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Argentina threatens to arrest Uber drivers, managers

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor on Tuesday threatened to arrest and jail Uber drivers and managers for operating unregulated vehicles and tax evasion.

US dad gets life in prison for leaving son to die in hot car

Miami - A man from the southern US state of Georgia got life in prison without possibility of parole for leaving his toddler son to die in a hot car while he sent sexually explicit messages from his office.

UK Supreme Court begins hearings on Brexit challenge

London - Britain's Supreme Court began an historic hearing Monday to decide whether parliament has to approve the government's Brexit negotiations, in a highly-charged case that could delay the country's EU exit.

France upholds 25-year jail term for Rwanda genocide convict

Bobigny - A French court on Saturday upheld a 25 year prison sentence handed to a former Rwandan intelligence agent jailed in France's first trial over the African country's 1994 genocide.

UK's Supreme Court set for highly-charged Brexit case

London - Britain's Supreme Court will Monday begin hearing the government's appeal against a ruling it must obtain parliamentary approval before triggering Brexit, in a constitutional showdown that has further inflamed political tensions.

What next after landmark UK Brexit court case?

London - Britain's highest court is on Monday to begin hearing the government's appeal against a ruling that it must first seek parliamentary approval before beginning the process to leave the European Union.The landmark case will be heard by 11 judges.

Syrians in Germany face tough fight fit to be see their families

Berlin - Germany, trying to staunch the flow of Syrian refugees, has placed high hurdles for them to be reunited with their families, creating a Kafkaesque nightmare in the courts.

Nigerian court denies bail to separatist leader Kanu

Abuja - A Nigerian court on Thursday refused bail to a separatist activist, whose arrest last year sparked a wave of bloody protests across the country.

European court hears key online privacy case

Strasbourg - The question of whether employers have the right to monitor workers' online communications returned to the European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday ahead of a ruling that could have Europe-wide implications.

Playboy model pleads not guilty in body-shaming case

Los Angeles - A Playboy model pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of invasion of privacy over a picture she secretly took and posted on social media of a nude 70-year-old woman at a gym.

Brazilian judge freezes Michelin assets in tax case

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge froze Friday some $300 million in assets owned by a former Rio de Janeiro state governor, five of his aides and French tire-maker Michelin over illegal tax breaks.

Maduro calls nephews' US conviction 'imperialist attack'

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday railed against a US court ruling that convicted two of his nephews for drug trafficking, calling it an "imperialist attack.

Iceland v Iceland: UK supermarket hits back in name row

London - British supermarket Iceland on Friday hit back at Iceland the country after Reykjavik said it was suing the retailer over use of the Nordic nation's name.

37 ex-opposition fighters face coup charges in Angola

Luanda - Thirty-seven former fighters from Angola's main UNITA opposition party go on trial Friday accused of attempting to stage a coup earlier this year, the state news agency Angop reported on Thursday.

Ukrainian teacher held for trying to sell schoolgirl, 13

Kharkiv - A school teacher on Wednesday appeared in court in Ukraine after allegedly trying to sell a 13-year-old schoolgirl under her care for more than $10,000.

Indonesian extremist jailed over deadly Jakarta attack

Jakarta - An Indonesian court Wednesday jailed an extremist for nine years for his role in a deadly gun and suicide bombing attack in Jakarta claimed by the Islamic State group.

HIV-positive Malawi man jailed for two years over sex ritual

Morrumbala - An HIV-positive Malawian man who said he had sex with at least 100 girls and women in traditional cleansing rituals was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail for "harmful practices".

Polluted water in hand, Nigerian king takes Shell to court in London

London - King Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi holds up a plastic bottle containing contaminated water from his community in Nigeria, proof of oil pollution that he blames on Royal Dutch Shell -- and on which he hopes a London court will deliver justice.

German court acquits 'sharia police' members

Wuppertal - A German court on Monday ruled that a group of Islamists did not break the law in forming "sharia police" street patrols and telling people to stop drinking, gambling and listening to music.

French court charges man over plan to attack church

Paris - A French anti-terrorism court on Friday charged a 29-year-old man in connection with a thwarted bid to attack a church near Paris in 2015, the prosecutor's office said.

Brazil judge to hear Samarco mine homicide cases

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian federal judge has accepted homicide and environmental criminal charges against 22 people and four mining companies involved in last year's deadly Samarco dam burst.

Malawi man convicted over 'cleansing' sex ritual

Maputo - A Malawian man accused of sleeping with more than 100 girls and women in a series of traditional cleansing rituals was on Friday convicted by a court of "engaging in harmful practices".

Brazil judge to hear Samarco mine homicide cases

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian federal judge has accepted homicide and environmental criminal charges against 22 people and four mining companies involved in last year's deadly Samarco dam burst.

Scotland allowed to intervene in Brexit court case

London - The Scottish and Welsh governments will be allowed to intervene in the upcoming Supreme Court case to decide how Britain will begin negotiations to leave the European Union, the court said Friday.

French court upholds Jean-Marie Le Pen exclusion from FN

Paris - A French court on Thursday upheld the exclusion of Jean-Marie Le Pen from the far-right National Front (FN) by his daughter Marine for repeated inflammatory remarks about the Holocaust.

Russia starts blocking LinkedIn network

Moscow - Russian internet providers on Thursday started blocking the LinkedIn professional networking site after a state watchdog found it broke a law on personal data storage."The social networking site LinkedIn has been added to a register of violators...

Spain court probes far-right 'torture' claim in Gibraltar

Madrid - Spain's top criminal court said Wednesday it was probing claims members of far-right party Vox were subjected to "torture" when they were arrested in Gibraltar after one of them unfurled a Spanish flag on the Rock.

S.African farmers in court for shoving black man into coffin

- Two white South African farmers briefly appeared in court on Wednesday on assault charges after an online video emerged showing them pushing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive.

Russia orders retrial of Putin foe Navalny

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday overturned a criminal conviction against opposition politician Alexei Navalny following a European court decision, but ruled he must face a fresh trial.

White pair charged with shoving black S.African into coffin

Johanesburg - Two white men in South Africa have been charged with assault after an online video emerged showing them pushing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive, a court official said Tuesday.
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