Dutch Airline KLM Sued by Environmental Groups Over Alleged ‘Greenwashing’ Ads

Environmental groups are suing the Dutch subsidiary of Air France-KLM over an advertising campaign they allege breaches European consumer law by misleading the public over how sustainable its flights are. Dutch campaigners Fossielvrij NL, supported by environmental law charity ClientEarth and Reclame Fossielvrij, on Wednesday filed the first lawsuit alleging greenwashing in the airline industry … Read more

Ofcom to get more powers over tech groups in online safety drive

UK authorities will be granted power to order tech companies to redesign their platforms and impose fines if they fail to police child sexual abuse material under new online safety legislation. The rules will target end-to-end encrypted platforms, where messages can only be viewed by the sender and recipient, which are under increasing political pressure … Read more

Delhi traders, transport groups protest move to ban heavy vehicles in Oct

Opposing the Delhi government’s decision to ban entry of medium and heavy goods vehicles in the city, traders and transport organisations said it would “grossly and adversely affect” businesses in the national capital. The decision to ban the entry of medium and heavy goods vehicles to the national capital … Read more

UK construction groups accused of ‘bid rigging’ in £150mn contracts

Several cartels involving ten construction suppliers conspired to rig bids for contracts worth £150mn and cheat clients including Selfridges and Oxford university, the UK competition regulator has found. On Friday, the Competition and Markets Authority said it had provisionally found that the businesses colluded over contract tenders for demolition and asbestos removal projects. The three-year … Read more

Oregon Business Groups Sue Over Heat and Smoke Worker Protections

Some Oregon business groups are suing over the state’s new job site rules mandating that employers take steps to protect workers from extreme heat and wildfire smoke. Regulations adopted by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division mandate that employers act once the temperature or air quality reaches a certain threshold. The heat rules took … Read more

Russian hacking groups step up cyber espionage on Ukraine allies: Microsoft

(Reuters) — Russian government hackers recently carried out multiple cyber espionage operations targeting countries allied with Ukraine since its February invasion, Microsoft said in a report on Wednesday, illustrating the scale of Moscow’s ongoing hacking activities.  “The cyber aspects of the current war extend far beyond Ukraine and reflect the unique nature of cyberspace,” Microsoft President Brad … Read more

35 WhatsApp groups banned by govt for spreading fake news about ‘Agnipath’

As many as 35 WhatsApp groups that were allegedly spreading fake news about the Agnipath military recruitment scheme were on Sunday banned by the government, officials said. The move came amid violent protests against the scheme in different parts of the country since it was announced a few days … Read more

Hotel group’s COVID-related suit allowed to proceed

A federal district court in California has refused for the second time to dismiss COVID-19 related litigation filed by a hotel group against a Sompo International Holdings Ltd. claiming coverage under an environmental policy.  Irvine, California-based Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc., an investment trust with 20 hotel properties, including the Marriott Boston Long Wharf, had a … Read more

The Money Group’s Stewart steps down from leadership role

Martin Stewart, co-founder of The Money Group (TMG), will be leaving his role as chief executive with immediate effect, with Scott Thorpe replacing him. Stewart will continue his involvement with the group in an advisory capacity. The move comes as TMG announces both a management buyout and further changes to its senior management team, subject … Read more

Indigenous groups say UN declaration improving relations with Canadian mine operators

Breadcrumb Trail Links Mining Commodities Communities ‘finally have a voice’ on how projects impact their lands The Diavik Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories is working with Indigenous groups as it prepares to close the mine in 2025. Photo by Diavik Diamond Mine Article content First Nations leaders involved in two Canadian mining projects say … Read more