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Morning Headlines 18/12/2014

Morning Headlines 18/12/2014

Good morning. Here’s the news roundup. Remember, we’re looking for volunteers to edit and write for our new study advice section!

  1. ECHR cases won by UK government show flexibility of human rights system (The Guardian)
  2. Teen Exonerated 70 Years After Execution (Sky News)
  3. Anti-Takeover Defense Measures Often Hurt Investors (NYT DealBook)
  4. Avon pays $135m to settle Chinese bribery probe (The FT)
  5. Car smoke ban ‘to start in October’ (BBC News)
  6. Oskar Gröning to stand trial for being Auschwitz guard in case that could make German legal history (The Independent)
  7. Lawyers Not Sorry Over UK Troop Torture Claims (Sky News)
  8. Catholic midwives must supervise abortions, Supreme Court decides (The Telegraph)
  9. Obama commutes prison sentences of eight drug convicts under new policy (The Guardian)
  10. London overtaking Oxbridge domination (BBC News)
  11. Norton Rose Fulbright among raft of firms advising on Repsol’s $8.3bn Canadian energy acquisition (Legal Week)
  12. Judge denies request to release Steve Jobs trial video (Fox News)
  13. Security service intercept evidence for trials rejected as too costly – inquiry (The Guardian)
  14. Man banned from having sex with wife by High Court judge (The Telegraph)
  15. European Court Ruling Open Border Threat (Sky News)
  16. Judge uses Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ to decide divorce settlement figure (The Independent)
  17. National Crime Agency begins Rotherham abuse inquiry (BBC News)
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