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New asylum-seekers free to travel from Greek islands, court rules

New asylum-seekers free to travel from Greek islands, court rules

A top Greek court has ruled that asylum-seekers newly arriving on Greek islands from Turkey should no longer be held there while their applications are assessed, court officials said on Wednesday.

EU court backs France ban of Uber service without notifying Brussels

EU court backs France ban of Uber service without notifying Brussels

The EU's top court on Tuesday backed the right of member states like France to ban a service by ridesharing firm Uber without notifying Brussels, in a fresh setback to the US giant.

Philippines' Duterte urges 'fast-track' sacking of top judge

Philippines' Duterte urges 'fast-track' sacking of top judge

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday lawmakers must ‘fast-track’ the impeachment of the nation's top judge, further stacking the odds against her staying in office.

South Africa's Zuma appears in court over graft charges

South Africa's Zuma appears in court over graft charges

Jacob Zuma, 75, smiled broadly and gave a thumbs-up as he walked into the Durban High Court building to take his seat in the dock just seven weeks after he was forced to resign from office.

BMW sued in US over diesel emissions

BMW sued in US over diesel emissions

German luxury carmaker BMW has been sued in the United States over ‘defeat devices’ installed in tens of thousands of vehicles in order to cheat diesel emissions tests, lawyers for the plaintiffs said Tuesday.

Sierra Leone court halts preparations for presidential run-off

Sierra Leone court halts preparations for presidential run-off

Sierra Leone's High Court on Saturday ordered the electoral commission to halt preparations for a March 27 presidential run-off following a legal filing by a lawyer linked to the ruling party.

Asylum seeker jailed for life in Germany for rape, murder

Asylum seeker jailed for life in Germany for rape, murder

An asylum seeker claiming to be from Afghanistan was sentenced to life in jail in Germany on Thursday for the rape and murder of a student that stoked public fears and a backlash against a mass influx of migrants.

Top court cancels bail for Bangladesh opposition chief Zia

Top court cancels bail for Bangladesh opposition chief Zia

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Monday halted the release of opposition leader Khaleda Zia on bail, deepening a political crisis ahead of a national election due in December.

Philippines' Duterte urges other nations to quit ICC

Philippines' Duterte urges other nations to quit ICC

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged other nations to follow his move to quit a treaty underpinning the International Criminal Court which is examining his deadly drug war.

German far-right 'terrorists' jailed for refugee attacks

German far-right 'terrorists' jailed for refugee attacks

Eight members of a German far-right group were jailed Wednesday on terrorism and attempted murder charges for a series of explosives attacks targeting refugees and anti-fascist activists.

Lawyer raises 67,000 euros online to aid expats' Brexit case

Lawyer raises 67,000 euros online to aid expats' Brexit case

A lawyer helping British expatriates in a legal battle over their rights as EU citizens after Brexit said Monday more than 67,000 euros was raised in four days to fight an appeal in the case.

Judges delay ruling on diesel bans for German cities

Judges delay ruling on diesel bans for German cities

German judges Thursday pushed back a decision on whether German cities can ban old diesel cars to reduce air pollution, with potentially dramatic consequences for a key industry ..