U.S. Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion restrictions

Mar 5, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion restrictions

The Supreme Court on Friday blocked restrictions affecting doctors in Louisiana that could have forced all but one of the state’s abortion clinics to close. In what reproductive-rights advocates hope may foreshadow a major legal victory later this year, the court temporarily reinstated a ...

Top German court considers bid to outlaw far-right party

Mar 1, 2016

Top German court considers bid to outlaw far-right party

Germany’s highest court opened hearings Tuesday on a bid to outlaw the country’s biggest far-right party, which officials accuse of promoting a racist and anti-Semitic agenda — a second attempt to secure what would be the first ban on a party for 60 years. ...

Philippines asks China to respect sea dispute arbitration

Mar 1, 2016

Philippines asks China to respect sea dispute arbitration

The Philippines on Monday urged China to respect a forthcoming ruling by an arbitration court in The Hague on a territorial dispute in the South China Sea after Beijing accused Manila of “political provocation.” China claims almost the entire South China Sea, believed to ...

Gun maker seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Newtown shootings

Feb 22, 2016

Gun maker seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Newtown shootings

Lawyers for the company that made the rifle used to kill 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School are expected to ask a Connecticut judge to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by families of some of the massacre victims. Freedom ...