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Vatican finance chief legal threat over 'sociopath' claim
The Vatican's finance chief George Pell is seeking legal advice after being accused of an "almost sociopathic" approach to child abuse allegations. The allegations from Peter Saunders, a member of the Vatican's own commission on child protection, come as Australia investigates historic abuses. Australian-born Cardinal Pell denies accusations he helped cover up abuses by a paedophile priest. He has offered to testify at the Australian inquiry. Mr Saunders, himself a victim of abuse by a...
Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond convicted
A former Saved by the Bell actor has been convicted of two charges after a bar fight on Christmas Day last year during which a man was stabbed. But Dustin Diamond - who played Screech - was cleared of recklessly endangering public safety by a jury in Wisconsin. Diamond had told the US court he was defending his fiancee and had not meant to stab anyone during the altercation. The 38-year-old actor was found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct. He could face up t...
Sepp Blatter: Europe's 'hate' campaign against Fifa
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has condemned what he described as a "hate" campaign against football's world governing body by European officials. And he said he was "shocked" by the comments of US prosecutors following the arrests of Fifa officials under an American anti-corruption warrant. The 79-year-old Swiss was re-elected on Friday at a Fifa congress in Zurich. European football governing body Uefa's president Michel Platini had urged Mr Blatter to step down ahead of the vote. Mr Bl...
Silk Road drug website founder Ross Ulbricht jailed
The founder of online illegal drug marketplace "The Silk Road", Ross Ulbricht, has been sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors say that his dark web site sold more than $200m (£131m) worth of drugs anonymously. He was found guilty of charges including conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, money laundering and computer hacking. The site was shut down in 2013 after police arrested Ulbricht. In February he was was convicted by a federal court in New York of operating the site for nearl...
Bettencourt case: Eight guilty of exploiting L'Oreal heiress
A French court has found eight people guilty of exploiting 92-year-old L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, one of the world's richest people. Among those convicted was photographer Francois-Marie Banier, given three years in prison and ordered to pay €158 million ($170 million) in damages. But a former ally of ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy was acquitted. The verdict brings to an end a long-running case that began with a feud between Mrs Bettencourt and daughter. In 2007, Francoise Bett...
French barman guilty over 56 shots that killed customer
A French barman has been convicted of manslaughter and given a suspended sentence after allowing a customer to drink 56 shots that led to his death. Renaud Prudhomme, 56, was at the bar with his daughter and friends when he attempted to break its shots record. Mr Prudhomme was helped home but later taken to hospital, where he died the following day. Barman Gilles Crepin, 47, admitted he encouraged Mr Prudhomme by displaying the shots record on a noticeboard. Mr Crepin was given a four-...
Fifa corruption arrests spark concern among sponsors
Key sponsors of Fifa have expressed "serious concern" after the US accused senior officials of football's governing body of racketeering, fraud and money laundering. Coca-Cola said the World Cup had been "tarnished" by "lengthy controversy". Seven top officials were arrested in Zurich on Wednesday, among a group of 14 people indicted. The European body, Uefa, is to meet later to decide whether to boycott Friday's vote for the presidency. Fifa on Wednesday announced a provisional banfro...
Petrobras ex-manager sentenced in corruption probe
A former Petrobras executive was sentenced in Brazil to five years in prison for money laundering. Federal Judge Sergio Moro said prosecutors' evidence suggested Nestor Cervero spent bribes on an apartment in Rio de Janeiro. Cervero is the second Petrobras executive to be convicted amid an ongoing investigation. He was fired in 2014 and arrested in January. More than 100 people have been indicted and 50 politicians are under investigation for taking bribes. Paulo Roberto Costa, form...
Swiss police arrests Fifa officials in Zurich
Swiss police have arrested a number of executives from football world governing body Fifa over US corruption charges, officials have told the BBC. Police conducted the operation at a hotel in Zurich early on Wednesday. The charges are said to include money laundering, racketeering and wire fraud over the last 20 years. Fifa members are gathering in Zurich for their annual meeting on Friday, where incumbent President Sepp Blatter is seeking a fifth term. Up to six Fifa officials are r...
Members of Founding Parliament released from jail
With the instruction of the Armenian Prosecutor General the restriction measure of members of the Founding parliament Zhirayr Sefilyan, Varuzhan Avetisyan, Gevorg Safaryan, Garegin CHukazyan and Pavel Manukyan arrested for the organization of mass unrest on April 24 have changed. They have been released from jail under the signature not to leave the country.
Bruce Jenner sued over crash death
Bruce Jenner is being sued by the stepchildren of a woman killed in a car crash he was involved in. Authorities say the reality TV star's Cadillac collided with Kim Howe's Lexus in February, pushing it into oncoming traffic. The six-page lawsuit doesn't give any new details, but seeks damages for "wrongful death". No charges have been brought against the 65-year-old and he hasn't commented. Dana Redmond and William Howe argue Bruce Jenner was "negligent" or "otherwise responsible" fo...
Russia beefs up anti-piracy laws
Russia is beefing up the law it uses to tackle online piracy. The law was introduced in mid-2013 and gave the authorities the power to tell internet companies to cut off access to sites found to be pirating media. As first enacted, the law only applied to sites that shared pirated movies and TV shows. The updated law has been expanded to cover sites that share links to pirated music, books and software. It does not cover images.
Hunt of Armenian businessmen in Russia
A literate hunt of Armenian big businessmen started in Moscow. It is neither a robbery nor the deeds of the authorities. It is completely on the other level. It is a specially planned actions similar to the style of Italian or US mafias but neither of them have any relation to it. According to our source, the actions are being directed by former high ranking officials of the Russian special services having influential ties in Kremlin and Russian government. The leader is a person of Armenian...
Court arrests three suspects in Nemtsov’s murder case for second time
Moscow’s Basmannyi Court on Monday arrested three suspects in Nemtsov’s murder case until April 28 for the second time. They include Tamerlan Eskerkhanov, Khamzat Bakhayev and Shadid Gubashev accused of links to murdering Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov on a bridge in central Moscow on February 27. Judge Valentina Levasheva who announced sentences passed on each of the defendants said the court decided to satisfy the investigator’s appeal to take the three suspects into custody af...
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