Alleged Charleston police shooter released on bail

Jan 5, 2016

Alleged Charleston police shooter released on bail

A former South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist was released from jail Monday evening and will remain under house arrest until his trial which is scheduled to begin in late October. Circuit Judge Clifton ...

| Dec 28, 2015

Let's discuss the law on surnames

Plaintiffs contesting family laws that require spouses to choose a single surname expressed shock and anger at Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling, saying it will force more women to suffer the misery of having to change their name upon marriage.

Transgender woman sues gym over changing-room use

Dec 25, 2015

Transgender woman sues gym over changing-room use

A transgender business manager in the city of Kyoto sued major fitness club operator Konami Sports Club Co. on Friday, saying she was forced to use its facility in Kyoto Prefecture as a man before undergoing sex reassignment surgery. The woman, who is in ...

Poland passes controversial law on Constitutional Court

Dec 23, 2015

Poland passes controversial law on Constitutional Court

Poland’s ruling conservative party passed a law on Tuesday that top legal and opposition figures say will paralyze the country’s highest legislative court and remove important checks on the government’s power. Following an avalanche of criticism at home and abroad, the approval of the ...

Dec 18, 2015

Delhi gang-rape attacker to walk free on Sunday

An attacker in the deadly gang rape of a student in New Delhi will be freed this weekend, a court said Friday, days after India marked the third anniversary of the assault that sparked global outrage. Jyoti Singh, who was 23, died after being ...

Dec 18, 2015

Six-year-old sued in Austria over skiing accident

A six-year-old girl was accused in an Austrian court Thursday of causing a skiing accident in which a woman, who is suing her for damages, was seriously injured. The woman involved is suing the child for €38,000 ($41,155) in Feldkirch, western Austria, as well ...

Dec 18, 2015

Brazil's Rousseff scores court win in impeachment

Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Congress must restart impeachment proceedings against Dilma Rousseff from scratch and overhauled the procedure, in a badly needed win for the embattled president. In an 8-3 decision, the judges annulled an opposition-dominated impeachment commission established by secret ballot ...

Dec 17, 2015

European lawmakers to probe EU role in VW scandal

European lawmakers approved on Thursday a wide-ranging probe into the Volkswagen emissions scandal and allegations that EU regulators turned a blind eye to suspicious pollution testing of diesel cars. “After the revelations putting the role of the European Commission into question, it is necessary ...

Dec 17, 2015

Singapore PM wins $106,000 in damages from activist

An activist blogger was Thursday ordered to pay Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong 150,000 Singapore dollars($106,000) in damages for accusing him of stealing state funds. Roy Ngerng, a former government employee, had accused Lee of criminally misappropriating money from the Central Provident Fund ...