Canada adopts strict rules for drone flights

It’s Canada’s turn to implement rules for drone flights, and those in the pipeline could make the American approach seem lenient. Transport Canada has adopted new regulations that will require the registration of any drone weighing between 250g and 25kg (0.55lbs to 55lbs), and would-be pilots will have to be at least 14 years old […]

EPA to keep Obama-era mercury rules, but make it harder to tighten them

Enlarge / Smokestacks at Pacificorp’s 1,000MW coal-fired power plant on October 9, 2017 outside Huntington, Utah. (credit: George Frey/Getty Images) According to a report from Bloomberg, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not considering a roll back of Obama-era rules regulating industrial emissions of mercury. When the rules were codified in 2015, they required […]

‘Embargo on predatory pricing’: India fights back against e-commerce giants with new antitrust rules

India is standing up to transnational e-commerce behemoths like Amazon and Flipkart Group with new rules barring companies from selling products from companies they partially own. E-commerce companies will no longer be able to sell products from companies in which they have an equity interest, nor will they be able to form exclusive agreements with […]

Ninja’s delight: Federal judge rules NY’s decades-old ban on nunchucks unconstitutional

Things are looking up for America’s ‘ninjas.’ A federal judge has ruled that New York’s statewide ban on nunchucks – the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee – is unconstitutional. The ban was initially adopted in 1974 following fears that the surging popularity of martial arts films would inspire roving packs of youths […]

Democrats react with fury after federal judge rules that Obamacare is unconstitutional

Rogelio V. Solis/AP Images Democrats responded with fury on Friday night after a federal judge in Texas ruled that key provisions in the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare,” were unconstitutional — rendering the entire law unconstitutional. Some conservative groups praised the ruling, while other Republican lawmakers stayed silent. The federal judge ruled the […]

Hand luggage: New rules mean Australia passengers could face this confusing problem

Hand luggage passengers travelling in Australia on holiday will face new restrictions by airlines. Virgin Australia and Quantas, among other airlines, are clamping down on passengers who break the tight weight restrictions for bags being taken onto the cabin. Both only allow 7kg in weight for luggage that is not checked in, with travellers often […]

European Court of Justice rules Britain free to revoke Brexit unilaterally

The UK is free to unilaterally revoke a notification to depart from the EU, the European Court has ruled. The judicial body said this could be done without changing the terms of London’s membership in the bloc. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) opined in a document issued on Monday that Britain can reverse Article […]

Fortnite news: Creative Mode reveal, The Block rules and Season 7 update

Epic Games have done a lot of work this week, providing the Season 7 update with a range of other new and surprising features. Fortnite update 7.0 will be quickly followed by more patches over the week’s to come, the next one likely being a content release. Fortnite Season 7 update 7.10 will arrive at […]