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  •  Bolivia takes sea access dispute with Chile to world court

    Bolivia takes sea access dispute with Chile to world court

    International 03/16/2018

    Bolivia made an emotional appeal Monday for the International Court of Justice to order Chile to enter talks over granting the landlocked South American nation access to the Pacific Ocean, saying the dispute will remain a source of conflict if it's n...

  • Groups: Duterte can't evade accountability by quitting court

    Groups: Duterte can't evade accountability by quitting court

    International 03/15/2018

    Human rights groups say Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his officials could still be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court for killings in his anti-drug war until his decision to withdraw from the tribunal takes effect after a year....

  • Brazil court largely upholds law that some fear hurts Amazon

    Brazil court largely upholds law that some fear hurts Amazon

    International 03/06/2018

    Brazil's Supreme Court has batted down challenges to key parts of a law that environmentalists say has contributed to increasing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.The 2012 law included an amnesty for illegal deforestation that occurred before Ju...

  • Turkish court rejects request for Greek soldiers' release

    Turkish court rejects request for Greek soldiers' release

    International 03/05/2018

    A Turkish court on Monday rejected lawyers' requests for two Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey to be released from custody.The two were arrested last week for allegedly entering a Turkish military zone and on suspicion of attempted espionage. Greece ...

  • Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court

    Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court

    International 02/14/2018

    Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims.The statements include a...

  • UN court lays down Costa Rica, Nicaragua maritime borders

    UN court lays down Costa Rica, Nicaragua maritime borders

    International 02/03/2018

    The International Court of Justice laid down definitive maritime boundaries Friday between Costa Rica and Nicaragua in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean and a small land boundary in a remote, disputed wetland.As part of the complex ruling, the Unit...

  • Malaysia's top court annuls unilateral conversions of minors

    Malaysia's top court annuls unilateral conversions of minors

    International 01/29/2018

    Malaysia's top court in a landmark decision says both parents must consent to the religious conversion of a minor, ruling in favor of a Hindu woman whose ex-husband converted their three children to Islam.M.Indira Gandhi became caught in a high-profi...

  • Hong Kong court to rule later on 3 activists' prison terms

    Hong Kong court to rule later on 3 activists' prison terms

    International 01/14/2018

    Three Hong Kong activists will have to wait to learn the outcome of their final appeal Tuesday to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city.Judges at Hong Kong's top...

  • US jury acquits Peruvian defendant in FIFA bribery case

    US jury acquits Peruvian defendant in FIFA bribery case

    International 12/28/2017

    A former South American soccer official was acquitted Tuesday of a corruption charge stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal after two others were convicted last week, capping a trial in which U.S. prosecutors sought to expose a culture of greed and c...

  • Russian court keeps theater director under house arrest

    Russian court keeps theater director under house arrest

    International 12/04/2017

    A Moscow court on Monday ruled that a prominent theater and film director who is being investigated for fraud must remain under house arrest.Kirill Serebrennikov, arguably Russia's best known director, was detained and put under house arrest in Augus...

  • Belgian court pushes back extradition hearing for 5 Catalans

    Belgian court pushes back extradition hearing for 5 Catalans

    International 11/20/2017

    A court in Belgium on Friday pushed back the extradition arguments of ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four allies until at least Dec. 4, likely keeping the secessionist rebels in Belgium right through Catalonia's regional election campaign.Th...

  • German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

    German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

    International 11/16/2017

    A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did.The Frankfurt state court noted in its decision that Kuwait Airways is not a...

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