British MP loses libel case over foul-mouthed rant

Nov 28, 2014

British MP loses libel case over foul-mouthed rant

Former British government minister Andrew Mitchell on Thursday lost a lawsuit accusing a policeman of lying about an angry exchange they had that cost the lawmaker his job. A judge ruled that Mitchell probably did refer to constable Toby Rowland as a “pleb” as ...

American wife wins record British divorce settlement

Nov 28, 2014

American wife wins record British divorce settlement

The estranged wife of a London financier was awarded £337 million ($530 million) on Thursday in one of the biggest divorce settlements seen in a British court. Details of the payment to U.S.-born Jamie Cooper-Hohn, 49, emerged after a draft judgment was given to ...

Jian Ghomeshi, former Canadian radio host,  arrested in sex case

Nov 27, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi, former Canadian radio host, arrested in sex case

A prominent former radio host with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has been arrested on sexual assault charges and ordered to live with his mother while the case that has rocked the country’s vaunted public broadcaster is heard in court. Jian Ghomeshi was charged with ...

Nov 26, 2014

China considers suing 'economic fugitives' in the U.S.

China is considering suing people suspected of committing economic crimes who have fled to the United States and elsewhere with billions of dollars, an unusual step in a widening anti-graft campaign, a senior official said on Wednesday. The move, part of President Xi Jinping’s ...

Most U.S. police shootings are not prosecuted

Nov 25, 2014

Most U.S. police shootings are not prosecuted

A grand jury’s decision to spare Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson from criminal charges makes his case the latest in a long line of police shootings that show the latitude that the law and the courts give law enforcement in using deadly force. The ...

Chinese professors given chilling warning

| Nov 25, 2014

Chinese professors given chilling warning

Over two weeks, the state-owned Liaoning Daily newspaper sent reporters to sit in on dozens of university lectures all over the country looking for what the paper said were professors “being scornful of China.” During visits to more than 20 schools, the regional paper ...

Nov 24, 2014

Iran frees British-Iranian woman who tried to go to volleyball game

Iranian authorities released a British-Iranian woman being held on bail, the semi-official ISNA news agency said. The report quoted Sousan Moshtaghian, mother of Ghoncheh Ghavami, as saying a judge released her daughter on nearly $30,000 bail ahead of an appeal. “My daughter has insisted ...