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  • 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 ...

  •  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...

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