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  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    Russia frees Camila Speziale after bail

    Camila Speziale, the 21-year-old Greenpeace activist that was arrested in Russia after taking part in an anti-oil drilling protest in the Arctic, has been released from prison two days after a St. Pertersburg court granted bail both to her and Hernán Pérez Orsi.

  • 05/03/2014 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court rules against Argentina in arbitration fight

    The US Supreme Court today ruled for British company BG Group Plc in its effort to reinstate a $185.3 million arbitration award against Argentina that a US appeals court threw out.

  • 17/09/2013 | Argentina

    Moreno prosecuted over abuse of authority

    Federal Judge Claudio Bonadío has decided to prosecute Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno over abuse of authority charges following a lawsuit by private-sector consultant Jorge Todesca.

  • 18/09/2013 | Argentina

    Moreno's prosecution 'irregular and precipitant,' Alak affirms

    The ruling by federal judge Claudio Bonadío against Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno is at least “curious,” Justice Minister Julio Alak considered today.

  • 19/09/2013 | Argentina

    Moreno appeals indictment

    Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno appealed the indictment ordered by Judge Claudio Bonadío as he considered the ruling “arbitrary” and requested the federal court to dismiss it.

  • 18/07/2013 | Argentina

    Federal Court lifts arrest warrant on Ricardo Jaime

    After being a fugitive for the last six days, a federal court finally lifted the arrest warrant pending over former Transportation Secretary Ricardo Jaime, who must now wait to go to trial in the case investigating the over invoicing in railroad works for the Belgrano Cargas train company.

  • 23/07/2013 | Argentina

    Judge Bonadio gives Jaime 48-hours to appear in court

    Federal Judge Claudio Bonadío gave former Transportation Secretary Ricardo Jaime 48-hours to show up in court and provide the authorities with an official address in the case investigating alleged irregularities in the billing of works in the Belgrano Cargas train line.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Jaime: 'I'm not a victim of a political persecution'

    Former Transport Secretary Ricardo Jaime today appeared before federal judge Claudio Bonadío at Retiro courthouse to ratify his current address as he was requested.

  • 01/07/2013 | Argentina

    Echegaray deems Supreme Court request for AFIP meeting 'inappropriate'

    The head of AFIP tax bureau, Ricardo Echegaray said that “it is improper for the Supreme Court as an institution to push for an audience with us in order to discuss matters strictly related to a taxpayer and his family.”

  • 10/07/2013 | Argentina

    Moreno advises 'Vote right in October' after court date

    Guillermo Moreno had few words as he left court following an appearance to answer accusations of abuse of power, limiting himself to tell the electorate to "Vote right in October" as he drove away.

  • 29/04/2013 | Argentina

    Lázaro Báez shows up in court, to press charges against Fariña, Elaskar

    Businessman Lázaro Báez showed up un court without previous notice and pressed charges against Leonardo Fariña and Federico Elaskar, who involved him in a money laundering scandal in a television show two weeks ago.

  • 28/05/2013 | Argentina

    Supreme Court rejects request to rule on constitutionality of judicial reform

    The Supreme Court rejected a request by attorney Ricardo Monner Sans so the high tribunal would immediately rule on an unconstitutionality request filed against the judicial reform law.

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    Fariña, Elaskar testify in money-laundering probe

    Businessmen Leonardo Fariña and Federico Elaskar testified before federal judge Sebastián Casanello in the case investigating alleged money laundering which also involves Kirchnerite tycoon Lázaro Baez.

  • 20/03/2013 | Argentina

    Subte fare hike: 'They will not stop us,' Rodríguez Larreta warns

    BA City government seems determined to ratify its decision to increase Subway fares despite yesterday’s court rule that suspended the move. “They will not stop us,” Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta warned and targeted inflation and reduction in national government’s subsidies to justify the increase.

  • 25/03/2013 | Argentina

    City Court ratifies cautionary measure against Subte fare hike

    A City Court ratified a cautionary measure against a decision made by the Macri administration to hike the Subte fare from AR$2.50 to AR$3.50.

  • 17/04/2013 | Argentina

    Media Law: Court rules in favour of Clarín, says two key articles are unconstitutional

    The City’s Civil and Commercial Chamber ruled that articles 41 and 161 in the Media Law are constitutional. At the same time it unanimously ruled that some parts of articles 45 and 48 must be amended because they are unconstitutional.

  • 09/02/2013 | Argentina

    CFK bites back at AMIA, requests report on possible ‘third attack’

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner bit back at the criticisms made by the head of the AMIA Jewish community –Guillermo Borges- over the agreement made with Iran to create a truth commission and sustained that “the people and the Judiciary deserve to know” about a possible third terrorist attack.

