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Kenya's Ruto wins key ICC witness appeal

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Friday upheld an appeal by Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and barred the use of recanted testimonies in the crimes against humanity case brought against him.

NY cop found guilty in 2014 fatal shooting of unarmed black man

New York - A jury has found a rookie New York police officer guilty of manslaughter in the 2014 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man -- an incident that fueled US protests against police tactics.

Turkey tries father, smugglers over Syrian toddler's death

Istanbul - The father of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler whose drowning shocked the world last year, went on trial on Thursday along with two alleged people smugglers accused of causing the death of migrants.

Ex-SS guard, 94, on trial in Germany over Auschwitz killings

Detmold - A 94-year-old former SS guard went on trial Thursday for complicity in the murders of 170,000 people at Auschwitz, with the hearing opening with a survivor's harrowing testimony.

French ex-budget minister's tax fraud trial delayed

Paris - The tax fraud trial of France's disgraced former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac was adjourned Wednesday to September 5 after his defence challenged the constitutionality of the case.

Spanish princess' fraud trial told of lucrative contracts

Palma De Mallorca - The first defendant to take the stand in Spain's landmark corruption trial involving Princess Cristina spoke Tuesday of lucrative no-bid contracts allegedly negotiated after playing sports at a royal palace.

Germany to put two SS men on trial over Auschwitz killings

Berlin - Two former SS men will go on trial this month for their alleged complicity in the murder of thousands of people at Auschwitz, as Germany accelerates its bid to prosecute ageing Third Reich criminals.

Trial of Spain's Princess Cristina resumes

Palma De Mallorca - Spanish Princess Cristina's trial for tax evasion charges in a corruption scandal over her husband's business dealings resumed on Tuesday with the start of questioning of defendants in the case.

'Last survivors must speak out': Auschwitz baby

Berlin - Angela Orosz weighed just a third of what a normal infant does when she was born in Auschwitz, and only escaped death at the Nazi concentration camp because she was so weak she was "unable to cry".

French ex-budget minister goes on trial for tax fraud

Paris - France's former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who stashed millions abroad while cracking down on tax cheats at home, went on trial Monday for tax fraud.

French ex-budget minister on trial for tax fraud

Paris - Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who resigned in disgrace in 2013 after admitting to having a secret Swiss bank account, goes on trial Monday for tax fraud.The 63-year-old faces up to seven years in jail and two million euros ($2.

Turkish opposition journalists set for March trial

Istanbul - Two Turkish opposition journalists accused of espionage and trying to overthrow the government in a case that has caused global concern are due to go on trial next month.

Ex-Auschwitz SS guard, 93, faces trial in April

Berlin - A 93-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp will stand trial in April on a charge of accessory to murder, a German court said Friday.

Egypt court overturns death sentences for 149 pro-Islamists

Cairo - An Egyptian appeals court overturned on Wednesday death sentences for 149 pro-Islamists accused of killing policemen in a mob attack on their station, a judicial source said.

House arrest for man arrested with guns at Disneyland Paris

Meaux - A man found with guns in a Disneyland Paris hotel was on Tuesday condemned by a French court to six months' house arrest and made to wear an electronic tagging bracelet.

Man convicted in Germany for backing Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers

Hamburg - A Sri Lankan-born man received an 18-month suspended sentence in Germany Tuesday for membership of the rebel group the Tamil Tigers which Germany considers a terrorist organisation.The 53-year-old German national, identified only as Yogendran G.

Ex-IMF chief Rato to stand trial for misusing bank funds: Spanish court

Madrid - Rodrigo Rato, a former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is to stand trial for misusing funds when he was head of a bailed-out Spanish bank, a court in Madrid said Monday.

Armed man at Disneyland Paris to go on trial, terror link ruled out

Meaux - A man who was found to be carrying two handguns as he tried to enter a hotel at Disneyland Paris will go on trial Tuesday on charges of possessing and transporting weapons and ammunition, prosecutors said.

Spanish court refuses to drop case against Princess Cristina

Madrid - A Spanish court refused Friday to drop a case against Princess Cristina, who is on trial charged with tax evasion in a corruption scandal centred on her husband's business dealings.

Arrested Salvadoran ex-president has brain damage

Sansalvador - El Salvador's former president Francisco Flores, who faces trial accused of embezzling millions of dollars in aid money for earthquake victims, has irreversible brain damage after suffering a stroke, doctors said Thursday.

Acquittals over Hungary toxic spill spark outrage

Veszpr - Victims of Hungary's worst ever toxic spill, which killed 10 people and injured 150 in 2010, voiced outrage after the boss of the alumina plant that caused the disaster was cleared of any wrongdoing on Thursday.

French surrogate mother on trial for defrauding two gay couples

Blois - A French court is trying a woman on charges of defrauding two gay couples who hired her as a surrogate mother, which is illegal in France.

Chinese nanny gets 20 years for chopping up employers

Paris - A Paris court on Friday handed a 20-year jail term to a Chinese nanny for murdering and chopping up her employers after their two-month-old baby died in her care.

20 years' jail sought for Chinese nanny in Paris double murder

Paris - A Chinese nanny who killed and cut up her employers should spend 20 years behind bars, a Paris prosecutor said Friday on the final day of the trial in the macabre case.

British woman jailed in France for helping migrant boy

Rouen - A French court on Wednesday sent a 41-year-old British woman to jail for attempting to sneak a young Syrian migrant into Britain.

German trial of IS 'storm trooper' opens

Berlin - A German court on Wednesday began the trial of an Islamic State 'storm trooper' who allegedly helped track down deserters for the jihadist group in Syria.Nils D.

Mother, daughter go on trial in Spain for shooting of politician

Madrid - A mother and her daugher went on trial in Spain on Tuesday for shooting dead a ruling party politician in broad daylight after the younger woman lost her job with a local council, in a case that shocked the country.

Chinese nanny admits killing baby's parents in grisly case

Paris - A Chinese nanny admitted in a Paris court Tuesday to killing and dismembering the parents of a baby who had died in her care, in a gruesome case worthy of a horror movie.

Court acquits Vatican's 'Mr 500' of money-smuggling

Rome - A former Vatican accountant known as "Mr 500" for his cash-rich lifestyle was acquitted by an Italian court on Monday of corruption and attempted money-smuggling.

Rogue trader Kerviel launches retrial bid in fraud case

Paris - Convicted rogue trader Jerome Kerviel appeared in a Paris court Monday seeking a retrial over his fraud conviction stemming from risky bets that nearly brought down Societe Generale, one of Europe's biggest banks.
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