Turkey ordered to lift Twitter ban

Apr 4, 2014

Turkey ordered to lift Twitter ban

Turkey’s telecommunications authority lifted a 2-week-old ban on Twitter on Thursday after the constitutional court ruled the block breached freedom of expression, an official in Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s office said. Access to Twitter was blocked on March 21 in the run-up to local ...

Ukraine: Yanukovych ordered snipers to shoot

Apr 4, 2014

Ukraine: Yanukovych ordered snipers to shoot

Ukraine’s interim authorities on Thursday accused fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych of ordering snipers to open fire on protesters and getting help from Russian security agents to battle his own people, but they provided no evidence directly linking him to the bloodbath in Kiev that ...

New Crimea prosecutor big in Japan

Apr 2, 2014

New Crimea prosecutor big in Japan

Russia tried Tuesday to stop a flood of inquiries about the telegenic young lawyer it has appointed as prosecutor for newly annexed Crimea, whose looks have won her a huge Internet following. The Russian prosecutor general’s office said it was tired of answering questions ...

Chinese President brings graft charges against top commander

Apr 1, 2014

Chinese President brings graft charges against top commander

A top Chinese military officer has been formally charged with corruption after he was exposed as owning dozens of homes, gold statues and luxury liquor, state media reported Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Gu Junshan, a former deputy logistics chief for the People’s Liberation Army, is ...

Mar 31, 2014

Tycoon stands trial in Chinese gangland case

A mining tycoon, his brother and 34 associates stood trial Monday on allegations of running a vast criminal gang in China’s Sichuan province that gunned down rivals, maintained fleets of Ferraris and bribed police. The trial centers around Liu Han, former multimillionaire chairman of ...

Pakistan court indicts former President Musharraf for treason

Mar 31, 2014

Pakistan court indicts former President Musharraf for treason

A Pakistani court Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason on charges relating to his 2007 imposition of emergency rule, in a historic first for a country controlled for half of its history by the army. Tahira Safdar, one of three judges ...

Former Israeli premier Olmert convicted of bribery: report

Mar 31, 2014

Former Israeli premier Olmert convicted of bribery: report

Tel Aviv district court on Monday convicted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a trial for corruption linked to a major property development in Jerusalem, Israeli media reports said. The ruling marks the first time a former Israeli premier has been convicted of bribery ...

Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court

Mar 31, 2014

Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court

The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features. The trial will mark the latest round ...