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German parties vague on pension plans as they court older voters

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The churned-up garden of the clubhouse for pensioners is preoccupying Peter Klotsche. “It’s the raccoons,” he says. “They come at night and toss up the earth looking for worms and we really don’t know how best to stop...

Russia responsible for Alexander Litvinenko death, European court rules

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The European court of human rights has ruled that Russia was responsible for the 2006 murder by radiation poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in London . In a judgment published on Tuesday, the ECHR found beyond reasona...

Two trainee soldiers persistently bullied Northern Irish colleague, court told

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Two trainee soldiers in the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment carried out a “persistent” bullying campaign against a colleague from Northern Ireland, suggesting he was a member of the IRA and was involved in car bomb...

US supreme court to hear arguments in Mississippi case that threatens Roe v Wade

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The US supreme court has set a date to hear arguments in a Mississippi case that could overturn Roe v Wade, the near-50-year-old ruling that guarantees a woman’s right to abortion. Oral arguments in Dobbs v Jackson W...

Foxhound body director ‘encouraged’ illegal fox hunts, court hears

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The director of the body representing foxhound packs encouraged members to use trail hunting, where horseback riders with dogs follow trails laid with scent in advance, as a “smokescreen” for illegal foxhunting, a cou...

Rwandan court finds Hotel Rwanda hero guilty of terror-related charges

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A Rwandan court has ruled that Paul Rusesabagina, a former hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, is guilty of terrorism-related charges. “They should be found guilty for being ...

Witness feared alleged victims would sue if she testified against Malka Leifer, court hears

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An ex-school counsellor did not want to make a statement against former ultra-Orthodox school principal Malka Leifer because she was worried the alleged victims might pursue her for money, a court has heard. Leifer, 5...

Mother charged with murdering her three daughters appears in New Zealand court

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A woman has appeared in court charged with murdering her three young daughters just weeks after the family arrived in New Zealand from South Africa. Lauren Anne Dickason appeared in court on Saturday morning in the po...

Clarence Thomas insists supreme court justices do not rule based on politics

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Supreme court justices do not rule according to personal views and are not politicians, the hardline conservative justice Clarence Thomas said on Thursday evening. “I think the media makes it sound as though you are ...

Appeal court overturns UK puberty blockers ruling for under-16s

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The court of appeal has overturned a controversial judgment that children under the age of 16 considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be mature enough to give informed consent to be prescribed puberty-blocking...

Two men in court charged with Lyra McKee murder

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Two men have appeared in court in Northern Ireland charged with the murder of the writer Lyra McKee. Gearoid Cavanagh, 33, and Jordan Devine, 21, both from Derry, appeared via video link at Derry magistrates court on ...

Environment Agency must do more to protect boy, 5, from landfill fumes, rules court

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The high court has ruled the Environment Agency must do more to protect a five-year-old boy from landfill fumes which doctors say are shortening his life expectancy. In a judicial review, brought on behalf of Mathew R...

US court overturns murder conviction of police officer who shot Justine Damond

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A US court has thrown out the third-degree murder conviction of the former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor for mistakenly killing the Australian woman Justine Damond. Noor was convicted of third-degree murder ...

Amy Coney Barrett says the supreme court aren’t ‘partisan hacks’. Oh really?

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War is peace, freedom is slavery, and the supreme court is a dispassionate nonpartisan branch of government free of bias – this is the Orwellian fable that Justice Amy Coney Barrett is now asking Americans to believe....

Court rules against woman who became face of China’s #MeToo movement

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A Chinese woman whose sexual harassment case against a popular TV host sparked a nationwide debate over #MeToo has accused a Beijing court of unfair treatment and vowed to appeal after it ruled against her. The Haidia...

New York court to hold pre-trial conference on civil suit filed against Prince Andrew

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A New York court is to hold a pre-trial conference on Monday on the civil suit filed against the Duke of York in the sex assault case against him, with reports suggesting his lawyers will not attend the hearing, Attor...

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