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Nigerian court denies bail to separatist leader Kanu

Abuja - A Nigerian court on Thursday refused bail to a separatist activist, whose arrest last year sparked a wave of bloody protests across the country.

Three found guilty in Air France 'shirt-ripping' trial

Paris - Three former Air France employees on trial for ripping company executives' shirts during a dispute over layoffs were found guilty on Wednesday in a case that highlighted the country's fraught labour relations.

Turkey seeks life sentences over Erdogan 'assassination bid'

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors have demanded multiple life sentences for almost 50 alleged failed putschists charged with seeking to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a plot he says left him 15 minutes from death, state media reported Tuesday.

Brussels, Paris attacks suspect said UK was not target

London - A suspect in the Brussels and Paris terror attacks told investigators that he was not scouting for targets during a visit to Britain last year and the money he collected was for his gambling addiction, a British court heard Monday.

Ukraine's ousted leader says protestors started war

Kiev - Ukraine's former Moscow-backed president on Monday accused pro-EU protesters who forced his ouster of provoking the 31-month pro-Russian revolt in the southeast that has claimed nearly 10,000 lives.

German court upholds 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' conviction

Berlin - A German federal court has upheld the conviction of a former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz", his lawyer said Monday, in a ruling welcomed by victims' representatives.

Colombia's ex-spy chief jailed over 1989 assassination

Estanzuela - A former head of Colombia's intelligence services was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for involvement in the 1989 assassination of presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan by drug-gang hitmen.

Briton admits giving money to Brussels, Paris attacks suspect

London - A British man has pleaded guilty to supplying money to Mohamed Abrini, a key suspect in the Brussels and Paris attacks, a court heard Thursday as the trial opened of his alleged accomplice.

Wilders unapologetic as Dutch hate speech trial ends

Den Haag - Populist Dutch MP Geert Wilders remained unapologetic as his hate speech trial drew to a close on Wednesday, saying "millions of Dutch citizens will be convicted with me" if he is found guilty.

Court upholds life sentences for Khmer Rouge leaders

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's UN-backed court upheld life sentences for two top former Khmer Rouge leaders on Wednesday for crimes against humanity, in a verdict welcomed by survivors of the brutal regime.

Egypt court quashes Morsi life sentence

Cairo - An Egyptian appeals court Tuesday quashed one of two life sentences handed down to Mohamed Morsi since his 2013 overthrow, in the Islamist ex-president's second appeals victory in a week.

Frenchman gets life for rape, murder of British pensioner

Agen - A 32-year-old Frenchman was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for the brutal rape and murder of an 80-year-old British woman in southwestern France.

Dutch prosecutors seek 5,000-euro fine for Geert Wilders

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors demanded a 5,000-euro fine for controversial anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders in his hate-speech trial Thursday, saying he "insulted Moroccans" and sowed discord among citizens.

Prosecutors request 20 years for Mauritanian anti-slavery activists

Nouakchott - Prosecutors at a Mauritanian appeal court have requested 13 anti-slavery activists have their sentences increased to 20 years each for protesting against a forced slum clearance, a judicial source said.

Dutch MP Wilders questioned Moroccans' 'right to exist'

Schiphol - Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders insulted Moroccans by questioning their very right to exist with hate-filled comments at a rally, his trial heard on Wednesday.

Egypt court overturns Morsi death sentence

Cairo - An Egyptian appeals court on Tuesday overturned a death sentence handed down against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in one of four trials since his 2013 overthrow.

Bangkok bomb trial starts after months of delays

Bangkok - The long-delayed trial of two Uighur men accused of bombing a Bangkok shrine finally kicked off Tuesday as a military court allowed Beijing to supply translators for the suspects despite their objections.

German rail dispatcher admits guilt in fatal train crash

Traunstein - A German rail dispatcher admitted at the start of his trial Thursday that his negligence caused a train crash that killed 12 people as he was playing a mobile phone game while on duty.

Turkey puts 36 jihadist suspects on trial over 2015 Ankara bombing

Ankara - Turkey on Monday put 36 suspects on trial over a double suicide bombing last year blamed on Islamic State jihadists that killed over 100 people in the country's deadliest attack.

Dutch court rejects bid to dump judge in MP's hate trial

Den Haag - Dutch judges on Friday threw out a bid by lawyers for anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders to replace one of the judges in his hate speech trial after the defence accused her of bias.

Dutch MP hate speech trial 'far-reaching', court hears

Schiphol - The hate speech trial of Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders is a "political process" which could have a lasting impact on the Netherlands, a court heard on Thursday.

Banker in 1MDB case 'worked with Malaysian PM's friend'

Singapore - A private banker on trial in Singapore for his alleged role in Malaysia's 1MDB fund scandal worked closely with a friend of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, a court heard Tuesday.

German ex-cop in cannibalism website killing back in dock

Berlin - A German ex-police officer convicted of murdering a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists went on trial again Tuesday after the verdict against him was overturned on appeal.

Picasso's widow may have hidden artworks from son, court told

Aix-en-provence - A retired electrician who kept nearly 300 Pablo Picasso artworks in his garage for almost 40 years told a French appeal court Monday that the artist's widow may have wanted to keep the works hidden from his son Claude.

Singapore starts first trial in 1MDB money-laundering scandal

Singapore - A former private banker went on trial in Singapore on Monday in the first prosecution of suspects linked to a massive international money-laundering scandal centred on Malaysian state fund 1MDB.

Dutch anti-Islam MP Wilders goes on trial for hate speech

Schiphol - Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders went on trial Monday in a landmark case on hate speech as a high-security court heard how children had been scared by inflammatory calls that fewer Moroccans should live in the country.

Armed protesters who occupied Oregon refuge acquitted

Los Angeles - A group of armed protesters who led a takeover of a remote wildlife refuge in the western US state of Oregon have been acquitted by a jury of felony charges.

Indonesian handed 20 years in 'poisoned coffee' murder

Jakarta - An Indonesian woman was jailed for 20 years Thursday for murdering a friend from an Australian college with poisoned coffee in a "sadistic" fashion, capping a sensational trial that has gripped the country.

Six to be tried in France over topless Kate photos

Nanterre - Six reporters, photographers and media chiefs are to be tried in France for invasion of privacy over topless photos of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge published in 2012, judicial sources said Tuesday.

Egypt appeals court upholds Morsi 20-year sentence

Cairo - An Egyptian appeals court upheld on Saturday a 20-year sentence for ousted president Mohamed Morsi, the first final ruling in a string of trials for the deposed Islamist leader.
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Journalists watch a live video feed of "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea (L) and former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan in the courtroom during their trial at the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia in Phnom Penh on August 7, 2014
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French lawyer Chloe Arnoux, lawyer for the plaintiffs in the trial of a Chinese couple accused of having killed the parents of a baby that had died in the babysitter's care, addresses the media on January 19, 2016 at a Paris courthouse
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