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  • Myanmar court grants bail for editor in defamation case

    Myanmar court grants bail for editor in defamation case

    International 08/23/2017

    A court in Myanmar granted bail Friday to a newspaper editor who is being tried under a controversial defamation statute in a telecommunications law.Kyaw Min Swe, chief editor of The Voice Daily, was arrested in June for publishing online a satirical...

  • Challenge filed in court to Australian gay marriage ballot

    Challenge filed in court to Australian gay marriage ballot

    International 08/23/2017

    Gay-rights advocates filed a court challenge Thursday to the government's unusual plan to canvass Australians' opinion on gay marriage next month, while a retired judge said he would boycott the survey as unacceptable.The mail ballot is not binding, ...

  • German court orders sentence enforced in Chile abuse case

    German court orders sentence enforced in Chile abuse case

    International 08/23/2017

    A court in western Germany has ruled that a German man must serve the sentence of a Chilean court for his role in the sexual abuse of children at a secretive German colony in Chile.The dpa news agency reported Monday that the court in the town of Kre...

  • Former Pakistan PM challenges disqualification by court

    Former Pakistan PM challenges disqualification by court

    International 08/23/2017

    A Pakistani official says former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has filed petitions with the Supreme Court to challenge his disqualification and removal from office.Environment Minister Mushahidullah Khan, who is in Sharif's party, said Tuesday that the...

  • French Designer Wins Court Case in Dispute with Brad Pitt

    French Designer Wins Court Case in Dispute with Brad Pitt

    International 08/23/2017

    A French lighting designer has won a $600,000 court ruling in a dispute with Brad Pitt over a grandiose re-design of the chateau in Provence that he and Angelina Jolie shared.But designer Odile Soudant isn’t stopping there. She says her busines...

  • Russian flight attendant sues Aeroflot for discrimination

    Russian flight attendant sues Aeroflot for discrimination

    International 08/23/2017

    A Moscow court postponed a hearing Tuesday in the case of a flight attendant who is suing Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot. She says she was taken off sought-after long-haul international flights because of her looks.Moscow City Court said that the...

  • Australian court debates release of Queen's secret letters

    Australian court debates release of Queen's secret letters

    International 08/18/2017

    A legal battle over secret letters revealing what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her Australian representative's stunning plan to dismiss Australia's government in 1975 opened in federal court Monday, in a case that could finally solve a mystery behind t...

  • Vietnamese activist sentenced to 9 years in prison

    Vietnamese activist sentenced to 9 years in prison

    International 08/05/2017

    A Vietnamese court on Tuesday sentenced an activist to nine years in prison on charges of producing videos that defamed the country’s leadership, in the latest crackdown on dissent.Tran Thi Nga was convicted of spreading propaganda against the ...

  • Court ends hearing into corruption charges against PM

    Court ends hearing into corruption charges against PM

    International 08/03/2017

    Pakistan’s supreme court on Friday concluded its hearing into a high-profile case involving allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family, but it wasn’t immediately clear when a verdict would be announced, d...

  • Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges

    Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges

    International 07/23/2017

    The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis is expected to make his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday, as he vows to clear his name in a scandal that has rattled Rome.Cardinal George Pell, Aust...

  • Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya guilty of disobeying top court

    Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya guilty of disobeying top court

    International 07/13/2017

    India's top court on Tuesday found wanted tycoon Vijay Mallya guilty of disobeying its order barring him from transferring $40 million to his children.Mallya, who fled to London last year, is wanted in India on charges of money laundering and bank de...

  • Kim Jong Nam murder suspect asks her parents to pray for her

    Kim Jong Nam murder suspect asks her parents to pray for her

    International 07/13/2017

    A suspect in the poisoning death of the North Korean leader's half brother wrote to her parents from jail, asking them to pray for her but saying "don't think about me too much."Siti Aisyah, an Indonesian mother who worked in Malaysia, appeared in co...

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