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Israel caps bankers' salaries to $658,000 a year
Israel caps bankers' salaries to $658,000 a year

Israel's parliament passed a law capping the annual salaries of bank executives at $658,000, among the world's toughest such restrictions.

Israel caps bankers' salaries to $658,000 a year
Israel supreme court strikes down landmark gas deal
Israel supreme court strikes down landmark gas deal

Israel's top court on Sunday struck down a landmark deal regulating exploitation of Mediterranean gas reserves, in a major defeat for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel supreme court strikes down landmark gas deal
In US gun control, not all laws are equal
In US gun control, not all laws are equal

Gun deaths in the United States can be slashed by 90 percent through universal application of laws requiring background checks of buyers.

In US gun control, not all laws are equal
New Zealand bans 'zero hour' contracts
New Zealand bans 'zero hour' contracts

New Zealand has passed legislation banning 'zero hour' contractsto end the use of deals criticised as exploitative.

New Zealand bans 'zero hour' contracts
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China adopts first counter-terrorism law

China adopted its first counter-terrorism law Sunday: its provisions may tighten media controls and threaten the intellectual property of foreign firms.

China adopts first counter-terrorism law
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Kazakh Senate passes bill prohibiting foreign currency mortgage loans

Kazakh Senate, the upper house of Kazakhstan’s Parliament, has passed a bill on non-performing loans and assets of second-tier banks.

Kazakh Senate passes bill prohibiting foreign currency mortgage loans
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LGBT human rights: freedom or infringement in Kazakhstan?

Article 19, the UK's human rights organization proposed introducing a concept of an anti-LGBT crime to the Kazakhstani Criminal Code.

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LGBT human rights: freedom or infringement in Kazakhstan?
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10 Macedonians fined in Astana for violating terms of stay

10 citizens of Macedonia have been fined for violating the terms of stay in Kazakhstan.

10 Macedonians fined in Astana for violating terms of stay
Hillary Clinton unveils plan to tighten US gun laws
Hillary Clinton unveils plan to tighten US gun laws

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton offered proposals Monday to tighten the nation's gun laws, even threating to do so by decree.

Hillary Clinton unveils plan to tighten US gun laws
Pistorius parole back under review after delays
Pistorius parole back under review after delays

A South African parole board is due to meet to determine whether Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius should be released early from a prison sentence for killing his girlfriend.

Pistorius parole back under review after delays
Abe's popularity drops after Japan defense laws passed: polls
Abe's popularity drops after Japan defense laws passed: polls

Japanese public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dropped in the days since his ruling coalition rammed through legislation allowing the nation's troops to fight abroad.

Abe's popularity drops after Japan defense laws passed: polls
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Introduction of across-the-board income and property reporting postponed in Kazakhstan

Introduction of across-the-board income and property reporting has been postponed till 2020 in Kazakhstan.

Introduction of across-the-board income and property reporting postponed in Kazakhstan
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Women secretly videotaped while changing in Mexx store in Almaty

Young employees at Mexx store in Almaty secretly filmed a number of women, while they were changing in the store's dressing room.

Women secretly videotaped while changing in Mexx store in Almaty
Netanyahu aims to amend public broadcast 'handcuff' clause
Netanyahu aims to amend public broadcast 'handcuff' clause

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was working to amend a newly passed public broadcasting law, officials said, after an outcry over a provision prohibiting journalists from expressing opinions.

Netanyahu aims to amend public broadcast 'handcuff' clause
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Pros and cons of chemical castration discussed in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is considering pros and cons of introducing chemical castration for convicted pedophiles.

Pros and cons of chemical castration discussed in Kazakhstan
Kosovo's parliament votes in favour of war crime court
Kosovo's parliament votes in favour of war crime court

Kosovo's parliament amended the constitution to allow the creation of a special EU-backed court to examine war crimes allegedly committed by ethnic Albanian guerrillas during the 1998-1999 war.

Kosovo's parliament votes in favour of war crime court
British PM wants EU employment law exemption: reports
British PM wants EU employment law exemption: reports

Prime Minister David Cameron is seeking a British exemption from European Union employment laws as part of his push to gain more autonomy from Brussels.

British PM wants EU employment law exemption: reports
Russian MPs pass 'right to be forgotten' Internet law
Russian MPs pass 'right to be forgotten' Internet law

Russian lawmakers passed a bill allowing people to force Internet search engines to remove links to data about them.

Russian MPs pass 'right to be forgotten' Internet law
Kuwait makes DNA tests mandatory after IS bombing
Kuwait makes DNA tests mandatory after IS bombing

Kuwait's parliament, reacting to a suicide bombing last week that killed 26 people, adopted a law requiring mandatory DNA testing on all the country's citizens and foreign residents.

Kuwait makes DNA tests mandatory after IS bombing
South Korea passes new law to curb MERS outbreak
South Korea passes new law to curb MERS outbreak

South Korea has introduced a new law designed to curb a MERS outbreak, tightening quarantine restrictions and imposing jail sentences on those who defy anti-infection measures.

South Korea passes new law to curb MERS outbreak