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Google’s use of Java applications was fair, rules US Supreme Court

On April 5 the United States Supreme Court finally gave its verdict on the biggest copyright dispute of this century. The court overturned the 2018 decision of the Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit.

Yemenis appeal in German court after US drone strikes from German base kill relatives

In what promises to be a great precedent, two Yemeni men have appealed to a German court, saying that US drones, which took off from a German air-base operated by the US, killed their family members in Yemen, and that Germany should be held responsible to a large extent for this.

Virginia also abolishes death penalty

For those advocating against capital punishment, yet another state in the US has joined the list to abolish the death penalty.

OxyContin maker’s new bankruptcy plan, to pay $4.3 billion

In a latest development, under the new bankruptcy plan the Sackler's family that owns Purdue Pharma, has agreed to pay around $4.3 billion over the next decade to resolve various civil claims linked to the deadly opioid epidemic.

US Justice Dept forces Swiss bank to pay $22 million for taxpayers’ hidden money

The stiff upper lip of Swiss banking has turned pale under American pressure. Charged with aiding American tax payers hide their income through private, numbered accounts, Zurich’s oldest private bank Rahn+Bodmer (R+B) has agreed to a $22 million settlement.

Walmart wins data breach lawsuit through technicality

A California federal judge has rejected a lawsuit that alleged data of Walmart Inc customers had been compromised. The rejection came on a technical ground, when the judge found that California's privacy laws cannot be applied retroactively.

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy sent to 3 yrs in ‘jail’

A French court has sentenced former President Nicolas Sarkozy to three years in prison for corruption and influence peddling, but suspended two years of the sentence.

UK judge orders extradition of Nirav Modi

A UK district court has cleared the extradition of fugitive diamond trader Nirav Modi, saying that he will not be denied justice if he is extradited to India.

Flashlight support for Alexei Navalny

Russia is witnessing a new protest format, with people coming out of their residences and shining their cell phone flashlights in a display of solidarity. This format was seen in support of imprisone...

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