  • 19/02/2013 | Argentina

    Court schedules oral proceeding in Once tragedy case

    Only days before the first anniversary of the Once train tragedy that left 51 people dead, judge Claudio Bonadío scheduled to begin the oral proceedings in the case investigating former government officials, the owners of the TBA train company and the motorman responsible at the time of the accident.

  • 27/02/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina urges 'workable' solution to bondholder fight

    Argentina's defence urged a US appeals court today to come up with a "workable" solution to its long-running fight with so-called holdout bondholders, and assured the country will not pay an amount exceeding the one set in the debt-swaps.

  • 05/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK says 'Court has exceeded its limits'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner affirmed that the Civil Court that has blocked the decree to expropriate La Rural grounds has "exceeded its limits."

  • 16/01/2013 | Argentina

    Once crash investigation closed, case moves closer to trial

    Federal Judge Claudio Bonadío closed the Once train crash investigation, in which 51 people died on February 22, 2012, asking to start the proceedings so that the case could go to trial.

  • 24/01/2013 | Argentina

    Court rejects Govt's arguments against injunction in Rural Society grounds case

    The Federal Civil and Commercial Chamber rejected all of the Government’s arguments against the injunction freezing the transfer of the Rural Society grounds in Palermo to the hands of the state.

  • 27/12/2012 | Argentina

    Supreme Court rejects Govt's 'per saltum' request

    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court rejected the National Government’s ‘per saltum’ request to debate the constitutionality of two articles in the Broadcasting Law.

  • 27/12/2012 | Argentina

    De la Rúa acquitted over deaths during 2001 siege

    The national Criminal Cassation Court confirmed today a stay of proceedings on ex-president Fernando De la Rúa over the incidents that took place in December, 2001 that saw 30 people die.

  • 11/12/2012 | Argentina

    Marita Verón case: all suspects cleared of all charges

    The thirteen suspects in the case investigating the disappearance of Marita Verón were cleared of all charges by a Tucumán court. Verón was kidnapped ten years ago by a prostitution ring.

  • 13/12/2012 | Argentina

    'Democratization of justice is needed but carefully'

    A day after President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called for the democratization of the Judicial Branch, after being taken aback by the court’s decision in the Marita Verón case, Supreme Court Judge Raúl Zaffaroni showed his support, however "to a point."

  • 14/12/2012 | Argentina

    'It would have been easy to prosecute all and suit society,' Tucumán judge

    Alberto Piedrabuena, head of the Tucumán court that cleared all 13 defendants in the Marita Verón disappearance case, reaffirmed today that he would not be stepping down from his post any time soon and that he was “content and calm” with the decision that was made in court this week.

  • 05/12/2012 | Argentina

    'Extension of Media Law injuction would be an uprising,' Alak

    Justice Minister Julio Alak ratified today that the Government considers that the Media Law will be fully implemented by Friday, December 7th, and warned that if a court tries to extend the injuction in favour of Clarín Group, that would be an uprising against the nation and a conflict of powers.

  • 06/12/2012 | Argentina

    Court rules in favour of Clarín, extends injunction in Media Law case

    A Federal Court decided to extend the extend the injunction exempting Grupo Clarín from having to disinvest and sell several television and radio licenses after Friday in order to comply with the new Media Law.

  • 06/12/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't requests ruling's annulment via 'per saltum'

    Justice Minister Julio Alak assured that the ruling of the Civil and Commercial Court over the Media Law "confirmed what we have been claiming," and stated that the government "will call for the annulment of the ruling" via the "per saltum" resource.

  • 28/11/2012 | Argentina

    US Appeals Court's ruling

  • 30/11/2012 | Argentina

    Libertad frigate hearings continue in Hamburg

    Argentina’s dispute with Ghana over the detention of the Libertad training frigate in Tema port had its second day of hearings today at the Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

  • 04/12/2012 | Argentina

    US Appeals Court rejects motion filed by 'vulture funds'

    A US appeals court refused to order Argentina to post a security deposit of at least $250 million while it seeks to overturn a lower court ruling that orders it to pay holdout investors $1.33 billion.

  • 22/11/2012 | Argentina

    US court orders Argentina to pay bond holders in 'vultures' row

    Argentina suffered a stinging blow late last night, when New York federal judge Thomas Griesa, citing threats by the country's leaders to defy his rulings in a decade-old dispute over defaulted sovereign bonds, ordered immediate payment.

  • 22/11/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina says Judge Griesa's ruling 'unfair,' to request revision on Monday

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino assured during a press conference that "paying off the vulture funds is illegal," and said that the ruling by US District Judge Thomas Griesa against Argentina is "unfair." The minister also warned that Griesa's ruling might affect the international financial system, and the country as well.

