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Nearly 2,000 jailed for life since 2016 coup: Turkey state media

Ankara - Nearly 2,000 people have been sentenced to life in prison since the July 2016 attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish state media reported Tuesday.

Colombia hands down first conviction for murder of trans woman

Apo - A court has handed down Colombia's first conviction for the murder of a transsexual woman.In the sentence dated December 3 and published Monday, a judge sentenced defendant Davinson Erazo to 20 years in a psychiatric facility.

Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling undercutting Obamacare

Washington - Outraged Democrats vowed to appeal a federal judge's ruling that could undo the US health care law known as Obamacare, saying on Saturday that they will use their new power in Congress to hold Republicans responsible and "expose their lies.

US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal

Washington - A federal judge in Texas ruled late Friday that the US health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional -- a ruling that opposition Democrats vowed to appeal.

Michael Cohen, Trump's loyal fixer turned tell-all accuser

New York - He was the personal lawyer to Donald Trump and the epitome of loyalty -- a man who said he would "take a bullet" for his boss.

'Thumbs up' pics for Myanmar Reuters reporters as they mark year in jail

Yangon - Messages of solidarity poured in Wednesday from around the world on the one-year anniversary of the arrest of two Myanmar Reuters journalists who exposed a massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.

Argentina jails ex-Ford directors for 'dirty war' collaboration

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court on Tuesday handed jail sentences to two former directors of automaker Ford for participating in the military dictatorship's "dirty war" against leftist opponents.

Ex-Ford directors jailed for 'dirty war' collaboration: Argentine court

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court on Tuesday handed jail sentences to two former directors of automaker Ford for participating in the military dictatorship's "dirty war" against leftist opponents.

Myanmar and India strengthen ties in key state visit

Nay Pyi Taw - India inked science and tech deals with Myanmar on Tuesday, as well as pledging to train judges and build houses in crisis-hit Rakhine state, as Delhi cosies up to the strategically important Southeast Asian country.

Embattled Trump struggles to fill key White House post

Washington - A beleaguered President Donald Trump insisted Monday that hush payments made to women before the 2016 election were legal, as he struggled to fill the key position of chief of staff -- made toxic by two years of White House turmoil.

Embattled Trump struggles to fill key White House post

Washington - A beleaguered President Donald Trump on Monday insisted hush payments made to women before the 2016 election were legal, as he struggled to fill the key position of chief of staff -- made toxic by two years of White House turmoil.

Trump names ex-Bush official William Barr as new attorney general

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday tapped William Barr, a conservative lawyer who was attorney general in the administration of the late George H.W. Bush, to lead the US Department of Justice.

Peru football chief Oviedo arrested in graft probe

- Police arrested Peru's Football Federation chief Edwin Oviedo early Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a "corruption network" involving judges and businessmen, a prosecutor said.

Polish court orders Walesa to apologise over crash claims

Warsaw - A Polish court on Thursday ordered anti-communist icon Lech Walesa to publicly apologise to arch-rival Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the powerful leader of the governing rightwing party, for saying he was responsible for the deadly 2010 crash of a presidential j...

Russia court upholds controversial Caucasus land deal

Sanktpeterburg - Russia's Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a controversial land deal between the Caucasus republics of Ingushetia and Chechnya was legal, a move likely to fuel tensions in the volatile region.

Ecuador VP resigns amid kickbacks turmoil

Quito - Ecuador's vice president resigned Tuesday over allegations by a former aide that she took kickbacks while serving as a lawmaker five years ago.

Brazil Supreme Court puts off decision on Lula release

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed indefinitely a decision on whether former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should be freed from prison, where he is serving a 12-term for corruption.

France, Japan uphold auto alliance amid Ghosn crisis

Buenos Aires - The leaders of France and Japan on Friday stood by the Renault-Nissan auto alliance despite ructions from the arrest of its chief executive, officials said.

Canada top court rules against Vice journalist protecting source

Ottawa - Canada's top court on Friday effectively ruled against journalists protecting their sources, in a case in which police sought a Vice reporter's communications with an alleged jihadist for use in his prosecution.

Turkey defies rights court ruling on jailed Kurdish politician

Ankara - A Turkish court on Friday rejected a request to free a jailed top Kurdish politician after over two years behind bars, defying a European rights court ruling that his detention was politically motivated.

Sri Lanka's top military official detained over mass murder cover-up

Colombo - Sri Lanka's military chief was remanded by court Wednesday after weeks evading arrest over the alleged cover-up of the abduction and murder of 11 young men during the island's civil war.

US slams Hungary over suspected Russian arms dealers

Washington - The US State Department on Tuesday slammed a Hungarian decision to extradite two Russian suspected arms dealers back to Russia instead of sending them to the United States.

Spanish comedian in court for blowing nose on national flag

Madrid - A Spanish comedian appeared in court on Monday for having blown his nose on the national flag in a television sketch, the latest case to raise fears for freedom of expression in the country.

Israeli sues Airbnb over ouster of settler rentals

Jerusalem - Israeli lawyers have filed a class action against Airbnb after its decision to remove Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank from its rental listings.

Fugitive ex-Macedonian PM hit with new criminal cases

Skopje - Macedonia prosecutors filed two new indictments Thursday against fugitive former premier Nikola Gruevski, who said this week he was granted asylum in Hungary after fleeing a two-year jail sentence in his homeland.

Fugitive ex-Macedonian PM hit with new criminal cases

Skopje - Macedonia prosecutors filed two new indictments Thursday against fugitive former premier Nikola Gruevski, who said this week he was granted asylum in Hungary after fleeing a two-year jail sentence in his homeland.

Ex-Guatemalan soldier gets 5,160 years' prison for civil war massacre

Guatemala City - A Guatemalan court on Wednesday sentenced a former soldier to 5,160 years in prison for the massacre of 201 peasants during one of the worst atrocities of the Central American nation's civil war.

Erdogan takes aim at Soros over jailed Turkish philanthropist

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused George Soros of aiding a jailed Turkish philanthropist facing hugely controversial charges of seeking otherthrow the government, describing the Hungary-born American billionaire as a "famous H...

Macedonia summons Hungarian ambassador over ex-PM's escape

Skopje - Macedonia summoned Hungary's ambassador on Tuesday to deliver a "protest note" over ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's escape to Budapest to avoid prison time, the foreign ministry said.

Saudi King Salman praises judiciary amid Khashoggi fallout

Apo - Saudi King Salman heaped praise on the kingdom's judiciary Monday, in his first public remarks since critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder tipped the country into one of its worst international crises.
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