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Madrid museum must face heirs' claim in Nazi art case: U.S. appeals court

By Jonathan Stempel A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit seeking to force a Madrid museum to return an Impressionist masterpiece to the family of a Jewish woman who was compelled to sell it to a Nazi art appraiser for $ 360 in 1939 so she could flee Germany. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said two of Lilly Cassirer’s great-grandchildren may sue the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum for the return of Camille Pissarro’s 1897 depiction of a Paris street scene, “Rue Saint-Honoré, Après-midi, Effet de Pluie.” Monday’s decision ...

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Researchers: Society Must Consider Risks, Potential of Sex Robots

The Foundation for Responsible Robotics has released an extensive report on the current state of the sex robot industry — including the ethical and moral considerations surrounding the use of such robots, the need for privacy and data protection, and other information that may make the less libertine of readers a wee bit uncomfortable. This might sound like the beginning of a joke post, but some of the issues raised by the FRR are worth consideration in their own right. Early studies suggest that there’s a definite market for a robots ...

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Companies must come clean on climate risks

Top CEOs to Trump: You’re wrong on climate change Graeme Pitkethly is Unilever’s chief financial officer and vice chair of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. Climate change is affecting companies through the direct impact of steadily rising global temperatures and the policies that governments around the world adopt in response. If markets are to operate efficiently, we must be transparent about that to help investors evaluate companies and make better decisions for the long term. Information ...

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Judge: Ivanka Trump must answer questions in shoe design lawsuit

Ivanka Trump must give a deposition in a lawsuit by an Italian shoemaker claiming her fashion label copied its designs, a federal judge has ruled. Aquazurra Italia filed the suit against Ivanka Trump and her company in June 2016. It claims the brand has produced cheaper knockoffs of Aquazurra’s “coveted” and highly publicized shoe designs. At the heart of the lawsuit is Aquazurra’s “Wild Things” shoe. The company says the Ivanka Trump brand’s “Hettie” shoe too closely resembles the Aquazurra design. Ivanka Trump’s lawyers have staunchly denied those allegations, according ...

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Lawyer for Fox News accusers says Sky deal must be blocked

Attorney says more Fox lawsuits are coming A lawyer representing women who have accused some of Fox News’ biggest figures of harassment says it would be “irresponsible” of British regulators to allow parent company 21st Century Fox’s acquisition of pay-TV group Sky. Lisa Bloom and her client, the radio and TV personality Wendy Walsh, met Monday with officials from U.K. media regulator Ofcom to discuss allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation at the U.S. cable news channel. “[We] came to London to meet with Ofcom because we want the British ...

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U.K. says Facebook and Google must tackle hate speech

Journalists targeted amid rise of hateful rhetoric Facebook, Twitter and Google have been accused by lawmakers in the U.K. of allowing racist content and hate speech to spread via their platforms. A parliamentary committee report published Monday alleged that the social media firms have prioritized profit over user safety by continuing to host unlawful content. The report also called for “meaningful fines” if the companies do not quickly improve. “The biggest and richest social media companies are shamefully far from taking sufficient action to tackle illegal and dangerous content,” the ...

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France election: Macron says EU must reform or face 'Frexit'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The front-runner in the French presidential election has told the BBC that the EU must reform or face the prospect of “Frexit”. Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron made the comments as he and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen entered the last week of campaigning. French voters go to the polls on Sunday to decide between the pair. Ms Le Pen has capitalised on anti-EU feeling, and has promised a referendum on France’s membership. She won support in rural and former industrial areas by ...

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Jimmy Butler must impose will in order for Bulls to force Game 7

2:26 AM ET BOSTON — Twenty-five minutes after the final buzzer sounded on the Chicago Bulls‘ 108-97 Game 5 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, the hits kept coming for Jimmy Butler inside a depressed visitors locker room at TD Garden. “Hey, Jimmy, ain’t no hot water, bro,” Bulls guard Dwyane Wade yelled as he made his way to his locker. “Word?” asked Butler, still dressed in full uniform, with a slim machine attached to his knee sending energy jolts through his tired body. “It’s freezing in there,” Wade ...

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Murdoch must wait extra month to learn fate of Fox-Sky deal

Bill O’Reilly forced out at Fox News Rupert Murdoch will have to wait an additional month to learn the fate of his planned takeover of British pay TV provider Sky. U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley said Friday that she will give regulators extra time to review the contentious deal because of snap national elections scheduled for early June. The decision from media regulator Ofcom, which had been due by May 16, must now be wrapped up before June 20. The £18.5 billion deal struck by Murdoch in December would give ...

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Driving test: Learners must be able to use sat navs

Media playback is unsupported on your device Learner drivers will now have to be able to follow directions from a sat nav and drive into a parking space to pass their test. Ministers have announced four changes to the current test which will come into force on 4 December. Drivers will also be expected to answer vehicle safety questions while on the move and complete 20 minutes of independent driving rather than 10. The RAC Foundation said it would be a “far more realistic assessment”. Changing behaviours The Driving and ...

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