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EU court to rule in dispute between Airbnb, City of Paris

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is to rule in a dispute between short-term rental platform Airbnb and the city of Paris on Thursday as the company faces pushback from some European capitals.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google wins fight to restrict right-to-be-forgotten ruling to EU search engines

Google has won a long-standing battle with European Union (EU) regulators, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Google can limit the scope of the so-called “right-to-be-forgotten” (RTBF) requests to searches made within the EU.
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Google: Court says Germany has to notify EU of copyright

Google won a victory on Thursday after Europe’s top court said Germany has to notify the European Commission of a rule allowing publishers to demand a copyright fee from the U.S. tech giant for using news snippets.

EU court rules UK can cancel Brexit decision

European Court of Justice rules the United Kingdom can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Theresa May: Brexit deal defeat could topple UK government

UK Prime Minister Theresa May warns that parliament’s rejection of her Brexit deal could leave Britain in European Union and bring opposition Labour Party to power
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

British premier to face lawmakers after Brexit defeat

British Prime Minister Theresa May returns to the House of Commons on Wednesday after a series of stunning defeats by MPs that threaten her government and could change the course of Brexit.

Court: EU extraditions to Britain should continue until Brexit

EU countries should continue extraditing criminal suspects to Britain until it leaves the bloc, the union’s top court ruled Wednesday, rejecting a bid by a murder suspect to use Brexit to avoid facing justice.
This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display at the Smart China Expo at Chongqing International Expo Center in southwest China's Chongqing. - AFP PHOTO - STR - China OUT

Google fights French ‘right to be forgotten’ in EU court

Google clashed with France in a top EU court on Tuesday arguing it feared for freedom of speech if forced to apply Europe’s “right to be forgotten” principle worldwide.

Top court rules against Catholic hospital in divorce case

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday, held that a Catholic hospital in Germany might not have been justified in dismissing a manager for divorcing and remarrying outside the Church.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (C) visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on July 20, 2018. The Hungarian Prime Minister pledged "zero tolerance" for anti-Semitism on July 19, 2018, during a controversial visit to Israel after facing accusations of stoking anti-Jewish sentiment back home.Orban and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have found common cause in their right-wing views despite controversy surrounding the Hungarian leader's nationalist rhetoric. / AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA

Hungary’s Viktor Orban rails against ‘undemocratic’ Western Europe

Hungary's right-wing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban railed against what he called "undemocratic" Western European states in a speech on Saturday sketching out his vision for the continent's future.

EU Court: Grandparents have right to see grandchildren

"The notion of rights of access refers not only to the rights of access of parents to their child, but also to the rights of access of other persons with whom it is important for the child to maintain a personal relationship, among others, the child’s grandparents," the court ruled.

Court: Western Sahara not part of EU-Morocco fish deal

A fisheries deal between the European Union and Morocco does not include waters off the disputed region of Western Sahara, the EU’s top court ruled on Tuesday.

EU court rejects sexuality tests for gay asylum seekers

The EU's top court says psychological tests should not be used as grounds to reject asylum claims from people fleeing countries where homosexuality is illegal.

EU laws don’t cover sharia divorce – ECJ

The EU has no say over the validity of private divorces settled under Islamic law, or sharia, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Wednesday.

UK Supreme Court seeks clarity on how to handle EU rulings after Brexit

Britain’s Supreme Court would like clearer guidance from parliament on how it should deal with European Union court judgments after Brexit, its new president said on Thursday.

Supreme Court judge insists govt must provide legal clarity on Brexit

President of the UK’s Supreme Court, David Neuberger, says the government needs to spell out how British courts should interpret rulings from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit.

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