Pakistan court rules the prison trial of former Prime Minister Imran Khan is illegal

ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani court ruled Tuesday that the closed-door prison trial of former Prime Minister Imran Khan on charges of revealing state secrets is illegal, his lawyer said. The ruling by the Islamabad High Court came on a petition filed by Khan, who has demanded an open trial, lawyer Naeem Haider Panjutha said. It … Read more

UK Supreme Court rules Rwanda asylum deportation plan unlawful

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave LONDON — Britain’s top court on Wednesday unanimously ruled against the government’s plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda — a goal sought by successive British prime ministers and watched by other countries hoping to outsource migration issues while skirting international human rights obligations. The ruling brings … Read more

iFixit wants the FTC to issue stronger right-to-repair rules

Right-to-repair proponents are asking the FTC to introduce new rules for electronics manufacturers that aim to make it easier for consumers to fix their own devices. The repair guide site iFixit and the US Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) on Tuesday submitted a petition to the federal agency, with the end goal of kicking off … Read more

Iraq’s top court rules to oust the speaker and a rival lawmaker from Parliament

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s top court ruled Tuesday that the speaker and a rival lawmaker should be ousted from Parliament, following a high-profile feud between the two men. The Federal Supreme Court said in a statement it decided to terminate Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi’s membership in Parliament along with that of lawmaker Laith al-Dulaimi. It did not … Read more

Barring ‘thin blue line’ flag on Pennsylvania township property is unconstitutional, US court rules

A federal court has ruled that a Pennsylvania community’s resolution prohibiting the display of an American flag with a thin blue line on all township property is unconstitutional. The ruling about the flag that’s also used as part of the police union’s logo came down Monday. The dispute in Springfield Township, about 15 miles (24 … Read more

What is CONCACAF Nations League? Format, schedule, rules, and all-time winners for soccer tournament

The CONCACAF Nations League, a continental tournament featuring the top teams in North and Central America, is nearing its conclusion. The USA, Mexico, and Canada all stand out as the top-ranked teams in the region and have all reached the quarterfinals, alongside Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Jamaica. CONCACAF is the name given to the … Read more

Hospitals have special protection under the rules of war. Why are they in the crosshairs in Gaza?

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of surgery at Gaza’s largest and most advanced hospital held up his phone Saturday to the hammering of gunfire and artillery shelling. “Listen,” said Dr. Marwan Abu Sada as fighting raged around Shifa Hospital. Shells hissed through the hospital courtyard and crashed into wards while Israeli soldiers and Hamas militants … Read more

Nvidia will reportedly sell new chips to China that still meet U.S. rules

The logo of Nvidia Corporation is seen during the annual Computex computer exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, May 30, 2017. Tyrone Siu | Reuters BEIJING — U.S. chipmaking giant Nvidia has reportedly found a way to sell high-end chips to Chinese companies — while remaining compliant with U.S. rules aimed at curbing China’s access to the … Read more

Here are the ‘unwritten rules’ of air travel

A new report has an ominous warning for air travelers. “No matter what you do on a plane, you’re probably annoying another passenger,” it states. The report, published Thursday by the data intelligence company Morning Consult, examined 12 types of behavior on flights, finding that most travelers (>50%) were bothered by all but one.   … Read more

F1: Max Verstappen wins again, rules Brazil Grand Prix

Red Bull Racing’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Brazil Grand Prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace racetrack, also known as Interlagos, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 5, 2023. (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP) Max Verstappen secured his 17th win in a record-breaking season on … Read more