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Climate activists fined for stealing Macron portraits

Climate activists fined for stealing Macron portraits

A French court on Wednesday fined eight activists 500 euros each for stealing official portraits of President Emmanuel Macron from public buildings as part of a protest over climate change.

Russia jails two men for six years over 'mass riots'

Russia jails two men for six years over 'mass riots'

A Russian court on Friday sentenced two men to more than six years in a strict-regime penal colony for trying to organise ‘mass riots’ after they held protest signs outside a local government building.

Iraq sentences all 11 French IS suspects to death

Iraq sentences all 11 French IS suspects to death

A Iraqi court Monday sentenced to death two more French nationals for joining the Islamic State group, leaving all 11 Frenchmen transferred from Syria facing the gallows and potentially opening the door for other cases.

Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq

Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq

An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced three French citizens to death for joining the Islamic State group, the first IS members from France to be handed capital punishment, a court official said.

Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed over Umbrella Movement protests

Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed over Umbrella Movement protests

Four prominent leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement were jailed on Wednesday for their role in organising mass protests in 2014 that paralysed the city for months and infuriated Beijing.

Malaysian ex-PM Najib faces first corruption trial over 1MDB fund

Malaysian ex-PM Najib faces first corruption trial over 1MDB fund

Malaysia's disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to all charges against him as he went on trial Wednesday over a multi-billion-dollar fraud, almost a year after his shock election loss.

Kim assassination suspect to be freed as murder charge dropped

Kim assassination suspect to be freed as murder charge dropped

A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother is to walk free after Malaysia dropped murder charges against her Monday, weeks after her Indonesian co-accused was also released.

Vietnam suspect to testify in Kim Jong Nam murder trial

Vietnam suspect to testify in Kim Jong Nam murder trial

A Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader will testify in court for the first time next week, when the long-running trial over the Cold War-style hit resumes, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Militants get life for deadly 2015 Tunisia attacks on tourists

Militants get life for deadly 2015 Tunisia attacks on tourists

A Tunisian court has sentenced seven militants to life in prison over attacks at a museum and on a beach in 2015 that killed 60 people, many of them British tourists, prosecutors said on Saturday.

Four men go on trial for theft of giant gold coin from Berlin museum

Four men go on trial for theft of giant gold coin from Berlin museum

Four men went on trial on Thursday for stealing a gold coin the size of a manhole cover from one of Germany's flagship museums in a daring night-time heist using a ladder and a wheelbarrow.

Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for 2 years for rape

Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for 2 years for rape

A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman at the heart of a Nobel scandal to two years in jail for rape in a scandal that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.

David Beckham to face trial over speeding offence

David Beckham to face trial over speeding offence

Former England football captain David Beckham pleaded not guilty on a technicality to a speeding offence in a loaned Bentley, and will face trial later this month.