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Defense Lawyer Asks Ukraine Court to Acquit Tymoshenko

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 1:16 pm (UTC-5)
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Lawyers for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko have asked the court to acquit her and release her from jail. Defense attorney Yuriy Sukhov argued Wednesday that Ms. Tymoshenko’s actions did not constitute a crime and that the prosecution failed to prove her guilt. Ms. Tymoshenko, who has been in custody since early August, is […]

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Italian Scientists on Trial for Manslaughter for 2009 Quake

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 3:06 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of Italian earthquake experts went on trial Tuesday for manslaughter for allegedly not properly warning the public before the deadly 2009 L’Aquilla earthquake. The disaster killed more than 300 people and reduced much of the central Italian city to rubble. The seven defendants include scientists and government officials. They are accused of giving […]

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French Prosecutors Request Dismissal of Ex-President Chirac Corruption Case

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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French prosecutors have asked a Paris court to dismiss a corruption case against former president Jacques Chirac. Prosecutors argued Tuesday there is not enough evidence to move forward with the case. Mr. Chirac is accused of embezzling public funds between 1977 and 1995, when he was mayor of Paris. He is suspected of creating a […]

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Italian Scientists on Trial for Manslaughter in Wake of 2009 Quake

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 11:36 am (UTC-5)
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A group of Italian earthquake experts went on trial Tuesday accused of manslaughter for allegedly not properly warning the public before an earthquake struck. The 2009 quake killed more than 300 people in the central Italian city of L’Aquila. The seven defendants, which include scientists and government officials, are accused of giving incomplete and contradictory […]

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Italian Scientists Accused of Manslaughter in Wake of 2009 Quake

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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A group of Italian earthquake experts go on trial Tuesday accused of manslaughter for allegedly not properly warning the public before an earthquake struck. The 2009 earthquake killed more than 300 people in L’Aquila Italy. The group of earthquake experts, including scientists and government officials, are accused of giving inexact, incomplete and contradictory information to […]

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Alleged Minsk Subway Bombers Go On Trial in Belarus

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Two men accused of carrying out a deadly rush hour subway bombing in Minsk last April went on trial in Belarus Thursday. The opening day of the Minsk trial was attended by more than 100 people who were injured or lost relatives in the attack. The explosion took place on a crowded Minsk subway platform, […]

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Another Top Egyptian Official Testifies in Mubarak Trial

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A top Egyptian security official testified on Wednesday in a Cairo courtroom under a media blackout at the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Interior Minister General Mansour el-Issawi is the latest of high-ranking Egyptians to be called in an unprecedented summoning of military and intelligence officials in a court proceeding. While outsiders and […]

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Former French Prime Minister Acquitted in Slander Trial

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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A French appeals court acquitted former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin Wednesday of slander charges. Mr. Villepin had been accused of taking part in a smear campaign targeting French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Mr. Sarkozy and Mr. Villepin are considered political rivals. Political experts believe the slander case has hurt Mr. Villepin’s political future, including […]

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Top Mubarak Aide Testifies in Cairo

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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A top member of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s inner circle testified Tuesday in a Cairo courtroom under a media blackout at the trial of his ex-boss. Omar Suleiman, a longtime intelligence chief who served briefly as Egypt’s vice-president, was expected to face questions whether Mr. Mubarak orchestrated a deadly backlash against protesters seeking his […]

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Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Michael Jackson’s Doctor

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 5:36 pm (UTC-5)
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Jury selection has begun in the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, who is accused of causing the famous pop star’s death in June 2009. Some 160 potential jurors gathered in Los Angeles Thursday to answer questions about how much they have heard about the case and whether they are eligible to serve. When Los […]

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