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German energy firms entitled to damages for nuclear shutdown policy

German energy companies are entitled to "appropriate" compensation for the government's 2011 decision to rush ahead with the shutdown of nuclear power plants, the country's top court ruled Tuesday...

Report: Secret detentions used to extract confessions in China

The Chinese government still uses a secretive detention system called "shuanggui" to extract confessions from Communist Party members suspected of corruption, according to a Human Rights Watch...

Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha receives royal pardon

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has received a royal pardon, according to a palace statement that was made public Friday.

Prosecutor files first indictment against soldiers over Turkish coup

An Istanbul prosecutor filed a first indictment to a Turkish court over the failed July 15 coup, accusing 62 soldiers of involvement in the attempt, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported...

Justice ministry gets HRK 37.7 mn from EU funds for computerisation

Seven contracts from the IPA 2012 pre-accession programme worth HRK 37.7 million (EUR 5 million), which will help the Justice Ministry upgrade its computer system, were signed at the Central...

Turkish court accepts terrorism charge against writer Asli Erdogan

A court in Istanbul on Wednesday accepted the state prosecutor's charge of membership in a terrorist organization against writer Asli Erdogan.

Trump agrees to 25-million-dollar settlement in Trump University case

US president-elect Donald Trump and prosecutors reached a 25-million-dollar settlement in the Trump University fraud case, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday.

Spain faces hefty EU fine for failing to process sewage correctly

Spain was threatened Thursday with a fine of more than 46.5 million euros (49.8 million dollars) for failing to enact EU rules on sewage treatment, the bloc's executive said, as it referred the...

Zimbabwe drops charges in killing of Cecil the lion

A Zimbabwe court has dropped charges against a professional hunter who helped a US trophy hunter kill a well-known lion near a national park in 2015.

Turkey seeks life in prison for writer Asli Erdogan

A state prosecutor in Turkey is demanding life imprisonment for writer Asli Erdogan who was arrested this year on terrorism charges for her work with a Kurdish newspaper, the state-run Anadolu...

Turkey formally arrests nine from opposition paper Cumhuriyet

Nine journalists, staff members and executives from Turkish opposition daily newspaper Cumhuriyet were formally arrested by a court pending trial, on terrorism-related charges, the state-run...

Erdogan: Turkey will propose law to bring back death penalty

The Turkish government will "soon" propose a draft bill to parliament to reinstate the death penalty, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday in a televised speech from Ankara.

China arrests two citizen journalists during Communist Party plenum

Chinese police arrested two citizen journalists this week while an important Communist Party meeting is underway, an international press freedom watchdog said Wednesday.

Swedish court grounds camera-equipped drones

A Swedish court ruling stating that drones equipped with cameras should fall under legislation regulating surveillance cameras triggered protests Monday from media organizations, professional...

Court approves closure of shops, eateries near Calais migrant camp

France's highest administrative court approved Wednesday the clearance of 72 stores and eateries in a makeshift migrant camp near the northern port city of Calais.