Swedish court grounds camera-equipped drones

A Swedish court ruling stating that drones equipped with cameras should fall under legislation regulating surveillance cameras triggered protests Monday from media organizations, professional...

Court approves closure of shops, eateries near Calais migrant camp

France's highest administrative court approved Wednesday the clearance of 72 stores and eateries in a makeshift migrant camp near the northern port city of Calais.

Britain moves to end "vexatious" human rights claims against troops

The British government on Tuesday announced measures to end "vexatious" claims against its troops, saying it planned to remove the application of some European human rights law to future conflicts...

Congress overrides Obama, allows terrorism victims to sue Saudis

The US Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override a veto by President Barack Obama on a bill that would allow the families of September 11, 2001, terrorist attack victims to sue the Saudi...

Islamist handed 9-year sentence for war crime of Timbuktu destruction

The International Criminal Court has sentenced a former Islamist militant leader to nine years in prison for overseeing the destruction of the World Heritage Site of Timbuktu in the West African...

Top search engines to block sex-determination ads in India

Top search engines Google, Microsoft and Yahoo will block advertisements related to prenatal sex determination services following an order by India's Supreme Court, a news report said Monday.

Egypt freezes activists' assets over illegal foreign funding case

An Egyptian court upheld an order to freeze assets of five leading human rights campaigners on Saturday in a case related to claims of accepting foreign funds without government authorization.

New York opens investigation into Trump charity

The state of New York has opened an investigation into the Donald J Trump Foundation, a charity belonging to the Republican nominee for US president, the New York attorney general said Tuesday....

EU court bans automatic deportation of migrant convicts with children

Non-EU citizens with a criminal record cannot automatically be evicted from the bloc if they are the sole custodian of a child with a European nationality, the bloc's top court found Tuesday in...

Court advisor slams EU, Canada flight data-sharing deal

A deal between the European Union and Canada to share airline passenger information is in breach of fundamental EU rights and should not be implemented as agreed, an advisor to the European Union'...

Report: Snowden reveals how he evaded capture in Hong Kong

US whistleblower Edward Snowden and a network of lawyers and refugees who helped him hide in Hong Kong in 2013 provided never-before-heard details about his two weeks on the run in an article...

Danish tax authority pays source for names mentioned in Panama Papers

Denmark will pay an anonymous source for information about hundreds of Danish nationals mentioned in a data leak from a Panama-based law firm linked to tax-dodging schemes, the Danish minister of...

Turkmenistan to permit checks of prison conditions

The authoritarian government of Turkmenistan has said it will allow foreign diplomats to examine its prisons after criticism from human rights organizations.

US prosecutors expand accusations against Bosch in VW scandal

US prosecutors have expanded their accusations against German parts supplier Bosch in the emissions scandal that has shaken up Volkswagen over the last year.

Germany arrests man suspected of planning local festival attack

A 27-year-old German man has been arrested on suspicion of "planning a terrorist act," police and a state official said Wednesday.