Air France workers go on trial in shirt-ripping case

Air France workers go on trial in shirt-ripping case

Fifteen people go on trial Tuesday over rowdy scenes a year ago in which an Air France executive had his shirt shredded as he fled a mob of workers angry over planned job cuts. Images of the incident in France hit screens around the world, showing bare-chested human resources chief Xavier Broseta trying to scale […]

Shamed ex-minister implicates former French PM in tax fraud case

Shamed ex-minister implicates former French PM in tax fraud case

Former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac on Monday implicated a former French prime minister at the start of a high-profile tax fraud and money laundering case in Paris. Cahuzac, who is on trial for hiding his wealth in tax havens for years, told judges he opened his first secret bank account in Switzerland in 1992 in […]

Snowden designs ‘spy-proof’ smartphone case

Snowden designs ‘spy-proof’ smartphone case

American whistleblower Edward Snowden has teamed up with hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang to design a modified iPhone 6 case that warns users when information is being monitored or stolen. The co-designers, who have never met in person, presented their device via video link at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, claiming it would help […]

US Supreme Court sides with black death row inmate in racial bias case

US Supreme Court sides with black death row inmate in racial bias case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday effectively overturned a black man’s 1987 conviction for murdering a white woman, rebuking Georgia prosecutors for unlawfully excluding black potential jurors in picking an all-white jury that condemned him to death. The 7-1 ruling handed a major victory to Timothy Foster, who is 48 now and was 18 at […]

Judge dismisses case against Argentine president

Judge dismisses case against Argentine president

An Argentine judge on Thursday dismissed allegations against President Cristina Fernandez that she tried to cover up Iran’s purported involvement in a deadly bombing of a Jewish center in 1994. The judge ruled he would “discontinue” the case, which was first brought by state prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances in […]