Anne Mahrer and Rosmarie Wydler-Walti talk to journalists at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 10, 2024
In landmark climate ruling, European court faults Switzerland
Experts said it was time an international court determined that governments were legally obligated to meet their climate targets under human rights law.
The financial center of Panama City, Panama, in 2019. Starting Monday, 27 people will be tried over charges connected to the "Panama Papers" case.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 8, 2024
'Panama Papers' trial to begin eight years after tax scandal
Twenty-seven people have been charged with money laundering in connection with the tax evasion scandal.
Inmates in a cell at the Counter-Terrorism Confinement Centre mega-prison southeast of San Salvador on Aug. 21, 2023.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 28, 2024
El Salvador's two-year push has crushed street gangs but at a high price
Deployment of the military and police dealt a heavy blow to the structures of the gangs but at the cost of human rights, and poverty remains a major issue.
The Barbados-flagged bulk carrier vessel True Confidence in Ravenna, Italy, in 2022
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 28, 2024
Deaths on Houthi-ravaged vessel herald perilous era for Middle East shipping
The experience of the True Confidence shows the threat to the oil tankers, cargo carriers and seafarers who are still using this vital waterway for trade.
A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a sign in London on Tuesday. Assange's many supporters hail him as an anti-establishment hero who is being persecuted for exposing U.S. wrongdoing and alleged war crimes.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 26, 2024
Julian Assange wins temporary reprieve from extradition to U.S.
U.S. prosecutors are seeking to put Assange on trial under the Espionage Act over WikiLeaks' high-profile release of confidential U.S. records.
General Cargo Pegasus 01 vessel offloads cargo at the Port of Bosaso, in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, Somalia, on Jan. 28.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 22, 2024
Somali pirates' return adds to crisis for global shipping companies
The raids reemerge as shipping companies contend with attacks by Yemen's Houthi militia in the Red Sea and other nearby waters.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak to the press at Manhattan Criminal Court after a hearing in his case of paying hush money to cover up extramarital affairs, in New York City on Feb. 15.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 16, 2024
Trump hush-money trial in New York delayed until at least April
Pushing back the start date in New York is good news for Trump, who is campaigning for a return to the White House.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on