Law Legislation

  • LONDON, Feb 18- Facebook is "open to meaningful regulation", it said on Monday after British lawmakers said that big technology companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news and abuse of users' data. "We are open to meaningful regulation and support the committee's recommendation for electoral law reform," said...

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit set a 90- day period to allow President Donald Trump and the U.S. Senate to constitutionally validate the appointments or reconstitute the board. U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain, who is hearing the island's bankruptcy, ruled in July that the creation by the U.S. Congress of the oversight board under a law...

  • UBER CLAIMS THE NYC LAW IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND WILL INFLICT "ANTI-COMPETITIVE HARM"- LAWSUIT.

  • The Republican president's move to circumvent Congress represented a new approach to making good on a 2016 presidential campaign pledge to halt the flow of undocumented immigrants into the country, whom Trump says bring crime and drugs. He was also expected later on Friday to sign a bipartisan government spending bill Congress approved on Thursday that...

  • Feb 15- U.S. authorities on Friday announced criminal charges against two former top Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp executives for their roles in a bribery scheme in India, and said the company will pay $25 million to settle a related civil case. The U.S. Department of Justice said the former president, Gordon Coburn, and the former chief legal officer,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 15- President Donald Trump on Friday announced he would declare a national emergency at the U.S.- Mexico border, a move Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his promised border wall without approval from Congress. Trump was also expected on Friday to sign a bipartisan government spending bill approved by...

  • MUNICH, Feb 15- Germany is considering changes to the legal framework governing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to make sure that it complies with new European Union regulations, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told Reuters on Friday. The pipeline, currently under construction under the Baltic Sea and fully owned by Russia's state-owned Gazprom, is seen by...

  • President Donald Trump was poised on Friday to declare a national emergency at the U.S.- Mexico border, a move that Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his proposed border wall without approval from Congress. Trump was also expected to sign a bipartisan government spending bill approved by Congress on Thursday that would...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 15- President Donald Trump was poised on Friday to declare a national emergency at the U.S.- Mexico border, a move that Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his proposed border wall without approval from Congress. The bill, lacking any money for his wall, is a defeat for Trump in Congress, where his demand for $5.7...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 14- Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's government on Thursday released the first details of its long-awaited pension reform proposal, cheering investors who want to see the passing of legislation seen as key to shoring up creaky public finances. Rogerio Marinho, secretary of social security and labor at the economy ministry, told reporters the...

  • Republican Senator Marco Rubio said on Thursday that he could be ready in the next couple of weeks to introduce legislation that would treat corporate stock buybacks as dividends for tax purposes. The write-off provision was included in President Donald Trump's 2017 tax overhaul as a measure that could drive economic growth and job creation.

  • Republican Senator Marco Rubio said on Thursday that he could be ready in the next couple of weeks to introduce legislation that would treat corporate stock buybacks as dividends for tax purposes.

  • Feb 14- Apple Inc said Thursday that it will resume selling older iPhone models in its stores in Germany, where they were banned last year due to a patent infringement ruling. The iPhones will be sold in Germany only with chips from Qualcomm Inc, instead of a mix of chips from Qualcomm and Intel Corp. Qualcomm is in a global legal battle against Cupertino- based Apple...

  • Feb 14- Apple Inc said Thursday that it will resume selling older iPhone models in its stores in Germany, where they were banned last year due to a patent infringement ruling. The iPhones will be sold in Germany only with chips from Qualcomm Inc, instead of a mix of chips from Qualcomm and Intel Corp. Qualcomm is in a global legal battle against Cupertino- based Apple...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- U.S. lawmakers late on Wednesday completed writing a border security bill that was expected to deny President Donald Trump's request for $5.7 billion to help build a wall on the U.S.- Mexico border, with the Senate and House of Representatives expected to vote on the bill Thursday. The aide added that the Senate would first vote on the bill...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill on Wednesday that would impose stiff new sanctions on Russia over its meddling in U.S. elections and aggression against Ukraine, the latest congressional effort to push President Donald Trump to ratchet up Washington's response to Moscow. The new bill, which was first reported by Reuters,...

  • Feb 13- The former top corporate lawyer at Apple Inc was criminally charged by the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday with insider trading ahead of six of the iPhone maker's quarterly earnings announcements. Authorities said Gene Levoff exploited his positions as corporate secretary, head of corporate law and co-chairman of a committee that reviewed...

  • Feb 13- The former top corporate lawyer at Apple Inc was criminally charged by the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday with insider trading ahead of six of the iPhone maker's quarterly earnings announcements. Authorities said Gene Levoff exploited his positions as corporate secretary, head of corporate law and co-chairman of a committee that reviewed...

  • President Donald Trump is weighing every possible option to find money to build his wall along the southern U.S. border, even as he considers a bipartisan border security deal from Congress, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Congress faces a tight deadline to pass legislation to avert another U.S. government shutdown. CNN, the Washington Post, and several other...

  • PARIS, Feb 13- Ex-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn confirmed he had hired lawyer Junichiro Hironaka to replace Motonari Otsuru as he defends himself against accusations of financial misconduct. "As we begin the trial phase, I have decided to engage Hironaka-sensei as my legal counsel," said a statement issued on behalf of Ghosn by French public relations firm Image...