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German court tries Syrian asylum seeker accused of deli knife murder

A Syrian asylum seeker accused of killing his girlfriend with a deli knife and injuring passersby in southern town went on trial Tuesday in the German city of Tuebingen.

Burundi starts releasing 2,500 prisoners following pardon

Burundi on Monday started releasing 2,500 prison inmates, including dozens of political prisoners, following a presidential pardon seen as trying to placate international concern about human...

Iran hands down 5-year prison sentence to British woman for spying

A court in Tehran has sentenced a British woman, who has already been held in custody in Iran for 10 months, to five years in prison for spying, Fars news agency reported on Sunday.

Mexican drug baron 'El Chapo' pleads 'not guilty' in US court

The world's most notorious drug kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, pleaded not guilty in a New York court Friday to charges including running a criminal enterprise and other drug trafficking...

Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" Guzman extradited to US

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera was extradited to the United States Thursday, Mexico's Foreign Ministry said.

Russia rejects European court ruling to pay former Yukos shareholders

Russia's Constitutional Court has rejected a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights to pay almost 2 billion euros (2.13 billion dollars) to former shareholders of the defunct oil company...

Assange to remain in embassy but 'happy' for Manning, lawyer says

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is "very happy for Chelsea Manning," said Assange's Swedish attorney about US President Barack Obama's decision to reduce Manning's sentence.

Obama commutes sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning

US President Barack Obama is commuting the sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning for leaking defence documents to WikiLeaks.

Orlando nightclub shooter's widow charged in attack

The widow of the man who gunned down 49 people in a nightclub in Florida last June was charged Tuesday with helping him prior to the attack and obstructing justice in its aftermath, the US...

US prosecutors finalize 7.2-bln-dollar settlement with Deutsche Bank

The US Justice Department announced a 7.2-billion-dollar settlement Tuesday with Deutsche Bank over allegations that the German-based financial institution misled investors who bought mortgage-...

German artist fined 700 euros for doing push-ups on church altar

A 38-year-old man was fined 700 euros (750 dollars) by a German court on Tuesday for disrupting the practice of religion and creating a domestic disturbance by doing push-ups on a church altar....

Norway defends strict prison regime for mass murderer Breivik

Strict prison conditions are necessary for Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, state attorneys said on Tuesday at an appeal hearing on Breivik's prison regime.

Wife of Orlando gay nightclub shooter arrested in California

The wife of the man who killed 49 people in a gay nightclub in Florida in June has been arrested, the FBI in San Francisco said Monday.

Yemeni jailed for 21 years in Saudi for insulting Islam and monarchy

A Saudi court has sentenced a Yemeni resident of the kingdom to 21 years imprisonment for questioning and insulting tenets of the Islamic faith and insulting the kingdom's rulers, according to a...

Bahrain executes three convicted for police attack, sparking protest

Bahraini authorities have put to death three men convicted in a deadly attack on police, the first executions in the Gulf kingdom since 2010.