Tuesday, 7th December 2021
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30 Nov
In a big day for LGBT residents of Botswana, an attempt to overturn the decriminalisation of homosexuality has failed in court. Also, South Africa's government says it is being punished as it tries to get countries to walk back some of their Covid-19 travel restrictions. And the China-Africa summit kicks off in Dakar, where participants are discussing trade, conflict and the coronavirus pandemic.
27 Nov
Judges at the European Union's top court have ruled that national judges should not be punished for seeking the advice of the European Court of Justice.
16 Nov
The EU has once again clashed with Poland over questions regarding the rule of law. The European Court of Justice has declared powers given to the justice minister to appoint judges to cases are against EU law.
10 Nov
A leading EU court has rejected an appeal by Google over a fine for demoting rival shopping services. The penalty was the first of three antitrust penalties.
5 Nov
An Israeli court suspended on Wednesday the auction of a partial tattoo kit billed as having been used on inmates at the Auschwitz death camp, following outcry from Holocaust survivors. Obtained from a private collector, the eight fingernail-sized steel dies, each lined with pins to form numerals, would have been pressed into prisoners' flesh with ink to brand their serial numbers, according to auctioneer Meir Tzolman. His website had deemed it "the most shocking of Holocaust items", with a projected sale value of $30,000 to $40,000.
30 Oct
A court convicts a German man of passing the floor plans of properties used by the Bundestag to Russian intelligence.
30 Oct
Warsaw has reacted with outrage to the European Court of Justice ruling to impose a daily fine of €1 million. Opposition lawmakers have accused the government of acting irresponsibly and wasting Polish taxpayers' money.
25 Oct
A boy who was the only survivor of a cable car crash in the Alps must go back to relatives in Italy, an Israeli court has ruled. He has been the focus of a bitter custody battle since his grandfather took him to Israel.
25 Oct
A Bavarian court has handed a 10-year prison sentence to a German woman who allowed a five-year-old Yazidi "slave" girl to die of thirst.
23 Oct
"It's a day of triumph," says Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya, hailing the decision of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which ruled that the Colombian State was responsible for her kidnapping, rape and torture at the hands of paramilitaries in 2000.
23 Oct
Jineth Bedoya was kidnapped, tortured and raped by paramilitaries 21 years ago. After fighting for years, she has now finally found justice in the form of an international verdict.
5 Oct
Myanmar's ousted leader is being tried by the military junta on a series of charges including corruption and inciting public unrest. According to her lawyer, the 76-year-old has asked for a less strenuous court schedule.

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1 hour ago
Clashes erupted in Nairobi after a Kenyan police officer shot dead six people in a rampage on Tuesday (December 7) and then shot and killed himself, a senior police officer and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said. The officer first shot and killed his wife at their home before setting off with his service-issued AK-47 rifle to shoot dead another four people, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said on its Twitter account, describing the shooter as a "rogue officer".
1 hour ago
Thousands of Sudanese protest across the country in a show of anger over a government deal that reinstated the prime minister but gave the military majority control. Also, Gambia's president wins re-election, but the opposition is crying foul. One competitor has since accepted the result, but two others are refusing to. Finally, protesters take to South African beaches in opposition to oil and gas exploration by energy giant Shell. Activists say the project endangers marine animals and tourism.
3 hours ago
The SPD's Olaf Scholz, Germany's next chancellor, has presented his Cabinet ministers for the new government, to be sworn in on Wednesday. He offered a few surprises.
3 hours ago
Austria's ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced he is stepping back from politics. His successor, Alexander Schallenberg, has also announced his resignation.
3 hours ago
At least 38 inmates were killed and dozens more injured in a fire on Tuesday at the main prison in Burundi's capital Gitega, the country's vice president said. Twelve died of asphyxia as they tried to flee the burning buildings and 26 died of severe injuries, Vice President Prosper Bazombanza told reporters at the Gitega Prison after the fire. Video Credit: Sos Médias Burundi
5 hours ago
Governments and international organizations have said Myanmar's most prominent pro-democracy figure did not receive a fair trial, and accuse the ruling junta of sacking the rule of law in a bid to hold power.