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Greek judge dismisses case against 9 Egyptians accused of causing a deadly shipwreck

May. 21, 2024 07:55 AM EDT

KALAMATA, Greece (AP) — A Greek judge dismissed a case Tuesday against nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants last year and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations, after a prosecutor told the court Greece...

Defense witness who angered the judge in Trump's hush money trial will return to the stand

May. 21, 2024 06:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A defense witness in Donald Trump's hush money case whom the judge threatened to remove from the trial over his behavior will return to the stand Tuesday as the trial nears its end. Trump's lawyers are hoping Robert Costello's testimony will help undermine the...

Israel tries to contain the fallout after some allies support ICC prosecutor's request for warrants

May. 21, 2024 07:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel sought Tuesday to contain the fallout from a request by the chief prosecutor of the world’s top war crimes court for arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, a move supported by three European countries, including key ally France. Belgium, Slovenia...

Former Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward and others set to be arraigned in fake elector case

May. 21, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Republican Party chair Kelli Ward and at least 11 other people are set to be arraigned Tuesday in a Phoenix courtroom on conspiracy, forgery and fraud charges stemming from their roles in an effort to overturn Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss in Arizona to Joe...

UK court rules that extension of UK police powers to intervene in protests is unlawful

May. 21, 2024 07:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court ruled Tuesday that new regulations that gave U.K. police more powers to intervene in protests were unlawful. Campaign group Liberty brought legal action against the British government over a law passed last year that lowered the threshold for...

The Latest | France and Belgium support request for arrest warrants of Israel and Hamas leaders

May. 21, 2024 05:35 AM EDT

France and Belgium released statements supporting the world’s top war crimes court and its chief prosecutor's request for arrest warrants for leaders of Israel and Hamas, after Israel and the United States both harshly condemned the effort. The International Criminal Court’s...

France is trying Syrian ex-officials for the torture and killing of a father and son. Here's why

May. 21, 2024 04:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Syrian soldiers came first, at night, for the son, Patrick, a 20-year-old psychology student at Damascus University, and said they were taking him away for questioning. They came back the next night for his father, Mazen. Five years later, in 2018,...

Hong Kong will keep watching internet platforms for non-compliance with ban on protest song

May. 21, 2024 02:04 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday his administration would keep monitoring for any non-compliance with a court order that bans a popular protest song, days after YouTube blocked access to dozens of videos of the tune in the city. The ban targets anyone who...

Voters to decide whether prosecutor and judge in Georgia Trump election case keep their jobs

May. 21, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters will decide whether two key players in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump will keep their jobs. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee are both on the ballot for Tuesday's...

State Supreme Court and Republican congressional primary elections top Georgia ballots

May. 21, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's elections on Tuesday include a state Supreme Court race that's grown unusually heated by the sleepy standards of the state's nonpartisan judicial elections, as well as a five-way GOP primary for an open seat in the strongly Republican 3rd Congressional District south and...