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Daughter of L'Oreal tycoon takes the stand in 'exploitation' trial

Bordeaux - Liliane Bettencourt's daughter, who triggered a probe into the alleged exploitation of the elderly L'Oreal heiress, told a French court Friday that her mother's closest confidant was a "con man" bent on destroying her family.

Italy 'sabotage' trial writer compares himself to Gandhi

Turin - Italian writer Erri de Luca invoked Gandhi on Wednesday as he began his trial defence against charges of inciting criminal damage to a controversial high-speed rail link through the Alps.

French multimillionaire takes stand in L'Oreal heiress trial

Bordeaux - A French multimillionaire artist was the first to take the stand Wednesday in the trial of 10 people accused of exploiting L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, just days after one defendant tried to kill himself.

'No pity' for Concordia captain, prosecutors demand 26 years in jail

Rome - Italian prosecutors called Monday for judges to show "no pity" to Francesco Schettino, the captain of the doomed Costa Concordia, demanding he serve 26 years and three months in jail for a shipwreck which killed 32 people.

Ten go on trial in France for 'exploiting' frail L'Oreal heiress

Bordeaux - Ten people close to France's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt go on trial Monday charged with exploiting the frail L'Oreal heiress in an explosive drama that began with a family feud and put a president in the court's crosshairs.

Egypt court frees Mubarak sons pending corruption retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court ordered Thursday the release of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's two sons pending their retrial on corruption charges, a judicial official said.

'Nut rage' trial opens of Korean Air heiress

Seoul - The trial opened Monday of Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-Ah, charged with aviation safety violations following a now notorious "nut rage" incident that triggered a national uproar.

U.S. defense argues wrong man accused as Silk Road kingpin

New York - Defense lawyers for Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind of online criminal enterprise Silk Road, sought to convince New York jurors that the wrong man was in the dock.

Boston bomb suspect seeks trial delay over Paris attacks

New York - Lawyers for Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev requested that jury selection in his trial be suspended for at least a month, saying the Paris attacks could influence potential jurors.

Egypt court overturns Mubarak verdict, orders retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Tuesday overturned former president Hosni Mubarak's conviction on corruption charges and ordered a retrial, but the ex-strongman remained in detention pending a judicial order.

Ugandan LRA rebel commander to be tried at ICC

Kanpala - Captured Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebel chief Dominic Ongwen will be sent to the International Criminal Court to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Uganda's military and the United States said Tuesday.

Egypt court overturns Mubarak graft verdict, orders retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian appeals court on Tuesday overturned a three-year prison sentence against ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak on corruption charges and ordered a retrial in the sole case pending against him.

Egypt court overturns Mubarak jail sentence for graft

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Tuesday overturned a three-year prison sentence against ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak on corruption charges and ordered a retrial in the sole case still pending against him.

Accused Silk Road drug baron goes on trial in NY

New York - The accused US mastermind of an underground criminal website that distributed narcotics, hacking services and forged documents to more than 100,000 people all over the world goes on trial Tuesday.

26 men acquitted of 'debauchery' in Cairo bathhouse trial

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men accused of "debauchery" after their night-time arrest from a Cairo bathhouse for suspected homosexual activity, in a case which triggered international concern.

26 men acquitted of 'debauchery' in Cairo bathhouse trial

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men accused of "debauchery" after their night-time arrest from a Cairo bathhouse for suspected homosexual activity, in a case which triggered international concern.

Entire Tsarnaev case turns on video of backpack being set down

With the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev beginning, it is clear that the prosecution's case relies on the one critical piece of evidence that the prosecution says it has, which Governor Duval Patrick spoke of on Meet the Press.

Khmer Rouge leader hospitalised during genocide trial

Phnom Penh - A former Khmer Rouge leader was hospitalised Thursday during his trial for mass murder, forced marriage and rape in the 1970s, forcing Cambodia's war crimes court to suspend the proceedings.

Guatemala ex-dictator forced to appear at genocide trial

Guatemala City - Guatemala's ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt was hauled to court on a stretcher Monday to attend his retrial on genocide charges before proceedings were halted by a motion to change judges.

Silence of Boston bomb suspect's family as he stands trial

Moscow - The family of Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is keeping a low profile as he goes on trial Monday for the dramatic attack in which three people died.

Boston bombing trial opens with jury selection

Boston - The long-awaited trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began Monday with jury selection, 20 months after the shocking attack that killed three at the city's signature race.

Ailing Guatemalan ex-dictator requests retrial absence

Guatemala City - Lawyers for Guatemalan ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt said Friday he is too sick to attend court next week, when he faces a retrial for genocide over the killings of indigenous people in the 1980s.

Al-Jazeera journalists face more jail time, eye deportation

Cairo - Three Al-Jazeera journalists faced Friday the prospect of at least several more weeks in Egyptian prison, with two of them awaiting a decision on whether they can be deported, lawyers and relatives said.

Pakistan court extends detention of 'Mumbai attacks mastermind'

Islamabad - A Pakistani court Thursday sent the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks to jail for two weeks in the latest round of a tussle over his detention that has worsened ties with India.

Egypt court orders retrial of jailed Jazeera reporters

Cairo - Egypt's top court Thursday ordered a retrial of three Al-Jazeera reporters whose imprisonment on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood triggered global outrage, but kept them in custody pending a new hearing.

Egypt court hears jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

Cairo - Egypt's top court began hearing an appeal Thursday by three jailed journalists of Al-Jazeera television as hopes for their release grew amid thawing relations between Cairo and Qatar, where it is based.

Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

Cairo - Egypt's top court hears an appeal Thursday by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base.

US judge rejects trial delay for Boston bomb suspect

New York - A US federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to further postpone his highly-anticipated trial, meaning jury selection will begin next week.

Pakistan court remands alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind

Islamabad - A Pakistani court Tuesday remanded the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks in police custody for two days in a kidnapping case, a day after another court approved his release.

Russia to deliver Navalny verdict amid anger at Putin

Moscow - Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny could be facing jail on Tuesday after a sudden twist in his controversial fraud trail, which has angered his supporters.
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