Israel suspends taxation legislation for Jerusalem's churches

Al Jazeera

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has announced it will reopen its doors after Israel decided to suspend legislation regarding collecting taxes from churches and their properties in Jerusalem.


EU Plans New Legislation to Protect Publishers

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

BRUSSELS--The European Union's executive branch will propose formal legislation that would help publishers seek remuneration from news aggregators such as Alphabet Inc.'s Google news search that list snippets of articles on their website, according to internal documents seen by The Wall Street Journal. In a draft document outlining its legislative proposals to update the bloc's copyright rules, which is expected to be formally announced in late September, the European Commission said the new EU-wide rules would hand news...


President Obama Calls for Gun Control Legislation in Orlando

Mother Jones

In Orlando this afternoon, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with victims' families and survivors of the massacre at the Pulse LGBT nightclub that claimed the lives of 49 people just days ago. Obama spoke about an increasingly urgent need for gun control legislation, saying "we need to work across political lines to do more to stop killers who want to terrorize us." "The last two terrorist attacks on our soil--Orlando and San Bernardino--were homegrown," he said. "Our politics have conspired to make it as easy as possible for a terrorist or just a disturbed individual...to buy extraordinarily powerful weapons...legally." He insisted that the debate surrounding gun control needs to change, and called on the House and Senate to "rise to the moment and do the right thing" and pass legislation to curb access to weapons like the AR-15.


Brexit Transition Deal Will Require New UK Legislation: Minister

U.S. News

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government is planning to pass a separate piece of legislation through parliament to approve the terms of the transitional period it wants to smooth its exit from the European Union, a junior Brexit minister said on Thursday.


House and Senate Reach Deal on U.S. Tax Legislation: Hatch

U.S. News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Wednesday that Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives had reached a deal on tax reform legislation.