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Scottish court upholds Lockerbie bomber's conviction

Edinburgh - Five judges at Scotland's highest court of criminal appeal on Friday upheld the conviction of the only man found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing after a posthumous legal challenge.

Depp lodges appeal over 'wife-beater' ruling in UK

London - Hollywood star Johnny Depp has applied to the Court of Appeal in London to try to overturn a ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard, court documents showed on Wednesday.

Lockerbie bomber should not have been convicted: legal team

Glasgow - Abdelbaset Mohmet Al-Megrahi should not have been found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, his family's legal team said on Tuesday, as a posthumous appeal began against his conviction for the attack on a Pan Am flight that killed 270 people.

Lockerbie bomber appeal set to start in Scotland

Edinburgh - A posthumous legal challenge to overturn the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Mohmet Al-Megrahi is due to begin in Scotland on Tuesday.

UK Supreme Court to hear case over 'IS bride' return

London - Britain's Supreme Court will on Monday hear the case of a woman stripped of her UK citizenship after joining the Islamic State in Syria, who wants to return to appeal the ruling.

UN launches $565 mn appeal for blast-hit Lebanon

New York - The United Nations launched an appeal Friday to raise $565 million to help Lebanon recover from this month's devastating port blast that killed 171 people.

Russia court rejects appeal by Israeli-American jailed on drugs charges

Moscow - An Moscow court on Thursday rejected an appeal by an Israeli-American woman convicted in October on charges of smuggling cannabis into Russia and sentenced her to seven-and-a-half years in prison.

Gerry Adams challenges 1970s jailbreak convictions

Lawyers for Sinn Fein's former leader Gerry Adams appealed to Britain's highest court on Tuesday to try to overturn two convictions from the darkest days of the violence in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.

Apple slams EU as epic court battle over tax bill begins

Luxembourg - Apple went on the offensive against Brussels in an EU court on Tuesday, fighting the European Commission's landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes.

Apple embarks on EU court battle over 13-bn-euro tax bill

Luxembourg - Apple embarks on an epic court battle with the EU on Tuesday, fighting the commission's landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes.

Gibraltar orders Iranian tanker release despite US detention bid

Gibraltar - Gibraltar's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favour of releasing an Iranian supertanker seized on suspicion of shipping oil to war-torn Syria in breach of international sanctions, in a blow to the United States which had tried to block the vessel's d...

Drug kingpin 'El Chapo' appeals life sentence

New York - Fallen Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, once one of the world's most powerful and notorious criminals, has appealed his life sentence, court documents published on Monday showed.

Indian tycoon wins legal bid to appeal extradition from UK

London - Tycoon Vijay Mallya on Tuesday won the right to challenge in court Britain's decision to order his extradition to India to face fraud charges.

German serial killer nurse appeals life term for 85 murders

Berlin - Germany's most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history has appealed his life sentence for 85 murders, a district court said Tuesday.

Romania's ruling party strongman begins jail sentence

Bucharest - Romania's ruling party strongman Liviu Dragnea began a three-and-a-half-year jail sentence on Monday for corruption as his party grappled with a crushing defeat in the European elections.

Erdogan's AKP demands formal rerun of Istanbul vote

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party on Tuesday formally demanded a rerun of Istanbul's local ballot after contesting last month's election results that gave the opposition the victory.

Erdogan wants Istanbul vote annulled over alleged irregularities

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for authorities to cancel last week's Istanbul mayoral election over alleged irregularities, local media reported Wednesday.

Erdogan's party to seek rerun of Istanbul election

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP party on Tuesday said it will seek a re-run of Istanbul's disputed mayoral election after the ruling party lost and authorities rejected its demand for a full recount.

Election council rejects Erdogan's party demand for full Istanbul recount

Ankara - Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council rejected a demand from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party for a recount of all ballots cast in Istanbul in last week's election, the party's deputy chairman said on Tuesday.

Turkey's Erdogan sees 'theft' in Istanbul vote results

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday questioned the results of Istanbul's mayoral elections which his party candidate narrowly lost, saying there had been "theft at the ballot box".

Erdogan accuses US, Europe of 'meddling' after Turkey vote

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday accused the US and Europe of "meddling" in Turkey's affairs after statements from Western allies following his ruling party's challenge to local election results.

Turkey opposition says ahead in Istanbul election recount

Ankara - Turkey's opposition candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said Friday he was still winning by nearly 19,000 votes after the ruling AKP demanded a recount following Sunday's tight election race.

Turkey recounts Istanbul votes after Erdogan's party appeals loss

Istanbul - Turkish electoral authorities on Wednesday recounted votes in more than a dozen Istanbul districts after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AKP challenged results giving the opposition a narrow victory in a weekend election.

Erdogan party appeals Istanbul, Ankara results after Turkey vote

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP on Tuesday appealed against results in Istanbul and Ankara following a weekend election after tallies showed the ruling party lost both key cities.

Jailed Reuters reporters wait for Myanmar Supreme Court decision

Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday finished hearings in an appeal case for two Reuters journalists, their lawyer said, as the defence team strives to overturn seven-year sentences on charges linked to reporting on the Rohingya crisis.

DR Congo presidential runner-up appeals against result: lawyer

Apo - Martin Fayulu, who came second in DR Congo's presidential election, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which awarded victory to his opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi, his lawyer said Saturday.

Police field tip-offs in Gatwick drone probe after £50,000 appeal

London - British police probing the Gatwick Airport drone mystery that grounded Christmas getaway flights last week have received around 30 pieces of "useful information" in the last 24 hours, a police-backed charity said on Monday.

Yameen resists freeing Maldives political prisoners: opposition

Colombo - Outgoing Maldivian strongman Abdulla Yameen is delaying freeing high-profile political prisoners despite calls by his successor for their release, the opposition said Wednesday.

Lula remains in jail as Brazil judge voids shock release order

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian appeals court judge Sunday ruled former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must remain in jail, in a dizzying day of judicial orders and counter-orders months before the country's presidential vote.

Brazil appeals court orders ex-president Lula's release

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian appeals court on Sunday delivered a surprise ruling ordering the release of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, 72, who has been jailed since April for corruption and could now be released within hours.
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