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Ex-Catalan leader hit with corruption lawsuit in Spain

Madrid - A right-wing Spanish public sector union filed a lawsuit Wednesday against an ex-president of the autonomous region of Catalonia, accusing him of graft involving up to 18 million euros ($24 million).
In the Media by AFP

Arrest warrant issued for Haiti ex-president

Port-au-prince - Haiti issued an arrest warrant for former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide -- under investigation for corruption, money laundering, and drug trafficking -- after he failed to appear before a judge Wednesday, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

Egypt dissolves Muslim Brotherhood political wing

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday ordered the dissolution of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the already banned Muslim Brotherhood movement.
In the Media by AFP

Spanish tax office summons ex-Catalan leader

Madrid - Spain's tax office summoned a former president of the economically powerful and rebellious region of Catalonia for questioning on Friday after he admitted to concealing undeclared money in secret foreign bank accounts.
In the Media by AFP

China jails British, US investigators hired by GSK

Beijing - A British investigator once hired by scandal-hit pharmaceutical giant GSK in China was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for breaching privacy laws, a court said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Uganda court scraps new anti-gay law

Kampala - Uganda's constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian and "abominable" by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament.
In the Media by Emmanuel Leroux-Nega (AFP)

Uganda judges debate bid to overturn anti-gay law

Kampala - Ugandan state lawyers sought on Thursday to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn anti-gay legislation condemned by rights groups as draconian.
In the Media by Emmanuel Leroux-Nega (AFP)

Uganda activists launch court bid to overturn anti-gay law

Kampala - Ugandan activists launched a petition Wednesday at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.
In the Media by Emmanuel Leroux-Nega (AFP)

Federal judge overturns Washington DC ban on guns in public

Washington - A federal judge has ruled that a ban on citizens carrying handguns in public in the US capital Washington DC is unconstitutional.
In the Media by AFP - 3 comments

Federal judge overturns Washington DC ban on guns in public

Washington - A federal judge ruled that the ban on citizens carrying handguns in public in the US capital is unconstitutional.
In the Media by AFP

Lethal injections face scrutiny after two-hour US execution

Washington - The US Supreme Court is under increasing pressure to consider halting death sentences by lethal injection after a convicted Arizona killer took two hours to die.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

Russian protest leader Udaltsov jailed for 4.5 years for 'mass riots'

Moscow - A Russian court on Thursday jailed opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov for four and a half years for organising "mass riots" ahead of Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president in 2012.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez goes on trial

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez went on trial Wednesday on charges of inciting violence during anti-government protests that ultimately left 43 people dead.
In the Media by AFP

SF bomb possession suspect appears in court

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant — arrested last month after alleged chemical bomb-making materials were found in his residence in the city's tony Nob Hill district — could be released on bail to seek psychological treatment in a hospital.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

India police beat back protesters of alleged child rape

Bangalore - Indian police beat back angry protesters who attempted to storm the premises of a top Bangalore school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, an officer said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Instructor to appear in India court over alleged child rape

Bangalore - A roller-skating instructor was due in court Monday over the alleged rape of a six-year-old student which sparked protests from outraged parents, an official in the Indian city of Bangalore said.
In the Media by AFP

Florida widow wins $23.6 bn in RJ Reynolds tobacco payout

Miami - A Florida jury has ordered RJ Reynolds tobacco to pay $23.6 billion to the wife of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in a verdict seen as one of the largest for a single plaintiff in state history.
In the Media by AFP

Rio judge orders 23 anti-World Cup protesters jailed

Rio De Janeiro - A judge in Rio de Janeiro ordered 23 people jailed for "violence" during ant-World Cup protests, including those arrested before the Argentina-Germany final.
In the Media by AFP

Ethiopian bloggers, journalists charged with 'terrorism'

Addis Ababa - A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists detained for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. hijacker sentenced to 20 years in prison

Miami - A former Black Panther who hijacked an airplane in 1984 and diverted it to Cuba was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Miami.William Potts, 57, will be eligible for early release on parole after seven years.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. sentences British men over Taliban support

New York - A U.S. judge sentenced two British men to a combined total of 20.5 years in prison for conspiring to provide and for providing equipment and personnel to the Taliban.Computer engineer Babar Ahmad was sentenced to 12.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

Dutch court rules state liable over 300 Srebrenica victims

The Hague - A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that the state was liable for the deaths of over 300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II.
In the Media by Nicolas Delauney (AFP)

Australia bushfire survivors in record class action win

Sydney - Survivors of a devastating 2009 bushfire in Australia won a nearly Aus$500 million (US$470 million) payout Tuesday in the biggest class action settlement in the nation's history.
In the Media by Martin PARRY (AFP)

Swedish court upholds warrant against WikiLeaks founder

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Wednesday decided to uphold an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over allegations of sexual assault.
In the Media by AFP

Arrest of Tokyo vagina artist sparks free expression protest

Tokyo - Japanese police have arrested a Tokyo artist on obscenity charges for distributing data that allowed recipients to make 3D prints of her vagina, sparking protests over what supporters said was an attack on free expression.
In the Media by AFP

India court convicts teenagers over Mumbai gang-rapes

Mumbai - A Mumbai court convicted two teenage boys Tuesday over separate gang-rapes that shocked the city in a verdict that came days after an Indian minister said juvenile suspects should be treated as adults in rape cases.
In the Media by AFP

Australia bushfire survivors in record class action win

Sydney - Survivors of a devastating 2009 bushfire in Australia won a nearly Aus$500 million (US$470 million) payout Tuesday in the biggest class action settlement in the nation's history.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Israel to charge three Jews over Palestinian teen murder

Jerusalem - Israel is to indict three Jewish extremists with murder over the brutal killing of a Palestinian teenager, officials said Monday, as it emerged their initial target was an eight-year-old child.
In the Media by AFP

India court suspends death sentences for Delhi gang-rape

New Delhi - India's top court Monday suspended the death sentences of two of the four men convicted of the deadly gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, an attack that triggered international outrage.
In the Media by AFP

Stock market prankster awaits sentencing

In 2012, Australian environmental activist, Jonathan Moylan, sent out a fake press release which caused the share price of a coal company to crash by A$3 million.
In the Media by Elke Nagy
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