FBI ‘may have broken law’ over Clinton emails, says top Democrat

FBI ‘may have broken law’ over Clinton emails, says top Democrat

The US Senate’s top Democrat blasted FBI chief James Comey Sunday for announcing a new review of Hillary Clinton’s emails just days before the presidential election, an action he says “may have broken the law.” Allegations Clinton put the United States at risk by using a private email server while secretary of state were thrust […]

France scraps sterilisation law for transgender people

France scraps sterilisation law for transgender people

Rights activists celebrated a major victory in France on Thursday after the country passed legislation allowing transgender people to legally change their gender without undergoing sterilization. The move comes after a handful of European nations strengthened the rights of transgender people by ending requirements such as undergoing medical procedures in order to have their desired […]

Swiss voters pass expanded surveillance law

Swiss voters pass expanded surveillance law

Swiss voters approved a new surveillance law on Sunday, in a victory for the government that argued the security services needed enhanced powers in an increasingly volatile world. The proposed law won 65.5 percent support across the wealthy alpine nation, final results showed. Switzerland’s police and intelligence agencies have had limited investigative tools compared to […]

French parliament officially adopts controversial labour law

French parliament officially adopts controversial labour law

France’s parliament on Thursday finally adopted a deeply divisive labour law after the government used a special measure to force it through parliament without a vote. The law – which weakens union powers, makes layoffs easier and extends the work week – was passed Thursday after a 24-hour period passed without any party deposing a […]

US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law restricting abortion clinics

US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law restricting abortion clinics

The Supreme Court has struck down Texas’ widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics in the court’s biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century. The justices voted 5-3 Monday in favor of Texas clinics that protested the regulations as a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion in the […]