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European Union court declares Uber a transport company not a digital service European Union court declares Uber a transport company not a digital service
- December 21, 2017

This is not required for transportation services which are regulated at the national or local level to a larger extent. Another blow for Uber is that this ruling can not be challenged in the ECJ, but there is still an option to pursue an appeal in other courts. (more...)
HAL gets Rs50,000-cr IAF order for 83 Tejas fighter jets HAL gets Rs50,000-cr IAF order for 83 Tejas fighter jets
- December 21, 2017

However, further details were not available. The order for 83 fighters will go some way in making up the shortfall of fighter squadrons in the IAF but will not be able to meet IAF's authorisation of 42 squadrons. The decision sets in motion a process to acquire more of the indigenous fighter jets to make up for the IAF's depleting squadron strength. The 83 aircraft will be of Mark-1 configuration, an improved version of the single-engine fighter being inducted into the IAF. (more...)
Confederate statue removed after Memphis sells public park Confederate statue removed after Memphis sells public park
- December 21, 2017

Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park and of President Jefferson Davis from Fourth Bluff Park. Within minutes of the vote Wednesday night, a heavy police presence was seen near the Health Sciences Park - where a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest , a Confederate Army general, is located. (more...)
EU Court Says You're a Taxi Company EU Court Says You're a Taxi Company
- December 21, 2017

In a dense legal judgement, the ECJ said that Uber was a service that connects "by means of a smartphone application and for remuneration non-professional drivers using their own vehicle with persons who wish to make urban journeys". Following protests from taxi drivers and multiple court fights, Uber has drastically cut back its use of unlicensed drivers in the European Union and focused instead on its licensed services, such as UberX and UberBLACK. (more...)
In rural Gujarat, Congress got more seats, BJP more votes In rural Gujarat, Congress got more seats, BJP more votes
- December 21, 2017

However, in terms of seats, Congress had a higher number (71). The people of Gujarat gave me a lot of love and the biggest lesson they taught me is that irrespective of your opponent's anger or wealth, you can put up a good fight with love. (more...)
White House reveals North Korea launched the WannaCry cyber-attack White House reveals North Korea launched the WannaCry cyber-attack
- December 21, 2017

Bossert said Trump had used "just about every lever you can use, short of starving the people of North Korea to death, to change their behaviour". Bossert also said Microsoft had traced the attack to cyber affiliates of the North Korean government, and others in the security community have contributed their analysis. (more...)
Family of Australian woman shot dead by officer demands more rigorous probe Family of Australian woman shot dead by officer demands more rigorous probe
- December 21, 2017

Reading a statement to media in Sydney , Damond's father John Ruszczyk said Thursday that his family is deeply concerned about the possibility that "the initial investigation was not done properly, and with the greatest integrity or sense of completeness". (more...)
Fresh PDP Asks INEC To Disregard Elective National Convention Fresh PDP Asks INEC To Disregard Elective National Convention
- December 21, 2017

He said their intimidation will not stop the PDP from taking over from the center in 2019. The call followed speculations in some quarters that some governors and party leaders had reached a deal for the emergence of a particular candidate ‎ahead of the presidential election. (more...)
Democrats Sue to Keep GOP Congressman Accused of Sexual Harassment on Ballot Democrats Sue to Keep GOP Congressman Accused of Sexual Harassment on Ballot
- December 21, 2017

Farenthold's name not appearing on the ballot", the lawsuit continued. (It doesn't seem like missing the deadline was intentional sabotage: The suit notes that Farenthold asked his party not to include him.) But the SOS doesn't really have much authority over enforcing that rule, as attorneys discovered after a December 19 federal court hearing. (more...)
Lebanese Uber driver held for murdering British embassy worker
- December 21, 2017

This record does not show up on his judicial record. Uber said it was aware of the documents but that it was up to the government to make checks. Machnouk advised those in the country to refrain from using the app, calling on them to use private taxi companies instead. 'Dealing with Uber is risky and it is better we return to traditional ways'. (more...)
Unlike Obama, Trump Approves Weapons Sale to Ukraine Unlike Obama, Trump Approves Weapons Sale to Ukraine
- December 21, 2017

