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Indonesia to carry out executions of drug smugglers
April 26, 2015
Indonesia notified nine convicted of drug traffickers--four Nigerian men, two Australian men, a Filipino woman, and one man each from Brazil, France and Indonesia--that their executions will be carried out within 72 hours. The executions will be carried out by firing squad in Besi prison on Nusakamb....... [more]

France court allows women to adopt same-sex spouses' children
April 16, 2015
A French court on Thursday permitted four lesbian women to adopt their wives' children born in foreign countries through artificial insemination. France has legalized same-sex marriage and adoption, but only heterosexual couples are authorized to have medically assisted fertilization. In April 2014....... [more]

France lawmakers debates controversial surveillance bill
April 13, 2015
The French Parliament on Monday debated a bill that would give French intelligence services more powers to bug and track potential terrorists in France. The bill would require Internet companies to monitor suspicious behavior. Internet companies are concerned that the legislation could deter clients....... [more]

Kenya asks UN to repatriate thousands of Somali refugees
April 12, 2015
The Kenyan government announced on Sunday that it asked the UN Refugee Agency to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees by July. The request comes in the wake of the Garissa University massacre, an attack by Shebab insurgents that left nearly 150 dead. A statement released by the Kenyan....... [more]

Europe rights court finds Italy police beating at 2001 G-8 summit was torture
April 7, 2015
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that the beating of a 62-year-old man by an Italian police officer during the Genoa G-8 summit in July of 2001 amounted to torture. Arnaldo Cestaro, the injured, was in a school when police stormed the building and, though he was being complici....... [more]

Nuclear talks with Iran intensify close to preliminary deadline
March 29, 2015
Nuclear talks continued Sunday in Lausanne, Switzerland, two days before a self-imposed deadline for a preliminary deal set by the six world powers involved in the negotiations with Iran. US Secretary of State John Kerry and French and German foreign ministers have cancelled travel plans to leave La....... [more]

Senegal court sentences former president's son for corruption
March 23, 2015
A special court in the Republic of Senegal on Monday sentenced the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade to six years in prison for corruption. Karim Wade was on trial on charges of corruption and embezzlement of approximately USD $238 million.The corruption claim centers on Karim Wade's acquisitio....... [more]

HRW urges European leaders to raise concerns over Kyrgyzstan
March 22, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday urged EU leaders France, Germany and Switzerland to raise human rights concerns directly with Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambaev about abuses occurring in his country. HRW has called on the leaders to "seek firm promises" that the country reject two bills that....... [more]

France presents data monitoring legalization bill
March 19, 2015
France's government on Thursday pushed a surveillance bill that would give French intelligence services the authority to monitor metadata. The government's hope is that such action would prevent an imminent terror attack. Parliamentary debate on the bill will begin next month. The measure has been....... [more]

Senegal authorities arrest lawyer in Karim Wade corruption case
March 17, 2015
Authorities in the Republic of Senegal arrested Amadou Sall on Monday, a lawyer for ex-government official Karim Wade who is facing corruption charges. It is believed Sall was arrested for remarks he made at a recent political event. Wade is awaiting a verdict on charges of corruption and embezzleme....... [more]

French financial prosecutor requests that HSBC face criminal tax evasion trial
March 14, 2015
A state prosecutor for France on Friday requested that HSBC, a Swiss private bank, face a criminal tax evasion trial. The request is a result of the investigation into a massive file leak showing that HSBC's Swiss bank profited from conducting business with people engaged in a variety of illegal ac....... [more]




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