Court ruling on Sudan's al-Bashir leaves South Africa 'in a fix'

Jun 15, 2015

Court ruling on Sudan's al-Bashir leaves South Africa 'in a fix'

South Africa will have to defy its own judiciary or risk the wrath of other African nations if the High Court orders the government to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on war crimes and genocide charges. Judge Hans Fabricius told the government Sunday ...

Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn acquitted in pimping trial

Jun 13, 2015

Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn acquitted in pimping trial

Dominique Strauss-Kahn had a caustic reaction Friday as four years of legal battles involving sex charges on two continents ended without a single conviction: “All that for this?” From a sordid New York hotel encounter to orgies in Paris, the former International Monetary Fund ...

Jun 13, 2015

Four Muslims seek damages for time on government no-fly list

Four Muslim men who have accused FBI agents of putting them on a no-fly list because they refused to become informants want to pursue damages against the agents even though the travel ban has been lifted, the men’s lawyers told a federal judge Friday. ...

Jun 12, 2015

Ex-madam gets 10 years in prison over buttock-enhancement death

A former madam who performed illegal “body sculpting” was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison after the death of a dancer whose heart stopped after nearly half a gallon of silicone was injected into her buttocks. Padge-Victoria Windslowe told jurors during ...

Jun 2, 2015

Turkey's Erdogan to sue opposition over golden toilet claim

Turkey’s president is suing the country’s opposition leader for slander for allegedly claiming before a national election that bathrooms in his 1,115-room palace had gold-plated seats. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s lawyer told the state-run Anadolu Agency on Tuesday that he would seek compensation ...

Jun 2, 2015

Nazi mastermind Eichmann of Final Solution saw wife before execution

Israel’s state archive says Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann was allowed to see his wife shortly before his 1962 execution. The archive produced records Monday of Vera Eichmann’s visit to Israel and logs of her spending 80 minutes with her husband in prison. Israel permitted ...

Jun 2, 2015

Malaysian brothers get settlement in Flight 370 lawsuit

Two Malaysian boys whose father was a passenger on the jetliner that vanished in March last year secured an out-of-court settlement in the tragedy’s first legal case against Malaysia Airlines and the government. Lawyer Arunan Selvaraj said Tuesday the mother of the boys decided ...

Jun 2, 2015

Judge awards billions to Quebec smokers

A judge has awarded more than 15 billion Canadian dollars ($12 billion) to Quebec smokers in a case that pitted them against three giant tobacco companies. The case is believed to be the biggest class-action lawsuit ever seen in Canada. Superior Court Justice Brian ...