Smoker's widow awarded $23 bn in punitive damages in FloridaA Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer punitive damages of more than 23 billion dollars in her lawsuit against the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Com...
Berlusconi cleared by appeals court in underage sex caseAn Italian appeals court on Friday acquitted former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi of paying for sex with a minor and abuse of power charges in a surprise ruling that overturned...
Egypt jails seven for life over Tahrir Square sexual assaultsAn Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced seven men to life in prison for having sexually assaulted women during rallies and public gatherings on Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
Dutch court finds state responsible for 300 Srebrenica deathsA Dutch court ruled Wednesday that the Netherlands was liable for the deaths of more than 300 people in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, when 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were ki...
Sharia law to be enshrined in British legal system?It's not often that a discreet publication in obscure legalese makes press headlines. But that is exactly what has happened in the UK, after the Law Society of England and Wal...
French social summit: The end of dialogue?François Hollande has always hailed social dialogue as a cornerstone of his presidency, with a so-called social summit taking place every year. But this year, several unions decide...
Historian Jean Garrigues: 'French people are used to scandals'On July 2, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under investigation for corruption and influence-peddling. It's the kind of case that leaves millions of French p...
Nicolas Sarkozy: Former president in legal troubleFormer President Nicolas Sarkozy was brought in for questioning by the police this week. Just as he was planning his political comeback, he is suspected of influence peddling. Is i...
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
Can Sarkozy make a comeback?FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 02.07.14: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is the man all the papers are talking about. He’s been placed under formal investigation over alleged influe...
Sarkozy’s lawyer placed under formal investigation in graft probeFrance's former president Nicolas Sarkozy remained in custody late Tuesday in connection with a corruption probe while his lawyer was placed under formal investigation.
Former French president Sarkozy detained for questioningFrance's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning in connection with a probe into influence-peddling, a judicial source said Tuesday.
Entertainer Rolf Harris convicted of indecent assaultA British court on Monday convicted veteran entertainer Rolf Harris of 12 counts of indecent assaults on four female victims between 1968 and 1986, one of whom had been as young as...