Francois Fillon: Former French PM to go on trial over fake jobs scandal

Former French prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife Penelope Fillon are go on trial over a fake jobs scandal that wrecked his 2017 run for president and opened the Elysee Palace door for Emmanuel Macron. Mr Fillon’s bid for the presidency unravelled after allegations he paid his wife hundreds of thousands of euros for doing […]

‘A signal to all predators’: Weinstein accusers watch trial unfold from afar – National

Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial has unfolded this month in a 15th-floor courtroom in New York, but its reverberations are being felt far beyond, as his many accusers anxiously await the outcome. They wonder how the disgraced mogul’s wealth and power might affect the verdict. They wince at the way fellow accusers have been treated […]

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 […]

Grace Millane murder trial: experts give evidence on modern sexual practices | World news

The defence has finished laying out its case in the Grace Millane murder trial, putting forward an expert in modern sexual practices who told the court BDSM has become more mainstream and socially acceptable. The 27-year-old man accused of murdering the British backpacker, whose name is suppressed, has pleaded not guilty. His lawyers say Millane, […]