justice

Turkish prosecutor seeks up to 142 years in jail for Kurdish leader

A Turkish prosecutor is seeking up to 142 years behind bars for Selahattin Demirtas, the leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the third-largest party in parliament, the state...

Report: EU anti-terrorism measures discriminate, "strip away" rights

Sweeping counter-terrorism laws introduced by several EU member states are disproportionate and undermine fundamental freedoms, according to a report by human rights watchdog published Tuesday....

No ban for Germany's far-right NPD, Constitutional Court rules

The Constitutional Court of Germany has rejected a bid by lawmakers to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD), with judges ruling that - while its policies may be racist and unpalatable...

Zimbabwean pastor arrested after prophesying Mugabe's death

A prominent Zimbabwean pastor was arrested Monday after prophesying that President Robert Mugabe, 92, will die on October 17 this year, police and the pastor's lawyer said.

South Korean prosecutors request arrest warrant for Samsung heir

South Korean prosecutors on Monday requested the arrest of Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong on corruption charges linked to the ever-widening scandal surrounding President Park Guen Hye, local media...

S Korea investigation: Charges against Samsung head likely by Sunday

Investigators say they will decide by Sunday whether to seek the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung on corruption charges linked to the ever-widening scandal surrounding South Korean President...

US inspector general launches review of FBI actions on Clinton emails

The US Department of Justice inspector general said Thursday he is launching an investigation of how the department and the FBI handled a probe of Hillary Clinton's private email server ahead of...

Breivik says prison isolation made him "more radical"

Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik says he has become "more radical" during the roughly five years he has spent isolated in incarceration.

Court demands grounds for ban on female readers at key Jerusalem site

Jewish reform groups welcomed a ruling by Israel's highest court on Wednesday, which called for an explanation on why women are forbidden from reading the Torah at a Jerusalem holy site.

Thailand moves closer to death penalty for corrupt politicians

Thailand on Monday moved one step closer to approving the death penalty for politicians found guilty of corruption.

India court bars parties from using religion, caste in seeking votes

Politicians may not use references to religion or caste when seeking votes, ruled India's Supreme Court on Monday, weighing in on a clutch of petitions dating back to the 1990s.

Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse agree to huge fines in US mortgage probe

Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse have agreed to settle investigations into the fraudulent sale of mortgage-backed securities by paying 7.2 billion dollars and 5.3 billion respectively in the United...

Over 70 confirmed dead after drinking bath essence in Russia

Seventy-two people in the past week have died from drinking alcohol-based bath essence in the Siberian region of Irkutsk, local authorities said Thursday in the latest update to a rising death...

11 detained over Russian bath essence poisoning as death toll rises

Eleven people in the Siberian city of Irkutsk have been detained amid a rising death toll from locals drinking berry-scented bath essence, authorities said Wednesday.

Swedish court hears slander case filed by footballer Ibrahimovic

Lawyers for footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed Monday that the former coach of Sweden's athletics team slandered the footballer during a one-day trial in a Swedish court.