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Verdict expected in Ford 'Dirty War' trial in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A verdict is expected Tuesday in the trial of two former Ford Motor Company executives in Argentina who are accused of participating in the military dictatorship's "dirty war" against leftist dissent.

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.

Khashoggi killers 'will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia': Saudi FM

Manama - Saudi Arabia will prosecute the suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Riyadh's foreign minister said Saturday in response to a call by Turkey for their extradition. "On the issue of extradition, the individuals are Saudi nationals.

Four Iran environmentalists could face death penalty

Tehran - Four detained Iranian environmental activists could face the death penalty after the charges levelled against them were changed, the Tehran prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Kirchner's son in court over Argentine corruption scandal

Buenos Aires - The son of Argentine ex-president Cristina Kirchner appeared in court Tuesday to testify as a suspect in the "corruption notebooks" scandal in which his mother is accused of receiving tens of millions of dollars in bribes.

UN rights chief urges new panel for Myanmar prosecutions

Geneva - The UN rights chief called Monday for the creation of a new "mechanism" tasked with preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya minority.

Colombia: 13 ex-Chiquita aides face trial on paramilitary funding

Apo - Thirteen former directors of the big US-Swiss banana producer Chiquita Brands will face trial in Colombia on charges of financing right-wing paramilitary groups during the country's armed conflict, prosecutors announced Friday.

Kirchner recalled to court in corruption case: lawyer

Buenos Aires - Ex-president Cristina Kirchner has been called back to court for a second time in Argentina's largest corruption case following a search of her homes last week, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Argentina's Kirchner wants rights group to monitor case

Buenos Aires - Lawyers for Argentine ex-president Cristina Kirchner said Tuesday they will call in human rights observers to counter "violations" by prosecutors investigating her for corruption.

Will Myanmar's military face justice over Rohingya 'genocide'?

Bangkok - A UN probe has called for Myanmar's military leaders to face justice for alleged genocide and crimes against humanity against the Rohingya, but the road to a tribunal will be long and complex, with China likely to block any prosecution of its ally at t...

Toronto van attack suspect faces three more attempted murder charges

Ottawa - The man accused in a van attack that killed 10 people in Toronto was charged Thursday with three additional counts of attempted murder during a brief court appearance.

S.Africa court orders prosecution chief to leave job

Johanesburg - A South African court on Friday overturned President Jacob Zuma's appointment of the head of public prosecutions, dealing a sharp reprimand to the scandal-tainted leader.

Swiss prosecutors rule out charges in new Polanski rape claim

Geneva - Swiss prosecutors on Wednesday ruled out bringing charges over the latest rape allegations against filmmaker Roman Polanski because the statute of limitations for the alleged 1972 assault had expired.

Swiss prosecutors will examine new Polanski rape accusation

Geneva - Swiss prosecutors said Monday that they will examine allegations made by a German woman that filmmaker Roman Polanski raped her in 1972 in the town of Gstaad, when she was 15.

Top S. Korea prosecutor apologises for abuses of power

Seoul - South Korea's top prosecutor apologised Tuesday over human rights abuses under past "authoritarian governments", including the torture and execution of pro-democracy activists.

Tunisia to try six police over beach attack response

Tunis - Tunisia is to prosecute six policemen over their response to a 2015 gun and grenade attack on a beach resort that killed 38 foreign holidaymakers, a judiciary spokesman said Wednesday.

Meet the Evangelist surfer fighting graft in Brazil

Curitiba - Brazilian state prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol describes himself on Twitter as a "Follower of Jesus" and a "prosecutor by vocation."But he insists the huge corruption investigation he is helping lead at the age of 37 "is not a moral crusade.

Turkey Kurd leader risks up to 142 years in jail

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors Tuesday demanded up to 142 years in prison for the leader of the country's main pro-Kurdish party, in a case that has intensified concerns over freedom of expression.

China charges 10 in power plant collapse that killed 74

China has charged 10 people over a power plant collapse that killed 74 last month, state media reported Monday, after first detaining 13 in the immediate aftermath of the accident.

German prosecutors extend 'dieselgate' probe to VW chairman

Frankfurt - German prosecutors probing whether Volkswagen executives manipulated the markets in the wake of the "dieselgate" scandal have widened their investigation to include the chairman of the group's supervisory board, the auto giant said Sunday.

Five suspects charged, held over Nice attack: Prosecutor

Paris - French judges on Thursday charged five suspects who were in contact with truck attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel in the lead-up to the Nice attack that left 84 people dead, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

Russia launches probe after Boeing engine fails mid-air

Moscow - Russia's prosecutors said Friday they were investigating after a Boeing passenger jet suffered an engine failure over the Dominican Republic with 371 people aboard.

ICC prosecutor says 'vast body of evidence' against Gbagbo

Den Haag - International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Thursday her office has collected a "vast body of evidence" against former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, accused of fomenting post-poll violence in his west African nation.

Belgian night-time ban delayed Paris attacks raid

Brussels - Belgian police delayed a raid on a suspected hiding place of Paris attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam because of a ban on night-time raids, the justice minister said Wednesday.

Belgium extends detention for two Paris attacks suspects: Prosecutors

Brussels - The Belgian authorities on Friday extended the detention of two suspects linked to the deadly Paris attacks last month, federal prosecutors said.

German chief prosecutor drops media treason probe

Berlin - The German chief prosecutor's office Monday scrapped a controversial treason probe against bloggers that had sparked a wave of press freedom protests.

Italy prosecutor says fugitive Mafia Godfather protected 'at high level'

Rome - An Italian prosecutor who has been hunting the fugitive head of the Sicilian Mafia for the past 10 years says he has eluded capture because he is "protected at a very high level".

U.S. prosecutors allege 'World Cup' of soccer fraud

New York - The United States accused soccer officials of corrupting a sport loved by billions Wednesday, warning the investigation is not over and seeking the extradition of suspects arrested in Switzerland.

State makes case against alleged Boston Marathon bomber

Boston - Prosecutors rested Monday after presenting bloody images and testimony about them in their case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

French prosecutors treating Thursday shooting in Paris as terrorist act

Paris - The shooting that killed a Paris policewoman on Thursday is being handled by anti-terrorist judges, the prosecutor's office announced.
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