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Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dead in US prison

New York - Bernie Madoff, mastermind of the largest financial scam in history that unraveled during the 2008 economic crisis, died in jail on Wednesday, US prison officials said. He was 82.

Ramsey Clark, ex-US justice official and Saddam Hussein's lawyer, dies at 93

Washington - Ramsey Clark, who promoted civil rights as America's top law enforcement official in the 1960s but later helped defend Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic in court, has died at 93.

Trial of alleged mastermind behind Honduran activist murder begins

- The trial of a businessman accused of being the "intellectual author" of the 2016 murder of high-profile Honduran environmentalist Berta Caceres has begun in the capital Tegucigalpa.

Honduran civil groups call for president's resignation over drug trafficking charges

Tegucigalpa - Dozens of Honduran civil society organizations on Monday demanded the "immediate" resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez and main government officials for having turned the country into a "narco-state.

Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

Libya - "They spared no child, no woman, no old man," said Mohamed Amer, mourning those murdered during a reign of terror by six brothers who ruled a Libyan town with bloodshed.

In Mali, ICC prosecutor savours ruling to punish Timbuktu destruction

Timbuktu - Wearing a green head-dress matching her African robes, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, visited Timbuktu on a mission to turn the page on a chapter of cultural desecration.

Biden picks Black women, first Muslim for federal judgeships

Washington - President Joe Biden nominated several Black women, an Asian American and the first Muslim ever to federal judgeships Tuesday in a push for diversity in the US court system.

Catholics call for Sri Lanka ex-leader to face prosecution over Easter bombings

Colombo - Sri Lanka's Catholic church called Monday for the former president and his officials to be prosecuted for failing to prevent the suicide bombings two years ago that killed 279 people.

Colombia ordered to protect raped and tortured journalist

Apo - The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Wednesday ordered Colombia to immediately protect a journalist who has accused the state of complicity in her kidnapping, rape and torture two decades ago."This court considers there to be ...

Sri Lanka rejects UN move to protect war crimes evidence

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Tuesday rejected a UN move to preserve evidence of war crimes in the country and said the money allocated for the effort would be better spent on housing for the poor.

US charges 10 Iranians with evading sanctions

Washington - US authorities on Friday unveiled charges against 10 Iranians for allegedly evading American sanctions on Tehran by concealing more than $300 million in transactions over 20 years through front companies.

US man charged over deaths of eight migrants

Washington - US authorities announced criminal charges Thursday against a Texas man after eight undocumented migrants he was transporting in his truck died after he crashed while fleeing police.

France's Sarkozy on trial again after graft conviction

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy went on trial Wednesday over claims of illicit financing for his failed 2012 re-election bid, just two weeks after a landmark conviction for corruption.

33 years after Iraq chemical attack, survivors still seeking justice

Halabja - Hawker Saber is one of the survivors of the chemical attack Saddam Hussein ordered on the Kurdish town of Halabja 33 years ago but he needs a respirator to stay alive.

US judge removes China's Xiaomi from Trump-era blacklist

Washington - A US judge on Friday ordered Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi temporarily removed from a government blacklist barring American investment in the company.

For Syrians, the road to justice begins in Europe

Koblenz - Wassim Mukdad has carried a deep darkness inside of him since his native Syria slipped into an abyss of conflict and terror.

Trial to begin for US policeman charged with George Floyd death

Minneapolis - Nine months after George Floyd's death laid bare the racial wounds in the United States, the white policeman charged with murdering the 46-year-old Black man is going on trial.

Peru's victims of 'forced sterilizations' hope for Fujimori apology

- The start of court proceedings against Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori for a program blamed for forcibly sterilizing thousands of poor, mostly indigenous women has generated hope among victims that justice will finally be served.

Defiant Sarkozy on offensive after graft conviction

Paris - France's former right-wing president Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday vowed to "go all the way" to clear his name, two days after being handed a three-year sentence for corruption following a trial he portrayed as a travesty of justice.

Activists acquitted in Polish rainbow Virgin Mary case

Plock - A Polish court on Tuesday acquitted three gay rights activists who were accused of offending religious sentiment after they put up posters of the Virgin Mary with a rainbow halo.

US Senate panel approves Biden Justice nominee Garland

Washington - The US Senate Judiciary Committee gave its approval Monday to President Joe Biden's pick to be attorney general, Merrick Garland.

Turkish court clears actors of 'insulting' Erdogan

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Monday delivered a rare victory to freedom of expression advocates in Turkey by acquitting two veteran actors of "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Celebrated Turkish actor risks jail for Erdogan 'insult'

Istanbul - Mujdat Gezen's half-century career as an acclaimed Turkish writer and actor has included awards, a stint as a UN goodwill ambassador and a taste of prison after a 1980 putsch.

Spain's tainted former king settles tax debts

Madrid - Spain's former king Juan Carlos, who moved to the UAE last year under a cloud of scandal, has settled a debt of nearly 4.4 million euros ($5.3 million) with the Spanish tax authorities to try to avoid an embarrassing lawsuit.

Peru court orders authorities to 'respect' woman's wish to die

- A Peruvian court on Thursday ordered the government to respect the wishes of a polio-stricken woman to be allowed to die, a rare allowance for euthanasia in largely Catholic Latin America.

New York prosecutors obtain Trump's tax records: spokesman

New York - New York prosecutors investigating former president Donald Trump's finances have received his tax returns following a marathon legal battle, a spokesman said Thursday.

US Supreme Court allows release of Trump tax records to prosecutors

New York - The US Supreme Court on Monday allowed the release of Donald Trump's tax records to criminal prosecutors, rejecting a last-ditch bid by the former president's lawyers to keep them secret.

Biden's attorney general pick vows to prosecute Capitol attackers

Washington - US President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee pledged Saturday to depoliticize the Justice Department and to vigorously prosecute the Donald Trump supporters who attacked the US Capitol.

US deports 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany

Washington - The United States on Saturday deported a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany, the Justice Department said.

Charges dropped against US woman who called cops on Black birdwatcher

New York - Charges against a white woman who called the police on a Black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park were dropped Tuesday after she completed a program on racial bias, prosecutors said.
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