Court to decide if Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got a fair trial

BOSTON — A federal appeals court in Boston is set to hear testimony Thursday on whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a fair trial before he was sentenced to death.  A three-member panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case stemming from the April 15, 2013, twin bombs at the […]

Peaceful Hong Kong march marred by fire outside court, police say

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong protesters set fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, marring what was otherwise a “generally peaceful” march over the weekend, police said on Monday. The comments came as protesters called for strikes across the city on Monday. During the early morning rush hour […]

German court annuls ban on Saudi arms exports

A German court on 3 December cancelled an export ban that had prevented arms manufacturer Rheinmetall from exporting armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia. The government had put the ban in place after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh’s diplomatic mission in Istanbul. It had also imposed travel bans on 18 Saudis suspected of […]

U.S. Supreme Court justices debate whether to dismiss major gun case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of a major gun rights case could end in a misfire, with the justices on Monday debating whether to dismiss a challenge backed by the powerful National Rifle Association to a New York City handgun ordinance. The justices heard arguments in the first major gun dispute to […]

Protests in Peru after court orders release of Keiko Fujimori | Peru News

Peru’s Constitutional Tribunal on Monday ordered the release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, sparking protests in capital Lima. The members of Peru’s top court decided to release Fujimori by a narrow margin of four votes in favour versus three against, the body’s president Ernesto Blume said at a news conference. Fujumori was jailed last year for alleged […]

Essex lorry deaths: Man in court on human trafficking charges

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The bodies of 39 Vietnamese nationals were discovered in a refrigerated trailer A man has appeared in court charged with human trafficking offences after the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found in a lorry in Essex. Christopher Kennedy, of Darkley, County Armagh, is charged with plotting with […]