  • 01/11/2012 | Argentina

    CFK assures Argentina will make bond payments 'in dollars'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured today that Argentina's dollar-denominated debt bonds are to be “paid in dollars” whilst criticizing a New York appeals court ruling that could force the country to repay creditors who have sued to collect on bonds in default since 2002, in a speech at the Government House today.

  • 03/11/2012 | Argentina

    Three men arrested in connection to attack on British tourist

    Three men were arrested at the request of the courts in Jujuy province investigating the sexual abuse reported by a 25-year-old British tourist last Thursday in the city of Tilcara.

  • 17/11/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina asks US judge to wait for bond dispute appeal

    Argentina asked a US judge late last night to maintain his order blocking payment on defaulted sovereign bonds to holdout investors until lingering questions are settled in a higher court's appeals process.

  • 26/10/2012 | Argentina

    US court rules against Argentina over debt fix

    A US appeals court said Argentina discriminated against bondholders who refused to take part in massive debt restructurings in 2005 and 2010 by deciding to pay them later than bondholders who agreed to participate.

  • 26/10/2012 | Argentina

    'Ruling does not change the status quo,' Finance Secretary

    Finance Secretary Adrián Cosentino assuredthat the ruling of an appeals court which partially confirmed the ruling of US judge Thomas Griesa in favour of vulture funds “is suspended from the moment it was issued,thus the current status quo has not been changed.”

  • 26/08/2012 | Argentina

    BA province opposition lawmakers to take co-participation case to SC

    Lawmakers from all opposition caucuses in the Buenos Aires province Legislature will take their claim for unpaid co-participation funds to the Supreme Court, sources confirmed.

  • 29/08/2012 | Argentina

    Court confirms 'Fino' Palacios' indictment in illegal wiretapping case

    A court confirmed the indictment of former Metropolitan Police head Jorge “Fino” Palacios, who is accused of using the NOSIS system to spy on opposition city lawmakers

  • 08/09/2012 | Argentina

    Banco Ciudad to file injunction to ensure funds not moved

    Banco Ciudad president Federico Sturzenegger assured that the entity will file an injunction to prevent court deposits from being moved to Banco Nación, in case the law is approved next week.

  • 18/07/2012 | Argentina

    La Rioja court suspends mining project in Famatina

    A La Rioja court ruled in favour of suspending the mining project led by Canadian company Osisko in Famatina until the Glaciers Law is applied in the area.

  • 31/07/2012 | Argentina

    Schoklender requests threats probe is handled by a City court

    Former financial manager of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo foundation Sergio Schoklender requested Judge Ariel Lijo to recuse himself to investigate the Hebe de Bonafini’s charges of threat and asked the case is handed by the City Judiciary.

  • 17/08/2012 | Argentina

    Once tragedy: Court ratifies State cannot act as plaintiff

    A court ratified Judge Claudio Bonadío’s ruling denying the Planning Ministry to act as plaintiff in the probe for the Once train crash, in which 51 people died on February 22nd.

  • 06/06/2012 | Argentina

    Pompeya Massacre: Carrera released after Supreme Court ruling

    Fernando Carrera, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison after being found guilty in the so-called “Pompeya Massacre,” was released on Wednesday from the Marcos Paz prison after the Supreme Court ruled that the case had to be reviewed and a new sentence had to be reached. 

  • 08/06/2012 | Argentina

    Macri to stand trial over illegal wiretapping probe

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri will stand trial over the illegal wiretapping probe, a court ruled. Macri is accused of being a member of an illicit organization which ilegally wiretapped City residents, politicians and businessmen.

  • 26/06/2012 | Argentina

    Court to rule soon on Schoklender release

    Suspect Sergio Schoklender testified once more before Federal Judge Norberto Oyarbide in hopes that he may be released from jail as the case investigating the alleged embezzlement of public funds in the affordable housing programme managed by the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo Foundation.

  • 25/03/2012 | Argentina

    La Pampa says will not abide by Supreme Court ruling on abortion

    The La Pampa government announced that it would not abide by the recent Supreme Court ruling that authorizes rape victims to have an abortion without the need of a court order.

  • 29/03/2012 | Argentina

    'Ephedrine king' sentenced to 9 years in prison

    Mario Segovia, also known as the “ephedrine king,” was sentenced to nine years in prison accused of smuggling to Mexico almost 300 kilos of ephedrine in 12 tons of sugar to elaborate illegal synthetic drugs.

  • 01/06/2012 | Argentina

    Court annuls priest Grassi's house arrest

    A Morón court ruled that priest Julio César Grassi should not remain under house arrest and ordered his release, thus annulling a previous ruling by another court.

  • 13/03/2012 | Argentina

    Supreme Court ratifies abortion authorization in case of rape

    The Supreme Court has ratified today a ruling of a Chubut’s court authorizing an abortion in the case of a woman that got pregnant after being raped. However, the head of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzini emphasized that the ruling doesn’t mean the start of possible abortion legalization.   

