May 25, 2016

South Korean court rejects same-sex marriage lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by a prominent gay film director and his partner seeking legal status for their same-sex marriage was rejected by a South Korean district court on Wednesday in the first case of its kind. Movie director Kim Jho Gwang-soo and his long-time ...

Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $250,000

May 22, 2016

Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $250,000

A Florida neighborhood watchman has sold for $250,000 the gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, auctioneers said. United Gun Group, which hosted the auction on its website, confirmed Saturday the amount of the sale of the Kel-Tec PF-9, a 9-mm ...

May 17, 2016

Philippines detains 25 Chinese fishermen for suspected poaching

Philippine fishing authorities said Tuesday they had detained 25 Chinese crew of two seized fishing boats on suspicion of poaching, a move that could further strain ties between two countries at odds over maritime sovereignty. A joint team from the Philippine coast guard and ...

May 12, 2016

Chinese firms claim sovereign immunity in U.S. courts

Some Chinese state-owned entities backed by the key government agency that oversees major state industrial companies have adopted a controversial defense when they face U.S. lawsuits: You can not touch us because we enjoy sovereign immunity. Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC), China’s biggest ...

Apr 30, 2016

U.S. spy court rejected zero surveillance orders in 2015

The secretive U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court did not deny a single government request in 2015 for electronic surveillance orders for foreign intelligence purposes, continuing a long-standing trend, a Justice Department document showed. The court received 1,457 requests last year on behalf of the ...