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Top US court blocks resumption of federal executions — for now

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Friday refused to lift a stay on federal executions, temporarily thwarting plans by Donald Trump's Justice Department to imminently resume capital punishment.

Anaconda Superfund site cleanup reaches Supreme Court

Butte - The Supreme Court seemed inclined Tuesday to rule against Montana homeowners who are seeking additional cleanup of arsenic left over from years of copper smelting need the permission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Supreme Court rejects new trial for 'Serial' podcast inmate

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request for a new trial for a man convicted of his ex-girlfriend's 1999 murder -- a case that received worldwide attention thanks to the hit podcast "Serial.

US Supreme Court to examine 'Dreamers' program Trump wants axed

Washington - The US Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on the fate of the "Dreamers," an estimated 700,000 people brought to the country illegally as children but allowed to stay and work under a program created by former president Barack Obama.

Lula's lover tweets 'wait for me' after Brazil court ruling

Curitiba - Eager to be reunited with her jailed lover, the girlfriend of Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva tweeted "I'm coming for you; wait for me," after a Supreme Court ruling that resulted in his release Friday.

Brazil's Supreme Court issues ruling that could free Lula

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court voted Thursday to overturn a ruling requiring convicted criminals to go to jail after losing their first appeal, paving the way for leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed.

Brazil's Supreme Court issues ruling that could free Lula

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court voted Thursday to overturn a ruling requiring convicted criminals to go to jail after losing their first appeal, paving the way for leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed.

Israel supreme court upholds expulsion of Human Rights Watch official

Jerusalem - Israel's supreme court on Tuesday upheld a government decision to expel a senior Human Rights Watch official over his alleged support of a boycott of the country, the ruling said.

US sanctions Iran supreme leader's aides on embassy anniversary

Washington - The United States on Monday slapped sanctions on nine aides to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on the 40th anniversary of revolutionary zealots seizing the US embassy in Tehran.

Brazil's Lula to wait until November for top court ruling

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court said Thursday that it would decide in November on whether to overturn a law requiring convicted criminals to go to jail after losing their first appeal, in a case that could have implications for jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio L...

Assange ordered to court for extradition hearing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was ordered Friday to make his first in-person London court appearance to determine whether he can be released from prison as he fights extradition to the United States.

Democrat Biden calls for Trump's impeachment

Washington - Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden called Wednesday for Donald Trump's impeachment, saying the president "betrayed" the United States, but Trump dug in, predicting that the Supreme Court would have to resolve the fight.

Colombia ex-president appears before Supreme Court

Apo - Colombia's popular and influential former president Alvaro Uribe, who is facing a judicial investigation over witness tampering, appeared Tuesday before the country's Supreme Court, which will decide whether or not it will try the former leader.

Mexico Supreme Court justice resigns over suspicious bank deposits

Mexico - Mexican Supreme Court Justice Eduardo Medina Mora resigned Thursday amid an investigation into claims he transferred millions of dollars into bank accounts in Britain and the United States.

No building permit needed for Franco exhumation, Spain's Supreme court rules

Madrid - The Spanish government does not need a building permit to remove the remains of late dictator Francisco Franco from a grandiose mausoleum near Madrid, Spain's Supreme Court said in a ruling made public Monday rejecting an appeal against the exhumation ...

Spain court approves exhumation of Franco's remains

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the green light for the government to remove the remains of Francisco Franco from a grandiose state mausoleum, rejecting an appeal against it by the late dictator's descendants.

Supreme Court to rule next week on UK parliament suspension

London - Britain's Supreme Court announced Thursday it will rule next week on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in shutting down parliament in the final weeks before Brexit.

UK Supreme Court told Boris Johnson is 'father of lies'

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is the "father of lies" who shut down the mother of parliaments in the run-up to Brexit, Britain's Supreme Court heard Wednesday.

DEA agent accuses Chavez of easing drug trafficking to US: Spain court

Madrid - A US Drug Enforcement Administration agent accused late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez of cooperating with Colombian rebel group FARC to ease the shipment of cocaine into the United States, a Spanish court ruling published Tuesday showed.

British PM tried to silence parliament, Supreme Court told

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson closed down parliament to silence opposition to his Brexit strategy in an unlawful abuse of power, Britain's Supreme Court heard Tuesday as the battle over Brexit reached the highest court in the land.
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