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Brazil high court confirms annulment of Lula graft convictions

Bras - Brazil's full Supreme Court upheld a ruling Thursday annulling former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's corruption convictions, clearing the way for him to run for a new presidential term next year.

Brazil high court confirms annulment of Lula graft convictions

Bras - Brazil's full Supreme Court upheld a ruling Thursday annulling former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's corruption convictions, which cleared the way for him to run for a new presidential term next year.

Huawei says HSBC agrees document access in Hong Kong court

Fpo - Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday said it had reached an agreement with HSBC in Hong Kong to secure documents that its senior executive Meng Wanzhou hopes will help her fight extradition to the United States from Canada.

Former school principal in Australian court on sex abuse charges

Melbourne - A former principal of a Jewish ultra-orthodox school accused of child sexual abuse will remain in custody ahead of her pre-trial hearing in September after appearing in an Australian court Friday.

Google prevails over Oracle in US copyright case

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday handed Google a major win in a long-running copyright battle with Oracle, ruling that the use of the Java programming language for the Android mobile operating system was "fair use.

Singapore blogger crowdfunds $100,000 to pay PM defamation damages

Fpo - A Singaporean blogger said he had crowdfunded almost $100,000 that he was ordered to pay as damages for defaming the prime minister by sharing an article on Facebook.

Israel's Netanyahu on trial as coalition talks ramp up

Jerusalem - Israel's legal and political dramas converged Monday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in court for his corruption trial as the president launched talks to help form a government.

EU takes Poland to court over law 'undermining' judges

Apo - The European Commission said on Wednesday it is taking Poland to the European Court of Justice over a reform it says undermines judicial independence.

Amber Heard 'vindicated' as UK court rejects Johnny Depp appeal

London - Actress Amber Heard and British tabloid The Sun said they were vindicated after a UK court on Thursday refused Johnny Depp the right to appeal against a ruling that he was a wife-beater.

Hong Kong journalist on trial over database search for mob attack probe

Fpo - An award-winning Hong Kong journalist went on trial on Wednesday for accessing car ownership details on official databases during an investigation into the perpetrators of an attack on democracy supporters by government loyalists.

Brazil court rules judge who convicted Lula was 'biased'

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that judge Sergio Moro was "biased" in convicting ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of corruption in 2017, a new victory for the left-wing leader as he eyes a political comeback.

14 jihadists sentenced to death over plot to kill Bangladesh PM

Dhaka - Fourteen jihadists were sentenced to death in Bangladesh on Tuesday for attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina more than two decades ago, a prosecutor said.

Trial of Dutch 'most wanted' suspect opens

Den Haag - The Netherlands' former most wanted suspect and 16 other alleged members of a drugs gang dubbed the "Mocro-mafia" went on trial Monday in one of the country's biggest criminal cases.

Two Americans accused of aiding Ghosn escape indicted in Japan

Apo - Two Americans accused of helping former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn jump bail and escape from Japan were indicted on Monday and face up to three years in prison.

Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape

Lahore - A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced two men to death over the gang rape of a French-Pakistani mother, lawyers said, an attack that prompted nationwide protests and tough new anti-rape legislation.

Post-mortem inconclusive into high-profile death of woman in UK

London - A post-mortem examination on a woman who was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by a police officer proved inconclusive, a British coroner said on Thursday, in the case that has sparked national outrage.

Depp lawyers cast doubt on Heard testimony at UK hearing

London - Lawyers hoping to overturn a high-profile libel ruling against Jonny Depp looked to cast doubt on testimony given by his ex-wife Amber Heard, as they sought permission to appeal against last year's UK court decision.

Japan's failure to recognise same-sex marriage unconstitutional: court

Apo - Japan's failure to recognise same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a court ruled Wednesday, in a landmark first verdict on the issue that campaigners welcomed as a major victory.

Top French court rejects rape charges in firefighter abuse case

Paris - France's highest court on Wednesday rejected a bid by a woman to have three firefighters charged with rape instead of sexual abuse against her while she was in her early teens.

Not recognising same-sex marriage unconstitutional: Japan court

Apo - A Japanese court ruled Wednesday that the country's failure to recognise same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, in a highly anticipated verdict.

UK police officer in court on kidnap, murder charges

London - A British police officer was remanded in custody when he appeared in court Tuesday charged with the kidnap and murder of a woman who vanished as she walked home in London.

World's top latex glove maker charged after coronavirus outbreak

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian firm Top Glove, the world's biggest latex glove maker, was charged Tuesday with providing poor housing for its workers after thousands were infected in a coronavirus outbreak last year.

Brazil high court to consider annulment of Lula convictions

Bras - Brazil's full Supreme Court will consider the annulment of ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's corruption convictions, after a judge Friday denied an appeal by prosecutors to reverse the decision that cleared the way for his political comeback.

Huawei confirms exec seeking HSBC records in Hong Kong court

Fpo - Chinese tech giant Huawei confirmed Thursday that senior executive Meng Wanzhou is taking HSBC to court in Hong Kong to access banking records she says will help her battle extradition from Canada to the US.

Italy court urges more rights for children of gay couples

Rome - Italy's Constitutional Court on Tuesday said the country urgently needs a law on the rights of children of same-sex couples, in a step campaigners said did not go far enough.

Brazil judge clears ex-leader Lula to run again in 2022

Bras - A Brazilian Supreme Court judge on Monday overturned the graft convictions against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, clearing the way for the left-wing leader to run in the 2022 presidential election.

Brazil judge overturns ex-leader Lula's convictions

Bras - A Brazilian Supreme Court judge on Monday overturned graft convictions against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, clearing the way for the left-wing leader to run in the 2022 presidential election.

French justice in dock as Sarkozy cries 'scandal'

Paris - The French justice system has scored a series of major victories in high-profile corruption cases against right-wing politicians, but the successes have sparked claims of bias and verbal attacks on prosecutors and judges.

Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents jailed after marathon bail hearing

Fpo - Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with subversion were sent to jail on Thursday at the end of a marathon bail hearing that reignited international alarm over China's crackdown on dissent in the finance hub.

Amazon indigenous groups sue Casino chain over deforestation

Apo - A group representing indigenous people living in the Amazon in Brazil and Colombia filed suit in France Wednesday against supermarket chain Casino for allegedly selling beef associated with land-grabbing and deforestation.
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