French builders steal €900,000 of buried goldThree French builders stole a treasure trove of gold bars and coins worth 900,000 euros which they found when working on a property in Normandy, according to local media reports.
Egypt dissolves political wing of Muslim BrotherhoodAn Egyptian court on Saturday dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, dealing a crippling blow in the campaign to crush...
US court jails notorious wine forger for 10 yearsWine dealer Rudy Kurniawan – once considered one of the top five wine collectors in the world – was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday after being found guilty of making and...
Cambodia: Meeting a survivor of the Khmer RougeWe bring you a special report on one of our top stories: the conviction of two top Khmer Rouge leaders for crimes against humanity. Nuan Chea and Khieu Samphan are the first top le...
Some 25,000 users join class action suit against FacebookAn Austrian waging a battle against Facebook's privacy policies said Wednesday that 25,000 users of the social networking giant have signed on to his class action lawsuit.
EU - RUSSIA
Russia ordered to pay further €1.9bn to Yukos shareholdersThe European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ordered Russia to pay the former shareholders of now-defunct oil giant Yukos almost €1.9 billion ($2.5 billion), just days after a Ha...
What solutions for California's overcrowded prisons?California has more inmates than any other US state - some 150,000 - and the reincarceration rate is the highest in the country, at 65%. Ordered by Supreme Court judges to reduce t...
THE HAGUE - RUSSIA
Russia ordered to pay Yukos shareholders over $50bn in damagesAn international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay Yukos shareholders just over $50 billion in damages for the expropriation of the now-defunct oil giant.
BANKING - USA
BNP to pay $80 million for defrauding Dept of AgricultureA US court entered an $80 million judgment against French bank BNP Paribas for defrauding a programme designed to protect US exporters, the Justice Department said Thursday. BNP ag...
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.