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Petrol bombs thrown at Nikulinsky court in Moscow

The building of Moscow’s Nikulinsky District Court caught fire after unidentified perpetrators had thrown petrol bombs at it, a law enforcement source said, adding that the fire had been extinguished. "The perpetrators …

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Iranian judiciary hands death sentence to CIA spy

An individual accused of spying for the CIA in Iran has been sentenced to death, Iran's judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Ismaili said. He added that the Supreme Court has upheld the capital punishment for the U.S. …

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Belgian ex-King admits fathering child after DNA test

Former Belgian King Albert II has admitted he is the father of a woman born from an affair, after he was forced to give a DNA test which came back positive. He had been fighting the paternity claim by Belgian artist Delphine …

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Wikipedia ban lifted in Turkey

Turkey's court ruled to lift a ban on Wikipedia, after a decision by the country's top court that the block breached freedom of expression. Turkish authorities had blocked the online encyclopedia on April 29, 2017, after which …

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WADA awaits $ 1 mln from Russia

Russia must pay a mandatory financial contribution to the budget of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the amount of which in 2020 will exceed a million dollars, the organization’s website informs. On December 9, the WADA …

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Turkish Constitutional Court condemns Wikipedia ban

Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled by majority that a government-imposed block on Wikipedia violated freedom of expression. The Wikimedia Foundation, the parent organization of the online encyclopedia, had taken the access ban to …

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Serzh Sargsyan’s nephew arrested in Yerevan

The Yerevan Court of First Instance has granted the petition to reconfirm the detention that was selected as the pretrial measure against Narek Sargsyan, the nephew of former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, …

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Court rejects Kocharayn's lawyers complaint

The Armenian Criminal Appeal Court rejected the complaint of the country's second president Robert Kocharyan, Judge Lusine Abgaryan said. The lawyers of the ex-president appealed the decision of Judge Anna …

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Kocharyan returned from hospital to penitentiary

Armenia's former president, instigator of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Robert Kocharyan has been transferred from Izmirlian medical center to Yerevan-Kentron penitentiary, the Justice Ministry's department of corrections …

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Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death in Pakistan

A Pakistani court sentenced former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to death on charges of high treason and subverting the constitution, government officials said. "Pervez Musharraf has been found guilty of …

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Gazprom's appeal in dispute with Naftogaz defeated?

Sweden's Svea Court of Appeal has refused to uphold an appeal of Gazprom against an arbitration's decision in its transit dispute with Ukraine's Naftogaz. "Today's decision means that the court has rejected …

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Gelani Kostoyev and Akhmed Arapiyev arrested in Moscow

Two natives of Ingushetia, who are suspected of being involved in the murder of Ingushetia’s counter-terror chief Ibragim Eldzharkiyev, have been arrested under a Moscow court’s ruling, a source in the law enforcement …

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