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    1. 22 hours ago

      Court orders Prince Charles’ letters to ministers be made public

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    2. March 25, 2015

      Court backs home secretary on passport removal

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    3. March 24, 2015

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    4. March 24, 2015

      India court strikes down free speech curbs

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      William Zabel: Lawyer to the rich has a civil rights past still relevant today

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    6. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Old masters no longer count as wasting assets

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      Cunha claims Petrobras corruption probe ‘being politicised’

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    9. March 7, 2015

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    10. March 4, 2015

      US health reforms head for Supreme Court cliffhanger

      Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation could be heading for another cliffhanger verdict at the US Supreme Court....

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      March 4, 2015

      Brazil's real hits R$3 to the dollar as the pain piles on

      Brazil, it seems, simply can’t put its house in order. The real hit R$3 to the US dollar during trading on Wednesday for the...

    12. March 4, 2015

      Future of US healthcare law hangs on a single phrase

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    13. February 18, 2015

      Obamacare enrolments nearly double

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    14. February 13, 2015

      Companies struggle with same-sex stance

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    15. January 21, 2015

      Turkish parliament votes against graft trial for former ministers

      MPs of Turkey’s ruling AK party secured a parliamentary vote early on Wednesday not to send four former ministers embroiled...

    16. January 16, 2015

      Hyundai wins reprieve with court ruling on wages

      Hyundai Motor has avoided extra payments to staff that could have run to hundreds of millions of dollars, after a Seoul...

    17. January 14, 2015

      Paternity suit heaps embarrassment on Spain’s royals

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    18. December 14, 2014

      US appeals court ruling could weaken insider dealing cases

      Some defendants who pleaded guilty in an alleged insider trading scheme could be found innocent after a US appeals court...

    19. December 10, 2014

      Pistorius prosecutors can challenge culpable homicide conviction

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    20. December 10, 2014

      CIA report is a strike back against America’s deep state

      Two years before he leaves office, Barack Obama is so politically weak he cannot even get his nominee for surgeon-general...

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      December 10, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Small states, economics and food banks. - Bhopal: “Time seems half-suspended, the night of the...

    22. December 8, 2014

      BP fails in US Supreme Court gulf appeal

      BP’s hopes of limiting the cost of compensation for its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have been dealt a severe blow...

    23. December 8, 2014

      US court ensures BP has worst possible start to era of cheap oil

      Game over. BP can take one of its beefs with US justice little further. The Supreme Court has declined to rule whether...

    24. December 7, 2014

      UK’s Supreme Court to hear landmark case on divorce settlement

      A landmark case involving a millionaire businessman who received a financial claim from his former wife 22 years after they...

    25. December 5, 2014

      AstraZeneca wins ‘pay-for-delay’ ruling

      AstraZeneca has avoided a multibillion-dollar damages claim by winning a US court case about deals that seek to delay cheap...

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      November 26, 2014

      Brazil's budget law: wiping the slate clean?

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      November 26, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - The story of the first painting to sell for over £1m. Simpler times. - The day I lost a sh*t-ton...

    28. November 24, 2014

      Prince Charles letters case reaches UK Supreme Court

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    29. November 18, 2014

      Cricket chief cleared of Indian Premier League match-fixing

      India’s Supreme Court has cleared Narainswamy Srinivasan, chairman of the International Cricket Council, of involvement in a...

    30. November 17, 2014

      Notebook: When the wheels of India’s justice system stick

      It was back in 1973 that Delhi bus conductor Ranbir Singh was accused of defrauding his state-owned employer by charging a...

    31. November 16, 2014

      Healthcare market opens with few hitches

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    32. November 12, 2014

      Sri Lanka president set to seek third term

      Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa is set to stand for an unprecedented third term in office, following a Supreme Court...

    33. November 7, 2014

      Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obama healthcare law

      President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reform is heading back to the US Supreme Court, which agreed to hear a...

    34. October 30, 2014

      US billionaires uncommonly good at beating campaign money rules

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    35. FT Alphaville

      October 24, 2014

      The case for quotas in the British judiciary

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    36. October 23, 2014

      India eyes end to state coal monopoly

      New Delhi has paved the way for private sector companies to mine coal commercially in India, as fuel shortages threaten to...

    37. October 17, 2014

      Memorial to Russian oppression caught in Kremlin clampdown

      Memorial, a human rights group devoted to the unflinching examination of Russia’s history of oppression, is itself now...

    38. October 6, 2014

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