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Iran 'to hang two Afghans' for rape of French hiker

Tehran - Iran sentenced to death two Afghans convicted of raping a French tourist hiking in the high mountains just north of Tehran, a government newspaper reported on Thursday.

French woman who left baby to drown gets 20 years in jail

Lille - A woman who claimed that witchcraft caused her to leave her baby to drown on a beach in northern France was on Friday sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Poignant video shows French woman with baby she left to drown

Lille - A hushed French courtroom on Wednesday viewed a video showing a defendant cuddling the 15-month-old girl she left to drown on a beach, in a murder she has blamed on witchcraft.

Spain awaits verdict as trial of king's brother-in-law ends

Madrid - A Spanish court on Wednesday wrapped up the embezzlement trial of the Spanish king's brother-in-law and his wife, accused of tax evasion, ahead of a verdict expected in a few months' time.

French woman says killing baby like 'going shopping'

Lille - A French woman who left her baby to drown on a beach gave a chilling account of the murder Tuesday, telling a court it was as perfunctory as "going shopping".

French woman who left baby to drown blames 'witchcraft'

Lille - A French woman who left her baby daughter to drown on a beach said Monday she had no other explanation but "witchcraft".Fabienne Kabou, 39, went on trial for the murder of 15-month-old Adelaide which shocked the country in November 2013.

Egypt's Morsi sentenced to life in espionage trial

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six of his co-defendants were handed death penalties.

Germany's Nazi trials: Twilight justice

Detmold - A German court is due to rule Friday in the mass murder case of a former Auschwitz SS guard, more than 70 years after the end of World War II.

Ex-SS guard convicted for complicity in Auschwitz murders

Detmold - A former SS guard was on Friday convicted by a German court for complicity in the mass murders at Auschwitz death camp, capping what is likely one of the last Holocaust trials.

Dutch woman leaves Qatar after adultery conviction

Den Haag - A Dutch woman who was convicted of adultery in Qatar after she reported being raped has left the Gulf and returned home, officials in the Netherlands said on Thursday.

Turkey ex-football star Sukur on trial for insulting Erdogan

Istanbul - Former Turkey football star Hakan Sukur went on trial on Thursday at an Istanbul court in absentia on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media.

Three Russian fans to face trial over Euro 2016 violence

Marseille - Three of the 43 Russian supporters detained in France over the violence around the England-Russia Euro 2016 match will be tried Thursday, prosecutors told AFP.

French rogue trader Kerviel heads back to court

Versailles - French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel, whose actions almost bankrupted one of Europe's biggest banks, headed back to court Wednesday as Societe Generale seeks to recover 4.9 billion euros ($5.5 billion) in losses and interest.

Judgement near in Vatican leaks trial

Vatican City - Final hearings in the Vatican's controversial leaks trial of journalists and others will be held next month in a finale to over nine months of courtroom drama that has embarrassed the Holy See.

German man goes on trial for double child murder

Berlin - A German security guard went on trial Tuesday accused of murdering two children, one of them a four-year-old Bosnian boy snatched from a crowded migrant registration centre last year.

Qatar convicts Dutch tourist who says she was raped

Doha - A Doha court on Monday convicted a Dutch woman of adultery and handed her a one-year suspended sentence after she reported being raped while on holiday in Qatar.

Spain prosecutors want 19 years jail for king's brother-in-law

Palma - Spanish prosecutors called Friday for the king's brother-in-law to be given a 19-and-a-half year jail term for alleged embezzlement in a trial that has also seen his wife Princess Cristina accused of tax evasion.

France fines Uber 800,000 euros over ride-sharing service

Paris - Uber was fined 800,000 euros ($900,000) by a French court on Thursday, half of which was suspended, over its controversial UberPOP ride-sharing service that was banned in the country after violent protests last year.

Russia frees artist who torched security service door

Moscow - A Moscow court on Wednesday released radical performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky but gave him a hefty fine for torching the door of Russia's security service headquarters, in a rare show of leniency by the authorities.

Societe Generale ordered to pay damages to rogue trader Kerviel

Paris - A French tribunal on Tuesday ordered Societe Generale to pay 450,000 euros in damages for firing rogue trader Jerome Kerviel -- whose actions almost bankrupted one of Europe's biggest banks.

Russian prosecutors urge release of radical artist Pavlensky

Moscow - In a rare appeal for leniency, Russian prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to release radical artist Pyotr Pavlensky with a hefty fine as he faces prison for torching the doors of the security service's headquarters.

Habre trial brings momentum for African justice on continent

Dakar - The successful prosecution of Chadian dictator Hissene Habre has galvanised the movement for a permanent forum for justice in Africa, but several legal roadblocks stand in the way, according to experts.

Hong Kong police in court over 'beating' protester

Hong Kong - Seven Hong Kong police officers were in court Wednesday over the beating of a pro-democracy protester during mass rallies in 2014, an incident which was captured on film and beamed around the world.

Italy court upholds 16-year term for Concordia captain

Florence - Florence's appeals court on Tuesday upheld a 16-year jail term for Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank off Italy in 2012 leaving 32 people dead.

DRCongo's Bemba in ICC dock for bribing witnesses

Den Haag - Convicted Congolese war criminal Jean-Pierre Bemba found himself back in the dock at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday -- this time accused of bribing witnesses and falsifying evidence.

Captain awaits appeal verdict over Concordia disaster

Florence - Italian cruise ship captain Francesco Schettino was on Tuesday due to hear the outcome of his appeal against his lengthy jail sentence for the 2012 Costa Concordia disaster that left 32 people dead.

Ivory Coast's ex first lady on trial for poll bloodbath

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's feisty former first lady Simone Gbagbo went on trial Tuesday for crimes against humanity in what many see as a litmus case for justice in the west African country.

E-music pioneers Kraftwerk lose copyright case

Karlsruhe - Germany's highest court Tuesday struck down a challenge by electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk against a hip-hop artist's two-second sample of their tune in a dispute that erupted almost two decades ago.

I. Coast's ex-first lady on trial for crimes against humanity

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo goes on trial Tuesday for crimes against humanity, but rights groups acting as plaintiffs in the case have pulled out, blasting the proceedings as flawed.

Victims of unrepentant Chad dictator celebrate justice

Dakar - Hidden behind sunglasses and a white turban, Chad's former dictator was unrepentant Monday even as he learned he would spend the rest of his life in prison for crimes committed during his brutal rule.
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