How the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Permanently Expand Government Powers

May 20, 2020

In Foreign Policy, several experts provide their views about how the COVID-19 pandemic will permanently expand government powers.

Barrons: McDonald’s Target of Sexual-Harassment Complaints by Labor Unions to OECD

May 20, 2020

On the eve of McDonald’s annual meeting, an international group of labor unions filed a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that details alleged failures by the fast-food giant’s global management to address “rampant” sexual harassment at restaurants in the U.S. and other countries.

New President of European Court of Human Rights Will be Tested

May 20, 2020

As Judge Robert Spano (Iceland) assumes the Presidency of the European Court of Human Rights, he faces backlogged applications and critics who call the ECtHR "activist," thought Spano has a history of supporting subsidiarity and measured respect for national sovereignty.

FBI Breakthrough in Pensacola Shooting Attack Discovers Saudi Military Trainee Connected to Al-Qaeda

May 20, 2020

The FBI announced a major breakthrough in the ongoing investigation into the 2019 lethal shooting attack by a Saudi military trainee at the US Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL, revealing that the Saudi perpetrator had systematically planned the attack in collaboration with a contact in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

 

Weekly Update

Syndicate our content  

 
 
  • Barrons: McDonald’s Target of Sexual-Harassment Complaints by Labor Unions to OECD

    May 20, 2020

    On the eve of McDonald’s annual meeting, an international group of labor unions filed a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that details alleged failures by the fast-food giant’s global management to address “rampant” sexual harassment at restaurants in the U.S. and other countries.

     
  • France Online Speech Regulation Follows Growing Trend

    May 20, 2020

    Georgetown University Professor Mark MacCarthy describes the new French laws pertaining to the regulation of harmful online speech, such as involving terrorism and child pornography, but urges regulators tread carefully in regulating "hate" speech, which is given broader protection by U.S. First Amendment law.

     
  • Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Will be Challenged by EU Regulations

    May 20, 2020

    German regulators have rejected the €9.5 billion Russia Nord Stream 2 pipeline project request for a 10-year pass from new European Union gas rules on unbundling, network access, and cost regulation.

     
 
  • High EU Court Condemns Hungary’s Migrant Transit Zone

    May 20, 2020

    On May 14, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Hungary's confinement of third-party asylum seekers subject to a "return decision" in transit zones at the Serbian-Hungarian border "must be classified as detention."

     
  • New President of European Court of Human Rights Will be Tested

    May 20, 2020

    As Judge Robert Spano (Iceland) assumes the Presidency of the European Court of Human Rights, he faces backlogged applications and critics who call the ECtHR "activist," thought Spano has a history of supporting subsidiarity and measured respect for national sovereignty.

     
  • EU Commission Struggles with German Court Decision

    May 13, 2020

    EU Commission officials are struggling with what steps to take relating to the decision of the Constitutional Court of Germany that challenges the authority of the European Court of Justice to exclusively interpret the monetary policy of the European Central Bank, including the option of infringement proceedings.