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Barrett authors first U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a loss for environmentalists

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday authored her first ruling since joining the U.S. Supreme Court in October as the court handed a defeat to an environmental group seeking access to government documents. FILE PHOTO: Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies during the third day of her......

South Africa’s information regulator says WhatsApp cannot share users’ contact information

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Facebook Inc cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users in South Africa with its other properties without first obtaining authorisation from the country’s Information Regulator (IR), the agency said on Wednesday. 3D printed Facebook and WhatsApp logos and keyboard buttons are placed on a......

Huawei CFO’s lawyers say Trump interference should get extradition canceled

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By Sarah Berman, Moira Warburton VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou became a bargaining chip in an international trade war after former U.S. President Donald Trump made comments about intervening in her case, a Huawei defence lawyer claimed on Wednesday as he argued to have her U.S.......

South Africa’s information regulator says WhatsApp cannot share users’ contact information

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Facebook Inc cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users with its other properties without first obtaining authorisation from South Africa’s Information Regulator (IR), the agency said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Whatsapp logo is placed on a computer motherboard in this illustration......

Senegal opposition leader arrested as supporters clash with police

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By Cooper Inveen, Ngouda Dione DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal’s main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, was arrested on Wednesday after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police in the capital while protesting against a rape accusation he denies. An employee at a beauty salon accused Sonko last month of rape. The......

Indigenous people sue retailer Casino over Amazon destruction

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PARIS (Reuters) – Indigenous peoples from Brazil and Colombia sued retailer Casino in a French court on Wednesday over the selling of beef linked to land grabbing and deforestation in the Amazon, campaigners involved in the lawsuit said. It is the first time a French supermarket chain has been taken......

South Dakota legislative leaders seek to suspend impeachment of attorney general

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By Patrick Callahan, Kayla Gahagan PIERRE, S.D. (Reuters) – Leaders of South Dakota’s legislature said on Tuesday they would push to suspend impeachment action against Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg over his conduct in a fatal car crash until criminal charges lodged against him are resolved. FILE PHOTO: The South Dakota......

Goldman Sachs head lawyer to leave bank: Bloomberg

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FILE PHOTO: A Goldman Sachs sign is seen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in the Manhattan borough of New York January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson NEW YORK (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s general counsel Karen Seymour is leaving the bank,......

No evidence U.S. Capitol rioters belong to antifa movement, FBI chief Wray testifies

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – FBI Director Chris Wray on Tuesday debunked conspiracy theories promoted by right-wing supporters of former President Donald Trump, saying there was no evidence that leftist extremists disguised themselves as Trump supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol. In testimony to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Wray also told......

Ukraine’s president takes COVID-19 vaccine to reassure sceptics

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FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a hospital at an unknown location in eastern Ukraine March 2, 2021. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS KYIV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a coronavirus vaccine shot during......

Hearing for Hong Kong democracy activists resumes after marathon session

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – The proceedings for 47 Hong Kong democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion resume on Tuesday, following a marathon hearing that extended well past midnight before it was adjourned after one of the defendants fainted. Lawyers for the defendants are challenging a prosecution bid to......

Biden administration to pay transportation, healthcare for families separated under Trump

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FILE PHOTO: Migrants stand in lines on the U.S. side of the Gateway International Bridge to be processed to seek asylum in the U.S., in Matamoros, Mexico February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Go Nakamura WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States could pay for transportation, healthcare, legal services, and career and educational services......

Huawei CFO back in court fighting U.S. extradition

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By Moira Warburton, Sarah Berman VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou will return to a Canadian court Monday for the final phase of the arguments in her U.S. extradition case, which would focus on whether her arrest was politically motivated and if abuses of process occurred during......

Britain scolds China over charging of Hong Kong activists

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab looks on as he walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 24, 2021. REUTERS/John Sibley LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Monday scolded China for a decision to charge 47 Hong Kong politicians and activists for conspiracy to commit subversion under the......

Kremlin critic Navalny arrives in penal colony: RIA

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FILE PHOTO: A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Press service of Simonovsky District......

Biden administration to appeal eviction moratorium ruling

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FILE PHOTO: Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies wait for a woman to collect her possessions as they carry out an eviction order, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 13, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said on Saturday......

Ten arrested in Barcelona as protests over jailed rapper turn violent

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BARCELONA (Reuters) – Ten people were arrested in Barcelona on Saturday for assaulting police officers in fresh unrest over the jailing of a rapper for glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty in his songs. Pablo Hasel, known for his anti-establishment lyrics, was arrested on Feb. 16 after failing to report to......

White supremacist sentenced to nearly 20 years in plot to bomb Colorado synagogue

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DENVER (Reuters) – An avowed white supremacist was sentenced on Friday to 19-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty months ago to a federal hate-crimes case stemming from a botched plot to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue in 2019. FILE PHOTO: Richard Holzer is seen in this undated handout photo......

SoftBank announces settlement with former WeWork CEO Neumann

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Feb 26 (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday it had reached a settlement with WeWork’s special committee and the company’s co-founder and former chief executive, Adam Neumann, putting to rest a legal battle dating back to 2019. SoftBank, the new owner of the office-sharing firm, did not disclose......

Boeing 737 MAX crash lawyers ask two CEOs to testify

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(Reuters) – Lawyers for families of a fatal Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia are seeking testimony from the planemaker’s chief executive Dave Calhoun and his predecessor Dennis Muilenburg, among other current and former employees, according to a court filing. The Boeing 737 MAX crash on Ethiopian Airlines on......

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