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Morning Headlines 1/4/2015

Morning Headlines 1/4/2015

Good morning. Here’s the news roundup.

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  1. Election 2015: Top bosses sign letter supporting Conservative-led government (BBC News)
  2. Palestinian Authority becomes member of international criminal court (The Guardian)
  3. Etsy Sets Price Range for Its I.P.O. (NYT DealBook)
  4. GoDaddy prices IPO at $20 a share (The FT)
  5. Facebook ‘breaks EU laws’ by tracking ALL users – even those without accounts, says report (The Express)
  6. Erol Incedal: Student to be sentenced for possessing bomb manual (BBC News)
  7. Man Charged Over Brothers Killed By Python (Sky News)
  8. Slaughters and Bonelli advise on Dufry’s €1.3bn World Duty Free acquisition (The Lawyer)
  9. US revenues 2014: Kirkland’s partner profits top $3.5m as Squires reveals first post-merger results (Legal Business)
  10. Amnesty report: Executions down but death sentences on the rise (CNN)
  11. Human rights lawyer to investigate Scottish police use of stop and search (The Guardian)
  12. Charter Communications to Buy Bright House Networks in $10 Billion Deal (NYT DealBook)
  13. Swiss Asset Manager Admits He Helped Americans Evade Taxes (Bloomberg)
  14. First UK legal high ban comes into force (BBC News)
  15. China hands Muslim man six-year prison sentence for growing a beard (The Independent)
  16. Two dead in Turkish siege after judge is held hostage at gun point by Marxist group (The Express)
  17. University event questioning Israel’s right to exist is cancelled (The Guardian)
  18. Defence Rests In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial (Sky News)
  19. Hogan Lovells plans Australia launch with Allens hires (Legal Week)
  20. US firms’ UK hourly rates outstrip the magic circle for the first time (The Lawyer)
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