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German killer nurse gets life for 85 hospital murders

Oldenburg - A German nurse believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history was handed a life sentence Thursday for murdering 85 patients in his care.Judge Sebastian Buehrmann called Niels Hoegel's killing spree "incomprehensible".

Folau guilty of 'high-level' code of conduct breach

Sydney - Homophobic comments by Israel Folau amounted to a "high-level" breach of rugby's code of conduct, a tribunal ruled Tuesday, leaving the Wallabies star's glittering career hanging in the balance.

Monsanto ordered to pay $80 mn in Roundup cancer trial

San Francisco - Monsanto was ordered on Wednesday to pay some $80 million to an American retiree who blames his cancer on the agribusiness giant's weedkiller Roundup, in a case that could influence the outcome of thousands more like it.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' found guilty by NY jury

New York - Mexican mobster Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was found guilty Tuesday by a New York jury of crimes spanning a quarter of a century as head of one of the world's most powerful drugs gangs.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' convicted by NY jury

New York - Mexican mobster Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was convicted Tuesday of crimes spanning a quarter-century in a trial that laid bare his lavish lifestyle and penchant for extreme violence as the head of one of the world's most powerful gangs.

Danish appeals court upholds sub killer's life sentence

Copenhagen - A Danish appeals court on Wednesday upheld a life sentence against Peter Madsen for the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine.

Trump's ex-campaign chief Manafort guilty of tax, bank fraud

Alexandria - Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort was found guilty of tax and bank fraud Tuesday, in the first trial resulting from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump's ex-campaign chief Manafort guilty of fraud

Alexandria - Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort was found guilty of fraud Tuesday, in the first trial resulting from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Brazil's Lula loses appeal against corruption conviction

Porto Alegre - A Brazilian appeals court Wednesday upheld ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's conviction for corruption, dealing a body blow to his hopes of running for re-election this year.

Italy convicts 'Mafia Capitale' leader to 20 years in prison

Rome - The ringleader of a gang whose criminal tentacles reached into almost every department of Rome's City Hall was sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Italian court on Thursday.

Art dynasty heir Wildenstein cleared of tax fraud in Paris

Paris - The Franco-American patriarch of the Wildenstein art-dealing dynasty was on Thursday cleared by a Paris court of hiding millions of euros in paintings and properties from the taxman.

German ex-cop in cannibalism website killing convicted in retrial

Berlin - A German ex-police officer convicted of murdering a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists and chopping him up in an S&M chamber was on Tuesday convicted again in a re-trial.

Verdict in Harris case reached: Kid's death was not accidental

Justin Ross Harris has been found guilty of murder in the death of his 22-month-old son Cooper who died after the former Home Depot web developer left him locked in a hot car back in 2014.

Hong Kong 'Umbrella Revolution' leader convicted for protests

Hong Kong - A key figure in Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution' was convicted Thursday of participating in a protest that sparked mass pro-democracy rallies, in a prosecution blasted as a "chilling warning" by rights campaigners.

Journalists acquitted in Vatileaks trial

Vatican City - Two investigative journalists at the heart of a controversial leaks trial at the Vatican were acquitted Thursday after judges ruled they did not have the authority to examine their cases.

Turkey journalists jailed for publishing Mohammed cartoon

Ankara - An Istanbul court on Thursday sentenced two prominent Turkish journalists to two years behind bars for illustrating their columns with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed originally published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Taiwan party organiser jailed for fireball that killed 15

Taipei - The organiser of a party which saw a fireball rip through a Taiwan waterpark, leaving 15 dead and hundreds injured, was jailed for almost five years Tuesday as the court cited the "excruciating pain" of the bereaved.

Karadzic conviction 'historic day' for international justice: Ban

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the genocide conviction Thursday of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic as a "historic day" for international criminal justice.

Karadzic found guilty of genocide, sentenced to 40 years

Den Haag - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was Thursday found guilty of genocide by UN war crimes judges and sentenced to 40 years in jail over the worst atrocities on European soil since World War II.

Jewish groups hail Auschwitz verdict, urge more trials

Deutschland - Jewish groups welcomed the conviction Wednesday of a former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and urged justice authorities to maintain pressure on ageing war criminals.

Myanmar jails New Zealander over Buddha 'insult' ad

Yangon - A New Zealand bar manager and his two Myanmar colleagues were jailed for two and a half years with hard labour by a Yangon court Tuesday for using a Buddha image to promote a cheap drinks night.

Egypt sets Morsi trial verdict for prison break May 16

Cairo - An Egyptian court set May 16 for a verdict in the prison break trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, who could be sentenced to death if convicted, an official said Wednesday.

Khmer Rouge leaders jailed for life

Phnom Penh - Two Khmer Rouge leaders were jailed for life Thursday after being found guilty of crimes against humanity, the first sentences against top figures of a regime responsible for the deaths of up to two million Cambodians.

7 jailed for life over sexual assaults in Cairo square

Cairo - Seven men were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison over sexual assaults at Cairo's Tahrir Square, following a pledge by Egypt's new authorities to tackle an epidemic in such crimes.

Mumbai court convicts four over photographer gang-rape

Mumbai - A Mumbai court convicted four men Thursday over the gang-rape of a photographer on assignment in the Indian city last year, a case that reignited nationwide anger over women's safety.The court found the men guilty of raping the 22-year-old in August la...

Bayern Munich president Hoeness jailed for three and a half years

Munich - A German court on Thursday sentenced football legend Uli Hoeness, president of powerhouse club Bayern Munich, to three and a half years in jail for evading millions in taxes."In the name of the people, Mr Ulrich Hoeness is sentenced for seven serious c...

German court sentences Bayern boss Hoeness to jail for tax evasion

A German court convicted Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness of tax evasion on Thursday and sentenced the man who turned the soccer club into one of the world's most successful sports dynasties to 3-1/2 year...

U.S. businessman convicted in China economic espionage case

A California businessman was convicted on Wednesday of stealing DuPont <DD.N> trade secrets to help a state-owned Chinese company develop a white pigment used in a wide range of products.

U.S. businessman convicted in DuPont economic espionage case

A U.S. jury on Wednesday convicted a California businessman of stealing DuPont trade secrets to help a state-owned Chinese company develop a white pigment used in a wide range of products.
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