U.S. appeals court says Trump cannot dodge foreign corruption lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution by profiting from foreign and domestic officials who patronized his hotels and restaurants, moving a watchdog group closer to obtaining financial records from his real estate company. In a 2-1 ruling, a three-judge panel of the New York-based […]

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Democrats press for stricter U.S. gun-sale checks, Trump non-committal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. Congress pledged on Monday to intensify pressure for stricter gun-sale background check legislation, citing strong public backing for the measure, but received no sign of support yet from President Donald Trump. With Congress returning from a long summer recess, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi again urged […]

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Lawyers for ex-Trump aide Manafort seek dismissal of New York case

(Reuters) – Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort have filed court papers seeking to dismiss a mortgage fraud case against him in New York, arguing he has already been convicted on similar federal charges, violating double jeopardy law. Manafort’s lawyers accused Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat, of a bringing a “politically charged case” against Manafort, a […]

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Parliament: Draft law to protect and rehabilitate youth will be extended up to age 18

SINGAPORE – A law to protect young offenders and vulnerable children up to age 16 is to be amended, with the age limit raised to under-18, in a move to give better care to more young people. It will also ensure swift and better protection to abused children, help offenders reintegrate into society by erasing their criminal records after they […]

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U.S. appeals court urged to revive hotel 'emoluments' case against Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia on Monday urged an appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating anti-corruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution with his Washington hotel. In a joint filing, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine asked […]

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-Galapagos Files Application To Initiate Insolvency Proceedings

(Corrects throughout to show the alerts were from Galapagos SA, not from Galapagos NV) Aug 25 (Reuters) – Galapagos SA: * GALAPAGOS-FILED APPLICATION TO INITIATE INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS WITH COMPETENT LOCAL COURT OF DÜSSELDORF DUE TO PENDING ILLIQUIDITY & OVER-INDEBTEDNESS * GALAPAGOS-BY WAY OF ORDER OF 23 AUGUST 2019 LOCAL COURT OF DÜSSELDORF APPOINTED FRANK KEBEKUS AS PRELIMINARY INSOLVENCY ADMINISTRATOR OF […]

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Trump drops executive action on U.S. Census, will seek citizenship survey by other means

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to back down on Thursday to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census, but order the government do the survey by other means, a government official told Reuters. White House officials declined to comment ahead of remarks by the president scheduled for 5 p.m. (2100 GMT). A government official […]

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Justice Department trying to quash Mueller team testimony: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department is trying to prevent two former members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team from testifying behind closed doors as Mueller prepares to make a public appearance before lawmakers next week, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. The department said last week it opposed testimony by Aaron Zebley and James Quarles before the Democratic-led […]

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Delaware chief justice to retire, leaves mark on U.S. takeover law

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court Leo Strine will retire in the next few months, Governor John Carney announced on Monday, a leadership change in the court system that decides disputes for more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies. The governor will nominate a replacement, who faces confirmation by the state Senate. A list of […]

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