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Croatia quashes controversial WWII cardinal verdict

Zagreb - A Croatian court on Friday quashed a communist era verdict convicting a controversial World War II-era cardinal for collaborating with the Nazis, infuriating neighbouring Serbia.

Turkish coup suspects moved to Athens for asylum verdict

Atenas - Eight Turkish military officers who fled last week's failed coup to Greece were moved to Athens on Friday, a police source said, where authorities will examine their asylum pleas.

Greek court hands suspended sentence to Turkish officers who fled coup

Alexandro - A Greek court on Thursday sentenced eight Turkish military officers who fled last week's failed coup to suspended two-month prison terms, an AFP reporter said.

Mother jailed in Germany for killing four babies

Coburg - A woman on trial in one of Germany's worst infanticide cases was convicted Wednesday of killing four of her babies and handed a 14-year jail sentence.

Turkish envoy urges swift return of coup asylum seekers from Greece

Atenas - Turkey's ambassador on Tuesday urged Greece to swiftly return eight military officers who fled across the border after last week's failed coup, warning the affair could harm bilateral relations.

Lebanon charges three over suicide bombings

Birut - Lebanon's military prosecutor has charged three people, including two Syrians, with links to the Islamic State group and involvement in suicide bombings in a village on the Syrian border.

Austria jihad recruiter sentenced to 20 years

Vienna - A Muslim preacher at the centre of an Austrian jihad propaganda network was sentenced to 20 years in jail for recruiting young fighters to the Islamic State group.

Mother admits killing babies in German infanticide case

Coburg - A woman on trial in one of Germany's worst infanticide cases, involving eight dead babies, confessed Tuesday to killing several of them but said she could not remember how many.

Hong Kong tycoon Thomas Kwok freed on bail

Hong Kong - Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok was granted bail Tuesday, clearing the path to appeal his graft conviction over a high-profile cash for favours scandal. Kwok was jailed in 2014 over a series of payments totaling HK$8.5 million (US$1.

Rwandan ex-mayors to appeal French life terms over genocide

Paris - Two former Rwandan mayors will appeal their conviction and life sentences for taking part in the massacre of hundreds of Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide, their lawyers said Thursday.

Journalists acquitted, Spanish prelate guilty in Vatileaks

Vatican City - Two investigative journalists accused of publishing stolen papers which exposed scandal in the Vatican were acquitted Thursday, while a whistle-blowing Spanish prelate was sentenced to jail time in the Vatileaks trial.

Journalists acquitted in Vatileaks trial

Vatican City - Two investigative journalists at the heart of a controversial leaks trial at the Vatican were acquitted Thursday after judges ruled they did not have the authority to examine their cases.

Irish republican to stand trial over 1972 McConville killing

London - A prominent Irish republican will stand trial over the IRA murder of a Belfast mother more than 40 years ago, one of the most notorious incidents in Northern Ireland's "Troubles", a judge ruled Thursday.

French court jails two Rwandan mayors for life over genocide

Paris - In a landmark ruling, a Paris court jailed for life Wednesday two former Rwandan mayors accused of orchestrating the massacre of hundreds of Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide.

Brother of Paris attacker gets nine years over Syria trip

Paris - The brother of one of the jihadists who blew themselves up in the deadly Paris attacks last November was jailed Wednesday for nine years on terror-related charges.

Prosecutors seek prison terms in 'Vatileaks' case

Vatican City - Vatican prosecutors Monday demanded prison sentences for a senior clergyman, a communications consultant and a journalist accused of involvement in the leak of sensitive Holy See documents dubbed "Vatileaks".

French billionaire Dassault on trial for tax fraud

Paris - Billionaire French industrialist Serge Dassault of aviation and software giant Dassault Group went on trial Monday for allegedly stashing millions of euros in tax havens.

Germany jails anti-refugee assailant for slashing Cologne mayor

D - A German court Friday handed a 14-year jail sentence to a man for stabbing Cologne's future mayor in the neck in a violent protest against her welcoming stance towards refugees.

Iran 'to hang two Afghans' for rape of French hiker

Tehran - Iran sentenced to death two Afghans convicted of raping a French tourist hiking in the high mountains just north of Tehran, a government newspaper reported on Thursday.

French woman who left baby to drown gets 20 years in jail

Lille - A woman who claimed that witchcraft caused her to leave her baby to drown on a beach in northern France was on Friday sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Poignant video shows French woman with baby she left to drown

Lille - A hushed French courtroom on Wednesday viewed a video showing a defendant cuddling the 15-month-old girl she left to drown on a beach, in a murder she has blamed on witchcraft.

Spain awaits verdict as trial of king's brother-in-law ends

Madrid - A Spanish court on Wednesday wrapped up the embezzlement trial of the Spanish king's brother-in-law and his wife, accused of tax evasion, ahead of a verdict expected in a few months' time.

French woman says killing baby like 'going shopping'

Lille - A French woman who left her baby to drown on a beach gave a chilling account of the murder Tuesday, telling a court it was as perfunctory as "going shopping".

French woman who left baby to drown blames 'witchcraft'

Lille - A French woman who left her baby daughter to drown on a beach said Monday she had no other explanation but "witchcraft".Fabienne Kabou, 39, went on trial for the murder of 15-month-old Adelaide which shocked the country in November 2013.

Egypt's Morsi sentenced to life in espionage trial

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six of his co-defendants were handed death penalties.

Germany's Nazi trials: Twilight justice

Detmold - A German court is due to rule Friday in the mass murder case of a former Auschwitz SS guard, more than 70 years after the end of World War II.

Ex-SS guard convicted for complicity in Auschwitz murders

Detmold - A former SS guard was on Friday convicted by a German court for complicity in the mass murders at Auschwitz death camp, capping what is likely one of the last Holocaust trials.

Dutch woman leaves Qatar after adultery conviction

Den Haag - A Dutch woman who was convicted of adultery in Qatar after she reported being raped has left the Gulf and returned home, officials in the Netherlands said on Thursday.

Turkey ex-football star Sukur on trial for insulting Erdogan

Istanbul - Former Turkey football star Hakan Sukur went on trial on Thursday at an Istanbul court in absentia on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media.

Three Russian fans to face trial over Euro 2016 violence

Marseille - Three of the 43 Russian supporters detained in France over the violence around the England-Russia Euro 2016 match will be tried Thursday, prosecutors told AFP.
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