Irish financier sentenced to 10 years for handling millions from 2004 Belfast bank raid

Financier gets 10-year term for Belfast bank raid

DUBLIN — A private financier received a 10-year prison sentence Friday for handling millions stolen from Northern Bank in Belfast, a record-setting robbery that overshadowed Northern Ireland’s peace process for years.

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3 German extremists convicted of racial incitement, defamation over World Cup flyer

3 Germans convicted of World Cup incitement

BERLIN — A German court on Friday convicted the head of the country’s leading far-right party and two other senior members of inciting racial hatred and defamation over a pamphlet circulated during the 2006 World Cup.

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Father of US suspect on trial in Italy says she’s anxious to testify

US suspect’s father says she’s anxious to testify

ROME — The father of an American suspect on trial in Italy for the slaying of her British roommate said Friday that his daughter is “getting anxious to testify.”

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Suspected Somali pirates appear in Kenyan court amid talk of setting up a special tribunal

Suspected Somali pirates appear in Kenyan court

MOMBASA, Kenya — The 11 Somali men, accused in a pirate attack on a Liberian freighter, filed slowly into the wood-paneled court. The magistrate took one look at their dingy shirts, jackets and sarongs — two were barefoot — and ordered a court official to make sure they were “dressed properly” for their next appearance.

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18 suspected Somali pirates in Kenyan court amid talk of establishing a piracy tribunal

18 Somalis in court as Kenya holds pirate trials

MOMBASA, Kenya — Shabbily dressed and solemn, 18 Somali men nabbed at sea and hauled ashore by European navies crowded into a Mombasa courthouse Thursday to face piracy charges that could put them behind bars for life.

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US defendant turns somber while seeing video of slain victim’s face in court

US suspect sees video of alleged murder victim

PERUGIA, Italy — An American student turned somber and buried her face in her hands Thursday when the blood-covered face of the woman she is accused of murdering was shown in video footage at her trial in central Italy.

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Italian court shows graphic video of UK student victim; American suspect buries face in hands

Italy court shown graphic video in student case

PERUGIA, Italy — A court in central Italy has been shown graphic video footage of the crime scene where a British student was killed, prompting the American accused in her slaying to bury her face in her hands.

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Commandos on French warship turn over 11 pirate prisoners for trial in Kenya

Pirates are marched down gangplank _ to Kenya jail

MOMBASA, Kenya — Masked French commandos marched a band of barefoot, glum-looking pirate suspects down the gangplank of a naval frigate Wednesday in the Kenyan port of Mombasa before turning the 11 Somalis over to Kenyan authorities.

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Lawyers ask Italian court to throw out CIA case involving 26 Americans

Lawyers ask Italian court to throw out CIA case

MILAN — Lawyers for 26 Americans and seven Italians on trial for the alleged CIA kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect asked a Milan court on Wednesday to throw out the case.

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French warship carrying 11 suspected pirate prisoners docks in Kenya

French warship carrying 11 pirate suspects docks

MOMBASA, Kenya — A French naval frigate docked Wednesday in Mombasa to hand over 11 suspected pirates to Kenyan authorities for trial over their alleged attack on a Liberian cargo ship last week.

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