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Jewish museum attack victims shot with 'surgical' precision

Apo - Victims of the Jewish museum attack in Brussels were shot with "surgical" precision, first responders said Monday at the trial of French national Mehdi Nemmouche.

Jewish museum attack victim's mother tells Belgian court of horror

Apo - The mother of a victim of Belgium's Jewish museum attack faced her son's alleged killer for the first time on Friday, as the terror trial turned harrowing when the court was shown footage of the anti-Semitic murders.

Did 'Chapo' really pay Mexico's ex-president $100M?

Mexico - Did the world's most famous drug lord really pay Mexico's ex-president a $100-million bribe not to arrest him?

Accused accomplice to Jewish museum murders denies charges

Apo - A man on trial as the alleged accomplice to the Jewish museum murders in Brussels denied any role in the 2014 shootings and said he was not a jihadist.

Canadian tourist in Paris police rape case says 'worst mistake' was visiting police HQ

Paris - A Canadian tourist who says she was gang-raped by French officers at police headquarters in Paris told a court on Wednesday that agreeing to visit their offices was the "worst mistake of my life".

Canada asks China for clemency for convicted drug trafficker

Montr - Canada urged Beijing on Tuesday to grant clemency to a Canadian sentenced to death for drug trafficking, after his sentence reignited a diplomatic dispute that began last month.

Jordan jails Salafist leader for 9 years over protest

Apo - Jordan's state security court on Tuesday sentenced a top Salafist leader to nine years in prison for "sedition" during 2011 protests.

Frenchman denies Jewish museum murders

Apo - The Frenchman on trial accused of murdering four people at the Jewish museum of Belgium denied Tuesday he was the gunman and alleged the court had robbed him of defence witnesses.

Russia extends Ukraine sailors' detention

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday extended the detention of Ukrainian sailors captured together with their vessels off Crimea in November despite protests from Kiev and the West, defence lawyers said.

France's 'Black Widow' has prison term cut on appeal

Aix-en-provence - A French woman accused of seducing and then poisoning elderly wealthy men had her sentence reduced on appeal Tuesday, after a court overturned two murder convictions in the case.

Brussels museum gunman linked to other jihadists

Apo - The Frenchman accused of murdering four people at the Jewish museum of Belgium had links with other jihadists, including those behind the Brussels and Paris attacks, investigators say.

El Chapo Guzman wanted to direct film of life story

New York - For years, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman worked on plans for a book and film about his life story that he wanted to direct himself, the Mexican drug lord's ex-right hand man testified Monday.

French police on trial for alleged rape in former headquarters

Paris - Two French policemen went on trial Monday over the alleged gang-rape of a drunk Canadian tourist in the former headquarters of the Paris police, one of several scandals to roil the force in recent years.

Chinese court sentences Canadian drug suspect to death

Dalian - A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death on drug trafficking charges on Monday after his previous 15-year prison sentence was deemed too lenient, deepening a diplomatic rift as Canadian premier Justin Trudeau accused Beijing of "arbitrarily" u...

China's first 'cyber-dissident' faces trial

Bejing - China's first "cyber-dissident", whose website reported on sensitive topics including human rights, is expected to go on trial on Monday amid fears he is in bad health, sources familiar with the matter told AFP.

Canadian risks harsher sentence at China drug retrial

Dalian - A Canadian man accused of drug smuggling in China faced a new trial Monday after an upper court called for a harsher sentence in a case that could further strain ties between Beijing and Ottawa.

Chapo's lawyers seek visa so mother can visit him in US prison

Mexico - Lawyers for accused Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Thursday they have asked Mexico's government for help obtaining a humanitarian visa for his mother so she can visit him in prison in the United States.

Jail for radical Russian artist who set Bank of France on fire

Paris - A court jailed an exiled Russian artist Thursday for setting fire to the facade of a French central bank building, a performance that was filmed and circulated on social media.

Court asks for jail transfer of Catalans before trial

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court asked Thursday for nine Catalan separatist leaders jailed for their role in the 2017 independence bid to be transferred to Madrid so they can be tried in "the last week" of January.

Chapo's secret messages to his wife and lover revealed

New York - Prosecutors trying Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman opened an extraordinary window Wednesday into the intimate life of the Mexican drug lord as he plotted crime deals with his wife and a lover while doting on his twin daughters.

Egypt court jails prominent activist for 15 years

Apo - A leading figure in Egypt's 2011 revolution was handed 15 years in prison on Wednesday after a retrial, a judicial source told AFP.

Turkey trial opens into Russian ambassador's 2016 killing

Ankara - Twenty-eight suspects went on trial Tuesday over the assassination of the Russian ambassador two years ago, including a US-based Muslim preacher blamed by Ankara for a failed coup the same year.

Turkey trial to open into Russian ambassador's 2016 killing

Ankara - Twenty eight suspects were due to go on trial Tuesday over the assassination of the Russian ambassador two years ago, including a US-based Muslim preacher blamed by Ankara for a failed coup the same year.

Jury chosen for Brussels Jewish museum attack trial

Apo - A French jihadist appeared in court on Monday as a jury was chosen for his trial for shooting dead four people at a Jewish museum in Brussels in 2014.

Jury to be chosen for Brussels Jewish museum attack trial

Apo - A jury will be chosen on Monday for the trial of a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels in 2014 following his return from Syria.

EU 'golden' visas in spotlight as Portuguese trial concludes

Lisbon - A court in Portugal is to deliver verdicts Friday in a corruption trial linked to so-called "golden" visas granted to wealthy foreign investors, a scandal that has thrown a spotlight on a controversial but widespread practice in Europe.

7 new suspects brought before Morocco judge in slain hikers case

Rabat - A Morocco prosecutor on Thursday brought seven new suspects including a Spanish-Swiss man before a Rabat anti-terror judge in connection with the murder of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains.

Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens

Apo - Saudi Arabia's attorney general sought the death penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as their high-profile trial opened in Riyadh on Thursday.

Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens

Apo - Saudi Arabia's attorney general sought the death penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as their high-profile trial opened in Riyadh on Thursday.

Egypt activist urges Sisi to pardon detained wife

Apo - A prominent rights activist appealed to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday to pardon his wife, sentenced to two years in jail for posting a video denouncing sexual harassment.
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