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  • Mexico president blasts 'stratospheric' supreme court wages

    Mexico president blasts 'stratospheric' supreme court wages

    International 12/07/2018

    The Mexican president is butting heads with the Supreme Court just one week into office after judges suspended a law that would cap public sector salaries, one of his key campaign promises.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador accused the judges of l...

  • Polish leader appoints top court judges, against ruling

    Polish leader appoints top court judges, against ruling

    International 10/10/2018

    Poland's president swore in 27 new Supreme Court judges Wednesday, stepping up the conflict over control of the judiciary and ignoring another top court that said the appointments should be suspended pending an opinion by European Union judges.Andrze...

  • Indian court allows deportation of 7 Rohingya to Myanmar

    Indian court allows deportation of 7 Rohingya to Myanmar

    International 10/03/2018

    India on Thursday deported its first group of Rohingya Muslims since the government last year ordered the expulsion of members of the Myanmar minority group and others who entered the country illegally.The deportation was carried out after the Suprem...

  • UN court asked to probe Venezuela; leader defiant in speech

    UN court asked to probe Venezuela; leader defiant in speech

    International 09/27/2018

    Six nations made the unprecedented move Wednesday of asking the U.N.’s International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela for possible crimes against humanity, even as President Nicolas Maduro made an unexpected trip to the world body’...

  • India's top court limits use of gov't identification number

    India's top court limits use of gov't identification number

    International 09/26/2018

    India's top court on Wednesday upheld the government's policy of issuing a 12-digit identification number to every citizen, but said it can't be made mandatory for services such as bank accounts, cellphone connections and school admissions.The Suprem...

  • Belgian court rules out extradition for Spanish rapper

    Belgian court rules out extradition for Spanish rapper

    International 09/17/2018

    A Belgian court on Monday ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he was sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family.The rapper, whose real name is Jose Miguel...

  • India decriminalizes homosexual acts in landmark verdict

    India decriminalizes homosexual acts in landmark verdict

    International 09/05/2018

    India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that one judge said would "pave the way for a better future."The 1861 law, a relic of Victori...

  • Israeli court allows entry to Hamas kin for medical care

    Israeli court allows entry to Hamas kin for medical care

    International 08/26/2018

    Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that five critically ill women from Gaza may enter Israel for urgent medical treatment despite a government decision preventing relatives of Hamas members from doing so.The five women appealed to the court last month ...

  • Iran goes to UN's highest court over re-imposed US sanctions

    Iran goes to UN's highest court over re-imposed US sanctions

    International 08/24/2018

    Iran went to the United Nations' highest court Monday in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted following President Donald Trump's decision earlier this year to re-impose them, calling the move "naked economic aggression."Iran filed the case with the In...

  • Top Ecuador court upholds $9 billion ruling against Chevron

    Top Ecuador court upholds $9 billion ruling against Chevron

    International 07/09/2018

    Ecuador's highest court has upheld a $9.5 billion judgment against oil giant Chevron for decades of rainforest damage that harmed indigenous people. Plaintiffs celebrated the constitutional court's decision announced Tuesday night by saying it l...

  • Swedish court: Ghana international to be jailed, deported

    Swedish court: Ghana international to be jailed, deported

    International 06/08/2018

    A Swedish court has sentenced a Ghana international to 32 months in prison after Kingsley Sarfo was found guilty of two cases of rape of an under-aged girl.The Malmo District Court says the 23-year old Sarfo, a midfielder with top Swedish club Malmo ...

  • Spanish court nixes terrorism accusation in Basque incident

    Spanish court nixes terrorism accusation in Basque incident

    International 06/01/2018

    Spain's National Court has sentenced seven men and a woman to between two and 13 years in prison for beating up two police officers and their girlfriends, but rejected the prosecutors' argument that the defendants should face terror charges.The call ...

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