Coinbase heads to Supreme Court in first crypto case

Cryptocurrencies and crypto exchanges have attracted all kinds of federal attention in recent years. Of Security and Exchange Commission At justice department At US Senate— many government agencies and legislators have started to weigh in on blockchain business. Now, for the first time, the Supreme Court is getting involved. The highest court in the United … Read more

Hundreds of elite Israeli reservists say they are joining court protests

JERUSALEM, March 19 (Reuters) – A group of Israelis describing themselves as reservists in elite army and intelligence units said they would not report for certain duties from Sunday, stepping up protests against the judicial overhaul planned by the far-right government. Members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, which holds a majority in the Knesset, … Read more

Florida grandmother sues eye drop company after her now blind right eye had to be surgically removed

The CDC says a rare bacterial infection has been diagnosed in 68 patients in 16 U.S. states, likely caused by preservative-free eye drops So far there has been one death while eight other patients have lost their sight; four people were forced to undergo surgical removal of infected eyes Florida grandmother Clara Oliva is now … Read more

Paris police and protesters clash for third night over Macron’s pension reform

PARIS, March 18 (Reuters) – Paris police clashed with protesters for a third night on Saturday as thousands marched across the country amid anger at the government pushing for an increase in the retirement age without a parliamentary vote. The growing unrest and strikes have left President Emmanuel Macron facing the most serious challenge to … Read more

Pressure mounts on Macron after violent pension unrest

Macron pushes through reform without a vote Violence erupts in spontaneous protests Unions plan more strikes and protests The opposition plans a vote of no confidence PARIS, March 17 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron faced the most serious challenge to his authority on Friday since so-called yellow vest protests after his decision to push … Read more

Dutch farmers’ protest party wins big election win, shaking Senate

AMSTERDAM, March 15 (Reuters) – A farmers’ protest party rocked the political landscape in the Netherlands on Wednesday, becoming the clear winner in provincial elections that determine the composition of the Senate. The BBB or BoerBurgerBeweging (Farmers-Citizens Movement) party rode a wave of protest against the government’s environmental policies and looked set to win more … Read more

Brazil court of auditors orders Bolsonaro to return Saudi jewelry gift

BRASILIA, March 15 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Federal Court of Auditors (TCU) ruled on Wednesday that former President Jair Bolsonaro must deliver within five days a second finery he had received from the Saudi government. The decision comes days after Brazilian police launched an investigation into an attempt to smuggle into the country jewelry worth $3.2 … Read more

Iran pardons 22,000 people who participated in protests

DUBAI, March 13 (Reuters) – Iranian judicial authorities have pardoned 22,000 people who took part in anti-government protests, justice chief Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said on Monday, according to the official IRNA news agency. State media reported early last month that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had pardoned “tens of thousands” of prisoners, including some arrested during … Read more

Indian government opposes recognition of same-sex marriage

NEW DELHI, March 12 (Reuters) – India’s government opposes recognizing same-sex marriages, it said in a Supreme Court filing on Sunday, urging the court to reject challenges to the current legal framework brought by LGBT couples. The Justice Department believes that while there may be various forms of relationships in society, the legal recognition of … Read more

Economists warn of costs if Medicare covers new obesity drugs

March 11 (Reuters) – The cost of expanding Medicare prescription drug coverage in the United States to pay for expensive new obesity drugs could be catastrophic, health economists have warned in a published report SATURDAY. Top-selling diabetes drugs have been repurposed as treatments for obesity after showing more than 20% weight loss in clinical trials. … Read more