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Assange lawyer accuses US of peddling lies as Wikileaks founder

London - A lawyer for Julian Assange on Tuesday accused the United States of "boldly and blatantly" misstating facts about the Wikileaks founder's conduct, on the second day of his extradition hearing in Britain.

China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years jail

Bejing - China has sentenced Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad and claimed him as a citizen, prompting Stockholm to call for his release in a case that has rattled diplomatic relations....

China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years

Bejing - A Chinese court has sentenced Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad in a case that has rattled relations between Beijing and Stockholm.

Britain starts hearing US case for extraditing Assange

London - Britain on Monday starts hearing Washington's extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a test case of media freedoms in the digital age and the limits of US justice.

Londoners rally for Assange ahead of extradition hearing

London - A few hundred protesters marched across central London Saturday to call on Britain to reject WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to the United States at hearings that start next week.

Poachers sentenced to life for murder of Kazakh antelope defender

Karaganda - A court in Kazakhstan on Friday sentenced three poachers to life in prison for beating to death a state ranger charged with protecting the endangered saiga antelope.

Ugandan activist freed as court quashes charge of 'harassing' president

Kanpala - Ugandan activist and writer Stella Nyanzi walked free from court amid chaotic scenes Thursday after a judge overturned her conviction for "cyber-harassment" of President Yoweri Museveni.

Trump 'offered pardon' to Assange if he denied Russia leak, court hears

London - US President Donald Trump promised to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he denied Russia leaked emails of his 2016 election rival's campaign, a London court was told on Wednesday.

Huawei loses legal challenge against US federal purchase ban

Houston - Washington has the right to block US federal agencies from buying products by Huawei on cybersecurity grounds, a judge has ruled, dismissing the Chinese telecom giant's legal challenge to a purchase ban.

Court backs Yukos shareholders against Kremlin in $50 bn case

Den Haag - A Dutch court Tuesday upheld an appeal by shareholders of the dismantled oil giant Yukos in a landmark ruling, boosting their fight in a $50 billion case for compensation.

Netherlands says it rejected Moscow offer for MH17 prosecution

Den Haag - The Netherlands has turned down an offer by Russia to prosecute three men suspected of involvement in the 2014 downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, the Dutch justice minister said Wednesday.

One-week ultimatum for Delhi rapists on death row

New Delhi - Four men sentenced to death for a gang-rape and murder on a Delhi bus in 2012 that shocked the nation were given a week on Wednesday to exercise their remaining legal options.

Malaysia's former first lady goes on trial for corruption

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's former first lady, who allegedly bankrolled a luxurious lifestyle with kickbacks and stolen public money, went on trial Wednesday for corruption for the first time since her husband lost power.

Arrest warrant issued for S.Africa ex-president Zuma

Johanesburg - A South African court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for embattled former president Jacob Zuma after he failed to appear for a pre-trial hearing over corruption charges related to a 1990s arms deal.

Malawi court cancels presidential election result, orders new vote

Lilongwe - Malawi's constitutional court on Monday ordered a new presidential poll after annulling the results of a vote that re-elected President Peter Mutharika last May, citing widespread irregularities including the use of correction fluid on ballot papers.

British man found guilty of trying to steal Magna Carta

London - A man was convicted Friday of attempting to steal a priceless 1215 original version of the Magna Carta, smashing its case with a hammer.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $344mn over pelvic mesh claims

Los Angeles - A US judge on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $344 million for false and deceptive marketing of pelvic mesh products used by tens of thousands of women in California.

EU concerned over 'smear campaign' against Polish judges

Warsaw - European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova voiced concern over the Polish government's "smear campaign" against judges during a visit to Warsaw Tuesday to discuss the rule of law with authorities.

Canada court adjourns Huawei exec's extradition battle

Vancouver - The Canadian court tussle over the arrest of a Huawei telecoms executive was put in limbo Thursday when a judge adjourned the case that pits the United States against China.

Actors paid to protest for Huawei exec's release: media

Vancouver - Protestors outside a Canadian courtroom pressing for the release of a senior Chinese telecommunications executive fighting extradition to the US were paid actors, they told local media.It was not clear, however, who footed the bill.

Canada lawyers argue for Huawei exec's extradition to US

Vancouver - Canadian government lawyers on Wednesday laid out a case for extraditing a senior Huawei executive to the United States, saying it is based on "a fraud on a bank.

Top banker arrested in Malawi election bribery case

Blantyre - Malawi's anti-graft body on Wednesday said it had arrested a prominent businessman over allegations he tried to bribe judges hearing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika.

Singapore denies 'coup de grace' for botched executions

Fpo - Singapore on Wednesday denied claims by a Malaysian rights group that it used a brutal "coup de grace" to finish off botched executions and ordered Yahoo and other sites to correct reports of the matter.

Bangladesh factories ordered shut to save key river

Dhaka - Bangladesh's high court has ordered the shutdown of 231 factories that have contributed to Dhaka's main river becoming one of the world's most polluted, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Charges against Huawei exec 'fiction,' defense says at start of extradition hearing

Vancouver - The Chinese telecommunications executive whose arrest in Vancouver badly strained Canada-China relations went to court on Monday to fight extradition to the United States, with her lawyers calling the accusations against her "fiction.

Papuans on trial in Indonesia ordered to remove penis gourds

Jakarta - Two Papuan activists on trial for treason in Indonesia's capital decried what they described as "racism" after the court on Monday ordered them to remove traditional penis gourds.

Huawei exec goes to Canada court to fight US extradition

Vancouver - A senior Huawei executive whose arrest in Vancouver led to a breakdown in Canada-China relations headed to court on Monday to fight extradition to the United States.

Japan court halts nuclear reactor restart citing volcano, quake risks

Apo - A Japanese nuclear reactor near a fault line must remain shut because of the risk of its being struck by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, a high court ordered on Friday.

US indicts Malian over deadly 2016 attacks in Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso

New York - The US Justice Department unveiled murder and conspiracy charges Thursday against a Malian who played a "central role" in suicide bomb attacks in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast in 2016 that killed 49.

Environmentalists file suit against Merkel's 'weak' climate laws

Berlin - Environmental groups announced Wednesday they had filed lawsuits at Germany's highest court accusing Chancellor Angela Merkel's government of failing to protect basic rights through its weak climate protection law.
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