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Giorgi Rurua sentenced to 4 years in prison

The co-founder of the opposition-minded TV channel Mtavari Arkhi Giorgi Rurua was found guilty for the illegal possession and carrying of firearms and has been sentenced to four years in prison by Tbilisi City Court today. Rurua, …

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Aide to Roscosmos CEO detained on treason charges

Ivan Safronov, Russia’s Roscosmos CEO advisor on informational policy was arrested Tuesday over suspicion of treason, the state corporation said, adding that Safronov’s apprehension is not connected to his current occupation.

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Court orders Tsarukyan’s arrest

A Yerevan court decided to arrest Abram Manukyan, an ex-deputy from the Prosperous Armenia opposition party, on charges of vote-buying, the representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office, Gor Abrahamyan, informed. "The …

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Ex-head of Chuvashia challenges his resignation

Former head of Russia’s Republic of Chuvashia Mikhail Ignatyev has challenged his resignation with the Russian Supreme Court, a court spokesman said. "Mikhail Ignatyev has filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court to …

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Kocharian’s lawyers withdraw complaints

Lawyers for the instigator of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, former President of Armenia Robert Kocharian, recalled complaints from the Court of Appeal against the decision of the court of the first instance, according to which the suspect …

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Judge orders Hillary Clinton to testify in email case

A federal judge ordered Hillary Clinton to testify at a deposition for a lawsuit related to her use of a private email server for involving official business while working as secretary of State under President Barack Obama. …

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Ex-penitentiary service director released in Russia

The Central District Court of Kaliningrad has released ex-director of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Alexander Reimer convicted of embezzlement on parole. This was not the first petition for parole …

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Iran frees German nstional in prisoner swap

A German citizen has been released from jail in Iran as part of a prisoner swap, the Iranian judiciary said. "We announced that we are ready to [release] this German national ... on condition that they [the German government] …

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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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