Northern Island’s health minister has sued Van Morrison, who has said the minister’s handling of Covid-19 restrictions was “very dangerous.” Paul Tweed, the lawyer for the health minister, Robin Swann, confirmed on Monday that a lawsuit had been filed. “Legal proceedings are now at an advanced stage, with an anticipatedContinue Reading

A federal appeals panel in Louisiana has temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s new safety regulations directing businesses with more than 100 workers to require their employees to get vaccinations against the coronavirus by early January. The three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted aContinue Reading

A federal appeals panel in in Lousiana has temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s new safety regulations directing businesses with more than 100 workers to require their employees to get vaccinations against the coronavirus by early January. The three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, grantedContinue Reading

The attorneys general in 11 states filed a lawsuit on Friday in an effort to prevent the Biden administration from requiring large companies to mandate coronavirus vaccinations, the latest sign of growing pushback against the federal government’s biggest effort yet to enlist private businesses in combating the virus. “This mandateContinue Reading

Ten Republican-led states filed a lawsuit on Friday in federal court in Missouri accusing the Biden administration of a broad range of overreaches in mandating that employees of federal contractors be vaccinated against the coronavirus by Dec. 8. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District ofContinue Reading

ISTANBUL — A well-known Turkish philanthropist went on trial again in Istanbul on Friday, his third prosecution in four years of detention, in a mass proceeding that has come to demonstrate the extreme lengths the Turkish government is willing to take to keep its opponents behind bars. In a highlyContinue Reading

The Justice Department signaled its support on Wednesday for the families of children with disabilities in Texas who are suing to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates in the state’s schools. The department filed a formal statement on Wednesday with the federal district court in Austin that isContinue Reading

A version of this article was first published in May. LONDON — When tabloid-fronting characters publicly spat in a juicy whodunit, and when the mess is based on the kind of petty Instagram drama that would feel at home in any high school hallway, and when the confrontation makes itsContinue Reading

NEW DELHI — India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday opened the door for women to pursue military careers at the highest levels, a major milestone in a country where gender inequality is rife and where women have been leaving the work force in droves. The court ordered the government to allowContinue Reading

LONDON — A judge in Britain ruled on Friday that parts of an article in a tabloid newspaper about Prince Harry’s fight with the government over police protection were defamatory, in an initial phase of Harry’s libel case against the paper. The newspaper, The Mail on Sunday, reported in FebruaryContinue Reading