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Top EU court rules UK can change mind over Brexit

Top EU court rules UK can change mind over Brexit

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The European Union's top court ruled Monday that Britain can change its mind over Brexit, boosting the hopes of people who want to stay in the EU that the process can be reversed. The European Court of Justice ruled that when an EU member country has notified its intent to leave, "that member state is free to revoke unilaterally that notification." Britain voted in 2016 to leave the 28-nation bloc, and invoked Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty in March 2017, triggering a two-year exit process. Article 50 contains few details, in part because the idea of any country leaving was considered unlikely. A group of Scottish legislators had asked the ECJ to rule on whether the U.K. can pull out of the withdrawal procedure on its own. The Luxembourg-based ECJ said that given the absence of any...
Huawei: Meng Wanzhou faces Iran fraud charges, court hears

Huawei: Meng Wanzhou faces Iran fraud charges, court hears

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Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, is facing fraud charges relating to alleged breaking of US sanctions on Iran, a Canadian court has heard.Details of the charges were revealed when a publication ban was lifted by a judge in Vancouver. Ms Meng, daughter of Huawei's founder, was arrested in the city on Saturday and faces extradition to the US.The court is deciding whether or not to allow bail.China has demanded Ms Meng's release, insisting she has not violated any laws.What happened in court?On Friday, the Supreme Court of British Columbia was told that Ms Meng had used a Huawei subsidiary called Skycom to evade sanctions on Iran between 2009 and 2014.The court was told that she had publicly mi...
Deliveroo wins latest court battle over rider rights

Deliveroo wins latest court battle over rider rights

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Riders hired by food courier Deliveroo are not entitled to collective bargaining, the High Court has ruled.The ruling confirmed a previous judgement by labour law body the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC).The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain was attempting to overturn the verdict, reached in November last year, that the riders are self-employed, However, the court rejected claims that this categorisation breached their human rights.Decisions by the CAC can be challenged in the High Court on a point of law, but the application for a judicial review was rejected.Mr Justice Supperstone said Deliveroo riders were not "in an employment relationship" with the firm, so the right to collective bargaining did not apply. M...
Appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigrant policy

Appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigrant policy

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A U.S. appeals court blocked President Donald Trump on Thursday from immediately ending an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation, saying the administration's decision to phase it out was arbitrary because it was based on a flawed legal theory. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously kept a preliminary injunction in place against Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Lawsuits by California and others challenging the administration's decision will continue in federal court while the injunction stands. The U.S. Supreme Court could eventually decide the fate of DACA, which has protected some 700,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families that overstayed visa...