Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'

Apr 1, 2015

Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'

Holding Israel accountable. This is what Yasser al-Qassas and thousands of Gazans hope to see with the Palestinian accession to the International Criminal Court on Wednesday. Palestinians joined the ICC with the goal of trying Israeli leaders for alleged war crimes in the fighting ...

Apr 1, 2015

South Korean man charged over knife attack on U.S. envoy

South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder. Kim Ki-jong, 55, was also indicted Wednesday on charges of assaulting a foreign envoy and obstruction, according to an official at the ...

China's jailing of Uighur who grew beard 'absurd'

Mar 31, 2015

China's jailing of Uighur who grew beard 'absurd'

A six-year prison sentence reportedly given to a man in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region for growing a beard is “absurd,” an overseas group said Monday as online accounts of the penalty disappeared. Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the exile World Uyghur Congress, said ...

Lufthansa could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

Mar 28, 2015

Lufthansa could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

Lufthansa could face “unlimited” compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French Alps on Tuesday, and it would be difficult — even counterproductive — for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. Under a treaty governing ...

Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Mar 28, 2015

Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Italy’s highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic. “Finished!” ...

Jury clears venture capital firm in Silicon Valley gender bias case

Mar 28, 2015

Jury clears venture capital firm in Silicon Valley gender bias case

A California jury on Friday cleared the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers of gender discrimination claims that had been brought against it by a former female partner in a trial that transfixed Silicon Valley. After further deliberation, the jury also cleared ...

Mar 28, 2015

Takata sued for $1.9 billion in Canada over faulty air bags

Canadian drivers have launched three class action lawsuits against embattled auto parts supplier Takata over defective air bags linked to at least five fatalities worldwide, lawyers confirmed Friday. The plaintiffs are seeking a total of 2.4 billion ($1.9 billion) Canadian dollars for personal injuries, ...

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Mar 28, 2015

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Meredith Kercher’s mother said she was “surprised and very shocked” after Italy’s top court cleared Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of her daughter’s murder. Arline Kercher said the decision Friday by the Court of Cassation in Rome was “odd” given the pair had been ...

Mar 25, 2015

China gives U.S. list of ex-officials suspected of graft

The Chinese government has provided a “priority” list to the United States of Chinese officials suspected of corruption and who are believed to have fled there, a top state-run newspaper said on Wednesday. Last year, Chinese officials said more than 150 “economic fugitives,” many ...

Mar 24, 2015

China executes three over Kunming knife attack that killed 31

Authorities in southwestern China on Tuesday executed three men convicted of masterminding a knife attack a year ago that killed 31 people outside a railway station in the city of Kunming. Iskandar Ehet, Turgun Tohtunyaz and Hasayn Muhammad were put to death after China’s ...