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Dutch court orders state to slash greenhouse emissions

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered the state to slash greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by at least 25 percent by 2020, in a case that could serve as a blueprint for activists around the world.

Turkish sculptor faces jail for 'insulting' Erdogan

Istanbul - A prominent Turkish sculptor risks over four years in prison on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after being locked in a dispute with the Turkish strongman over one of his works.

India files charges in nun rape case

Kolkata - Indian prosecutors said Tuesday they have formally charged eight men over the rape of an elderly Catholic nun that shocked the country earlier this year.

Two fearless women lead Romania anti-corruption crusade

Bucharest - Two Romanian women are spearheading an unprecedented anti-corruption drive that has made politicians tremble and even challenged the prime minister.

Britain arrests Kagame's spy chief on genocide charges: Lawyer Special

Rwanda’s intelligence chief — indicted by Spain on genocide charges in 2008 — has been arrested in Britain, a Spanish lawyer representing victims in a case of universal jurisdiction said Monday.

Fourth alleged IS suspect arrested in NY area

New York - A fourth US citizen has been arrested in the greater New York area in less than a week on allegations of supporting the Islamic State extremist group, officials said.

Kagame's top general, wanted by Spanish court, reportedly in UK Special

Scotland Yard appeared to be facing a legal dilemma Wednesday following credible reports that Rwanda’s intelligence chief – indicted by Spain on genocide charges in 2008 — had arrived in Britain on official business.

Turkish editor gets 21 month suspended sentence for 'insulting Erdogan'

Ankara - An Ankara court on Tuesday handed down a 21-month suspended jail sentence to an editor of a leading English-language Turkish daily newspaper after convicting him of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Two North Koreans jailed in Panama over Cuba arms cache

Panama - A court in Panama jailed two North Koreans for 12 years for trying to smuggle Cuban weapons through the Panama Canal in an incident which raised international suspicions, their attorney said Sunday.

Turkey policeman gets tree-planting sentence for tear-gassing "lady in red"

Istanbul - A Turkish policeman who tear-gassed a female protester at close range in one of the most iconic moments of 2013 anti-government protests has been ordered by a court to plant 600 trees, media reported Thursday.

Colombian govt, FARC rebels to create truth commission

Havana - The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas said Thursday they have agreed at peace talks to set up a truth commission to probe crimes committed during the country's half-century conflict.

Texas executes inmate after 31 years on death row

Huntsville - After three decades on death row in Texas and seven scheduled executions that were postponed at the last minute, convicted killer Lester Bower was put to death Wednesday for a quadruple murder he always denied.

MH370 disappearance suit settled out-of-court in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian government and Malaysia Airlines have reached an out-of-court settlement with the family of a man who was on Flight MH370, a lawyer said Tuesday, in the first legal claim linked with the plane's mysterious disappearance.

Swiss slammed for closing DR Congo 'dirty gold' case

Ginebra - Activists on Tuesday accused Swiss authorities of encouraging impunity, after prosecutors shut a case against a company suspected of laundering gold pillaged by armed groups in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Three gay activists jailed after Moscow rally

Moscow - The organiser of an unauthorised gay pride rally in Moscow was jailed for 10 days on Monday along with two other activists for disobeying police.

Kenyan man pleads guilty in U.S. to supporting terrorist groups

Miami - A Kenyan man pleaded guilty to supporting three different terrorist organizations, admitting to providing money and recruits in Syria and Somalia, the U.S. Justice Department said.

U.S. court rejects Obama's appeal on immigration

Washington - A U.S. appeals court dealt another blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

UN court orders Serbia to send Seselj back to cell

Belgrade - Serbia's justice ministry on Tuesday said it had received an order from a UN war crimes court to return the ailing ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj immediately to his detention unit.

Turkey arrests 43 in new sweep against Erdogan foes

Istanbul - Turkey on Friday arrested 43 people in the central city of Konya in new raids against suspected supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's arch foe, the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, reports said.

Turkish paper fined, model on trial for 'Erdogan insults'

Ankara - A Turkish court fined a leading newspaper Thursday for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan while a top model went on trial on similar charges, as controversy grows over eroding freedoms ahead of June elections.

China 'severely concerned' over U.S. spying accusations

Bejing - China said Wednesday it was "severely concerned" over the arrest of one of its citizens in the U.S., one of six Chinese nationals charged with economic espionage.

US charges China academics in trade theft scheme

Washington - US prosecutors have charged six Chinese nationals, including three university professors, with a years-long scheme to steal mobile phone technology trade secrets for Beijing's benefit.

Guatemalans push for resignation of president

Guatemala City - Thousands took to the streets in Guatemala City, demanding that President Otto Perez step down due to a corruption scandal that has shaken his government to its core.

Turkey arrests former top policeman in eavesdropping case

Ankara - Turkey has placed under arrest the powerful former police chief of the southeastern city of Diyarbakir and nine others as part of a case into eavesdropping of top officials, reports said Saturday.

Turkey detains soldiers in 'Syria arms interception' case

Istanbul - Turkish police have detained eight serving members of the army in the latest wave of arrests in a hugely controversial case over the interception last year of an alleged consignment of arms bound for Syria, reports said Saturday.

Syria war crimes justice unlikely despite evidence: Experts

Den Haag - The chances of anyone being prosecuted for Syrian war crimes are today smaller than ever, experts say, as realpolitik smothers an increasingly solid mountain of evidence accumulated during the often barbaric four-year conflict.

Triple murderer put to death in Texas

Washington - The state of Texas executed a man convicted in the triple murder of his girlfriend, her mother and her grandfather, officials said.

Turkey detains 'Syria arms interception' prosecutors

Ankara - Turkish authorities on Thursday detained four prosecutors and one military officer in a controversial case over the interception last year of trucks that allegedly contained arms bound for neighbouring Syria.

Probe launched into claims French soldiers raped C.Africa children

Paris - Judges in France will investigate claims that French soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic, the state prosecutor announced Thursday.

Eight dead in Mexico as police clash with vigilantes

Acapulco - Mexican police waged a gunfight with rural vigilantes in a poor state plagued by drug cartels, leaving eight people dead, officials said.
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