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Deliberations start in Russian soldier's war crimes trial

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The lawyer for a Russian soldier who was the first to go on trial for an alleged war crime in Ukraine asked a Kyiv court Friday to acquit his client, who had admitted killing an u...

Russian soldier on trial asks victim's widow to forgive him

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since the start of the war in Ukraine testified Thursday that he shot a civilian on orders from two officers and pleaded for hi...

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Ukraine war crimes trial

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing an unarmed civilian. Sgt. Vadim ...

Belarus expands death penalty law, ups threat to opposition

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus on Wednesday expanded the death penalty law to include “attempted terrorism,” in a move that could radically ramp up the government's pressure on the country's beleaguered...

Belgian court rules out extradition for Spanish rapper

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — A Belgian court on Tuesday ruled again that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be extradited to Spain, where he has been sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise...

Ukraine preparing dozens of war crimes cases — live updates

Ukrainian prosecutor general Iryna Venediktova said that her office is preparing war crimes cases against 41 suspects President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said no-one can predict length of war Russia is pl...

Russian soldier on trial in first Ukraine war-crimes case

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian soldier went on trial in Ukraine on Friday for the killing of an unarmed civilian, marking the first time a member of the Russian military has been prosecuted for a war ...

Motorcyclist dies after hitting cow in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man died of his injuries on Tuesday night (May 3) after hitting a cow strolling on the highway in Shoufeng Township, Hualien County. According to witnesses, the 23-ye...

El Salvador president's mass arrests 'punitive populism'

SANTA TECLA, El Salvador (AP) — A day after the bloodletting -- 62 gang killings that convulsed El Salvador -- the crackdown began. Before dawn on Sunday, March 27, just hours after ...

Germany OKs raising rainbow flag at government buildings

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Interior Ministry said Wednesday it has authorized raising the rainbow flag at federal government buildings on some occasions, a move meant to end discussions about unclear rul...

Indonesia passes sexual violence law amid growing cases

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's Parliament approved a far-reaching law on Tuesday that sets punishments for sexual violence after being spurred into action by a recent case in which an Islamic b...

Thai progressive leader indicted on charge of defaming king

BANGKOK (AP) — A popular leader of Thailand’s progressive political movement has vowed to continue his activities despite being indicted on charges of defaming the king and violating a law on online a...

Colorado governor signs law to protect abortion rights

DENVER (AP) — Colorado joined a handful of other states Monday in codifying the right to abortion in statute, a party-line response to efforts across the country to limit abortion access in anticipati...

Journalists impeded, not muzzled, by Russian reporting rules

NEW YORK (AP) — In a recent dispatch from Moscow, BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg noted that a new Russian law required him to refer to the invasion of Ukraine as a “special military ope...

Journalists impeded, not muzzled, by Russian reporting rules

NEW YORK (AP) — In a recent dispatch from Moscow, BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg noted that a new Russian law required him to refer to the invasion of Ukraine as a “special military operation.” The...