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French court drops case against Amnesty volunteer who helped migrants

Nice - A French court on Friday ordered charges dropped against a 73-year-old Amnesty International volunteer who helped two underage Africans enter the country, one of several cases involving activists assisting migrants on the move through Europe.

Turkey jails mine bosses over 2014 disaster that killed 301

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday handed jail terms of up to 22 years to five top managers convicted of negligence over Turkey's worst ever mining disaster, which claimed hundreds of lives.

Turkey jails mine boss for 15 years over 2014 Soma disaster

Kayseri - A Turkish court on Wednesday jailed for 15 years the chief executive of the Soma mine where 301 people were killed in May 2014 in Turkey's worst ever mining disaster.

Surviving member of German neo-Nazi murder cell jailed for life

Munich - The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a shocking series of racist murders was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison, capping one of the longest and politically charged trials of the post-war period.

Surviving member of German neo-Nazi murder cell jailed for life

Munich - The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a string of racist murders was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison, capping a mammoth trial that began in May 2013.

Verdicts due in Germany's mammoth neo-Nazi murder trial

Munich - The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a string of racist murders faces a verdict on Wednesday at the end of one of the longest trials in Germany's post-war history.

Beate Zschaepe, woman in the dock in neo-Nazi terror trial

Berlin - For Beate Zschaepe, the woman at the heart of Germany's neo-Nazi terror and murder trial, the dark path began in the far-right skinhead subculture that flared after the Berlin Wall fell.

German woman faces verdict in 5-year neo-Nazi murder trial

Berlin - One of the biggest trials in modern German history ends Wednesday when the court hands a verdict to the only surviving member of a neo-Nazi cell behind a string of racist murders.

Iran executes eight over deadly IS attacks in Tehran

Tehran - Iran has executed eight people convicted over two deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group in Tehran last year, the judiciary's news agency said Saturday.

France upholds life sentences for Rwanda genocide mayors

Paris - A French court on Friday upheld life sentences for two former Rwandan mayors for taking part in the massacre of hundreds of ethnic Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide.

Verdicts next week in German neo-Nazi murder trial

Berlin - Beate Zschaepe, the only surviving member of a murderous German neo-Nazi trio, proclaimed her innocence over a racist killing spree in a final plea Tuesday before her verdict next week.

Ex-Barcelona president Rosell to stand trial for money laundering

Madrid - Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell will stand trial for alleged money laundering related to television rights and sponsorship of the Brazilian national football team, a court said Friday.

Art dynasty heir Wildenstein cleared at Paris fraud trial

Paris - Guy Wildenstein, the Franco-American patriarch of an art-dealing dynasty, was cleared Friday of tax fraud after being accused of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from French authorities.

Art dynasty heir Wildenstein cleared at Paris fraud trial

Paris - Guy Wildenstein, the Franco-American patriarch of the Wildenstein art-dealing dynasty, was cleared Friday of tax fraud after being accused of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from French authorities.

Kim Jong Nam murder not a prank: prosecutors

Shah Alam - The assassination of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader was not a prank, Malaysian state prosecutors said Thursday, insisting it was a "carefully planned and executed" murder using a UN-banned poison.

Anger in Morocco over jailing of protesters

Rabat - The jailing of demonstrators for up to 20 years over unrest in 2016 sparked anger in Morocco on Wednesday, with some warning it could threaten further instability.

Morocco jails protest leaders for up to 20 years

Casablanca - Leaders of a Moroccan protest movement were sentenced to up to 20 years in prison late Tuesday over their roles in demonstrations that rocked the north of the country in 2016.

The pain, shock and anger of two Spanish 'stolen babies'

Madrid - Jose Maria Garcia Gonzalez was 35 and getting official documents for his wedding when he found out he was adopted.

Doctor in the dock in Spain's first Franco-era 'stolen babies' trial

Madrid - An 85-year-old doctor appeared in the dock on Tuesday in the first trial in Spain over thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during the Franco era amid emotional protests outside the Madrid court.

Spain's first Franco-era 'stolen babies' trial begins

Madrid - An 85-year-old Spanish doctor will appear in a Madrid court on Tuesday, the first person to go on trial over thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during the Franco era.

Spain's first 'stolen babies' case comes to trial

Madrid - A former doctor will go on trial on Tuesday in Madrid for allegedly stealing a newborn baby from her mother and giving her to another woman, a practice thought to have affected thousands of families during Spain's dictatorship.

Istanbul court rules to keep Amnesty's Turkey chair in jail

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Thursday ruled to keep the chair of Amnesty International's Turkey branch in jail after over one year behind bars on terror charges, in defiance of complaints by the rights group that the case has no foundation.

Bahrain opposition head acquitted in Qatar spy case

United Arab Emirates - A Bahraini court acquitted the jailed head of the Shiite opposition of all charges Thursday in his trial for alleged spying for regional rival Qatar, prompting the kingdom's attorney general to announce he would appeal.

Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in Qatar spy case: activists

United Arab Emirates - A Bahraini court acquitted the head of the Shiite opposition of all charges Thursday in his trial for alleged spying for regional rival Qatar, a judicial source and activists said.

Turkish rapper Ezhel freed after drugs charge acquittal

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Tuesday acquitted and freed a popular Turkish rapper who faced up to 10 years in jail on charges of encouraging drug use, on the first day of a trial that had sparked widespread alarm.

Former France Telecom execs to face trial over suicides

Paris - French judges have ordered a trial against France Telecom and its former CEO for "moral harassment" following a wave of employee suicides in the late 2000s, according to judicial papers seen by AFP Friday.

Finland jails asylum seeker for life over first terror attack

Apo - A Finnish court on Friday sentenced a Moroccan asylum seeker to life in prison over what was described as the nation's first terror attack after he killed two women and injured eight others in a stabbing spree last year.

Four traffickers in Hungary migrant truck deaths jailed for 25 years

Taf - Four people traffickers involved in the gruesome deaths of 71 migrants in a truck abandoned on an Austrian highway in 2015 were jailed for 25 years Thursday, in a case that sparked international revulsion.

Spanish king's brother-in-law: Olympic glory to royal shame

Madrid - A tall and dapper former handball player with two Olympic medals to his name, Inaki Urdangarin went from "ideal son-in-law" to the black sheep of Spain's royal family when he landed in court in a corruption case.

Spain king's brother-in-law loses graft appeal, faces jail

Madrid - The Spanish king's brother-in-law was sentenced on appeal to five years and 10 months in jail on Tuesday for embezzling millions of euros, the Supreme Court said, in a sensational case that shamed the royals.
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CASE: American Amanda Knox (left) is driven away from court in Perugia, Italy, during her murder trial in 2011. Knox was acquitted by an appeals court on Friday.
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