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U.S. spies link Litvinenko killing to Kremlin

London - U.S. spies intercepted communications between the chief suspects in the murder case of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko, linking his poisoning to the Russian state, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.

Founder of Russian gay teen site convicted of 'propaganda'

Moscow - A Russian court on Friday convicted a journalist who set up a website to support gay, lesbian and transgender teenagers under a controversial law banning "gay propaganda" aimed at minors.

Lawyers for Prince Andrew accuser request sworn interview

Miami - Lawyers for a woman who says an American billionaire forced her into sexual relations with Britain's Prince Andrew when she was 17 want the royal to respond under oath to the allegations.

France charges four men with helping Paris gunman: Prosecutor

Paris - France has formally charged four suspects with assisting one of the Islamist gunmen who carried out the Paris attacks, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Indian woman allegedly raped by Uber driver to sue company in U.S.

New Delhi - A high-profile American lawyer on Friday said he has been hired to sue taxi-hailing firm Uber in U.S. courts on behalf of an Indian woman allegedly raped by one of its drivers in New Delhi.

BP off hook for several billion dollars in oil spill fines

New York - A US judge said energy giant BP faces a maximum fine of $13.7 billion for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a sum reduced by several billion dollars.

Woman identifies Uber cabbie as rape trial starts in India

New Delhi - A woman allegedly raped in an Uber taxi in the Indian capital "confidently" gave evidence Thursday against the driver at the start of his trial in a fast-track court, the prosecutor said.

Spain to probe Paris gunman Coulibaly's Madrid stay

Madrid - A Spanish High Court judge has opened a preliminary investigation into French Islamist gunman Amedy Coulibaly's stay in Madrid days before last week's Paris attacks, a judicial source said Thursday.

Spain court admits paternity suit against former king

Madrid - Spain's courts agreed on Wednesday to examine a paternity suit against former king Juan Carlos by a woman claiming to be his daughter, the latest scandal to hit the monarchy.

Uber taxi driver faces fast-track rape trial in India

New Delhi - An Uber taxi driver accused of raping a woman passenger in New Delhi will go on trial in a fast-track court this week after entering a not guilty plea Tuesday.

U.S. reporter will not have to testify in CIA leak case

New York - A New York Times journalist will not be asked to testify at a trial over CIA leaks set to begin this week, the newspaper reported Monday.

Basque separatists' trial suspended after lawyers detained

Madrid - A trial in Spain of 35 members of Batasuna, the banned political wing of the armed Basque separatist group ETA, was suspended Monday after three of their six lawyers were arrested.

AT&T claims Title II status to avoid FTC data throttling suit

AT&T is attempting to use its status as a common carrier mobile voice provider to overcome a ruling by the FTC that would prevent it from throttling the mobile data speeds of its "unlimited" customers.

Europe rights court mulls whether to let French quadriplegic die

Strasbourg - Europe's human rights court on Wednesday heard arguments on whether a man in a vegetative state should be taken off life support, in a case that has torn his family apart and ignited a fierce euthanasia debate in France.

India to hold Japanese gang rape ID parade on January 9

Kolkata - Six men arrested for the gang rape of a Japanese tourist held hostage in India for nearly a month will appear in an identity parade later this week, a court said Tuesday.

Kremlin critic openly at large after skipping house arrest

Moscow - A Russian court on Tuesday refused to take legal action after top opposition leader Alexei Navalny defiantly cut short his house arrest by snipping off his security bracelet.

Palestinian gets life in jail for murder of three Israeli teens

Jerusalem - An Israeli military court on Tuesday handed three life sentences to a Palestinian militant convicted of organising the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers.

French court blocks renovation of iconic Paris building

Paris - A French appeals court on Monday blocked the renovation of the iconic former Parisian department store La Samaritaine, saying its modern makeover would clash with its historic surroundings.

Buckingham Palace in fresh denial of Andrew sex claims

London - Buckingham Palace issued a new denial Sunday of allegations that a US woman was kept as an underage "sex slave" and forced to have sexual relations with Britain's Prince Andrew.

Woman making Prince Andrew sex claims stands by story

London - The woman who alleged in a US court filing she was kept as an underage "sex slave" by a Wall Street financier and forced to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew stood by her story on Saturday despite Buckingham Palace's strong denial.

Top Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - Bangladesh's war crimes court Tuesday sentenced a leading Islamist to death for rape, mass murder and genocide during the country's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.A.T.M.

Top Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - Bangladesh's war crimes court Tuesday sentenced a leading Islamist to death for rape, mass murder and genocide during the country's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.A.T.M.

Mauritania issues first apostasy death sentence

Nouakchott - Mauritania has delivered its first death sentence for apostasy since independence in 1960, ordering capital punishment for a Muslim man who wrote an article deemed blasphemous of Islam.

Pakistan announces anti-terrorism action plan after school attack

Islamabad - Pakistan on Thursday said it will set up military courts for terror-related cases, as part of an ambitious anti-terrorism plan following a deadly Taliban school attack that killed 150 people.

Russia convicts 57 in massive 2005 terrorism case

Moscow - A Russian court on Tuesday convicted 57 people, jailing five of them for life, after a decade-long trial over an armed raid on the North Caucasus city of Nalchik.

Australian bushfire survivors win record class action

Sydney - Survivors of a devastating 2009 bushfire in Australia won final court approval Tuesday for a nearly Aus$500 million (US$407 million) payout -- the biggest class action settlement in the nation's history.

French court hears ex L'Oreal boss's smelly chip stand complaint

Albertville - A "clash of cultures" erupted Tuesday in a French court as former L'Oreal boss Lindsay Owen-Jones brought a case against the manager of a chip shop he accuses of stinking out his luxury ski apartment.

Marathon bombing suspect expected in court this week

Boston - The lone surviving suspect in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is expected to appear in court this week in his first public appearance in 17 months.

Failed 2005 London bombers lose European appeal

Strasbourg - Four men who attempted to set off a series of explosives in London in 2005 did not have their right to a fair trial breached, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday.

French chip stand gets up nose of British ex-boss of L'Oreal

Grenoble - A chip shop camped outside his luxury French ski apartment is getting up the nose of British former L'Oreal CEO Lindsay Owen-Jones.
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