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Amy Coney Barrett: Religious conservative US Supreme Court pick

Washington - Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who was nominated Saturday to the US Supreme Court, is a darling of conservatives for her religious views but detractors warn her confirmation would shift the nation's top court firmly to the right.

Canada: Police accuse man of falsely claiming terrorist acts

Montr - Authorities in Canada have arrested and charged a man with making repeated false claims that he had traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group and carried out grisly crimes, they announced.

Barcelona attack cell to go on trial in November

Madrid - Three men face trial at Spain's top criminal court on November 10 over their involvement in the 2017 attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort that killed 16 people, judicial sources said on Wednesday.

Paralympic gold medalist swimmer honors late Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Paralympic gold medalist swimmer McKenzie Coan has paid a heartfelt tribute to the late but great Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Trump to name Supreme Court pick at end of week

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday he will announce his nominee for the empty Supreme Court seat at the end of this week, kickstarting a political fight set to upend the already nail-biting US election.

Biden calls Trump's US Supreme Court push 'abuse of power'

Philadelphia - White House hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday branded Donald Trump's moves to fill a Supreme Court vacancy less than two months before the US presidential election an "abuse of power," as some of the president's own party also objected.

Impunity robs Romania trafficking victims of justice

Bucharest - "I want him to pay for everything I've suffered," says a short, frail 24-year-old Romanian who was forced into prostitution by a man who duped her.

Who will succeed Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court?

Washington - The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers US President Donald Trump an opportunity to replace the progressive Supreme Court justice with a staunch defender of conservative values -- even if Democrats are girding for the political equivalent of trench war...

'We got this': American left galvanized by death of RBG

Washington - The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg sounded a warning for American progressives, thousands of whom -- wracked with ever-deepening concern for the future -- gathered Saturday outside the Supreme Court to honor the late justice.

Trump's Supreme Court push roils US election

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Saturday urged Republican lawmakers to confirm his upcoming nomination for the Supreme Court "without delay" as the issue upended the election only a day after the death of liberal stalwart Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87

Washington - US Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, opening a crucial vacancy on the high court expected to set off a pitched political battle at the peak of the presidential campaign.

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87: court

Washington - Progressive icon and doyenne of the US Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has died at the age of 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, the court announced Friday.

Colombian police charged with killing that sparked riots

Apo - Colombian prosecutors on Friday charged two police officers with torture and aggravated homicide after the death of a man in custody sparked deadly rioting in the capital and other cities.

Peru top court rejects bid to block impeachment vote

- Peru's top court on Thursday rejected a government bid to block the impeachment of President Martin Vizcarra.

Family hopes for justice as policeman charged in black woman's 2019 death

Washington - The family of a black woman shot dead 16 months ago by a Texas police officer said justice was closer Thursday after the officer was charged in her death.

US attorney general in hot water after comparing lockdown, slavery

Washington - US Attorney General Bill Barr faced criticism Thursday after saying coronavirus lockdown measures were the "greatest intrusion" on American civil liberties "other than slavery.

Mexican president requests referendum on prosecuting predecessors

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday asked the Senate for a referendum on whether to prosecute five of his predecessors over allegations including corruption.

Wrongful convictions: US police withhold evidence in many cases

Washington - Around 2,500 people have been exonerated of serious crimes after being falsely convicted over the past 30 years in the United States.

Facing impeachment, Peru's Vizcarra goes on the offensive

- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra pushed back against his opponents on Monday days ahead of an impeachment vote, accusing Congress chief Manuel Merino of "conspiracy" by trying to secure military assurances for a bid to succeed him.

Mexican leader to seek referendum on prosecuting predecessors

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that he was ready to request a referendum on whether to prosecute several of his predecessors accused of corruption.

US 'spy' to be charged with terrorism: Venezuela 

Caracas - An "American spy" arrested near Venezuelan oil installations last week will be charged with "terrorism," Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced Monday.

Peru govt petitions top court to block impeachment vote

- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra's government on Monday sought a Constitutional Court injunction to block an impeachment vote due later this week.

Myanmar army tries to discredit Rohingya abuse confessions

Myanmar's military has sought to undermine the confessions of two soldiers who said they were ordered to "exterminate" Rohingya Muslims before taking part in the massacre of scores of men, women and children.

Maduro opponent exits Chilean embassy in Caracas

Caracas - A political opponent of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro left the Chilean embassy in Caracas for the first time in three years Wednesday after being pardoned by the leftist leader.

Saudi scraps death sentences over Khashoggi murder, jails 8

Apo - A Saudi court on Monday overturned five death sentences over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder in a final ruling that was condemned by his fiancee and slammed by a UN expert as a "parody of justice".

Saudi scraps death sentences over Khashoggi murder, jails 8

Apo - A Saudi court Monday overturned five death sentences over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder in a final ruling that jailed eight defendants to between seven and 20 years, state media reported.

Bolivia contacts ICC over ex-president Morales 'crimes'

La Paz - Bolivia's government announced on Friday it has contacted the International Criminal Court to denounce former president Evo Morales for "crimes against humanity" over last month's mass roadblock movement.

France leads criticism of US 'attack' on ICC 

Paris - France led criticism of US sanctions on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Thursday, saying Washington had launched a "serious attack" on the global body.

Rohingya arrested at sea shunted back to Myanmar camps

Myanmar has returned dozens of Rohingya to camps in conflict-wracked Rakhine state, officials said Thursday, after arresting them at sea as they tried to flee what rights groups brand as "apartheid" conditions.

Who were the Khmer Rouge?

Phnom Penh - The Khmer Rouge's interrogator-in-chief Kaing Guek Eav, better known by his alias Duch, died Wednesday in Cambodia's capital at the age of 77.
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