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Alongside war crimes, genocides and crimes against humanity, ecocide may be one of the most important battles of our times.
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Ikea France fined €1 million for spying on staff and some customers
The French subsidiary of the home furnishings giant Ikea was found guilty of spying on union representatives, employees and some unhappy customers in the country.
US probe into Trump officials' seizure of Democrats' Apple data
The Justice Department has launched an investigation after it was revealed that Donald Trump's administration forced Apple to hand over phone data on leading Democrats.
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Outrage in Italy as notorious mafia killer released early from prison
The news of Giovanni Brusca's early release after 25 years in jail sparked a wave of emotion in Italy. The 64-year-old man is believed to have taken part in hundreds of murders for the Sicilian mafia.
Brussels launches new public prosecutor to target misuse of EU cash
Five EU states have not joined the prosecutor, including Hungary and Poland.
New exhibit reveals details on French icon Simone Veil's life
The exhibition at Paris's Hotel de Ville features previously unpublished documents about the life of Simone Veil
Albanian man accused of aiding Nice terror attack extradited to France
Endri Elezi is suspected of aiding Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who rammed a truck into a crowd in the French coastal city on July 14, 2016.
Death sentence executions fell by a quarter in 2020, says Amnesty
Amnesty International recorded 483 executions across 18 countries during 2020 - a drop of 26% compared to the previous year.
Defense expert says Floyd died from heart trouble, not restraint
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Brussels Palais de Justice will finally get a facelift
Belgium’s federal government will put €1.5 million aside to renovate the scaffolding, which was put up in 1984. The work is predicted to be completed by 2030.
French firm guilty of manslaughter and deception over deadly diet pill
The drug is suspected in up to 2,000 deaths among millions who took it as an appetite suppressant over three decades, according to a 2010 study.
Minneapolis to pay George Floyd's family $27m
The civil lawsuit settlement comes as jurors are being selected for the trial of Derek Chauvin, the white police officer who held Floyd down with a knee to the neck for nearly nine minutes.
George Floyd: Judge pauses jury selection for Derek Chauvin's trial
Picking the 12 members of the jury is expected to take three weeks as prosecutors and defence attorneys grill potential jurors try to ensure impartiality.
Harry Dunn crash death: US civil lawsuit can proceed, judge rules
The judge in Virginia had last month already rejected the defendant's argument that the case should be tossed out in the US because it should be heard in the UK instead.
Poland clears LGBT activists of putting rainbow on Roman Catholic icon
"This is a triumph for the LGBT+ resistance movement in the most homophobic country of the European Union,'' the Love Does Not Exclude group said.
In Kosovo, an uncertain future for the war crimes court nobody wanted
Kosovars hate it and its president has warned EU diplomats of a plot to undermine it. But Kosovo's new leader-in-waiting Albin Kurti might just choose to ignore it.
Israel: Netanyahu denounces ICC war crimes move as 'anti-Semitism'
Israel could face war crimes investigation after an International Criminal Court ruling extended its jurisdiction to territories Israel occupied in the 1967 Mideast war.
Belgian hearing into Paris attacks accomplices begins
A court in Brussels begins its hearing into the 20 people accused of aiding and abetting the terrorists involved in the 2015 attacks in the French capital.
Three on trial in Poland over LGBT sign on posters of revered icon
The activists could face up to two years in prison if convicted on charges of offending religious sentiment and desecration of Poland's most revered icon, the Mother of God of Czestochowa.
Lockerbie: US plans new charges in 1988 airline bombing
The 1988 bombing of a New-York-bound Pan Am jet that exploded over the Scottish town of Lockerbie killed 270 people.
'A blip along the way': Harry Dunn's mum defiant after losing appeal
The parents of Harry Dunn, a British teen who died after colliding with a car being driven on the wrong side of the road in the UK, have lost their High Court appeal.
Japan's handling of Carlos Ghosn was wrong, say rights experts
A panel of human rights experts working with the UN found that Ghosn’s arrest in Japan in late 2018 and early 2019 was "arbitrary" and called on Japan’s government to "take the necessary steps to remedy the situation of Mr. Ghosn without delay."