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US court maintains block on Trump travel ban

Washington - A US federal appeals court on Thursday dealt a fresh setback to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, upholding a lower court's decision to block the measure targeting travelers from six Muslim majority countries.

US court maintains block on Trump travel ban

Washington - A US federal appeals court on Thursday dealt a fresh setback to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, upholding a lower court's decision to block the measure targeting travelers from six Muslim majority countries.

US court maintains block on Trump travel ban

Washington - A US federal appeals court on Thursday dealt a fresh setback to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, upholding a lower court's decision to block the measure targeting travelers from six Muslim majority countries.

Spain Supreme Court confirms Messi fraud sentence

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro ($2.25 million) fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona football star lodged an appeal.

Spain Supreme Court confirms Messi's 21-month jail sentence

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro ($2.25 million) fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona football star lodged an appeal.

Identity of trafficking 'kingpin' still in doubt a year after arrest

Rome - One year ago an Eritrean was arrested in Sudan on charges of heading a major people-smuggling network and extradited to Italy, where he has languished in jail ever since -- despite persistent claims the police got the wrong man.

Hope in Taiwan ahead of landmark gay marriage ruling

Taipei - A court ruling in Taiwan this week could make the island the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, in a decision that would give activists around the region new hope in their quest for equality.

Hope in Taiwan ahead of landmark gay marriage ruling

Taipei - A court ruling in Taiwan this week could make the island the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, in a decision that would give activists around the region new hope in their quest for equality.

Hope in Taiwan ahead of landmark gay marriage ruling

Taipei - A court ruling in Taiwan this week could make the island the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, in a decision that would give activists around the region new hope in their quest for equality.

Danish girl jailed over school bomb plot

Stockholm - A teenage girl with Islamic State group sympathies who planned to attack Danish schools with home-made bombs was on Thursday jailed for six years.

France's Tapie must repay 404 mn euros over Adidas sale: court

Paris - French tycoon Bernard Tapie must repay the 404 million euros ($449 million) he received to settle his long-running dispute with the state over the sale of sports equipment maker Adidas, an appeals court ruled Thursday.

UN court orders Pakistan not to execute Indian 'spy'

Den Haag - The UN's top court on Thursday ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of an Indian national convicted of spying, in a decision hailed by New Delhi.

UN court orders Pakistan not to execute Indian 'spy'

Den Haag - The UN's top court on Thursday ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of an Indian national convicted of spying, in a decision hailed by New Delhi.

UN court orders Pakistan not to execute Indian 'spy'

Den Haag - The UN's top court on Thursday ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of an Indian national convicted of spying, in a decision hailed by New Delhi.

UN court to rule on Indian 'spy' facing execution

Den Haag - The UN's top court was to rule Thursday on an urgent bid by India to stop Pakistan from carrying out a death sentence imposed on an Indian national convicted of spying.

UN court to rule on Indian 'spy' facing execution

Den Haag - The UN's top court was to rule Thursday on an urgent bid by India to stop Pakistan from carrying out a death sentence imposed on an Indian national convicted of spying.

UN court to rule on Indian 'spy' facing execution

Den Haag - The UN's top court was to rule Thursday on an urgent bid by India to stop Pakistan from carrying out a death sentence imposed on an Indian national convicted of spying.

UN world court to rule Thursday on Indian 'spy' case

Den Haag - The UN's top court will rule Thursday on an urgent bid by India to stop Pakistan from carrying out a death sentence on one of its nationals convicted of spying.

US Supreme Court deals blow to 'discriminatory' voting law

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday dealt a severe blow to a North Carolina voting law widely seen as discriminating against African Americans.

India appeals to UN court to halt execution of 'spy'

Den Haag - India on Monday urged the UN's top court to stop Pakistan executing an Indian national convicted of spying, as Islamabad hit back accusing its rival of "time-wasting and political grandstanding".

Dutch court urged to order DNA tests on late sperm bank doc

Rotterdam - A group of Dutch people born through IVF treatment petitioned a court on Friday seeking DNA tests on the late head of a sperm clinic to determine if he was their father.

Brazil's Lula calls corruption trial a 'farce'

Curitiba - Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called the corruption trial threatening to end his storied career a "farce" during almost five hours of testimony Wednesday.

Supporters of Brazil's Lula flock to protest court hearing

Curitiba - Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva poured Tuesday into the southern city of Curitiba ahead of the leftist standard bearer's corruption court case.

Argentina court defies ruling cutting dictatorship-era sentences

Buenos Aires - A court in Argentina on Tuesday deepened a fierce legal and social debate in the country by going against a Supreme Court ruling that cuts prison sentences of those convicted of dictatorship-era crimes.

Colombia court orders release of first general under peace deal

Estanzuela - A judge on Friday ordered the release of a Colombian army general from prison, the first case involving a top official to be reviewed by a court system set up by the government's peace deal with the FARC rebels.

Pro-Kremlin media to sue France's Macron: official

Moscow - Russia's state-funded RT television and Sputnik news agency plan to sue French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron over accusations they mounted a smear campaign against him, the chief editor of RT and Sputnik, Margarita Simonyan said Friday.

Suspects in Uganda police murder claim they were tortured

Kanpala - Thirteen men accused of involvement in the murder of high-ranking police officer Andrew Kaweesi and two aides appeared in court Friday, with some claiming they had been tortured while in detention.

'El Chapo' set to go on trial in New York in April 2018

New York - A US federal judge ruled Friday that Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, will stand trial on April 16, 2018.

Turkey court rejects Wikipedia appeal over blocked access

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Friday rejected an appeal by the Wikimedia Foundation against the nearly week-long blocking of access in Turkey to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, which heightened alarm over freedom of expression in the country.

Eight Brazilians sentenced for plotting jihadist attack on Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - Eight Brazilians convicted of plotting a jihadist attack on the Rio Olympics last year were sentenced Thursday to between five and 15 years in prison.
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