Guatemala’s military carried out genocide, court rules

Guatemala City – Guatemalan judges have unanimously ruled that the country’s military carried out genocide and crimes against humanity, but in a 2-1 decision acquitted former intelligence chief Jose Mauricio Rodriguez of all charges.  According to the decision, handed down late on Wednesday, there was no evidence Rodriguez was involved in or ordered others to…

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Businesses push for national privacy rules

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has published a list of principles it hopes the government will follow for federal data privacy legislation — marking the rare occasion on which the business advocacy group is proposing, rather than fighting, regulation of its constituents. The big picture: Tim Day, senior vice president of the Chamber Technology Engagement…

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Google Case Asks: Can Europe Export Privacy Rules World-Wide?

Google on Tuesday will appeal an order to extend the European Union’s “right to be forgotten” to its search engines across the globe, arguing before the EU’s top court that the order encourages countries to assert sovereignty beyond their borders. National laws used to stop at the border. In cyberspace, they increasingly stretch around the…

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Facebook, Twitter Come Under US Pressure to Make Rules Clearer

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‘At home, we’ve no chance’: Thousands reach Peru before new rules

Thousands of people fleeing Venezuela’s deepening economic crisis have rushed towards the Peruvian border before the introduction of new rules making it harder to cross into the country. As of 05:00 GMT on Saturday, Venezuelans are required to show valid passports instead of national ID cards to enter – although Peruvian authorities are reported to be “flexible”…

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Trump Administration Aims to Freeze Fuel Standards, End Tougher California Rules

The Trump administration is proposing to freeze fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks in 2020, a move that will ease rules for auto makers and also likely intensify a legal fight with California. The proposal outlined Thursday would eliminate the sharp increase in fuel-economy requirements adopted under the Obama administration in collaboration with California.…

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EU hits Google with $5bn fine for breaking competition rules

The European Union slapped Google with a record $5bn fine for using its Android smartphone system to illegally boost its search engine – the biggest anti-trust penalty in EU history. Google immediately said it would appeal the massive fine. Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, announced the stiff penalty on Wednesday saying the US tech…

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Chateau Margaux for Seat 2A: Emirates Rewrites Rules for Airlines

DUBAI—In a world buzzing with budget carriers, Emirates Airline is flying in the opposite direction. Other full-service airlines have tried in recent years to match the prices and passenger growth of discount carriers, which now fly almost everywhere. Emirates is doubling down on a very different strategy. It has revved up the glitz by pouring…

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Luxury-Home Sales Plunge in Pricey Canada Markets as Rules Bite

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