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Feb 18, 2015

France summons Indonesia ambassador over death row citizen

France summoned the Indonesian ambassador on Tuesday to voice its “extreme concern” over a French citizen sentenced to death on drug charges in Indonesia. “The minister expressed France’s firm opposition to the death penalty in all locations and all circumstances,” the office of Foreign ...

Feb 18, 2015

France issues warrants for UBS managers in tax fraud case

French judges on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for three former managers at Swiss bank UBS over allegations it helped customers hide money from the taxman in Switzerland. The three managers, one of whom was in charge of wealth management in Europe, are based in ...

Strauss-Kahn not a pimp, says prosecutor urging sex-case acquittal

Feb 18, 2015

Strauss-Kahn not a pimp, says prosecutor urging sex-case acquittal

A French prosecutor urged judges to clear Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of aggravated pimping after two weeks of hearings revealed sordid details of the disgraced politician’s rough sex life but little proof he helped orchestrate a prostitution ring at the center of the trial. ...

Feb 18, 2015

Mexico regrets U.S. judge's immigration ruling

The Mexican government on Tuesday lamented a U.S. judge’s decision to block an immigration order by President Barack Obama that would have protected millions of undocumented workers from deportation. “These programs are a fair migration remedy for millions of families and could strengthen the ...

Feb 17, 2015

Prostitutes in Strauss-Kahn sex trial withdraw damages claim

Lawyers for the four prostitutes who participated in sex parties organized for Dominique Strauss-Kahn said Monday they were giving up their claim of damages, saying it would be too hard to prove the pimping charge against the former IMF head. Strauss-Kahn, 65, is accused ...

Sex offenders in California prisons being killed

Feb 17, 2015

Sex offenders in California prisons being killed

California state prisoners are killed at a rate that is double the national average, and sex offenders account for a disproportionate number of victims, according to an Associated Press analysis of corrections records. Male sex offenders made up about 15 percent of the prison ...

South Africa law to ban foreigners from owning land

Feb 15, 2015

South Africa law to ban foreigners from owning land

South African President Jacob Zuma has proposed a law barring foreigners from buying real estate in the country under sweeping land reforms, his office said Saturday. The reforms are aimed at rectifying inequalities that have persisted since colonial days and apartheid, with white farmers ...

Man who killed North Carolina Muslim students had 13 guns

Feb 14, 2015

Man who killed North Carolina Muslim students had 13 guns

The suspect in the deaths of three Muslim college students in North Carolina had at least a dozen firearms stashed in his home, according to search warrants released Friday as world leaders decried the shootings. Warrants filed in court listed an inventory of weapons ...

Feb 14, 2015

Police foil mall mass-killing plot in Canada

A senior police official said Friday that police foiled a plot by two suspects who were planning on going to a mall and killing as many people as they could before committing suicide on Valentine’s Day in Halifax. The official said the suspects were ...

U.S. man gets 70 years in German exchange student's death

Feb 13, 2015

U.S. man gets 70 years in German exchange student's death

A man who shot and killed a German exchange student trespassing in his garage was sentenced to 70 years in prison Thursday, with no parole possible for at least 20 years. Markus Kaarma’s case was closely followed in Germany and brought scrutiny in the ...