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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak wearing a face mask arrives at court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Closing arguments are expected in the first corruption trial of him linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Malaysian ex-PM to hear verdict in 1st graft case in July

Jun. 5, 2020 6:08 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak was victimized by rogue bankers and should be acquitted of corruption charges linked to the massive looting of a state investment fund, his lawyers said Friday at the close of his first corruption trial over the scandal. The High Court...

Acquitted Iranian scientist, deported from US, returns home

Jun. 3, 2020 6:34 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case returned to his homeland on Wednesday morning, a semiofficial Iranian news agency reported. The report by the ISNA news agency included an image of Sirous Asgari, wearing a face mask and being...

Iran scientist acquitted in US trade secrets case deported

Jun. 2, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case is on his way back to Iran after being deported, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday. Sirous Asgari was in the air on a flight back to Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an Instagram post....

ICC rejects compensation claim by former Congo VP Bemba

May. 18, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court on Monday rejected a multimillion euro compensation claim by a former Congolese vice president who was cleared of war crimes charges after spending a decade in the court's custody. Jean-Pierre Bemba filed a claim for compensation and damages...

Judge tosses most claims in suit by ex-death row inmate

Apr. 21, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed most claims in a lawsuit filed by a former Delaware death row inmate who was acquitted of all charges after being retried for a drug-related killing. Isaiah McCoy claimed in the lawsuit that he was wrongfully and maliciously investigated, prosecuted and...

In this April 2, 2019, file photo, people walk past a photo of guards unloading children from a truck at the Brothers Home in Busan as it is displayed in front of National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's Supreme Court said Friday, April 17, 2020, it will re-open a case related to the enslavement and abuse of thousands of people at a vagrants' facility in the 1970s and 1980s, more than three decades after its owner was acquitted of serious charges. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

SKorean court to re-open case on abusive vagrant facility

Apr. 17, 2020 5:11 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Supreme Court said Friday it will re-open a case related to the enslavement and abuse of thousands of people at a vagrants' facility in the 1970s and 1980s, more than three decades after its owner was acquitted of serious charges. A finding that the government...