Nintendo is going to court over its refund policy

Apparently, Germany agrees with Norway: Nintendo’s no-refund pre-order policy isn’t only harsh, it’s also illegal under European law. According to Eurogamer, the German Consumer Protection Authority is taking Nintendo to court over a policy that doesn’t allow pre-order cancellations, even if the game hasn’t been released yet and even if you still haven’t downloaded it. […]

Racing NSW changes dual licence policy

Racing NSW has approved dual jockey-trainer licences which means Melbourne Cup winning hoop Michelle Payne can now ride the horses she trains if she wants to run them in NSW. The new rule (LR56) comes into effect from January 1 after Racing NSW were initially reluctant about it due to possible integrity issues. Racing NSW […]

Ryanair passengers in uproar as new bag policy results in HUGE airport queues

Ryanair passengers have taken to social media to complain about the growing length of airport queues after the budget airline introduced its new hand luggage rules this month. Under the new policy, only a small handbag or laptop-size bag will be allowed onboard. It has to measure no more than 40cm x 20cm x 25cm […]

US & Mexico agree on border policy to keep caravan migrants out while asylum is processed

The incoming Mexican government has reached a preliminary deal with the US, under which asylum seekers will have to wait on the Mexican side of the border while their requests are processed. Thousands are stranded there already. The plan unambiguously entitled ‘Remain in Mexico’ significantly changes US asylum regulations, which currently allow refugees to wait […]

World Curling Tour considering conduct policy after 'extremely drunk' curlers ejected from bonspiel

CALGARY — In the wake of four curlers being ejected from a bonspiel in Red Deer, Alta., over the weekend, the World Curling Tour says it's now considering a Code of Conduct policy. The curling foursome of Jamie Koe, Ryan Fry, Chris Schille, and DJ Kidby was kicked out of the Red Deer Curling Classic […]

German immigration policy under fire after gang-rape of young woman in Freiburg

German police have arrested eight people, including seven Syrian refugees and a German citizen, over their suspected involvement in a group sexual assault on a 18-year-old woman in the city of Freiburg. The incident took place on the night of October 14 but the police only issued a detailed report on the matter after all […]