The Washington Post said earlier citing its sources in the USA government that the Department of State had approved a commercial license for exports to Ukraine of Barrett M107A1 sniper systems, munitions and spare parts for them to a sum of $41.5 million. (more...)
Quake in Tehran Kills 2, Injures 100 Quake in Tehran Kills 2, Injures 100
- December 21, 2017

After a 4.9 magnitude quake forced people in Tehran to flee into streets, all educational institutions and many offices have been closed for Thursday. Tasnim news agency quoted Minister of Sports Masud Soltanifar as saying sport centers in the cities of Karaj in Alborz Province and Eslamshahr in southern Tehran were open to the public to spend the night. (more...)
Iranian, Syrian Top Negotiators Hold Talks in Astana Iranian, Syrian Top Negotiators Hold Talks in Astana
- December 21, 2017

The UK-based Syrian Observatory said more than 200 civilians, including many children, have been killed in air raids on Eastern Ghouta since mid-November. "The ratification of the agreement is of strategic importance", Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Foreign Affairs Leonid Slutsky said addressing the Duma's plenary meeting. (more...)
Bihar: Five labourers killed, several injured in boiler blast in sugar factory Bihar: Five labourers killed, several injured in boiler blast in sugar factory
- December 21, 2017

Shamsuddin. It is feared that several other workers may still be trapped under the debris. Nine critically injured workers sustained more than 90 percent burn injuries, Gopalganj district government hospital superintendent Shashikant Mishra said. (more...)
SA Jews welcome ANC decision to downgrade Israel embassy SA Jews welcome ANC decision to downgrade Israel embassy
- December 21, 2017

The SAJD and SAZF said it appeared that the ANC's foreign policy formulation process "was hijacked by forces that have a limited interest in promoting South Africa's and key South African communities' well-being and are rather obsessed with undermining the viability of Israel and harming the local Jewish community". (more...)
Irish tourist dies kiteboarding in rough sea Irish tourist dies kiteboarding in rough sea
- December 21, 2017

According to local media reports, the kite surfer came into distress when his control line became tangled with a buoy about 50 meters off shore. Rescuers pulled him from the sea and attempted to resuscitate him for at least ten minutes, to no avail. (more...)
CBFC to set up historians panel on Padmavati CBFC to set up historians panel on Padmavati
- December 21, 2017

However, a functionary at Viacom 18 said there was no plan to release the film globally without it being cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). There is no word yet on how long the CBFC will take to appoint the team of historians. Because of the year-end, some board members were on holiday and a few others had called in sick. (more...)
Pence: We're 'fully cooperating' with Mueller investigation Pence: We're 'fully cooperating' with Mueller investigation
- December 21, 2017

The trip to Egypt and Israel, due to begin Tuesday, December 19, has been pushed back to mid-January, allowing Pence to remain in Washington in case he needs to cast the deciding vote in the Senate over President Donald Trump's tax reforms. (more...)
NASCAR legendary owner Richard Childress shoots at home intruders NASCAR legendary owner Richard Childress shoots at home intruders
- December 21, 2017

The NASCAR Hall of Fame auto owner and his wife were home and the avid outdoorsman and NRA advocate told law enforcement he retrieved a gun and shot it in the direction of the men, who "appeared" to be armed, according to deputies. When he saw the people inside his house he fired at the people. Deputies with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office said three people attempted to gain entry into the home while the residence was occupied. (more...)
Reporter gets 5 years in prison for threatening Jewish centers Reporter gets 5 years in prison for threatening Jewish centers
- December 21, 2017

Thompson's behavior was domestic terrorism, he said. Until his arrest, the anonymous threats to centers from NY to San Diego - including one warning of a "Jewish Newtown", a reference to the notorious school shooting - were among a series of incidents that led to a panic about anti-Semitism linked to Donald Trump's election. (more...)
Philippines ferry capsizes in stormy seas Philippines ferry capsizes in stormy seas
- December 21, 2017

