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French chef fails in Michelin lawsuit over lost star

French chef fails in Michelin lawsuit over lost star

A French court on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit brought by a star chef seeking to force the prestigious Michelin restaurant guide to hand over its reasons for stripping his restaurant of a third star, just a year after he won it.The court in Nanterre, outside Par

Uber sues California over gig-economy labor law

Uber sues California over gig-economy labor law

Ride-hailing giant Uber and delivery company Postmates have filed a lawsuit against the state of California, claiming a new law that would treat gig-economy freelancers as employees is unconstitutional.The legislation, known as Assembly Bill 5 and due to go in

Texas gun laws saved lives in church attack: Trump

Texas gun laws saved lives in church attack: Trump

US President Donald Trump on Monday said gun laws in the state of Texas saved lives when a church security officer shot dead a gunman who killed two during a service.The Sunday shooting at a church service in the Fort Worth Suburb of White Settlement was the l

Colombia orders Uber to suspend app services

Colombia orders Uber to suspend app services

Uber has been told to immediately suspend its ride-sharing services in Colombia, the industry and commerce authority announced Friday, citing unfair competition laws.The US tech giant has around two million active users in the country, and roughly 88,000 drive

Tokyo court rules on high-profile journalist rape case

Tokyo court rules on high-profile journalist rape case

A Tokyo court will Wednesday rule on a damages lawsuit by journalist Shiori Ito, who has accused a former TV anchor with close ties to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of rape.Ito, 30, is seeking 11 million yen ($100,000) in compensation from former reporter Noriyuki

US tech giants sued over cobalt mine child labor deaths

US tech giants sued over cobalt mine child labor deaths

Five US tech giants including Apple, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet have been named in a lawsuit over the death of child laborers in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Impoverished but mineral-rich DR Congo is the world's largest producer