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Peru's new interior minister sworn in amid judge scandal

- President Martin Vizcarra swore in a retired police general as Peru's new interior minister Friday to replace Mauro Medina, who resigned after a fugitive supreme court judge fled to Spain.

Prosecutor urges preventative detention for Peru's Keiko Fujimori

- A Peruvian prosecutor called Friday for powerful opposition leader Keiko Fujimori to be placed under preventive detention for three years as part of a corruption scandal involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Norway frees Russian man suspected of spying

Oslo - A Russian man suspected of spying at the Norwegian parliament was released from prison on Friday after Norway's intelligence service withdrew an appeal against the decision.

Maldives court frees ex-leader Gayoom

Colombo - A Maldivian court overturned the 19-month jail term of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom on Thursday, a month after the former president's estranged half-brother and jailer suffered a shock election drubbing.

Romanian prosecutors say at risk from new work requirements

Bucharest - Romanian prosecutors said they feared for their jobs and the rule of law after a new government ordinance increasing the years of professional experience required of them was published Tuesday.

Turkish star Turan could face more than 12 years jail for brawl

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors on Monday charged Barcelona player Arda Turan over a brawl with a prominent singer, asking for the footballer to be sentenced to twelve-and-a-half years in jail.

Turkey detains 5 over migrant truck crash that killed 22

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Monday detained five people in connection with a deadly migrant truck accident in which 22 people were killed, reports said.Among those detained were three Syrians, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Zimbabwe court grants bail to trade unionists: lawyer

Harare - Trade union leaders and scores of activists detained in Zimbabwe ahead of planned marches over the country's worsening economic crisis, were released on bail Saturday, lawyers said.

Gambia set to probe pain of past in Truth Commission

Banjul - The tiny West African state of The Gambia will journey into its grim past on Monday as it begins a probe into atrocities committed under former dictator Yahya Jammeh.

Romania court says penal code changes unconstitutional

Bucharest - A number of changes to Romania's penal code recently pushed through by the ruling Social Democratic Party are unconstitutional, the country's highest court ruled Friday in a severe blow to the government.

Pakistani judge removed over rare public criticism of ISI

Islamabad - A Pakistani high court judge who publicly accused the country's powerful intelligence service of manipulating judicial decisions to influence the last general election was removed from his post Thursday.

Syria Kurds say they hold 900 foreign IS fighters

Kamishli - Syrian Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State group hold around 900 of the organisation's foreign jihadists, a spokesman said on Thursday, a sharp increase from a previous figure.

Polish president names top court judges despite protests

Warsaw - Poland's president appointed 27 new judges to the supreme court Wednesday, pushing ahead with a controversial judicial reform that has put Poland in the EU's crosshairs.

Myanmar arrests three journalists over report on Suu Kyi protege

Yangon - Myanmar police Wednesday arrested three journalists after their paper criticised the financial management of Yangon's government, which is overseen by a protege of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in the latest case to spark concern over press freedom.

Venezuela faces calls for probe after opposition activist dies in custody

Caracas - Venezuela faced international calls Tuesday for a "transparent investigation" into the death in custody of an opposition member who the government said threw himself from a 10th-floor window of the headquarters of the state intelligence services.

Venezuela faces calls for probe after opposition activist dies in custody

Caracas - Venezuela faced calls internationally Tuesday for a "transparent investigation" into the death in custody of an opposition member who the government said threw himself from a 10th floor window of the headquarters of the state intelligence services.

Alleged Maduro 'attack' plotter kills self: Venezuela

Caracas - An opposition member alleged to have taken part in a failed exploding drone "attack" on President Nicolas Maduro killed himself in pretrial detention at intelligence headquarters, Venezuela's top prosecutor said on Monday.

12 years on, Politkovskaya murder still unsolved

Moscow - Russian liberals on Sunday marked 12 years since top journalist Anna Politkovskaya was gunned down as her newspaper accused authorities of refusing to find the instigator of the murder.

Fujimori, in hospital plea, says return to prison would be 'death sentence'

- Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori said from his hospital bed Thursday that a return to prison would be a "death sentence," the day after a court revoked a pardon for crimes against humanity.

Fujimori, in hospital plea, says return to prison would be 'death sentence'

- Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori said from his hospital bed Thursday that a return to prison would be a "death sentence," the day after a court revoked a pardon for crimes against humanity.

Norway court extends detention of Russian accused of spying

Oslo - A Norwegian court on Thursday remanded a Russian citizen accused of spying for two more weeks in a case that triggered outrage in Moscow.

Saudi woman barred from marrying 'musical' suitor

Apo - A Saudi woman has lost a judicial battle to marry the man of her choice as a court deemed him "religiously" unfit because he plays a musical instrument, a Saudi newspaper reported Tuesday.

Turkey's Erdogan hopes to rebuild US ties despite pastor row

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said Turkey hoped to rebuild relations with its NATO ally the United States following a bitter standoff over the detention of an American pastor.

Suspect paid 70,000 euros for Slovak journalist murder: prosecutor

Bratislava - A female suspect paid tens of thousands of euros for the murder of a Slovak journalist whose death triggered mass protests and toppled a prime minister, a prosecutor said Monday.

Palestinians ask UN court to revoke US Jerusalem embassy move

Jerusalem - Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki said Saturday the Palestinians have petitioned the UN's top court, alleging that the US inauguration of an embassy in Jerusalem was illegal.

India court rules temple must allow all women entry

New Delhi - India's top court on Friday revoked a ban on women entering a famous Hindu temple following a decades-long legal battle, ruling that patriarchy cannot be allowed to trump faith.

Slovak police detain suspects in journalist murder: lawyer

Bratislava - Slovak police detained several people suspected of involvement in the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, his family's lawyer said Thursday, months after the reporter's violent death and his exposure of alleged high-level corruption sent sho...

Embattled top Russia probe official set for Trump face-to-face

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday he will meet with his deputy attorney general to seek "transparency" over reports Rod Rosenstein once suggested removing him from office, after a day of speculation that the official who oversees the Russia probe was ...

Top official in Trump-Russia probe to resign or be fired: US media

Washington - Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the probe into alleged collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump, was about to resign or be fired Monday, US media reported.

Rough waters for California's not so public beaches

Santa Cruz - The sandy cove along California's picturesque coast beckons visitors to what is supposed to be a public beach. But the imposing gate, the security guard and the annual $100 access fee tell a different story.
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