Supreme courts

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong arrives at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Billionaire Samsung scion Lee appeared in court for a retrial on corruption charges that partially fueled an explosive 2016 scandal that spurred massive protests and sent South Korea's then-president to prison. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 24, 2019 - 8:42 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong appeared in court Friday for a retrial on corruption allegations linked to a 2016 scandal that spurred massive street protests and sent South Korea's then-president to prison. "I feel deeply sorry for worrying many people," Lee said...
Read More
FILE - In a Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, attorney Michael Bromwich listens as Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, in Washington. Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison announced Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 that Bromwich, a former federal prosecutor who represented one of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers, will lead an independent review of a corruption-plagued unit of the Baltimore Police Department. (Win McNamee/Pool Image via AP, File)
October 23, 2019 - 1:48 pm
A former federal prosecutor who represented one of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's accusers has been picked to lead an independent review of a corruption-plagued unit of the Baltimore Police Department, the department's chief announced Wednesday. Michael Bromwich will have "full...
Read More
October 23, 2019 - 7:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the winner of this year's $1 million Berggruen (burr-GREW-in) Prize for philosophy and culture. The award announced Wednesday by the Los Angeles-based Berggruen Institute honors Ginsburg for her pioneering legal work for gender equality...
Read More
A pedestrian walks past electoral posters in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Nearly complete results in Poland's weekend election confirm that the conservative ruling party Law and Justice capitalized on its popular social spending policies and social conservatism to do better than when it swept to power four years ago. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
October 22, 2019 - 3:48 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling conservative party has requested a recount of votes to six Senate seats after losing its control of that chamber in the country's recent election. Law and Justice spokesman Radoslaw Fogiel said the party is exercising its right to a recount in districts where...
Read More
Various flags flutter in the wind outside the houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. There are just 10 days until the U.K. is due to leave the European bloc on Oct. 31.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
October 21, 2019 - 5:12 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Scotland's highest court says it could censure the British government if it tries to skirt its obligation to avoid a no-deal exit from the European Union at the end of this month. Britain'...
Read More
A worker inspects a vandalize shop in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Masses of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia's independence and the release from prison of separatist leaders jammed downtown Barcelona on Friday as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth straight day of unrest. On Friday, the demonstrations were mostly peaceful, though police clashed with a few hundred young protesters who hurled bottles, eggs and paint at the gates of the police headquarters in the center of the city. Large trash containers were burned before police responded, using rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowds. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
October 19, 2019 - 8:45 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The mayor of riot-stricken Barcelona pleaded Saturday for calm after violent protests by Catalan separatists rocked Spain's second largest city for a fifth consecutive night. "This cannot continue. Barcelona does not deserve it," Mayor Ada Colau told reporters, adding that...
Read More
October 18, 2019 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will review a lower court ruling in favor of a man seeking asylum, a case the Trump administration says could further clog the U.S. immigration court system. The justices said Friday they will hear the administration's appeal of a ruling by the federal appeals...
Read More
Protestors hold pictures of Catalan high-profile separatist politicians, Clara Ponsati, Anna Gabriel and Carles Puidgemont, from left to right, who are fugitives from Spanish law after fleeing the country, during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.The Catalan regional capital is bracing for a fifth day of protests over the conviction of a dozen Catalan independence leaders. Five marches of tens of thousands from inland towns are converging in Barcelona's center for a mass protest. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 18, 2019 - 10:05 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Large demonstrations to protest this week's conviction of 12 leaders of Catalonia's swelling separatist movement turned violent at times. The 12 were at the forefront of a secession attempt in 2017 that led to the biggest political crisis in Spain's modern history. Polls...
Read More
Students protest in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Catalonia's separatist leader vowed Thursday to hold a new vote to secede from Spain in less than two years as the embattled northeastern region grapples with a wave of violence that has tarnished a movement proud of its peaceful activism. Thousands of people have also been marching peacefully since Wednesday toward the regional capital, Barcelona. Students are on strike, and trade unions are planning to join them on Friday. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
October 17, 2019 - 9:04 am
MADRID (AP) — Catalonia's separatist leader vowed Thursday to hold a new vote to secede from Spain in less than two years as the embattled northeastern region grapples with a wave of violence that has tarnished a movement proud of its peaceful activism. "We can't remain in this cage that keeps...
Read More
Protestors make barricades in the street during clashes with police in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Spain's government said Wednesday it would do whatever it takes to stamp out violence in Catalonia, where clashes between regional independence supporters and police have injured more than 200 people in two days. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)
October 16, 2019 - 5:16 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rioting raged in Barcelona and several other Catalan towns for a third straight night Wednesday, with police fighting running street battles with protesters angered by lengthy prison sentences for nine leaders of the wealthy region's drive for independence from Spain. Tens...
Read More

Pages