Uber fights for London survival in court


Uber will defend its right to operate in London in a court hearing on Monday after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its license in its most important European market.

Regulator Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm by rejecting its license renewal bid in September, citing its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers.

Uber’s 40,000 drivers, representing around one in three of all private hire vehicles on the British capital’s roads, can continue to take passengers until the appeals process is exhausted, which could take years.

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ECOWAS Court orders Nigerian govt to pay $75,000 to family of dead military cadet


The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the Nigerian government to pay $75, 000 to the family of a deceased cadet of the Nigerian army, Elshadai Kwasu, for alleged violation of the deceased right to life.

The deceased, a 19-year-old military cadet, died during the conduct of a waterman-ship training in April 2015.

Following his death, the late cadet’s father, Danladi Kwasu, approached the court to demand the invocation of relevant sections of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the grounds of alleged violation of his child’s right to life.

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EU court rules eastern states must take refugees


An EU top court on Wednesday ruled that EU states must take in a share of refugees, dismissing complaints by Slovakia and Hungary and reigniting an angry row between east and west.

The government of Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister, Victor Orban, was characteristically blunt about the European Court of Justice, calling its decision to uphold an EU policy drafted in the heat of 2015 migrant crisis as “appalling”.

He said that it denounces a political “rape of European law and values”.

However, Germany, which took in the bulk of over a million people who landed in Greece two years ago, said it expected the formerly communist states, to impose quotas of asylum-seekers on states.

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Barcelona drag Neymar to court over 8.5 million euro bonus return


The last definitely has not been heard as far as the world record move of Neymar to Barcelona is concerned.

Barcelona on Tuesday revealed that they are suing their former player Neymar for 8.5 million euros  over his world record move to Paris St-Germain.

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No ban for Germany’s far-right NPD, Constitutional Court rules

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The Constitutional Court of Germany has rejected a bid by lawmakers to ban the far-right National Democratic Party, NPD.

On announcing the ruling in Karslruhe on Tuesday, Court President Andreas Vosskuhle said that the party’s radical ideology was not enough to merit a ban.

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India court orders cinemas to play national anthem


Indian cinema theatres must play the national anthem before each film screening, India’s Supreme Court ordered on Wednesday, according to lawyers linked to the case.

The order comes amid a debate in the country about the rise of aggressive nationalism in India under the Hindu-right wing Bharatiya Janata Party government.

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Russia starts blocking LinkedIn website after court ruling


Russia’s communications regulator on Thursday ordered internet service providers to block public access to the website of social networking company, LinkedIn.

It said that the order came to ensure the company complied with a court ruling that found it guilty of violating data laws.

Roskomnadzor, the watchdog, said it was acting to protect Russian internet users’ data.

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