  • 18/03/2012 | Argentina

    Catholic Church says SC ruling on abortion 'bypasses Congress'

    The head of the Catholic Campus Ministry in Buenos Aires, Guillermo Marcó, continued to criticize the Supreme Court over its recent ruling in favour of legalizing abortions in case of rape and assured that the measure “legalizes abortion by bypassing Congress.”

  • 21/03/2012 | Argentina

    Urtubey says court permit before abortion 'will remain mandatory' in Salta

    In an unexpected announcement, Salta governor Juan Manuel Urtubey said that despite the recent Supreme Court ruling on abortion, it will still be mandatory in his province for rape victims to request a court permit before having their pregnancies interrupted.

  • 02/01/2012 | Argentina

    'I didn't want to kill him'

  • 05/03/2012 | Argentina

    Macri takes subway management conflict to court

    The ongoing conflict between the City and the National Government over who takes over the management of the subway administration has landed in court. Mayor Mauricio Macri filed for a precautionary measure, City Hall sources confirmed.

  • 12/03/2012 | Argentina

    Zaffaroni confident subway conflict will be resolved by Supreme Court

    As the chances for finding a political solution to the subway management conflict diminish, Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni assured that the matter is likely to be resolved at the Supreme Court.

  • 09/11/2011 | Argentina

    Belsunce case: court rejects habeas corpus plea of family members

    A court rejected the habeas corpus plea for Maria Marta García Belsunce’s brother Horacio, half brother John Hurting and brother in law Guillermo Bártoli, doctor Juan Gauvry Gordon and neighbour Sergio Binello, who were sentenced to jail for covering up the murder of the sociologist in 2002, deeming it "inadmissible."

  • 11/11/2011 | Argentina

    Belsunce case: court denies release requests

    San Isidro’s Criminal court rejected the release requests presented by the lawyers of Sergio Binello, Guillermo Bártoli, Horacio García Belsunce, Juan Ramón Gauvry Gordon and Juan Carlos Hurtig, all convicted on charges of covering up María Marta García Belsunce’s murder.

  • 27/12/2011 | Argentina

    La Plata Court to settle Martínez's appeal

    The Criminal Court in La Plata were to settle Osvaldo Martínez’s case for appeal today, after he was put into preventive custody for the murder of three women and a child at the end of November this year, judicial sources informed.

  • 05/08/2011 | Argentina

    Court investigation over Salta murders opens in Paris

    A court investigation over the “kidnapping, rape and murders,” of the two French women killed in Salta was opened in Paris, French court sources informed.

  • 16/08/2011 | Argentina

    City Judge bans security camera installation in BA schools

    The City Court announced a ban on the installation of security cameras on the inside of City school buildings, directors of the Worker’s Union for Education (UTE) informed.

  • 16/09/2011 | Argentina

    Moreno ratifies lawsuit against private agency

    Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno ratified the Trade Court the lawsuit he filed against the private consultancy agency Orlando Ferreres y Asociados over the publication of indexes that lack scientific evidence, judicial sources reported.

  • 28/06/2011 | Argentina

    Supreme Court rules in favour of pension benefits for same-sex couples

    The Supreme Court ruled in favour of same-sex partners seeking pension benefits. The ruling came after the highest court reversed a previous ruling neglecting a man of any pension benefits after the demise of his partner, whom he had shared his life with for over 40 years.

  • 05/07/2011 | Argentina

    US court lifts freeze on Argentina deposits

    The government won the lifting of a freeze on $100 million of central bank deposits that was imposed to satisfy claims by two US investment funds arising from the country's massive 2002 debt default.

  • 20/07/2011 | Argentina

    US court blocks Brady bonds swap

    A bond holder who sued Argentina when the country stopped paying its debt in 2002, received a favorable ruling from a US court, which blocked a debt swap of unpaid Brady bonds for a total amount of 270 million dollars, which were negotiated in 2011.

  • 06/04/2011 | Argentina

    Court rejects Jaime's plea to be allowed to move to Brazil temporarily

    A Federal Court rejected a request lodged by former Transportation Secretary Ricardo Jaime in which he asked to be temporarily allowed to fly to Brazil to work. Jaime is still under investigation since he is suspected of embezzlement during his time in office.

  • 19/04/2011 | Argentina

    Chubut High Court claims three polling stations valid

    Chubut’s gubernatorial elections are nearing a definition, although no winner can be officially claimed yet. Chubut’s High Court considered three of the ten contested polling stations as “valid”. Other five polling stations have been annulled, and on Wednesday, the remaining to will be defined by the court. On Thursday, the court will define if complementary voting will be held.

