A man was charged on Friday after a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II commissioned to mark her 60 years on the throne was defaced at London's Westminster Abbey.
Stephane Richard, the head of telecoms company Orange and a former aide to IMF chief Christine Lagarde, was charged in a corruption probe related to Lagarde's time as France's finance minister.
A US watchdog has launched an inquiry into claims that diplomatic security officials tried to cover up alleged sex-and-drugs charges against agents and diplomats.
Canadian authorities charged Nestle, Mars and a network of independent wholesale distributors on Thursday over an alleged criminal conspiracy to fix the prices of leading chocolate bars.
French oil giant Total agreed Wednesday to pay US authorities $398.2 million to settle charges that it bribed officials in Iran to secure oil and gas concessions.
British police on Wednesday charged with murder one of the two chief suspects in last week's brutal suspected Islamist attack against a British soldier on a London street.
A judge set bail at $2 million Tuesday for a US teenager accused of planning a Columbine-style attack on his school using explosives and guns.
Guatemala extradited former president Alfonso Portillo to the United States on Friday to face charges of laundering $70 million of swindled government funds through US banks.
Three 19-year-old friends of one of the alleged Boston bombers were charged Wednesday with trying to cover his tracks by throwing out fireworks and a laptop and then lying to US police.
Venezuela has formally lodged criminal charges against an American filmmaker claiming to be working on a documentary, but whom Caracas accused of fomenting post-election unrest in the country.
Gerard Depardieu was due in a Paris court Friday to face a drink-driving charge but it was unclear whether the eccentric French actor would show up after skipping a previous court date.
France's ex-budget minister Jerome Cahuzac was charged Tuesday in a tax fraud probe after he admitted having a foreign bank account, dealing a fresh blow to President Francois Hollande's embattled government.
The US adoptive parents of a Russian boy will not be criminally charged over his death, a Texas official said Monday, after the three-year-old's demise was deemed accidental.
A Japanese diplomat based in California and charged with abusing his wife has been sentenced to a year in jail and will start serving it in May.
Russian investigators on Monday opened a third criminal case against an opposition leader who poses one of the main challenges to President Vladimir Putin in opinion polls.
The Yugoslav war crimes court will hand down its verdict against Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir on genocide charges for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
US Internet security guru John McAfee was discharged from a Guatemala police hospital Thursday after being admitted with what his lawyer called "heart problems," a hospital official said.
A four-star general who headed US Africa Command has been demoted amid charges he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on pricey travel, Pentagon officials.
Australian homicide detectives Friday charged a 41-year-old man with the rape and murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher after her body was found in a bushland area north of Melbourne.
Scandal-wracked Olympus and three of its former top executives pleaded guilty in court Tuesday over charges that they covered up losses worth $1.7 billion stemming from bad investments.
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