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Accuser says Weinstein sexually assaulted her in children's bedroom

New York - One of Harvey Weinstein's main accusers told his rape trial Monday that the ex-Hollywood producer forcibly performed oral sex on her in a children's bedroom in his New York home.

Belgium's ex-king forced to recognise daughter from affair

Apo - Belgium's former king Albert II admitted Monday he is the father of a daughter born from an affair half a century ago after a DNA test he was forced to take came back positive.

Weinstein drew up 'red flag list' of women, rape trial told

New York - Harvey Weinstein told a private investigator to approach women he suspected were detailing sexual misconduct allegations against him to journalists, his rape trial was told Friday, as the court heard from Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez.

Weinstein rape trial told of sexual assault 'myths'

New York - A forensic psychiatrist told Harvey Weinstein's rape trial Friday that victims of sexual assault commonly remain in contact with their attacker for years after the incident.

'Sopranos' actress Sciorra tells Weinstein trial: 'He raped me'

New York - "The Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra fought back tears as she told a court Thursday that being raped by Harvey Weinstein left her feeling like she was having "a seizure" and caused her to self-harm.

Weinstein rape trial set for opening arguments

New York - Opening arguments in Harvey Weinstein's rape and sexual assault trial are due Wednesday, with the defense expected to detail "loving" emails between the once-mighty movie producer and his accusers.

China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

Bejing - Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 13 years in prison for bribery in a case that shook the international police organisation.

China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

Bejing - Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 13 years in prison for bribery in a case that shook the international police organisation.

War crimes, not genocide committed against Rohingya: Myanmar probe

A Myanmar-appointed panel concluded Monday that some soldiers likely committed war crimes against its Rohingya Muslim community but the military was not guilty of genocide, findings swiftly condemned by rights groups.

Italy committee gives go-ahead for Salvini migrant trial

Rome - An Italian senate committee voted Monday to strip former interior minister Matteo Salvini of his parliamentary immunity, opening the way for him to stand trial for allegedly illegally detaining migrants at sea last year.

Italy committee to vote on Salvini migrant trial

Rome - An Italian senate committee was set to vote Monday on whether former interior minister Matteo Salvini should stand trial for allegedly illegally detaining migrants at sea last year.

Bangladesh sentences 10 Islamists to death for 2001 bombing

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi court sentenced 10 Islamic militants to death Monday for the bombing at communist party rally two decades ago that killed five people.

In Spain, ex-Catalan police chief goes on trial for rebellion

San Fernando De Henares - The former police chief of Catalonia went on trial Monday over his role in the region's failed 2017 independence bid in a move that risks fanning tensions with Catalan separatists.

Ken Starr, celebrity lawyer Dershowitz join Trump defense team

Washington - Ken Starr, who was at the center of Bill Clinton's impeachment in the 1990s, and America's biggest celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz were announced Friday to be joining President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment defense.

British teenager appeals false rape claim conviction

Nicosia - A British teenager found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus by Israeli tourists has lodged an appeal against her "unfair" conviction with the island's supreme court, her defence team said.

Trump impeachment articles delivered to Senate

Washington - Two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump were delivered from the US House to the Senate on Wednesday, setting in motion the trial of the 45th US president.

Historic Trump impeachment trial begins in US Senate

Washington - The historic impeachment trial of Donald Trump began in a bitterly divided Senate on Thursday with a solemn reading to a hushed chamber of the charges facing the combative 45th US president.

Three doctors on trial in Belgium euthanasia case

Apo - Three doctors went on trial Tueday in Belgium accused of not respecting the conditions for euthanasia, a first in a country that legalised assisted suicide nearly two decades ago.

Middleman claims Slovak entrepreneur ordered journalist's murder

Bratislava - The intermediary in the February 2018 double murder of a Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancee on Tuesday accused wealthy entrepreneur Marian Kocner of having ordered the hit that shook the nation.

Trump trial likely to begin next Tuesday: Senate chief

Washington - The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.

Suspect admits killing Slovak journalist as trial opens

Bratislava - One of four suspects charged in the 2018 murder of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak pleaded guilty in dramatic court testimony on Monday in a case that has rocked the nation.

Suspect admits killing Slovak journalist as trial opens

Bratislava - One of four suspects charged in the 2018 murder of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak pleaded guilty in dramatic testimony on Monday, in a case that has rocked the nation.

Disgraced ex-athletics chief Diack to face Paris court over corruption

Paris - Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics' world governing body, is to go on trial in Paris on Monday over corruption charges linked to the Russia doping scandal.

French court orders 52mn euro payout in 'Mona Lisa' Ferrari battle

Limoges - A French appeals court has ordered the son of a renowned Ferrari collector to pay his siblings millions of euros over the disputed sale of a coveted racer considered the storied Italian automaker's "Mona Lisa".

Weinstein lawyers ask judge to recuse himself over 'biased' rebuke

New York - Harvey Weinstein's lawyers accused the judge presiding over the disgraced movie producer's sex crimes trial of bias Wednesday and asked him to recuse himself from the high-profile case.

French ex-president Sarkozy to stand trial in Oct on graft charges

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy will on October 5 become France's first ex-president to stand trial on corruption charges in a case in which he is accused of trying to obtain classified information from a judge.The trial will last until October 22, a Paris court said....

British teen gets 4 months suspended for 'false' Cyprus rape claim

Paralimni - A Cypriot court on Tuesday handed a British teenager a four-month suspended prison sentence after convicting her of falsely accusing a dozen Israeli tourists of gang rape.

UK teen gets suspended jail term for 'false' Cyprus rape claim

Paralimni - A Cypriot court on Tuesday handed a British teenager a four-month suspended prison sentence after convicting her of falsely accusing a dozen Israeli tourists of gang rape.

Weinstein sex crimes trial set to open in New York

New York - Harvey Weinstein's high-profile sex crimes trial opens on Monday, more than two years after a slew of allegations against the once-mighty Hollywood producer triggered the #MeToo movement that led to the downfall of dozens of powerful men.

Lebanese lawyers want Ghosn prosecuted over Israel trip

Beirut - Lebanese lawyers on Thursday filed a report to the judiciary demanding fugitive auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn be prosecuted over a trip he made to Israel as Renault-Nissan chairman in 2008.
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