Among the survivors taken to a Quezon hospital was a 61-year-old Australian identified by authorities as Roland Kempt, who lives in the Philippines , the coastguard said in a statement. Rescue efforts will continue after nightfall despite rough waves, Mr Balilo said, adding that a coast guard helicopter tried to fly to the area earlier in the day but was hampered by strong winds. (more...)
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release' Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release'
- December 21, 2017

Charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been serving a five-year prison sentence since she was arrested during a holiday with her toddler daughter to visit family in 2016. Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, whose fumbled language earlier this year shone a light on Zaghari-Ratcliffe's predicament, raised the case on a visit to the Iranian capital two weeks ago. (more...)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller gets access to thousands of Trump transition emails Special Counsel Robert Mueller gets access to thousands of Trump transition emails
- December 21, 2017

The special counsel reportedly got the email trove from the GSA, not from Trump For America, a still-functioning arm of Trump's transition team. We've opined many times here at Law&Crime that as all things Russian Federation continue to heat up, we expect Trump to fire (or at least effectuate the firing of) special counsel Robert Mueller . (more...)
President commutes sentence of former slaughterhouse executive President commutes sentence of former slaughterhouse executive
- December 21, 2017

Several members of Congress and high-ranking law enforcement officials had argued that Rubashkin's sentence was overlong. Prior to his sentence, Rubashkin and his father ran the Agriprocessors plant, a kosher meat-packing plant and slaughterhouse that faced "serious allegations of mistreatment of animals and employees at the plant", as reported by The Forward . (more...)
Second North Korean soldier in weeks defects to South, say reports Second North Korean soldier in weeks defects to South, say reports
- December 21, 2017

An official from the South Korean Ministry of Defense official said the soldier was in custody and authorities would investigate the reason for the defection. Last month, a North Korean soldier made a successful dash to the South via the truce village of Panmunjom after suffering multiple gunshot wounds fired by the communist nation's border guards. (more...)
Right-Wing Suggests FBI Is Planning to Dethrone Trump Right-Wing Suggests FBI Is Planning to Dethrone Trump
- December 21, 2017

Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, would be looking the 2009 Uranium One sale and its ties to Clinton. Republicans in Congress in recent weeks have been more vocal in questioning the integrity of agents assigned to Mueller's office after it was revealed that one agent, Peter Strzok , was removed from the team over text messages indicating political bias against Trump. (more...)
'A deliberate act': Two arrested after auto hits pedestrians on Flinders Street 'A deliberate act': Two arrested after auto hits pedestrians on Flinders Street
- December 21, 2017

In January, four people were killed and more than 20 injured when a man drove into pedestrians just a few hundred meters away from Thursday's attack. In Melbourne , video taken Thursday by a bystander, Lachlan Vella, after the S.U.V. There have been a number of vehicle attacks in other parts of the world in recent years, many of them linked to terrorism. Witness Sue who works at a doughnut shop in the area told 3AW she saw a white vehicle approach the intersection where a lot of people ... (more...)
Ben Carson leads Trump cabinet in prayer Ben Carson leads Trump cabinet in prayer
- December 21, 2017

On Tuesday, Ben Carson led the Trump cabinet in prayer . And nations divided against themselves can not stand. "So with that I'm gonna I'm gonna ask Ben Carson ". Trump seemed quite pleased with the prayer. After Trump bragged about doing "a job like no administration has done", the president asked HUD Secretary Ben Carson to say a prayer. (more...)
Yes, Philippe Coutinho Arrival Would Delight Me - Barcelona Star Yes, Philippe Coutinho Arrival Would Delight Me - Barcelona Star
- December 21, 2017

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has handed Coutinho the captain's armband in recent matches but the added responsibility does not seem to have swayed the 25-year-old, who remained non-committal when quizzed about his future a couple of weeks ago. (more...)
Times will keep reporter accused of sexual misconduct Times will keep reporter accused of sexual misconduct
- December 21, 2017

The decision caps a hard month for Thrush, who was placed on temporary suspension by the Times in late November after a Vox article detailed accusations of inappropriate conduct in both the workplace and social situations while Thrush was employed by Politico . (more...)

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