesday from attorneys representing the American Civil Liberties Union and the United States government as the court considers the future of a controversial phone surveillance program.

03.09.2014 15:44

Guatemala defies ‘Monsanto Law’ pushed by US as part of trade agreement
The highest court in Guatemala has suspended the controversial 'Monsanto Law,' a provision of a US-Central American trade agreement, that would insulate transnational seed corporations considered to have “discovered" new plant varieties.

03.09.2014 15:00

Military lawyer resigns in protest of ‘show trial’ of accused 9-11 mastermind
Last week, a US military lawyer on the defense team for self-proclaimed 9/11-attacks mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army in protest of the “show trial” conducted by the US at Guantanamo Bay.

02.09.2014 17:11

Muslim barred from France’s nuclear sites due to alleged jihadist ties
A Muslim engineer has been barred from France’s nuclear sites due to his alleged ties with jihadists, who were recruiting youngsters to fight the US soldier in Iraq, say the officials. His lawyer says this is a case of Islamophobia.

02.09.2014 12:06

Texas governor’s verified Twitter sends offensive messages to his political opponents
A tweet from Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s verified account on Sunday featured an image mocking the Democratic district attorney central to an indictment against Perry charging abuse of power. Perry deleted the tweet, saying he did “not condone” the message.

02.09.2014 14:04

Cameron’s bid to block returning British jihadists hits legal snag
David Cameron’s plan to block British-born jihadists fighting with the Islamic State (IS) from re-entering the UK are in tatters, as he acknowledged that rendering citizens stateless would contravene international law.

02.09.2014 08:16

US judge rules Microsoft must handover personal data stored abroad
Microsoft has been told it must handover emails stored abroad to US prosecutors by a New York court. However, the software giant says it will fight the ruling, saying that an email deserves the same privacy protection as a paper letter sent by mail.

30.08.2014 09:25

Federal cybersecurity director convicted of child porn charges
The former acting director of cyber security for the United States Department of Health and Human Services was convicted this week on child pornography charges upon completion of a four-day federal trial in Nebraska.

29.08.2014 17:22

Family sues Georgia police for tasering man 13 times before he died
The family of a man who died after police used a stun gun on him as many as 13 times while he was handcuffed has filed a lawsuit against the two former officers of East Point, Georgia, according to the family’s lawyer.

29.08.2014 16:11

‘Police riot’: Ferguson citizens want $40mn for police brutality and humiliation
Five people are suing the Missouri police for $40 million, claiming officers treated US citizens “as if they were war combatants.” The five were arrested in the wake of rioting and unrest following the death of teenager Michael Brown on August 9.

29.08.2014 08:55

Texas man acquitted of murdering drunk driver who killed his sons
A Texas man was acquitted of murder this week after prosecutors failed to convince a jury that he fatally shot the drunk driver who killed his two young children in late 2012.

28.08.2014 19:09

End occupation or face ICC: Palestine to ask UN set 'timetable' for Israeli withdrawal
Palestine will ask the UN Security Council to set a “timetable” for Israel's withdrawal from the occupied territories, a senior official said. If the request is denied, Palestine will take senior Israeli officials to the ICC over the killing of thousands.

28.08.2014 09:48

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