  • 15/06/2011 | Argentina

    Court summons Rachid and Morgado to testify over INADI scandal

    Former INADI National Institute against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism institute heads Claudio Morgado and María Rachid have been summoned by a court to ratify their case against one another, in a scandal that ended with both parties resigning from their respective posts.

  • 04/03/2011 | Argentina

    US Air Force plane case: Justice urges Customs to present report

    Judge Marcelo Aguinsky urged the Argentine Customs Office to present a report of the US military aircraft seized in Ezeiza international airport within the next 48 hours, or it will be fined for 10,000 pesos per day of delay.

  • 23/03/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano files lawsuit over Swiss court's investigation, says there was 'procedural fraud'

    After assuring he is in no way related to the Covelia rubbish collecting company, CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano filed a lawsuit in Judge Oyarbide's court, arguing that the investigation against him led by a Swiss court was based on “irregular procedures.”

  • 29/03/2011 | Argentina

    Barreda granted conditional release from home arrest

    Dentist Ricardo Barreda, who was charged with quadruple homicide, after killing his wife, two daughters and mother-in-law in 1992, was granted conditional release from his home arrest, court sources informed.

  • 05/01/2011 | Argentina

    Barreda to be released on parole

    The verdict of the Barreda trial came to a close as the court’s final decision was released. He will be freed on parole on Thursday “at the latest,” confirmed his lawyer, Eduardo Gutiérrez. After having made his plea, his lawyer had been anxiously awaiting the result of the case.

  • 24/02/2011 | Argentina

    Court denies release of Railroad Union chief José Pedraza

    Judge Susana Wilma López rejected Railroad Union chief José Pedraza’s request for his release, for which he is to remain in jail for his alleged connection to the murder of Workers’ Party leftist militant Marcelo Fereyra who was killed last October.

  • 03/03/2011 | Argentina

    Court rejects further arrests, orders to close file on Indoamericano Park case

    City Judge María Cristina Nazar rejected a plea by the Ministry of Public Prosecution, requesting a series of raids and the arrest of six people in connection to the settlements in the Indoamericano Park in the Villa Soldati area.

  • 27/03/2014 | World

    US appeals court upholds restrictive abortion law

    A US appeals court upheld a Texas law that places restrictions on abortions, saying a provision requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital was a reasonable regulation.

  • 07/04/2014 | World

    'I'm scared to sleep', tearful Pistorius tells court

    His voice cracking with emotion, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defense today, saying the Valentine's Day shooting of his girlfriend last year had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares.

  • 15/04/2014 | World

    Berlusconi ordered to do community service for tax conviction

    An Italian court today ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service and set travel restrictions that will limit his ability to campaign for next month's European Parliament elections.

  • 19/12/2013 | World

    Prince William wife's Kate had phone hacked by Murdoch UK paper, court hears

    The phones of Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth's grandson, and Kate Middleton, the wife of his elder brother Prince William, were hacked by staff working for Rupert Murdoch's defunct News of the World tabloid, it was revealed in a London court today.

  • 10/03/2014 | World

    Pistorius vomits in court at Steenkamp autopsy details

    Track star Oscar Pistorius, on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, wept and vomited into a bucket in a South African courtroom today after hearing graphic details from her autopsy.

  • 26/03/2014 | World

    Turkish court upholds appeal against Twitter blockage

    A Turkish court upheld an appeal today to end a blockage of Twitter which has provoked public outrage, local media said, though it was not immediately clear whether that meant the bar would be removed.

  • 30/07/2013 | World

    Wikileaks: Bradley Manning found not guilty of aiding the enemy

    A military judge today found US soldier Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge among many he faced for handing over documents to WikiLeaks.

  • 31/07/2013 | World

    British court dismisses landmark right-to-die appeal

    A British court rejected appeals for the right to die by a paralysed road accident victim and the family of a deceased locked-in syndrome sufferer today, saying only parliament should decide on matters of life and death.

  • 09/12/2013 | World

    Egypt court sentences pro-Morsi protesters to life in prison

    An Egyptian court sentenced three supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to life imprisonment, judicial sources said, in the latest tough ruling against opponents of the army-backed interim government.

  • 08/03/2013 | World

    Bin Laden's son-in-law pleads not guilty to conspiracy to kill Americans

    The son-in-law of Osama bin Laden pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges of conspiracy to kill Americans.

  • 23/05/2013 | World

    IMF's Lagarde in court for French arbitration case

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde was questioned in court by a French magistrate over her role in a 285-million-euro ($366 million) arbitration payment made to a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy.

  • 30/07/2013 | World

    Italy's top court begins Berlusconi case hearing

    Italy's supreme court heard today Silvio Berlusconi's last appeal against a jail sentence and ban from public office for tax fraud in a case which could threaten the survival of the shaky coalition government.

