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George Floyd sought help with his 'very last breath': prosecutor

Minneapolis - George Floyd pleaded for help with his "very last breath" but was not shown any compassion by Derek Chauvin, prosecutor Steve Schleicher said Monday in closing arguments at the closely watched murder trial of the former police officer.

George Floyd sought help with his 'very last breath': prosecutor

Minneapolis - George Floyd pleaded for help with his "very last breath" but was not shown any compassion by Derek Chauvin, prosecutor Steve Schleicher said Monday in closing arguments at the murder trial of the former police officer.

Jury in George Floyd murder trial to hear closing arguments

Minneapolis - A jury is to hear closing arguments on Monday in the trial of the white ex-police officer accused of murdering African-American George Floyd, a case that laid bare racial wounds in the United States and has come to be seen as a pivotal test of police a...

Third week of George Floyd murder trial features defense witnesses

Minneapolis - Defense witnesses took the stand during the third week of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd.Closing arguments are to be held on Monday and the high-profile case will go to the jury.

Chauvin decides not to testify at George Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis - Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin said Thursday that he would not testify at his murder trial for the death of George Floyd, as a policewoman facing charges for the killing of another Black American made her first court appearance.

Chauvin chooses not to testify at George Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis - Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin said Thursday he will not testify at his murder trial for the death of George Floyd.

Germany opens trial of far-right 'terrorist' group

Apo - Twelve alleged far-right conspirators went on trial in Germany on Tuesday, suspected of planning attacks on politicians, asylum seekers and Muslims as part of a plot to overthrow the country's democracy.

Minneapolis under curfew after officer shoots Black motorist dead

Minneapolis - Fresh protests broke out Monday night in Minneapolis despite a curfew implemented after a police officer fatally shot a young Black man when she appeared to confuse her handgun with her taser, fueling tensions in a US city already on edge because of th...

Heart disease, drugs not 'direct causes' of Floyd death: doctor

Minneapolis - George Floyd had heart disease and had consumed drugs but they were not the "direct causes" of his death, the doctor who conducted the autopsy said Friday at the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin.

Portugal ex-PM Socrates to stand trial for money laundering

Lisbon - A Portuguese judge cleared the way on Friday for former prime minister Jose Socrates to stand trial for alleged money laundering and falsifying documents, but cleared him of corruption charges in the years-long case.

George Floyd died from 'low level of oxygen': doctor

Minneapolis - A respiratory doctor testified Thursday that George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen and that police officer Derek Chauvin's knee was on his neck almost all the time he was facedown with his hands cuffed behind his back.

Police used inappropriate 'deadly force' on Floyd: expert

Minneapolis - The police officer accused of murdering George Floyd used inappropriate "deadly force" when kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, an expert told a court in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

Police used inappropriate 'deadly force' on Floyd: expert

Minneapolis - The police officer accused of murdering George Floyd used inappropriate "deadly force" when kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, an expert told the court in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

Turkey jails 32 ex-soldiers for life over 2016 coup bid

Ankara - A Turkish court on Wednesday jailed 32 former soldiers for life in a mass trial involving nearly 500 military defendants implicated in a failed 2016 bid to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Key witness in Floyd murder trial seeks to avoid testifying

Minneapolis - A key witness in the trial of the Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd sought Tuesday to avoid giving evidence as his lawyers said he could incriminate himself on separate charges.

Kneeling on Floyd's neck violated policy, 'values': police chief

Minneapolis - Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo testified on Monday that officer Derek Chauvin violated the department's training policies and its "values" by kneeling on George Floyd's neck after he had stopped resisting.

Hong Kong to vet political candidates' past to ensure loyalty to China: official

Fpo - Candidates for public office in Hong Kong will have their entire history vetted, its top justice official said Saturday, after China announced a radical overhaul to ensure only "patriots" run the city.

Swagg Man, conman posing as millionaire rapper

Tunis - On social media he burned 500-euro notes and flaunted "his Bentley". In real life, Swagg Man is accused of having ripped off young fans to the tune of $1.8 million.

Paramedic says Floyd was 'deceased' when he arrived

Minneapolis - A paramedic testified on Thursday that George Floyd was already dead when he arrived at the scene and Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is being tried for murder, still had his knee on the neck of the 46-year-old Black man.

Veteran Hong Kong activists convicted over huge democracy rally

Fpo - Nine veteran Hong Kong activists face jail after they were convicted Thursday for their roles in organising one of the biggest democracy protests to engulf the city in 2019.

Graphic bodycam footage played at Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis - Chilling police body camera footage was shown to the jury on Wednesday at the trial of the white policeman accused of killing George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man whose death touched off anti-racism protests around the world.

French #Metoo founder wins defamation appeal

Paris - A French appeals court on Wednesday overturned the defamation conviction of the woman behind France's answer to the #MeToo movement, who was sued by the man she accused of sexual harassment, lawyers told AFP.

ICC rules on appeal by Congolese 'Terminator' warlord

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court will decide Tuesday on an appeal by a Congolese warlord dubbed the "Terminator", who received the tribunal's longest-ever war crimes sentence.

George Floyd's family take a knee in Minneapolis

Minneapolis - Lawyer Ben Crump quietly switched knees. The Reverend Al Sharpton needed some assistance.

French pharma firm convicted of manslaughter over weight loss pill deaths

Paris - A French court on Monday found pharma giant Servier guilty of aggravated deceit and involuntary manslaughter over hundreds of deaths caused by its diabetes and weight loss pill, in one of France's biggest health scandals.

George Floyd's family demand justice as murder trial to begin

Minneapolis - George Floyd must receive justice, his family said ahead of opening arguments Monday in the trial of the white police officer accused of killing the Black man, whose agonising death ignited protests against racism and police brutality across the United...

Opening arguments set to begin in George Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis - Opening arguments begin on Monday in the trial of the white police officer accused of killing George Floyd, a Black man whose death was captured on video and touched off protests against racial injustice across the United States and around the world.

Arc de Triomphe rioters handed suspended jail terms

Paris - A French court on Thursday sentenced eight people to suspended jail terms and community service for taking part in one of the most violent episodes of the anti-government "yellow vest" protests that rocked France two years ago.

In court, former Spain PMs deny existence of party slush fund

San Fernando De Henares - Two former Spanish premiers categorically denied the existence of a slush fund at the right-wing Popular Party Wednesday, as they testified as witnesses in the trial of a former party treasurer.

Jury seated for trial of US policeman charged for Floyd death

Minneapolis - A jury was seated on Tuesday for the high-profile trial of the white police officer facing murder and manslaughter charges for the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man whose last breaths were captured on video and laid bare racial wounds in t...
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