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Russia hands anti-Putin blogger surprise suspended sentence

Moscow - Russia on Friday handed an unusually lenient three-year suspended sentence to a student convicted of making calls for extremism on a video blog condemning President Vladimir Putin.

Lawyer to be charged with graft in new woes for Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Israel's state prosecutor said Thursday he intends to charge the personal lawyer of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with money-laundering in the state's purchase of submarines from German firm Thyssenkrupp.

Cyprus petitions ICC over Turkey's offshore drilling

Nicosia - Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice at The Hague to protect its offshore gas reserves from meddling by Turkey, President Nicos Anastasiades said Thursday.

UK driver admits two charges in truck deaths case

London - A British driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a refrigeration truck pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to assist illegal immigration.

Priests who abused deaf children get 40-year jail terms in Argentina

Mendoza - Two Roman Catholic priests were each sentenced to more than 40 years in prison in Argentina for the sexual abuse, including rape, of deaf children, a court in the western city of Mendoza ruled Monday.

Argentine priests who abused deaf children get 40-year jail terms

Mendoza - Two Roman Catholic priests were each sentenced to more than 40 years in prison in Argentina for sexually abusing deaf children, a court in the western city of Mendoza ruled Monday.

Spain mulls $660 mn graft case against uncle of Syria's Assad

Madrid - Spain's top criminal court is mulling legal action against President Bashar al-Assad's uncle for laundering hundreds of millions of euros taken from Syrian state coffers, legal documents showed Friday.

Bailed Ghosn speaks to wife after Japan court permission

Apo - Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn spoke to his wife for the first time in eight months on Friday, his spokesman said, after a Tokyo court lifted a ban on contact between the pair.

Mexicans sue Walmart over El Paso shooting

Mexico - Mexico's government said Wednesday it has helped 10 Mexican citizens file lawsuits against Walmart over an August shooting at a store in El Paso, Texas, where a suspected white nationalist killed 22 people.

Poland govt and opposition both claim win over EU court ruling

Warsaw - Poland's right-wing government and the centrist opposition both claimed victory Tuesday over a ruling by Europe's top court on a controversial judicial reform that critics insist undermines the independence of the country's judges.

Gerry Adams challenges 1970s jailbreak convictions

Lawyers for Sinn Fein's former leader Gerry Adams appealed to Britain's highest court on Tuesday to try to overturn two convictions from the darkest days of the violence in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.

China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

Bejing - China insisted Tuesday it held the sole authority to rule on constitutional matters in Hong Kong, as it condemned a decision by the city's high court to overturn a ban on face masks worn by pro-democracy protesters.

Malaysian ex-PM Najib's first 1MDB trial to proceed

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak's first trial linked to the 1MDB scandal will proceed after a judge ruled Monday prosecutors had made a sufficient case, boosting efforts to bring him to justice over the mammoth fraud.

Brazil's freed leftist leader Lula rallies supporters

S - Brazil's left-wing leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva returned to his trade union stronghold on Saturday, delivering a fiery speech to throngs of celebrating supporters a day after walking free from jail.

Bolsonaro asks Brazilians 'not to give ammunition' to Lula

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro asked his supporters Saturday "not to give ammunition to the scoundrel," the day after popular leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail.

Lula's lover tweets 'wait for me' after Brazil court ruling

Curitiba - Eager to be reunited with her jailed lover, the girlfriend of Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva tweeted "I'm coming for you; wait for me," after a Supreme Court ruling that resulted in his release Friday.

Brazil's leftist icon Lula walks free from jail

Curitiba - Brazil's leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail Friday after a year and a half behind bars for corruption following a court ruling that could release thousands of convicts.

Brazil braces for release of ex-president Lula after court ruling

Curitiba - Supporters of Brazilian leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gathered outside a prison Friday waiting for the ex-president's release following a court ruling that threatens to deepen political divisions.

Hundreds arrested on eve of verdict on Indian holy site

New Delhi - Fearing unrest, Indian police have reportedly arrested more than 500 people ahead of a Supreme Court ruling due Saturday on a hotly disputed religious site in the holy city of Ayodhya.

Brazil's Supreme Court issues ruling that could free Lula

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court voted Thursday to overturn a ruling requiring convicted criminals to go to jail after losing their first appeal, paving the way for leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed.

Brazil's Supreme Court issues ruling that could free Lula

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court voted Thursday to overturn a ruling requiring convicted criminals to go to jail after losing their first appeal, paving the way for leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed.

Catalan leader denies ties to jailed radical separatists

Barcelona - The head of Catalonia's regional government on Thursday denied having links to seven separatist activists jailed in September on suspicion of belonging to a "terrorist" group that planned to occupy the Spanish region's parliament.

Malaysia hands jail term to laundrette cat killer

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian man who killed a pregnant cat by putting it into a laundrette dryer has been sentenced to 34 months in jail, official media reported, in a case that sparked outrage.K.

Poland broke EU law by trying to lower judges' retirement age

Luxembourg - An attempt by Poland to change the retirement age of its judges broke EU law, the bloc's top court ruled Tuesday, prompting Brussels to demand Warsaw quickly fix the damage it caused to the ranks of its judiciary.

Poland 'broke EU law' by trying to change judges' retirement age

Luxembourg - An attempt by Poland to change the retirement age of its judges broke EU law, the bloc's top court ruled Tuesday, intensifying a showdown between Brussels and the conservative government in Warsaw over democratic standards.

Russia shuts down top rights group amid crackdown on critics

Moscow - Russia's Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling to wind up the operations of a respected rights group, sparking outrage amid an increasing crackdown on campaigners and the opposition.

Outrage in Spain over verdict in gang sex attack on teen

Madrid - Women's groups and legal experts demanded Friday that Spain's laws be changed after five men accused of gang-raping an unconscious 14-year-old girl were convicted on a lesser charge of sexual abuse.

Lawsuit accuses Facebook ad targeting of abetting bias

San Francisco - A lawsuit filed on Thursday accuses Facebook of letting ad targeting tools be used to exclude women and older people from offers regarding loans, investments and other financial services.

Eastern members breached EU law by refusing refugees: court advisor

Apo - The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland likely broke EU law by refusing to take in asylum-seekers at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, the top EU court's legal advisor said Thursday.

Eastern members breached EU law by refusing refugees: court advisor

Apo - The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland likely broke EU law by refusing to take in asylum-seekers at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, the top EU court's legal advisor said Thursday.
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