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Chile prosecutor demands stricter controls of murder suspect

Santiago - Chile's public prosecutor on Tuesday requested tighter supervision of a 29-year-old man set to be extradited to France to face charges of murdering his Japanese ex-girlfriend.

Chile's court ratifies murder suspect's extradition to France

Santiago - Chile's supreme court on Monday confirmed the extradition to France of a Chilean accused of murdering his Japanese ex-girlfriend in 2016 in the east of France.

France a sought-after country for Rwandan genocide suspects

Paris - The arrest of Felicien Kabuga, one of the last key fugitives wanted over the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in a suburb of Paris has raised some difficult questions for France.

Confessions of a Colombian extrajudicial killer commander

Apo - During Colombia's interminable battle against left-wing guerrillas, extrajudicial killings by the armed forces became the norm, according to former colonel Gabriel de Jesus Rincon.

Judge rejects petition to release Guatemala ex-president

Guatemala City - A judge on Tuesday rejected an appeal by jailed Guatemalan ex-president Otto Perez to be released into house arrest over fears of contracting the coronavirus.

US Supreme Court enters fray over Trump tax documents

Washington - The US Supreme Court takes up Tuesday the most politically charged case of the year -- President Donald Trump's refusal to turn over his tax returns and financial records to Congress and a New York prosecutor, a case that may define the limits of presi...

US Supreme Court to take on Trump taxes and presidential immunity

Washington - Can Donald Trump refuse to turn over his tax returns and financial records to Congress and New York prosecutors?

US Supreme Court justice Ginsburg hospitalized for gallbladder infection

Washington - US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the four liberal justices on the top US court, was hospitalized for a benign gallbladder infection, the court said Tuesday.

US charges former Honduran police chief with drug trafficking

Washington - Honduras' former police chief was indicted in New York Thursday on drug trafficking charges as part of an investigation that previously implicated President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Myanmar army again guilty of abuses, possible war crimes: UN expert

Myanmar's military must be investigated for possible "war crimes and crimes against humanity" as a conflict with rebels in the country's northwest ramps up, a UN rights expert said Wednesday.

Vietnam jails man for Facebook posts 'defaming' the regime

Hanoi - Vietnam sentenced a 24-year-old man to five years in prison on Tuesday for Facebook posts that were considered anti-state, as the hardline communist regime ramps up pressure against dissent on the social media platform.

French court confirms Amazon restrictions over virus

Paris - A French appeals court on Friday confirmed a ruling that ordered US online retailing giant Amazon to restrict its operations pending an evaluation of virus risks to its staff.

German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

Frankfurt Am Main - An Iraqi man believed to have belonged to the Islamic State group went on trial in Germany on Friday accused of genocide and murdering a child belonging to the Yazidi minority who he held as a slave.

US Supreme Court to hear appeal on abortion during virus crisis

Washington - Abortion rights advocates on Saturday called on the US Supreme Court to urgently intervene to force Texas to reinstate the right to abortion, which has been suspended in the state since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Chilean man accused in Japanese student murder appeals French extradition

Santiago - A Chilean man accused of murdering a Japanese student in a French city in 2016 has appealed a court decision to extradite him to face trial in France, his lawyer said.

Chile agrees extradition to France of accused in Japanese student murder

Santiago - Santiago's Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hand over a 29-year-old Chilean man to face trial in France for the murder of a Japanese student.

Chile agrees extradition to France of accused in Japanese student murder: court

Santiago - The Supreme Court in Santiago on Thursday agreed to hand over to France a Chilean man accused of killing a Japanese student.

Venezuela prosecutor's office summoned Guaido for 'attempted coup'

Caracas - State prosecutors in Venezuela have summoned opposition leader Juan Guaido for an alleged "attempted coup d'etat" and attempted assassination, Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced Tuesday.

Algeria's Bouteflika languishes at home a year after his fall

Alger - A year after the unexpected downfall of Algeria's longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ailing octogenarian remains holed up in his plush and medically adapted home, with his detractors still demanding justice.

US to free some prisoners amid coronavirus threat

Washington - US Attorney General Bill Barr said Thursday he had instructed federal prisons to free some inmates to lessen the impact of the coronavirus epidemic.

US orders first shutdown of website over coronavirus fraud

Washington - The US Department of Justice announced Sunday it had shut down a website claiming to sell a coronavirus vaccine, in its first act of federal enforcement against fraud in connection with the pandemic.

US drops case against Russian firm accused of 2016 election meddling

Washington - The US Justice Department abruptly dropped its criminal case Monday against the company controlled by a confident of Russian President Vladimir Putin that allegedly funded the campaign to meddle in the 2016 elections.

With key Trump case looming, US Supreme Court halts hearings

Washington - The US Supreme Court announced its first halt to hearings in over a century due to the coronavirus pandemic, putting off a key case on whether President Donald Trump can continue to hide his tax returns.

US demands Vietnam free blogger handed 10-year term

Washington - The United States on Monday demanded that Vietnam immediately free a blogger who was sentenced to 10 years in prison after posts critical of the government.

French court sentences pair who posed as minister

Paris - A Paris court on Wednesday sentenced two men to several years in jail for their role in a bizarre money-making scam that involved impersonating a French government minister to dupe the rich and famous, sometimes using a silicone mask in his likeness.

Rights groups condemn 10-year jail term for Vietnam blogger

Hanoi - The jailing of a Vietnamese blogger for 10 years was condemned by rights groups Tuesday as "unacceptable" and an attack on free speech.

Prince Andrew shuts door on cooperation in Epstein case

New York - Britain's Prince Andrew has "completely shut the door" on cooperating with the FBI in its investigation into late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, a US prosecutor said Monday.

No country for young women? Myanmar's battle against rape

Yangon - Officially, rape hardly happens in Myanmar and domestic abuse is non-existent. The reality? Violence against women is so pervasive it is regarded as normal -- and as a result -- woefully underreported, says lawyer and activist Hla Hla Yee.

Ecuador prosecutor demands jail for ex-leader Correa in bribe case

Quito - Ecuador's attorney general Diana Salazar Thursday called for a seven-year jail term for former president Rafael Correa who is on trial in absentia for corruption connected to his 2013 election campaign.

US court orders deportation of ex-Nazi camp guard

Washington - A US court has ordered the deportation of a former Nazi prison guard who had been living in the United States since 1959, the Department of Justice said Thursday.
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