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Russian anti-Kremlin activist freed after conviction overturned

Russia has released anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin from a Siberian prison after the Supreme Court overturned his conviction on Wednesday.

Russia has released anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin from a Siberian prison after the Supreme Court overturned his conviction on Wednesday.

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Bosnia moves to challenge ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Bosnia has formally lodged its request at The Hague for a review of a UN court ruling that cleared Serbia of genocide in the 1990s.

Bosnia has formally lodged its request at The Hague for a review of a UN court ruling that cleared Serbia of genocide in the 1990s.

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Former IMF head sentenced for credit card fraud

Rodrigo Rato has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for misusing company credit cards at a Spanish bank he chaired for two years before its state bailout in 2012.

Rodrigo Rato has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for misusing company credit cards at a Spanish bank he chaired for two years before its state bailout in 2012.

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Spain's Urdangarin escapes jail pending appeal

A Spanish court has decided not to send the King of Spain's brother-in-law to prison while he awaits the outcome of an appeal against a six-year-sentence for charges including tax fraud and money laun

A Spanish court has decided not to send the King of Spain's brother-in-law to prison while he awaits the outcome of an appeal against a six-year-sentence for charges including tax fraud and money laun

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Le Pen's chief of staff under formal investigation

Judicial sources say Catherine Griset had been questioned in connection with a fraud inquiry along with Le Pen's bodyguard, Thierry Legier, who was later released.

Judicial sources say Catherine Griset had been questioned in connection with a fraud inquiry along with Le Pen's bodyguard, Thierry Legier, who was later released.

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Former Hong Kong leader sentenced to 20 months imprisonment for misconduct

Donald Tsang, the most senior official in the territory even to stand trial for corruption, was found guilty of having failed to declare a conflict of interest.

Donald Tsang, the most senior official in the territory even to stand trial for corruption, was found guilty of having failed to declare a conflict of interest.

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Ukraine tycoon Firtash faces US justice over bribery claims

An Austrian court has cleared the way for Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash to be extradited to the United States to face bribery allegations.

An Austrian court has cleared the way for Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash to be extradited to the United States to face bribery allegations.

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Israeli soldier sentence triggers Palestinian anger

Palestinians have reacted with outrage to the 18-month prison sentence handed down to an Israeli soldier who killed a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant.

Palestinians have reacted with outrage to the 18-month prison sentence handed down to an Israeli soldier who killed a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant.

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How weak links in justice system hit Europe's most vulnerable children

Sexually-abused children are among European youngsters whose suffering is being exacerbated by failings in the justice system, a ground-breaking new report…

Sexually-abused children are among European youngsters whose suffering is being exacerbated by failings in the justice system, a ground-breaking new report…

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Egypt upholds death sentences over football stadium violence

Egypt’s top court has upheld death sentences for ten men convicted for their roles in the country’s worst football related violence.

Egypt’s top court has upheld death sentences for ten men convicted for their roles in the country’s worst football related violence.

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Samsung chief Lee is questioned in S. Korea corruption probe

Handcuffed and tied with rope, he arrived for questioning on Saturday after a night in a tiny cell, his bed a mattress on the floor.

Handcuffed and tied with rope, he arrived for questioning on Saturday after a night in a tiny cell, his bed a mattress on the floor.

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Peru asks Trump to arrest former leader Toledo

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has asked Donald Trump to extradite Alejandro Toledo, who is wanted on bribery charges.

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has asked Donald Trump to extradite Alejandro Toledo, who is wanted on bribery charges.

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Can Trump win his fight with the judiciary?

Less than a month in office and Donald Trump is already in a showdown with the judiciary that could go right the way to the Supreme Court.

Less than a month in office and Donald Trump is already in a showdown with the judiciary that could go right the way to the Supreme Court.

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Kenyan court blocks government closure of Dadaab refugee camp

A directive to close the camp and forcibly repatriate refugees was issued last year, but the high court said the decision was tantamount to an act of group persecution.

A directive to close the camp and forcibly repatriate refugees was issued last year, but the high court said the decision was tantamount to an act of group persecution.

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Trump attacks on judges 'demoralising': Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch

Donald Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch has criticised the president’s Twitter attacks on judges as “demoralising” and “abhorrent”.

Donald Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch has criticised the president’s Twitter attacks on judges as “demoralising” and “abhorrent”.

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Sessions made US Attorney General

In the face of bitter opposition from democrats, The US Senate has voted 52 to 47 in favour of allowing Alabama Senator, Jeff Sessions, to become the next US attorney general.

In the face of bitter opposition from democrats, The US Senate has voted 52 to 47 in favour of allowing Alabama Senator, Jeff Sessions, to become the next US attorney general.

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Rights groups challenge controversial new Israeli settler law

Rights groups in Israel have petitioned the country’s Supreme Court against a new law which legalises settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West…

Rights groups in Israel have petitioned the country’s Supreme Court against a new law which legalises settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West…

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Trump defends travel ban by attacking US courts

The US president ramped up criticism of the courts, as his travel ban is examined by judges in Seattle.

The US president ramped up criticism of the courts, as his travel ban is examined by judges in Seattle.

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Both sides grilled as US appeals court probes Trump travel ban

An American appeals court ended Tuesday’s session saying it would rule as soon as possible on whether President Trump’s travel ban on refugees and nationals of some mostly-Muslim countries should be…

An American appeals court ended Tuesday’s session saying it would rule as soon as possible on whether President Trump’s travel ban on refugees and nationals of some mostly-Muslim countries should be…