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US carries out last federal execution of Trump era: reports

Washington - US authorities carried out the 13th and final federal execution of Donald Trump's presidency Saturday, media reports said, less than a week before the White House is taken over by Democrat Joe Biden, who opposes the death penalty.

US carries out last federal execution of Trump era: reports

Washington - US authorities carried out the 13th and final federal execution of Donald Trump's presidency Saturday, media reports said, less than a week before the White House is taken over by Democrat Joe Biden, who opposes the death penalty.

US executes drug trafficker in Trump's final days in office

Washington - US federal authorities executed a former drug trafficker who had contracted Covid-19 late Thursday, and a final execution of Donald Trump's administration was scheduled for Friday with just five days left of his presidency.

French court to hear landmark case on climate inaction

Paris - A Paris court will begin hearing Thursday a complaint brought by NGOs backed by two million citizens accusing the French state of failing to act to halt climate change.

NGOs accuse France of climate inaction in landmark court case

Paris - A Paris court will begin hearing a complaint brought by NGOs backed by two million citizens on Thursday accusing the French state of failing to act to halt climate change.

World's longest prison sentences

Istanbul - As a Turkish Muslim televangelist who surrounded himself with scantily-clad women he called "kittens" starts a 1,075-year jail term for sex crimes, we look at some of the world's longest prison sentences.

Stay granted to inmate set to be first woman executed by US in decades

Washington - A judge has granted a stay of execution to Lisa Montgomery, who was set Tuesday to be the first female inmate executed by the US federal government in 70 years.

Turkish TV preacher jailed for 1,000 years for sex crimes

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Monday sentenced a Muslim televangelist who surrounded himself with scantily clad women he called "kittens" to more than 1,000 years in jail for sex crimes.

Witness remembers 'model' Nuremberg trials, 75 years on

Sauveterre-de-b - He looked Hermann Goering and Rudolf Hess in the eyes and saw them plead "not guilty", without so much as blinking.

US city on edge ahead of decision on officer who shot black man

Washington - Officials called in the National Guard Tuesday as Kenosha, Wisconsin girded for possible violence ahead of announcing whether a white police officer will be charged over the shooting of African American Jacob Blake.

The role technology will play in democratizing access to justice Special

Legal firms that embrace a digital-first mentality will be best placed to embrace the challenges that 2021 will deliver, says expert George Psiharis. He shares his thoughts in the transformation of the legal sector.

Police officers involved in Breonna Taylor case fired

Washington - The Louisville, Kentucky police department on Tuesday fired two officers involved in the case of Breonna Taylor, the African-American woman whose death during a raid became a rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement.

With pardons, Trump seeks to erase stain of Russia probe

Washington - President Donald Trump's pardons of five people from his 2016 election campaign caps his effort to bleach out the stain on his tenure of the Russia interference investigation.

Trump pardons more allies and Kushner's father, sparking fresh outrage

Washington - US President Donald Trump issued new pardons Wednesday for allies including the father of his son-in-law Jared Kushner and two confidants caught up in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that brought him to power.

Trump pardons two linked to Russia probe, Blackwater guards, others

Washington - US President Donald Trump granted pardons Tuesday to two people linked to a probe into alleged collusion between his campaign and Russia along with a list of others as time ticks away on his remaining weeks in office.

21 journalists victims of 'reprisal' killings in 2020: watchdog

New York - At least 21 journalists have been victims of reprisal killings so far this year, more than double the number from last year, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report Tuesday.

US charges Libyan 'bombmaker' over 1988 Lockerbie attack

Washington - The US Justice Department announced charges Monday against a Libyan former intelligence agent who allegedly built the bomb that exploded aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland exactly 32 years ago.

US charges Libyan 'bombmaker' over 1988 Lockerbie attack

Washington - The US Justice Department announced charges Monday against a Libyan former intelligence agent who allegedly built the bomb that exploded aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland exactly 32 years ago.

Myanmar gang rape victim wins legal battle with military

Akyab - After being gang-raped by soldiers, steely-eyed Thein Nu went up against Myanmar's powerful military in a months-long fight for justice -- a fight that paid off with a rare legal victory.

US to unseal charges against Lockerbie bombing suspect: media

Washington - The United States plans to unseal charges soon against a Libyan man suspected of assembling the bomb that blew up a US airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, US newspapers have reported.

US to unseal charges against Lockerbie bombing suspect: media

Washington - The United States plans to unseal charges soon against a Libyan man suspected of assembling the bomb that blew up a US airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, US newspapers reported on Wednesday.

Bid to make 'ecocide' a crime gains new momentum

Paris - Climate change, oil spills, deforestation. The injuries caused to the natural world by states and companies threaten whole ecosystems and imperil the environment that sustains life itself. But are they crimes?

Pakistan president approves new anti-rape law

Islamabad - Pakistan’s president on Tuesday approved a new anti-rape law which will speed up convictions and launch the country’s first national sex offenders registry.

Vietnam writer jailed for 12 years over articles critical of government

Hanoi - A Vietnamese activist was jailed for 12 years Tuesday after writing articles critical of the government and posting them on his Facebook page, nearly a decade since being released from prison for a similar offence.

Longshot Texas election lawsuit keeps Trump hopes alive

Washington - A longshot Supreme Court lawsuit from Texas against four states key in the November 3 election gave President Donald Trump fresh hope of stalling if not overturning Democrat Joe Biden's victory.

Jihadism in Spain: a silent but real threat

Madrid - Europe's latest jihadist attacks may have targeted France and Austria, but Spain, like the rest of the continent, remains within the sights of extremists and the threat level is still "severe", experts say.

Time running out on Trump bid to overturn election results

Washington - Humiliation in the courts, witnesses who provide more farce than facts and a chief lawyer battling coronavirus -- Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the November 3 presidential election are not going well.And time is running out.

US Supreme Court hears case on art trove bought by Nazi Germany

Washington - The US Supreme Court will hear Monday a case involving an important medieval art collection that Nazi Germany acquired from Jewish dealers.

US attorney general says no evidence of decisive election fraud

Washington - The US attorney general rejected Republican claims of significant voter fraud in the presidential election on Tuesday, adding to the pressure on President Donald Trump to give up his quixotic effort to overturn Joe Biden's clear victory.

US attorney general says no evidence of decisive election fraud

Washington - US Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday that the Justice Department has found no evidence of voter fraud significant enough to reverse Democrat Joe Biden's defeat of President Donald Trump in the November 3 election.
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