U.S. judge reinstates North Carolina ban on late-term abortions

By Steve Gorman - A federal judge on Wednesday reinstated a decades-old North Carolina ban on abortions performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy, citing the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision...

Planned Parenthood to spend record $50M in midterm elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading reproductive health care provider and abortion rights advocacy organization, plans to spend a record $50 million ahead of November's...

Hong Kong court lifts reporting restriction on national security case

By Jessie Pang and James Pomfret HONG KONG - A Hong Kong court on Wednesday lifted a reporting restriction on a landmark national security case involving a now disbanded group that used to...

Australia's high court says Google is not a publisher, reversing a lower court decision that said Google was liable...

Australia’s highest court has ruled Google is not a publisher of the websites it links to in search results, finding the internet giant did not defame a Victorian lawyer known for representing...

Judge OKs $30.5M Apple settlement over off-clock employee bag checks

A federal judge has given final approval to a legal settlement requiring Apple to pay a total of approximately $30.5 million to a group of 14,683 current and former retail workers in...

Zipmex gets 3-month protection in Singapore amid halted withdrawals

Cryptocurrency exchange Zipmex has gotten a chance to sort out liquidity issues as a court in Singapore has granted the firm with more than three months of creditor protection. Singapore’s High...

Top Malaysian court orders ex-PM Najib to begin final appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to begin his final appeal Tuesday after rejecting his request to throw out his graft conviction and...

CIA sued over alleged spying on lawyers, journalists who met Assange

By Kanishka Singh WASHINGTON - A group of journalists and lawyers sued the CIA and its former director Mike Pompeo over allegations the intelligence agency spied on them when they visited...

Zipmex gets 3 month protection in Singapore amid halted withdrawals

Cryptocurrency exchange Zipmex has gotten a chance to sort out liquidity issues as a court in Singapore has granted the firm with more than three months of creditor protection. Singapore’s High...

Zipmex Crypto Exchange Gets Over 3 Months Creditor Protection in Singapore: Report

Cryptocurrency exchange Zipmex has been granted creditor protection until December by Singapore's high court, according to a Bloomberg report.

Malaysia ex-PM begins final bid to toss out graft conviction

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court Monday began hearing a final appeal by former Prime Minister Najib Razak to toss out his graft conviction linked to the massive looting of the 1MDB...

Creighton students' COVID vaccine mandate appeal dismissed

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal by a handful of Creighton University students who sought to be exempt from the private Catholic school’s COVID-19...

Kenya media council: 'No one' asked to stop election tallies

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of Kenya’s government-created media council says local media outlets haven't been asked to stop their counting of presidential election results after observers...

Japan stocks set to rise on return to trade; Australia's SPI futures lower

The Nikkei 225 jumped 2.15%, while the Topix index rose 1.86%. Japanese markets were closed Thursday for a holiday. SoftBank shares rose more than 6% on news that it would add 4.6 trillion yen to...

SoftBank shares rise 3% on news of trimming Alibaba stake

TOKYO - Shares in SoftBank Group Corp rose 3% in morning trading in Tokyo on Friday after the Japanese conglomerate said it would book a $34.1 billion gain by trimming its stake in Alibaba...

Olam Group H1 Profit Edges Higher, More Restructuring in Store

By Ambar Warrick Investing.com-- Singapore-based commodity trader Olam Group Ltd logged a slightly higher profit for the first half of 2022, and said it was considering “strategic options” for...

Brazil's Petrobras puts potassium mining rights up for sale

SAO PAULO - Brazil's Petrobras said on Thursday it has begun the "teaser" seeking bidders for a planned auction of its potassium mining rights in the Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) basin. The asset is...

State courts say no COVID-19 loss insurance for restaurants

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court said Wednesday that a sports bar chain could not recoup damages from its insurance policy over the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent...

Frederick Barclay avoids jail as high court gives him three months to pay ex-wife

Judge rebukes former Ritz hotel owner for failing to pay £100m divorce settlementSir Frederick Barclay has avoided a prison sentence after a high court judge gave him three months to pay money...

AppLovin Shares Drop After Earnings Miss, Analyst Sees Growing Risks

By Senad Karaahmetovic Shares of AppLovin are down almost 7% in premarket trading Thursday after the Q2 results showed the company continues to grapple with weak consumer and advertising...

Canada Goose revenue beats estimates on firm luxury apparel demand

-Canada Goose Holdings Inc on Thursday beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue as affluent consumers undeterred by decades-high inflation snapped up its luxury parkas and...

India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.71%

Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Banking, IT and Consumer Durables sectors led shares higher. At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.71% to...

Explainer-Britain and regulators square up over post-Brexit financial reform

By Huw Jones LONDON - Britain's government proposed a far-reaching financial services law last month to exploit "freedoms" to write its own capital market rules since leaving the European...

Breyer, Gorsuch join to promote education about Constitution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Recently retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has become the honorary co-chairman of a nonpartisan group devoted to education about the Constitution, joining Justice Neil...

Credit Suisse steps up $440 million legal dispute with SoftBank

Credit Suisse Group AG has applied to the English High Court to initiate formal legal proceedings against Japan's SoftBank Group Corp over a $440 million dispute, one source familiar with the...

Siemens' writedown pushes company into first loss since 2010

By John Revill ZURICH - Siemens reported better-than-expected revenues for its third quarter on Thursday as a writedown at Siemens Energy pushed the engineering and technology group into the red...

Valneva cuts full-year outlook on lower COVID-19 vaccine sales

- Vaccine developer Valneva on Thursday cut its full-year revenue outlook to account for lower orders of its COVID-19 vaccine after both the European Union and the UK walked away from supply...

China property think tank apologises for high vacancy rate report

BEIJING - A Chinese property think tank owned by KE Holdings apologised on Thursday for sparking a heated public discussion with its report on rising housing vacancy rates in China, and that its...

Zurich reports consensus-beating 25% jump in H1 operating profit

BERLIN - Zurich reported a better-than-expected 25% rise in operating profit to $3.39 billion in the first half on Thursday, with both its property and casualty and its life businesses...

Credit Suisse moves English court in $440 million SoftBank dispute

- Swiss lender Credit Suisse Group AG sought the English High Court last week to initiate formal legal proceedings against Japan's SoftBank Group Corp over a $440 million dispute, the Financial...

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