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'Dozens' jailed in Belarus following weekend protest

Minsk - More than 100 people in Belarus appeared in court on Monday over protests at the weekend against hardline President Alexander Lukashenko, with dozens of them jailed, including journalists.

Alexei Navalny: Russia's web-savvy anti-corruption campaigner

Moscow - Anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny has cemented his status as leader of Russia's opposition movement by organising the largest unauthorised protest in recent years against President Vladimir Putin's rule.

Alexei Navalny: Russia's web-savvy anti-corruption campaigner

Moscow - Anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny has cemented his status as leader of Russia's opposition movement by organising the largest unauthorised protest in recent years against President Vladimir Putin's rule.

Trump eyes appeal after travel ban again blocked

Washington - President Donald Trump braced Thursday for a long legal battle over his ban on travel from six mainly-Muslim countries after two federal judges ruled against the measure, saying the Republican's own comments suggested religious bias.

Bald New Zealand killer wins toupee lawsuit

Wellington - A convicted murderer and child molester in New Zealand won a lawsuit Thursday arguing prison authorities breached his rights by confiscating a toupee he used to disguise himself when fleeing the country.

Hawaii judge blocks Trump's revamped travel ban

Honolulu - Federal judges halted Donald Trump's revised executive order to temporarily close US borders to refugees and nationals from six Muslim-majority countries, dealing the president a humiliating defeat.

Hawaii judge blocks Trump's revamped travel ban

Honolulu - Federal judges halted Donald Trump's revised executive order to temporarily close US borders to refugees and nationals from six Muslim-majority countries, dealing the president a humiliating defeat.

Hawaii judge blocks Trump's revamped travel ban

Honolulu - Federal judges halted Donald Trump's revised executive order to temporarily close US borders to refugees and nationals from six Muslim-majority countries, dealing the president a humiliating defeat.

LuxLeaks whistleblowers get reduced sentences

Luxembourg - A Luxembourg court on Wednesday gave reduced sentences on appeal to two "Luxleaks" whistleblowers convicted of leaking thousands of documents that revealed tax breaks for multinational firms.

Judgment day for Trump's revamped travel ban

Los Angeles - President Donald Trump's revised travel ban faced a trio of legal challenges in federal court Wednesday before judges who could conceivably halt the order a day before it is due to take effect.

Judgment day for Trump's revamped travel ban

Los Angeles - President Donald Trump's revised travel ban faced a trio of legal challenges in federal court Wednesday before judges who could conceivably halt the order a day before it is due to take effect.

Judgment day for Trump's revamped travel ban

Los Angeles - President Donald Trump's revised travel ban faced a trio of legal challenges in federal court Wednesday before judges who could conceivably halt the order a day before it is due to take effect.

Turkey says EU headscarf ruling to 'strengthen anti-Muslim trend'

Istanbul - Turkey on Tuesday attacked a ruling by the EU's top court that European companies can ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf, saying it would intensify anti-Muslim sentiment.

Boko Haram splinter group head charged with foreign kidnappings, murders

Abuja - The leader of Boko Haram splinter group Ansaru appeared in court in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Tuesday charged with the abduction and murder of 10 foreigners.

Turkish court maintains top novelist's travel ban

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Tuesday kept a foreign travel ban in place against a top novelist charged with "terror propaganda" in a controversial case that has intensified concerns over freedom of speech.

EU court rules workplace headscarf ban is legal

Luxembourg - European companies can ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf, the EU's top court ruled Tuesday in a landmark case.

'El Chapo' health deteriorating in US custody: lawyers

New York - The health of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, is deteriorating in US custody, his lawyers complained Monday, challenging the conditions of his detention.

Victims of Croatia WWII regime seek billions in damages

Zagreb - Victims of Croatia's pro-Nazi World War II regime and their relatives are seeking $3.5 billion in damages in a suit filed in the United States, local media and officials said Monday.

Russian blogger goes on trial for hunting Pokemon in church

Moscow - Russia put a blogger on trial Monday on charges of offending religious believers and fomenting hatred by posting a video online that showed him hunting Pokemon in a church.

Trump dismisses dozens of Obama-era federal prosecutors

Washington - The administration of US President Donald Trump moved to clean house at the Justice Department, demanding the resignations of 46 federal prosecutors appointed during the two terms of his predecessor Barack Obama.

Revised Trump travel ban gets first legal blow

Washington - President Donald Trump's revamped travel ban is facing its first major legal setback, after a federal judge halted enforcement of the directive that would deny US entry to the wife and child of a Syrian refugee already granted asylum.

Le Pen ignores summons over expenses case

Paris - France's Marine Le Pen ignored a summons Friday by a magistrate investigating allegations that she and members of her National Front party misused money from the European parliament, legal sources told AFP.

Spanish 'mini-Madoff' sentenced to 13 years

Madrid - A Spanish man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in jail for running a pyramid scheme that swindled 350 million euros ($372 million) from over 180,000 investors in Europe, the United States and Latin America.

31 workers convicted over killing at Indian car plant

New Delhi - An Indian court convicted 31 workers Friday over an outburst of deadly violence at a car plant in 2012, including 13 for murder, during one of the country's worst episodes of labour unrest.

S. Koreans jubilant, or stunned by president's sacking

Seoul - Thousands of younger demonstrators erupted with joy while a rival older crowd angrily clashed with riot police -- two of them dying -- Friday when South Korea's Constitutional Court fired President Park Geun-Hye over corruption.

S. Koreans jubilant, or stunned by president's sacking

Seoul - Thousands of younger demonstrators erupted with joy while a rival older crowd angrily clashed with riot police -- two of them dying -- Friday when South Korea's Constitutional Court fired President Park Geun-Hye over corruption.

S. Koreans jubilant, or stunned by president's sacking

Seoul - Thousands of younger demonstrators erupted with joy while a rival older crowd angrily clashed with riot police -- two of them dying -- Friday when South Korea's Constitutional Court fired President Park Geun-Hye over corruption.

S. Korea's longtime 'princess' dethroned in disgrace

Seoul - The corridors of power have been home to South Korea's Park Geun-Hye as a child, de facto first lady, and president.

S. Korea's longtime 'princess' dethroned in disgrace

Seoul - The corridors of power have been home to South Korea's Park Geun-Hye as a child, de facto first lady, and president.

S. Korea's longtime 'princess' dethroned in disgrace

Seoul - The corridors of power have been home to South Korea's Park Geun-Hye as a child, de facto first lady, and president.
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