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Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

Jerusalem - Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens.

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

Jerusalem - Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it will lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens.

Good for business: British lesbian on her Hong Kong court win

Fpo - When a British lesbian took on the Hong Kong government for the right to live and work in the city with her partner it was an intensely personal struggle -- but to her surprise it also struck a chord with finance giants in the economic powerhouse.

Good for business: British lesbian on her Hong Kong court win

Fpo - When a British lesbian took on the Hong Kong government for the right to live and work in the city with her partner it was an intensely personal struggle -- but to her surprise it also struck a chord with finance giants in the economic powerhouse.

Romanian leader decries majority's 'dictatorship' over penal reforms

Bucharest - Romania's parliament voted through controversial changes to the penal code on Wednesday, a move condemned by President Klaus Iohannis as "dictatorship of the majority".

Polish PM defends justice reforms to sceptical EU

Strasbourg - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki defended Warsaw's controversial judicial reforms to a doubtful European Parliament on Wednesday, saying the overhaul was his government's right.

Top Polish judge defies 'purge'

Warsaw - Poland's disputed top judge showed up at work on Wednesday in defiance of a retirement law pushed through by the right-wing government but criticised by the EU as a threat to judicial independence.Chanting "Free courts!", "Constitution!

Polish Supreme Court's top judge to defy 'purge'

Warsaw - Poland's Supreme Court chief justice has vowed to show up at work on Wednesday in defiance of a retirement law pushed through by the right-wing government but criticised by the EU as undermining judicial independence.

British lesbian wins spousal visa case in Hong Kong

Fpo - A British lesbian won the right to live and work in Hong Kong with her partner in a landmark decision Wednesday by the top court in the city, where same-sex unions are not recognised.

New Swedish law recognises sex without consent as rape

Stockholm - A tough new law that will recognise sex without explicit consent as rape comes into effect in Sweden on Sunday, after the country was rocked by the #MeToo movement denouncing sexual harassment and assault.

Q&A: Open platform for small business legal agreements Special

Monax Industries have devised an open platform for small businesses, allowing them to create, prove, and operate their legal agreements. Digital Journal speaks with the startup's CEO.

Q&A: How technology is shaking up legal firms Special

Digital technology is changing the way the legal profession operates. Casey Kuhlman, who is the CEO of Monax Industries, discusses with Digital Journal the main trends shaping the sector, especially for small businesses. This includes smart contracts.

Joint session: Pot found growing at Japan MPs' building

Apo - Marijuana plants have been found growing at an office building used by lawmakers in Japan, which has some of the strictest drug laws in the developed world, an official said Friday.

Sessions: harsh migrant policy aims to end 'lawlessness'

Washington - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that US policy to separate illegal immigrant children from their families is aimed at ending "lawlessness" at the border.

Number of civil conflicts doubles since 2001: ICRC

Geneva - The number of civil conflicts worldwide has more than doubled since the start of the century, posing new challenges for curbing atrocities, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday.

Argentine lawmakers approve bill to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires - Argentine lawmakers Thursday backed a bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, a historic step for Pope Francis's Catholic homeland, although the measure must still pass through the Senate.

Argentina abortion debate goes into second day

Buenos Aires - Debate on a bill to legalize abortion in conservative Argentina dragged into a second day Thursday without a vote as thousands of pro- and anti-abortion supporters demonstrated outside the Congress.

Dutch MPs approve Ukraine treaty on MH17 trial

Den Haag - Dutch lawmakers Tuesday approved a treaty signed between the Netherlands and Ukraine to ease the possible prosecution of those responsible for downing flight MH17, including trying suspects through video link.

Germany issues arrest warrant for top Assad ally: report

Berlin - German prosecutors have issued an international arrest warrant for a top Syrian intelligence officer accused of overseeing the torture and murder of hundreds of detainees, a media report said Friday.

Populist Czech mogul tapped PM for second go at forming govt

Prague - The Czech president on Wednesday named populist billionaire Andrej Babis the country's prime minister for the second time in six months, hoping that he will be able to swing a parliamentary majority after failing to do so in January.

Argentina's Macri vetoes curbs on utility prices amid IMF talks

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri on Thursday vetoed a law placing curbs on prices of electricity, gas and water, citing a need for fiscal discipline.

Czech mogul to be named PM for second time on June 6

Prague - Czech populist billionaire Andrej Babis said Thursday he would be named premier for the second time on June 6, eyeing a minority government with informal communist backing to guarantee a parliamentary majority.

Hungary moves to jail NGOs for aiding migration

Budapest - NGO workers in Hungary could soon face prison after Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government tabled what it calls the "Stop Soros" laws to parliament Tuesday, targeting "organisers of illegal migration".

Syria land law amounts to 'forced eviction', HRW says

Beirut - Human Rights Watch warned Tuesday that Syria's new property law does not satisfy international standards and amounts to the "forced eviction" of vulnerable people unable to prove land ownership.

Three more victims sue Japan government over forced sterilisation

Apo - Three people who were forcibly sterilised under a now-defunct eugenics law in Japan are suing the government Thursday as part of a movement seeking an apology and compensation for victims.

EU data laws set to bite after Facebook scandal

Apo - New European Union data protection laws take effect on May 25 to protect users' online information, in what Brussels touts as a global benchmark after the Facebook scandal.

Malaysian PM Mahathir vows to review 'fake news' law

Kuala Lumpur - New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad vowed Sunday to review a controversial law against "fake news" hurriedly passed before the elections and seen as aimed at critics of his scandal-tainted predecessor.

Sacked Philippine chief justice to appeal her ouster

Manila - The ousted top judge of the Philippines will appeal against the decision to sack her, after she battled with President Rodrigo Duterte over his deadly drug war, her spokesman said Saturday.

Czech mogul's party okays coalition backed by Communists

Prague - The ANO (YES) movement of populist billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Friday approved a coalition deal with the leftwing CSSD Social Democrats for a minority cabinet with informal Communist backing to guarantee a parliamentary majority.

Czech mogul's party okays coalition backed by Communists

Prague - The ANO (YES) movement of populist billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Friday approved a coalition deal with the leftwing CSSD Social Democrats for a minority cabinet with informal Communist backing to guarantee a parliamentary majority.
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