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French transgender assault leads to 10-month sentence

Paris - A young man who was filmed assaulting a transgender woman was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months in prison, four of them on parole, by a Paris court.Seddik A.

Top Argentine court confirms Kirchner trial to start Tuesday

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that ex-president Cristina Kirchner's corruption trial can go ahead, after protesters demonstrated against rumors the case might be delayed.

Two Cyprus journalists acquitted over Erdogan 'insult'

Nicosia - A court in northern Cyprus on Thursday acquitted two journalists who had faced up to five years in prison on charges of insulting and defaming Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

German prosecutors seek life in jail for serial killer nurse

Oldenburg - German prosecutors on Thursday sought life in prison for a male nurse accused of murdering almost 100 hospital patients, which would make him the country's worst peacetime serial killer.

Prosecutors demand life in jail for German serial killer nurse

Oldenburg - German prosecutors Thursday demanded life in jail for a male nurse accused of being the country's worst peacetime serial killer for murdering around 100 hospital patients.

Suspects back in Morocco court over Scandinavian hiker murders

Tabriquet - Two dozen jihadist suspects charged over the murder of two Scandinavian women hiking in Morocco appeared in court Thursday, with the lawyer of one victim saying the government must be held "morally responsible" for the killings.

Suspected jihadists back in dock over murder of two Scandinavian women

Tabriquet - A street vendor, a plumber and a carpenter are among two dozen jihadist suspects who return to a Moroccan court Thursday, charged in connection with the brutal murder of two Scandinavian hikers.

US consular staffer in Turkey remains jailed as spy trial resumes

Istanbul - A US consular staffer was ordered to remain in custody by a Turkish court on Wednesday after the latest hearing in his trial on espionage charges -- part of a growing rift between Washington and Ankara.

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Paris - The active ingredient in Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup is glyphosate, one of the world's most widely used herbicides that has become highly controversial because of claims of its links to cancer.

The missing of Brazzaville's 'Beach', 20 years on

Brazzaville - Twenty years ago, Congo-Brazzaville's new president urged conflict refugees to come home across the River Congo from Kinshasa. Then 353 returnees disappeared who were widely believed to have been murdered.

Monsanto ordered to pay $2 bn in latest Roundup blow

San Francisco - In a third major legal blow to Bayer-owned Monsanto and its weedkiller Roundup, a jury in California has ordered the chemicals giant to pay more than $2 billion in damages to a couple that sued on grounds the product caused their cancer, lawyers said.

Secretive British billionaire Barclay sues over French play

Caen - A court in northern France on Monday was to begin hearing a case brought by one of the secretive Barclay brothers, who own the Daily Telegraph and the Ritz Hotel, claiming he was defamed in a play by a French writer.

Lawyers strike plea deal for Israeli suspect in killing of Palestinian family

Ge'ulim - Israeli prosecutors on Sunday agreed not to press murder charges against a Jewish suspect in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents, the justice ministry said.

Asylum seekers acquitted over Greek island camp protest

More than 100 asylum seekers were acquitted by a court on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday for protesting against overcrowded camp conditions.

Chinese court holds off ruling on Canadian's death penalty appeal

Bejing - A Chinese court adjourned a hearing on a Canadian man's appeal against his death sentence for drug smuggling without a decision Thursday in a case that has deepened a diplomatic spat between Beijing and Ottawa.

Canadian drug smuggler to appeal China death sentence Thursday

Bejing - A Canadian man handed the death penalty for drug smuggling in China will appeal his sentence Thursday, in a case that has deepened the diplomatic rift between Beijing and Canada.

France Telecom suicides: 'Nothing I could have done' ex-CEO says

Paris - France Telecom's former CEO on Tuesday rejected any responsibility for a string of suicides as he pushed through a wrenching restructuring plan that cost thousands of employees their jobs a decade ago.

France Telecom ex-bosses go on trial over suicide wave

Paris - The former chief executive of France Telecom and other ex-bosses went on trial Monday facing unprecedented charges of moral harassment that allegedly prompted 35 employees to take their own lives a decade ago.

Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong Nam murder case arrives home

Hanoi - A Vietnamese woman who stood trial for the assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother arrived home Friday, bringing down the curtain on a dramatic and often bizarre two-year murder mystery.

Sole remaining Kim Jong Nam assassination suspect to be freed

Kuala Lumpur - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother will be freed Friday, ending legal proceedings stemming from the shocking hit despite criticism that the real culprits never faced justice.

Trial for murder of Scandinavian hikers to open in Morocco

Rabat - Two dozen suspects are set to go on trial in Morocco Thursday over the gruesome murder of two young Scandinavian hikers late last year that shocked the North African country.

Russian court jails man who attacked tsar painting

Moscow - A Moscow court on Tuesday sent a man who attacked a painting of Ivan the Terrible to a penal colony for two and a half years, news agencies reported.

Trial for murder of Scandinavian hikers to open in Morocco

Rabat - Two dozen suspects are set to go on trial in Morocco Thursday for offences linked to the gruesome murder of two young Scandinavian hikers late last year that shocked the North African country.

Fake heiress who fooled New York convicted of multiple felonies

New York - A German-Russian woman who passed herself off as an heiress was found guilty of multiple felonies Thursday in New York, for stealing over $200,000 and attempting to make off with millions more.

France promises trial over missing Japanese student

Besan - A Chilean national is to be tried in France for the suspected murder of his Japanese ex-girlfriend, with Paris to request his extradition later this year, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed over Umbrella Movement protests

Fpo - Four prominent leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement were jailed on Wednesday for their role in organising mass protests in 2014 that paralysed the city for months and infuriated Beijing.

Former French PM Fillon to face trial over fake jobs

Paris - Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, whose 2017 bid for the presidency was torpedoed by a fake job scandal involving his wife, will face trial over the allegations, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.

RSF urges court to acquit Cyprus journalists over Erdogan 'insult'

Nicosia - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has urged authorities in northern Cyprus to acquit two journalists facing up to five years in prison on charges of insulting and defaming Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

US liquor heiress pleads guilty in sex cult case

New York - Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram liquor fortune, pleaded guilty Friday to her role in a secretive society of women sex slaves.

Killer Italian nurse jailed for life

Rome - A serial killer Italian nurse was on Friday sentenced to life in prison for killing four patients although police suspect she could have been responsible for as many as 10 fatalities.
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