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US orders first shutdown of website over coronavirus fraud

US orders first shutdown of website over coronavirus fraud

The US Department of Justice announced Sunday it had shut down a website claiming to sell a coronavirus vaccine, in its first act of federal enforcement against fraud in connection with the pandemic.Lawsuits had been filed against the site coronavirusmedicalki

US Soccer president resigns amid gender equity dispute

US Soccer president resigns amid gender equity dispute

US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro resigned on Thursday as the federation was slammed by superstar Megan Rapinoe for "blatant sexism" in its latest response to a gender discrimination lawsuit by the US women's team.Rapinoe wasn't the only critic of the fe

Gibraltar divided ahead of abortion referendum

Gibraltar divided ahead of abortion referendum

Rare divisions have emerged in Gibraltar over an upcoming referendum on easing the tiny territory's draconian abortion laws as a poll published on Thursday suggested 70 percent would vote in favour. Ahead of the March 19 referendum, campaigners on both sides

Apple agrees to $500 mn deal in iPhone-slowing suit

Apple agrees to $500 mn deal in iPhone-slowing suit

Apple has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims it covertly slowed older iPhones to get users to upgrade.A federal judge in California presiding over a group of lawsuits will be asked to approve the proposed settlement a

Facebook sues analytics firm for data misuse

Facebook sues analytics firm for data misuse

Facebook on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against oneAudience data intelligence firm over a tactic it used to gather information about users of social media platforms.New Jersey-based oneAudience paid software makers to install "malicious" software in the

The new wave of feminism sweeping Latin America

The new wave of feminism sweeping Latin America

Women across Latin America are organizing a wave of protests to force gender politics into the public arena amid staggering rates of femicide and highly restrictive abortion laws.Thousands of Argentines who demonstrated last week in Buenos Aires for the decrim