Ex-Connecticut Gov. Rowland dealt another prison term

Mar 19, 2015

Ex-Connecticut Gov. Rowland dealt another prison term

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland was ordered to serve 2½ years in prison for hiding his involvement in two congressional campaigns, exactly a decade after he was jailed for illegally accepting gifts. Rowland, a Republican who led Connecticut from 1995 to 2004 and ...

Mar 12, 2015

Japan shipping firm official to be jailed in U.S. over cartel

A senior official of the major Japanese shipping firm Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha has been sentenced to a 15-month prison term for his involvement in a price-fixing conspiracy, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The official who serves as general manager in the company’s ...

British singer Gary Glitter found guilty of child sex crimes

Feb 6, 2015

British singer Gary Glitter found guilty of child sex crimes

British former glam rocker Gary Glitter could spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty at a London court on Thursday of historic sex abuse against three young girls. Glitter, 70, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was convicted of ...

Feb 3, 2015

Spain proposes life in prison for deadly terror attacks

Those who commit deadly terror attacks in Spain could face possible life sentences under a new anti-terror law announced Monday by the country’s two main political parties. The current maximum prison sentence for any crime in Spain is 40 years, though it is rare ...

Canada to criminalize public terrorism threats

Jan 31, 2015

Canada to criminalize public terrorism threats

Canada announced a new law Friday that will make it a crime for people to call for a terrorist attack, even if they don’t make a specific threat. The law will also allow anyone suspected of being involved in a terrorist plot to be ...

Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain

Jan 27, 2015

Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain

Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll. Prosecutor Maria Navarro ...

Jan 21, 2015

U.N. panel on North Korean rights says report still stands

The head of the U.N. commission that produced a damning report on North Korean rights abuses has dismissed Pyongyang’s claim that doubts about the credibility of a prominent witness made the panel’s findings “invalid.” “The partial retraction of Shin Dong-hyuk of the testimony he ...

Jan 21, 2015

Egypt's el-Sissi says protest rights are secondary to stability

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday that those questioning his government over human rights and freedom of expression are ignoring the fact that his country of 90 million lacks development, investment and desperately needed stability. Speaking during festivities to celebrate National Police Day Tuesday, ...

New lashing of injured Saudi blogger postponed

Jan 17, 2015

New lashing of injured Saudi blogger postponed

Saudi Arabia on Friday postponed the next round of flogging for a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam because his wounds from the previous week’s beating had not yet healed, his wife said. The public flogging of Raef Badawi, who is also ...