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Law Legislation

  • ROME— A weeklong strike by taxi drivers that has crippled transport in Rome, Milan and Turin is heating up, with cabbies marching through the eternal city to protest legislation they say will favor Uber and other car-hire services. The strike has stranded tourists at Italy's main airports and train stations, complicated commutes and raised alarm about the...

  • Beneath the capital's radar looms a vexing problem— a catchall spending package that's likely to top $1 trillion and could get embroiled in the politics of building Trump's wall at the U.S.- Mexico border and a budget-busting Pentagon request. Despite the big power shift in Washington, the path to success— and averting a shuttering of the government— goes...

  • Feb 20- Uber Technologies Inc has hired former U.S. Holder and Tammy Albarran, who are partners at the law firm Covington& Burling, will look into the complaints about a manager at Uber, as well as general questions about diversity and inclusion, Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told his employees in a memo on Monday that was seen by Reuters. Arianna Huffington, who...

  • Feb 20- Uber Technologies Inc has hired former U.S. Holder and Tammy Albarran, who are partners at the law firm Covington& Burling, will look into the complaints about a manager at Uber, as well as general questions about diversity and inclusion, Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told his employees in a memo on Monday that was seen by Reuters. Arianna Huffington, who...

  • LONDON— Britain's House of Lords launched a bid Monday to gain a greater say for Parliament over the terms of the U.K.' s European Union exit, as Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers not to hold up "what the British people want" by trying to delay the process. The Lords can't overrule the elected House of Commons, which has already passed the bill.

  • In Ecuador, men and women wait in separate lines to cast their ballots, which for years created uncomfortable moments for transgender voters who had to queue up according to their biological sex. After years of lobbying by the LGBT community and despite opposition by Catholic and increasingly powerful evangelical groups, Ecuador passed a law last year...

  • MILWAUKEE— "Pokemon Go" monsters can roam virtually wherever they please, but they'll need a permit to get into Milwaukee County parks. "We're prepared for all of them now," said County Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman, who wrote the proposal setting up a permitting process that County Executive Chris Abele signed on Feb. 10. The bill pending in the Illinois Legislature...

  • A multi-million dollar home is viewed in the wealthy town of Greenwich.

    Unlike previous years, the estate tax — which very few families pay — might actually die this time, The New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- President Donald Trump's pledge to bring massive investments in U.S. infrastructure projects showed new signs of life on Friday after lying dormant for weeks, as leading Republican lawmakers said proposals from the administration could be in the offing. He has previously voiced concern over adding to budget deficits with a new injection...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- President Donald Trump's pledge to bring massive investments in U.S. infrastructure projects showed new signs of life on Friday after lying dormant for weeks, as leading Republican lawmakers said proposals from the administration could be in the offing. He has previously voiced concern over adding to budget deficits with a new shot of...

  • MILAN— Italian media says the Bank of China has agreed to pay a 600,000- euro fine as part of a plea deal in a 4.5- billion-euro money laundering probe. The Bank of China said the plea deal was aimed at "avoiding a long trial and allowing the Milan branch to concentrate on developing its own business." It said the Milan branch had respected national and international...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and green groups worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Senators voted 52-46 to approve Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 17- Brazil is preparing legislation to fast-track the concession of smaller infrastructure projects in a bid to bolster investment in cash-strapped states and cities, a government official familiar with the plan told Reuters. President Michel Temer will likely submit the bill to Congress before July as part of his push to increase private...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 17- Brazil is preparing legislation to fast-track the concession of smaller infrastructure projects in a bid to bolster investment in cash-strapped states and cities, a government official familiar with the plan told Reuters. President Michel Temer will likely submit the bill to Congress before July as part of his push to increase private...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 17- Brazil is preparing legislation to fast-track the concession of smaller infrastructure projects in a bid to bolster investment in cash-strapped states and cities, a government official familiar with the plan told Reuters. President Michel Temer will likely submit the bill to Congress before July as part of his push to increase private...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 17- Brazil is preparing legislation to fast-track the concession of smaller infrastructure projects in a bid to bolster investment in cash-strapped states and cities, a government official familiar with the plan told Reuters. President Michel Temer will likely submit the bill to Congress before July as part of his push to increase private...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate is expected to approve President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and green groups worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Trump's nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • The state Senate voted 22-18 for it Friday, a day after the state House approved it on a 76-48 vote. Republican leaders were split on the measure, and neither the House speaker nor the Senate president voted on it. John Doll, of Garden City, who backed the tax plan.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate is expected to approve President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and green groups worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Trump's nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump and a leading Republican are highlighting a key fact about labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta: He has been confirmed three times by the Senate. Acosta's nomination is off to a good start because he's already been confirmed by the Senate three times, "said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R- Tenn., the chairman of the Senate panel that...