December 25, 2016

U.N. votes to start negotiations in 2017 to ban all nuclear weapons. 113 countries approved the resolution, while 35 – including the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Greece, Russia, Israel, and Japan – voted against it.  http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/24/16/un-general-assembly-backs-resolution-on-nuke-abolition-talks   and   http://www.icanw.org/campaign-news/voting-on-un-resolution-for-nuclear-ban-treaty/

U.S. border police begin asking foreign visitors for their social media account information, ACLU claims no guidelines in place to limit the use of personal information and contacts.  http://fusion.net/story/377860/the-u-s-government-asking-foreign-visitors-social-media-profiles/

Justice Department sues Barclays Bank over “billions of dollars worth” of faulty residential mortgage-backed securities.  http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/2016/12/us-department-of-justice-files-civil-suit-against-barclays-bank.php

Pharmaceutical company agrees to pay $519 million to settle foreign bribe payment charges.  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-22/teva-agrees-to-pay-519-billion-to-settle-u-s-bribery-probe

Kansas deputies reportedly tased and handcuffed 91 year-old man in nursing home for resisting transport to a  doctor appointment. Family claims man’s wrist was broken.   http://www.kwch.com/content/news/Body-cam-video-shows–407962085.html

 

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December 25, 2016

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