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Texas Court network down after ransomware attack Special

Texas recently disclosed that its court system has been hit by a ransomware attack. The state discovered the attack and confirmed that it is not going to pay the ransom. The Office of Court Administration (OCA) has disabled the system.

Hague judge takes over Serb witness tampering case

Den Haag - A UN judge on Tuesday took over a witness tampering case involving lawyers for radical Serb nationalist Vojislav Seselj, who was convicted of crimes against humanity, saying witnesses feared for their lives if the case goes to trial in Belgrade.

Turkey court upholds conviction of prominent jailed Kurdish leader

Ankara - A Turkish court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by jailed pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas against his conviction for "terrorist propaganda", his lawyer said, in a fresh blow to the prominent politician considered a potential rival to President Rec...

Turkey slams 'unacceptable' UK court extradition rejection

Ankara - Turkey on Thursday lambasted an "unacceptable" decision by a British court to reject a request from Ankara to extradite a prominent businessman accused of providing financial support for the 2016 failed coup.

Wrongful imprisonment sheds light on slow justice in Pakistan

Karachi - Asma Nawab spent two decades in jail, wrongfully accused of murdering her family. Finally acquitted, she is seeking a new life, free from whispers and memories, as her plight draws fresh questions over Pakistan's woeful justice system.

Thai woman who fled royal insult law decries targeting of activists

Bangkok - A Thai activist who fled the country to avoid a royal insult case over sharing a BBC article on Facebook Monday attacked the junta for using the legislation to target pro-democracy advocates.

Case dismissed: Trump judicial nominee calls it quits

Washington - President Donald Trump's nominee for the federal court in Washington withdrew from consideration after a video that showed him admitting a lack of experience and ignorance of basic legal concepts went viral.

Alleged Benghazi attacker appears before US judge

Washington - A Libyan accused of involvement in the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic complex in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including the US ambassador, appeared Friday before a federal judge in Washington.

Over 30,000 gather to support jailed Hong Kong cops: reports

Hong Kong - More than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong Wednesday to show their support for seven police officers who were sentenced to two years in jail for beating up a pro-democracy activist in 2014, reports said.

Over 30,000 gather to support jailed Hong Kong cops: reports

Hong Kong - More than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong Wednesday to show their support for seven police officers who were sentenced to two years in jail for beating up a pro-democracy activist in 2014, reports said.

Over 30,000 gather to support jailed Hong Kong cops: reports

Hong Kong - More than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong Wednesday to show their support for seven police officers who were sentenced to two years in jail for beating up a pro-democracy activist in 2014, reports said.

Seven die at Pakistan court as three suicide bombers attack

Tangi - At least seven people were killed when multiple Taliban suicide bombers attacked a court complex in northern Pakistan Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults which have raised fears militants are regrouping.

Seven die at Pakistan court as three suicide bombers attack

Tangi - At least seven people were killed when multiple Taliban suicide bombers attacked a court complex in northern Pakistan Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults which have raised fears militants are regrouping.

Seven die at Pakistan court as three suicide bombers attack

Tangi - At least seven people were killed when multiple Taliban suicide bombers attacked a court complex in northern Pakistan Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults which have raised fears militants are regrouping.

Italy sets up fast-track asylum courts for migrants

Rome - The Italian government on Friday created 14 fast-track asylum appeal courts in a bid to speed up decisions on deporting migrants with no right to stay in the country.

Top UN judge urges Turkey to free one of his justices

Den Haag - A leading UN war crimes judge on Wednesday called on Turkey to free one of his justices rounded up in September as part of the Turkish probe into the failed coup.

Man says he invented the iPhone 20 years ago, sues Apple for $10b

A man has filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging the company's iPhone, iPad and iPod products infringe on his designs for an "Electronic Reading Device" created over 20 years ago. He is seeking over $10 billion in damages from the company.

Bricklayer convinced courts he has $590M in the bank

Brisbane - Phillip Harrison, a bricklayer from Australia, appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday and convinced a court he had $590 million in cash.

Unrepentant Dutch cannabis grower revels in court 'win'

Appelscha - Once in his greenhouse in a remote Dutch village, Doede de Jong proudly nurtured a thriving cannabis crop to sell to local users. Now only five plants remain, after the police moved in.

UK teen jailed for Anzac Day terror plot

London - Britain's youngest person convicted of terrorism was sentenced on Friday to a minimum of five years in jail for plotting an Islamic State-inspired "massacre" on an Anzac Day parade in Australia.

Hong Kong woman jailed for attacking police with breast

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months in jail Thursday after a court found her guilty of using her breast to bump into a police officer during a chaotic protest.

Siblings sent to JDC for refusing relationship with their father

Detroit - A trio of Detroit, Mich. siblings have been ordered to a juvenile detention facility for reportedly refusing to dine with their Dad.

London bombmaker jailed for life for U.S. soldier murder in Iraq

London - A London taxi driver who made bombs targeting coalition troops in Iraq, one of which killed a U.S. soldier, was jailed for life with a minimum of 38 years after being convicted of murder.

Israel freezing tax payment to Palestinians over ICC bid

Jerusalem - Israel is delaying the transfer of taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinians in retaliation for their application to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), an official confirmed Saturday.

NY court will decide if chimps should have same rights as humans

As the result of a lengthy battle by animal-right's activists, an appeals court in New York will decide if chimps should have the same rights as humans.

Op-Ed: ACFN lawyer Larry Innes discusses oilsands expansion and more Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s lawyer Larry Innes about Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project approval, the Jackpine mine consent, First Nations’ land and water rights, regulatory protection, a vision for Canada and more.

Court removes Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra from office

Bangkok - Thailand's Constitutional Court Wednesday dismissed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and nine ministers for abuse of power, leaving the government clinging to power but the nation still locked in a political crisis.

Crunch court ruling threatens Thai PM

Bangkok - Thailand's Constitutional Court is set Wednesday to decide whether to remove Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office on abuse of power charges, a ruling that threatens to unleash a new wave of political unrest in the kingdom.

Op-Ed: Marijuana train picking up speed despite federal laws

New York - With Congress resisting marijuana reform, courts ignoring several government reports, and President Obama giving it lukewarm support, the marijuana train keeps chugging along.

Libya sues Goldman over failed deals worth $1 bn

London - Libya's sovereign wealth fund is suing banking giant Goldman Sachs for "deliberately exploiting" its position to make $350 million profit on $1 billion worth of failed derivative trades, London's High Court announced Thursday.
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