Dec 27, 2015

China's rubber-stamp legislature OKs controversial anti-terrorism law

China’s rubber-stamp national legislature approved the country’s first anti-terrorism law on Sunday, amid concerns that its requirements that tech companies share information with the government could hurt business interests and further infringe upon human rights. The National People’s Congress said its standing committee adopted ...

Dec 18, 2015

French climate talks chef fined for environmental crimes

Michelin-starred French chef Marc Veyrat, chosen to cook for world leaders at the U.N. climate talks in Paris, was on Friday served a €100,000 ($151,992) fine for destroying the forest around his Alpine restaurant. Veyrat, who has received six Michelin stars in his career, ...

Dec 17, 2015

Serbs bust gun-running ring linked to arms used in Paris attack

Serbian police have busted a gang smuggling arms to France, arresting two Serbian nationals and seizing guns and explosives, the interior minister said Wednesday. The announcement came just a few days after the head of a state-controlled Serbian weapons factory told AFP that some ...