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Austria court gives hope to those caught in nationality row

Vienna - An Austrian court gave hope to thousands of citizens of Turkish origin caught in a row over dual nationality Monday, handing down a favourable decision in a key test case.

EU court orders Poland to suspend Supreme Court retirements

Luxembourg - The EU's top court on Monday upheld a ruling ordering Warsaw to suspend a law lowering the retirement age of its Supreme Court judges amid concerns about Poland's judicial independence.

Indian politician gets life over 1984 anti-Sikh riots

New Delhi - A veteran Indian politician was given a life sentence on Monday over anti-Sikh riots in 1984 that killed nearly 3,000 people following the assassination of then-premier Indira Gandhi.

Gay Singaporean man wins right to adopt surrogate son

Fpo - A gay Singaporean man Monday won the right to adopt a child he fathered via a surrogate in the United States, in a landmark court ruling for the conservative city-state.

Trial of Pole charged for links to Papuan separatists postponed

Wamena - An Indonesian court Monday delayed the trial of a Polish man who faces up to 20 years' jail for alleged links to Papuan separatists because he did not have access to a translator.

Trial of Pole charged for links to Papuan separatists postponed

Wamena - An Indonesian court Monday delayed the trial of a Polish man who faces up to 20 years' jail for alleged links to Papuan separatists because he did not have access to a translator.

Trial of Pole charged for links to Papuan separatists postponed

Wamena - An Indonesian court Monday delayed the trial of a Polish man who faces up to 20 years' jail for alleged links to Papuan separatists because he did not have access to a translator.

Court rules against Sri Lanka president, impeachment edges closer

Colombo - Sri Lanka's Supreme Court opened the way for potential impeachment proceedings against the president on Thursday, ruling that he broke the law by dissolving parliament last month.

Sacking of Sri Lanka parliament illegal: Supreme Court

Colombo - Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that President Maithripala Sirisena's sacking of parliament last month was illegal, clearing the way for potential impeachment proceedings against him.

Top French court rejects sentences for helping illegal migrants

Paris - A top French appeals court on Wednesday overturned the suspended prison terms handed to two activists for helping migrants who entered the country illegally.

C.Africa football boss held in France on war crimes charges

Den Haag - France on Wednesday arrested a member of Africa's top footballing body on war crimes charges in the Central African Republic, the International Criminal Court said.

Trump appeals asylum ban to Supreme Court

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration asked the Supreme Court Tuesday to allow him to enforce a ban on granting asylum to illegal immigrants, after suffering two lower court setbacks.

Huawei executive gets bail in case rattling China ties

Vancouver - A Canadian court has granted bail to a top Chinese telecom company executive wanted in the United States, as diplomatic tensions turned to the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing.

Huawei exec seeks Canada bail, proposes electronic monitoring

Vancouver - A top executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei sought release from Canadian detention Monday, offering to submit to strict electronic monitoring, as Beijing escalates its protests over her arrest on a US warrant.

Tens of thousands gather in Delhi in push for Ram temple

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of hardline Hindu protesters marched in New Delhi on Sunday, calling for a grand temple to be built on the ruins of a destroyed mosque in a flashpoint Indian city.

Benin told not to impose sentence on 'chicken king'

Cotonou - The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights has asked Benin not to impose a controversial 20-year jail sentence on opposition politician Sebastien Ajavon for a drugs conviction, his lawyer told AFP on Saturday.

Guatemala ex-soccer chief avoids jail in FIFA scandal

New York - Ex-Guatemala soccer chief and former FIFA executive committee member Rafael Salguero was sentenced to time served Thursday, releasing him from house arrest over the sweeping corruption scandal plaguing world soccer.

Turkey issues warrant for exiled opposition journalist

Ankara - Turkey issued an arrest warrant Wednesday against exiled opposition journalist Can Dundar, accusing him of involvement in anti-government protests in 2013, the state-run Anadolu agency reported.

Briton says psychologically tortured in UAE detention

London - A British man convicted in the United Arab Emirates for spying said Wednesday he was psychologically tortured and that his captors asked him to turn double agent against the British government.

Sri Lanka's ousted PM likens president to Hitler

Colombo - Sri Lanka's toppled premier likened the president to Hitler on Tuesday as he demanded to be reinstated, almost six weeks into a paralysing political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation.

Britain can unilaterally revoke Article 50, says top EU court lawyer

Luxembourg - EU countries can unilaterally end the divorce process from the bloc, the legal advisor to the union's top court said Tuesday in a closely watched case launched by anti-Brexit politicians in Britain.

Dutchman, 69, loses legal bid to be 20 years younger

Den Haag - A Dutch court Monday slapped down an attempt by a self-described "young god" just shy of his 70th birthday to slash his age by 20 years to enhance his prospects in life and love.

Sri Lanka court denies Rajapakse authority to act as PM

Colombo - A court in Sri Lanka suspended Mahinda Rajapakse's powers as prime minister on Monday and ruled his disputed cabinet could not govern the strife-torn island until it proved its legitimacy.

Sri Lanka court denies Rajapakse authority to act as PM

Colombo - A Sri Lanka court on Monday suspended Mahinda Rajapakse's powers as prime minister and ruled that his cabinet could not function until its legitimacy was established.

Canada top court rules against Vice journalist protecting source

Ottawa - Canada's top court on Friday effectively ruled against journalists protecting their sources, in a case in which police sought a Vice reporter's communications with an alleged jihadist for use in his prosecution.

Turkey defies rights court ruling on jailed Kurdish politician

Ankara - A Turkish court on Friday rejected a request to free a jailed top Kurdish politician after over two years behind bars, defying a European rights court ruling that his detention was politically motivated.

Top S. Korea court orders Japanese firm to pay out over forced labour

Seoul - South Korea's top court on Thursday ordered a Japanese heavy industries giant to pay compensation over forced wartime labour -- the latest in a series of decisions to strain ties between the two neighbours.

Crimea court orders three Ukrainian sailors held for two months

Simferopol - A court in Russian-annexed Crimea on Tuesday ordered three Ukrainian sailors to be held in custody for two months after a weekend confrontation at sea with Russian border guards.

Can Brexit be stopped? EU court hears Scottish case

Luxembourg - Lawyers acting for a group of Scottish politicians argued before the top European court Tuesday that the British parliament should have the power to unilaterally halt the countdown to Brexit.

US charges Honduran president's brother over cocaine

New York - US prosecutors said Monday they have charged Juan Antonio Hernandez, the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, with conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, weapons offenses and making false statements.
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