  • 07/01/2013 | World

    Horror of Colorado cinema massacre recalled at hearing

    The former graduate student accused of shooting a dozen people to death at a Colorado movie theatre last summer sat impassively in court today as police recounted the nightmarish mix of blood, tear gas, screams and flashing strobe lights they found in the darkened cinema.

  • 25/02/2013 | World

    Main suspect in Spain graft scandal has passport seized

    A former treasurer of Spain's ruling party, at the heart of a corruption scandal that has hurt Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, was ordered to surrender his passport today while judges investigate millions of euros he deposited in Swiss banks.

  • 01/03/2013 | World

    US Court asks Argentina for payment plan

    A US appeals court ordered Argentina to provide “in precise terms” any alternative form of payment in which it commits to settle a current dispute with holdout bond investors asking for 1.3 billion dollars.

  • 08/11/2012 | World

    Griesa summons new hearing over Argentina, vulture funds

    US Judge Thomas Griesa summoned a new hearing at New York Court over the case of vulture funds against Argentina.

  • 10/12/2012 | World

    DSK, NYC hotel maid settle civil lawsuit over alleged assault

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a New York hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief of sexually assaulting her agreed today to settle her civil lawsuit against him for an undisclosed sum, ending one chapter of a scandal that cost him his job and derailed his political career in France.

  • 18/12/2012 | World

    Puente testifies against 'vulture funds' in NY court

    Argentine financial company Puente testified before the New York Appeals Court in favour of the Argentine government and against the lawsuits brought forward by the so-called “vulture funds.”

  • 19/10/2012 | World

    Freed Russian punk band member takes case to European court

    The sole member of anti-Kremlin punk group Pussy Riot freed on appeal has taken her case to the European Court of Human Rights, she and her lawyer said on Friday, accusing Russia of violating her right to freedom of speech and illegally detaining her.

  • 22/10/2012 | World

    London bomb plotters planned attack 'bigger than 7/7'

    Three British men planned to carry out suicide bombings which could have been more devastating than the July 7, 2005 attacks in London, a UK court heard today.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    Spain: Same-sex marriage upheld by highest court

    Spain's highest court upheld the country's gay marriage law today, rejecting an appeal lodged by the ruling People's Party seven years ago and confirming the legality of same-sex unions.

  • 23/07/2012 | World

    Colorado massacre suspect silent in first court hearing

    The man accused of killing a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater during a showing of the new "Batman" film made his first appearance in court today, sitting silently in a red jailhouse jump suit and with his hair dyed bright red.

  • 04/09/2012 | World

    US lays out examples of 'gross negligence' by BP

    The US Justice Department is ramping up its rhetoric against BP PLC for the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, describing in new court papers examples of what it calls "gross negligence and willful misconduct."

  • 12/09/2012 | World

    German court backs euro rescue fund with conditions

    Germany's Constitutional Court gave a green light for the country to ratify the euro zone's new bailout fund and budget pact, but insisted the German parliament have veto powers over any future increases in the size of the fund.

  • 13/06/2012 | World

    US will not seek new trial of John Edwards

    The Justice Department said it would not retry former US Senator John Edwards on five campaign finance charges that stemmed from his failed 2008 White House bid.

  • 14/06/2012 | World

    UK top court rejects WikiLeaks' Assange appeal

    Britain's top court said today it had rejected an application by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to reopen his appeal against extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes, ending his last legal recourse in the British courts.

  • 06/07/2012 | World

    Trayvon Martin's killer leaves Florida jail on bond

    Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, was released from a Florida jail on $1 million bail, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

  • 31/05/2012 | World

    Edwards found not guilty on one count; mistrial on others

    Jurors acquitted US Senator John Edwards on one count of taking illegal campaign contributions on Thursday and the judge declared a mistrial on the remaining five counts.

  • 01/06/2012 | World

    Florida judge revokes bail for Trayvon Martin Killer

    A Florida judge revoked bail for George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder for killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

  • 04/06/2012 | World

    Trayvon Martin's killer to ask for new release from jail

    Lawyers for George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch volunteer charged in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, said they would ask a judge to release him from jail again after his bail was revoked last week.

  • 26/03/2012 | World

    Strauss-Kahn put under formal probe in France

    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was put under formal investigation by a French court over his role in a prostitution case, his lawyer said.

  • 12/04/2012 | World

    Shooter of black Florida teen Trayvon Martin appears in court

    A handcuffed George Zimmerman, charged in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, appeared in court for the first time in a hearing notable for what it did not include: a request for bail.

  • 30/05/2012 | World

    French court lifts gagging order on Strauss-Kahn

    A French appeals court lifted a gagging order that prevented former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn from speaking to the media during a judicial investigation into his links with a suspected prostitution ring.

