Democrats are accusing Donald Trump of reversing course after he initially voiced support for tougher background checks.
The bill gives Congress authority to dissolve the board of the US Olympic Committee and decertify national governing bodies if they fail to protect athletes.
France becomes the first major economy to pass a legislation today imposing tax on digital giants such as Google and Facebook.
The victory for car and mobile companies in Europe will pave the way for 5G wireless networks to be installed into future connected cars.
Britain calls China to honour its commitments to protect Hong Kong's freedoms in view of a proposed legislation allowing extraditions to the republic.
'My government is absolutely committed to freedom of the press,' says Prime Minister Scott Morrison to reporters on Thursday.
The legislation will not allow Huawei to seek relief after it demanded Verizon Communications pay US$1 billion over patent licensing rights technology.
Sex work is allowed in much of Mexico but states have different and sometimes unclear rules.
The law only allows same-sex marriages only between Taiwanese, or with foreigners whose countries recognise same-sex marriage.
Australia's law to stop violent content to be streamed on Facebook is considered flawed.
Under current regulations, spycam buyers are not required to give personal information, making it difficult to trace ownership and use of the devices.
A Malaysian woman has written a book this month on her experiences and is campaigning for reforms.
M Kula Segaran says the ministry hopes amendments to at least three laws will be tabled in Parliament next month.
Elizabeth Warren calls for legislation that would designate large technology companies as 'platform utilities' and for the appointment of regulators.
However, a spokeswoman at May's No. 10 Downing Street office says the government's position has not changed.
Deputy minister Mohamed Hanipa Maidin says he will discuss the issue with the women, family and community development ministry.
Richard Malanjum says judges should have no qualms about making dissenting judgments as this has its benefits.
The "fake news" bills enable a candidate or political party to seek a court injunction preventing the publication of "false information" during the three months leading up to a national election.
In Asia's first such ruling, the constitutional court declared in May last year that same-sex couples had the right to legally marry, and set a two-year deadline for legalisation.
Global tech companies have expressed concern about Singapore's plans to bring in new laws to tackle fake news, saying sufficient rules are already in place.
Subang MP Wong Chen says the government cannot formulate policies 'based on gut feelings'.
New Zealand has one of the highest domestic violence rates in the developed world.
The European Union welcomed Turkey's lifting of a two-year state of emergency but voiced fears it will be offset by other restrictive legislative measures.
Twelve Western nations warned Romanian lawmakers on Thursday against making changes to criminal legislation.
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