Surfside Condo Collapse Site Sells For $120M To Trump Linked Developer

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A Dubai billionaire and business partner of former United States President Donald Trump has bought the Surfside condo collapse site for $120 million. Hussain Sajwani, the owner of DAMAC Properties, was the only bidder for the site of the former …

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Federal Appeals Court Blocks Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Unconstitutional Social Media Law

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A three-judge appellate court on Monday found that a Florida law aimed at social media networks like Facebook and Twitter in 2021 violates the corporations’ First Amendment rights. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ judgment on Monday upheld the majority …

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Egyptian Businessman Gets 3 Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting Minors

Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al-Amin was sentenced to three years in prison on charges of human trafficking and sexually assaulting seven minor girls in an orphanage he founded. “The defendant hosted the victims in an orphanage he owned (Upper Egypt’s Safe …

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D.C. Attorney General Sues Mark Zuckerberg Over Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

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Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine sued Meta Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg on May 23 for failing to protect Facebook users’ private and personal data in connection with the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The lawsuit, filed in D.C. Superior …

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Hong Kong Telegram Group Admin Imprisoned for Allegedly Inciting Violence

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Hong Kong District Court sentenced a Telegram channel administrator to six and a half years imprisonment for allegedly inciting violence and vandalism in the 2019 social unrest.  Ng Man-ho, 27, was sentenced on seven incitement charges of conspiring to incite …

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The US Department of Justice Sues Casino Tycoon for Illegally Lobbying Trump for China

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The US Department of Justice sued former casino tycoon Steve Wynn, age 80, on Tuesday for lobbying the Trump administration on behalf of the Chinese government.  The complaint filed alleged that Wynn had discussions with then-US president Donald Trump and …

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Tokyo Deems COVID-19 Business Restrictions Illegal

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A Japanese court ruled Monday against Tokyo metropolitan government over its order for a restaurant chain company to cut business hours amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo District Court found that the local government’s order was illegal and had not met …

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Peru Sues Repsol $4.5b Over Oil Spill

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The Peruvian authorities sued Spanish energy company Repsol for $4.5 billion over a massive oil spill last January on the Peruvian coast. The National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) has sought $3 billion …

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France Launches Case Against Interpol President Over Torture Allegations on Two Britons Detained in UAE

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French authorities have launched a case against Interpol president Ahmed Naser al-Raisi of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over allegations of torture and arbitrary detention of two Britons. Matthew Hedges and Ali Issa Ahmad accuse al-Raisi of having ultimate responsibility …

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