  • 17/01/2012 | World

    US Supreme Court to hear Argentine debt default case

    The US Supreme Court asked Barack Obama's administration for its views of a ruling that unfroze US$105 million of Argentina's central bank deposits in a setback for two US investment funds that sought to seize the money to satisfy their claims from the country's debt default a decade ago.

  • 17/01/2012 | World

    Spanish judge who targeted Pinochet in court

    A Spanish judge who won fame with his attempt to extradite former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in the 1990s denied breaching the rights of defendants in a trial many supporters say is a politically motivated vendetta against him.

  • 25/02/2012 | World

    Spain king's son-in-law in court on fraud charges

    The king of Spain's son-in-law appeared in court on charges of fraud and embezzlement in a case which threatens to tarnish a royal family credited with steering the country from dictatorship to democracy.

  • 03/10/2011 | World

    Italian appeal court clears Amanda Knox of murder

    An Italian court cleared 24-year-old US citizen Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 and ordered them to be set free after nearly four years in prison for a crime they always denied committing.

  • 27/12/2011 | World

    Egypt court ends virginity tests on female detainees

    An Egyptian civilian court ordered the army to end forced virginity tests on female detainees in military prisons, and the woman who won the legal victory urged other victims to press charges against the army.

  • 13/01/2012 | World

    Norway judge orders new mental exam for mass killer

    An Oslo court today named two psychiatrists to conduct a new examination of Anders Behring Breivik, the anti-Islam militant who killed 77 people last year, in an effort to end inflamed national debate over an initial report that found him psychotic.

  • 03/07/2011 | World

    Mladic to boycott war crimes court

    Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic plans to boycott the UN war crimes court, when he is scheduled to enter a plea against charges of genocide during the Bosnian war.

  • 26/07/2011 | World

    Strauss-Kahn rape case hearing delayed again

    The court date in the attempted rape case of former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been postponed to Aug. 23, his lawyers said, adding they hope charges will be dismissed by that date.

  • 07/09/2011 | World

    Court curbs German ability to act fast on debt crisis

    Germany's top court handed its country's parliament a greater say over euro zone bailouts, potentially hampering Berlin's ability to act decisively against a debt crisis which Chancellor Angela Merkel said needed a fundamental rethink to solve.

  • 28/05/2011 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak fined for communications cut

    An Egyptian administrative court fined ousted President Hosni Mubarak and two former officials 540 million Egyptian pounds (US$91 million) for cutting off mobile and internet services during protests in January.

  • 27/06/2011 | World

    Hague court issues arrest warrant for Gaddafi

    The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and rebels trying to oust him said their forces had advanced to within 80 km (50 miles) of the capital.

  • 27/06/2011 | World

    Court case against Berlusconi associates opens

    A Milan judge heard arguments today to decide whether to try a dental nurse, a celebrity agent and a television anchorman accused of procuring women for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's alleged sex parties.

  • 16/12/2010 | World

    WikiLeaks' Assange freed on bail

    WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange was freed on bail while he fights extradition to Sweden over allegations of sex crimes, Britain's Press Association news agency reported. Assange is the target of US fury over WikiLeaks' release of secret diplomatic cables.

  • 11/04/2011 | World

    US court rules against Arizona immigration law

    A US appeals court, in a ruling upheld a preliminary injunction against parts of Arizona's controversial immigration law that were challenged by the Obama administration.

  • 16/04/2011 | World

    Egypt court dissolves Mubarak's former ruling party

    An Egyptian court today ordered the dissolution of the political party of former President Hosni Mubarak, one of the demands of the protesters who ended his 30-year rule.

  • 30/08/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico electoral judges reject challenge to Peña Nieto vote win

    A majority of Mexico's electoral tribunal judges rejected a bid by leftist leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador to overturn Enrique Peña Nieto's victory in the July 1 presidential election, which has left the country in political limbo.

  • 29/04/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela opposition leader charged with spurring violence

    A Venezuelan court charged retired general Antonio Rivero with inciting post-election violence in the latest political flash point in the bitterly divided nation.

  • 02/05/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela opposition challenges Maduro's win in court

    Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles challenged President Nicolas Maduro's narrow election victory before the Supreme Court, prolonging what appears to be a futile effort to overturn last month's vote.

  • 02/02/2011 | Latin America

    Rousseff chooses new magistrate for Brazil's Supreme Court

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has delegated Judge Luis Fux to join the Federal Supreme Tribune (STF), the Supreme Court of Brazil. The decision is yet to be finalised by Senate officials.

  • 18/03/2012 | Latin America

    Chevron executives barred from leaving Brazil over spill

    A Brazilian court today barred 17 executives from Chevron and Transocean from leaving Brazil, pending criminal charges related to a high-profile oil spill last November.

  • 28/08/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico's electoral court set to confirm Peña Nieto victory

    Mexico's electoral court is poised to confirm President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto's victory in the July 1 ballot, despite allegations of vote buying and money laundering during the campaign, electoral officials and legal experts said.

  • 03/03/2014 | Sports

    Witness tells Pistorius trial: 'bloodcurdling screams', then four shots

    The first witness at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial told the court today she heard "bloodcurdling screams" from a woman followed by shots, a dramatic opening to a case that could see one of global sports' most admired role models jailed for life.

  • 07/03/2014 | Sports

    'Everything is fine,' Pistorius told guard after shooting girlfriend

    Around 10 minutes after shooting dead his girlfriend through a locked toilet door, South African track star Oscar Pistorius told a housing estate security guard "everything is fine," his murder trial heard today.

  • 13/09/2012 | Sports

    Argentine rugby union takes former employees to court over fraud

    Argentina's Pumas could have done without the potential damage to their image in their debut season in The Rugby Championship of a financial scandal at the heart of the governing UAR union.

  • 22/02/2013 | Sports

    South African court grants Pistorius bail

    A South African court granted bail to Oscar Pistorius, charged with the murder of his girlfriend, after his lawyers argued the "Blade Runner" was too famous to pose a flight risk.

  • 19/08/2013 | Sports

    Pistorius weeps in court as murder trial set for March 2014

    South African Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, prayed and wiped away tears at a court hearing today which set a March 3, 2014 start date for his trial.

  • 10/03/2011 | Sports

    Court confirms Buonanotte not responsible for car accident

    A Junin Court decided that River Plate midfielder Diego Buonanotte was not responsible for the accident that killed three of his friends in December 2009.

  • 29/11/2011 | Sports

    'The team will be defined on Friday'

    Argentina’s tennis captain Modesto “Tito” Vázquez affirmed that he still has doubts about how the team will be formed for the final of the Davis Cup against Spain that will begin on Friday at Sevilla.

  • 21/12/2011 | Sports

    Boxer Mayweather to serve 90 days in jail for attack

    A Las Vegas judge sentenced boxer Floyd Mayweather to six months behind bars for a 2010 attack on the mother of his children, but half of that jail term was suspended, officials said.

  • 05/02/2013 | Arts and Media

    Court to scrutinize singer Chris Brown's community service records

    Prosecutors asked a court to find R&B singer Chris Brown in violation of his probation because they say community service records stemming from his 2009 assault on girlfriend Rihanna contain "significant discrepancies."

  • 06/02/2013 | Arts and Media

    Galliano suing former employer Dior in French court

    Fashion designer John Galliano, fired from French couture house Dior in 2011 after an anti-Semitic outburst in public, has begun wrongful dismissal proceedings against his former employer.

  • 18/08/2012 | Arts and Media

    Madonna adds her voice to critics of Pussy Riot verdict

    Madonna, who had already voiced her support for the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, today joined a chorus of celebrities in slamming a jail sentence handed down in Moscow to three women from the group over a protest against President Vladimir Putin.

  • 22/10/2012 | Arts and Media

    New York court date in Lindsay Lohan car accident case cancelled

    Embattled US actress Lindsay Lohan appears to be off the hook after being arrested for leaving the scene of an accident last month when her Porsche allegedly clipped a pedestrian in an alley behind an upscale Manhattan hotel.

  • 18/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    NYC's Met can keep Cezanne painting seized in Russian revolution

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art can keep a famed painting by Paul Cezanne that an art collector's great-grandson had argued was improperly acquired after being confiscated by the Russian Bolshevik regime a century ago, a US appeals court ruled today.

  • 15/07/2011 | Arts and Media

    Two appear in court over alleged Joss Stone plot

    Two men appeared in court in connection with an alleged plot targeting British soul singer Joss Stone.

  • 20/03/2012 | Arts and Media

    Daughter of ailing Zsa Zsa Gabor seeks court help

    The estranged daughter of ailing screen legend Zsa Zsa Gabor is set to ask a Los Angeles court to appoint a conservator to oversee her 95 year-old mother's affairs, her attorney said.

  • 31/07/2012 | Arts and Media

    US court revives suit involving Elvis memorabilia

    The heirs of a longtime friend of Elvis Presley can proceed with a lawsuit over a chunk of t he King's hair and other memorabilia they say were stolen and sold at auction, an appeals court ruled.

  • 13/03/2014 | Multimedia

    Washington 'won't side with Argentina in court,' Kerry affirms on vulture funds dispute

    The Barack Obama administration will not support Argentina in its long-standing dispute with vulture funds suing the South American country over its defaulted bonds more than a decade ago, US State Secretary John Kerry has warned. Still, the American official praised what he considered some “positive steps” the Kirchnerite government has taken.


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