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.
Michael Jackson's jailed former doctor refused Tuesday to testify at a trial in which the singer's mother is seeking massive damages from tour promoters she blames for hiring the medic.
A defendant in the New Delhi gang-rape and murder trial has demanded "proper food and newspapers" from jail officials as he prepares for a job recruitment test.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing 12 people in a crowded US cinema last year.
Jury selection begins Tuesday for a long-awaited trial in which Michael Jackson's mother is seeking billions of dollars from tour promoters she blames for her son's 2009 death.
Pol Pot's former deputy Nuon Chea is fit to continue with his trial for war crimes and genocide, medical experts told Cambodia's Khmer Rouge court on Monday following the death of a co-defendant.
Silvio Berlusconi hosted a "prostitution system" at his villa near Milan, where he paid women for sex with cash and favours.
A terrorism trial against Thai leaders of the 2010 "Red Shirt" protests began on Friday, a day after the nation's former premier was charged over his role in the deadly unrest.
A former Russian police officer was to go on trial Wednesday on charges of involvement in the murder of crusading anti-Kremlin journalist Anna Politkovskaya, with mystery still surrounding who ordered the killing.
A trial involving almost 800 cases of human rights abuses during Argentina's 1976-1983 military junta got under way Wednesday, chronicling the use of torture and murder during the dictatorship.
The Vatican gendarmerie has been an intriguing protagonist in the cloak-and-dagger "Vatileaks" case, set to wrap up on Saturday with a verdict in the trial of a Holy See computer technician.
A hearing opens in a French court Monday in a case involving a high-end prostitution ring that was active during the Cannes Film Festival and possibly had ties to a son of slain Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi.
A US judge ordered prosecutors Wednesday to hand over hundreds of emails by officers overseeing the detention of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, who has alleged he suffered mistreatment at a Marine Corps brig.
Seamen go on trial Tuesday over the sinking of the Prestige petrol tanker which spilt a devastating oil slick when it sank off Spain in 2002, with hundreds of plaintiffs seeking billions in damages.
The "Vatileaks" scandal that has led to the trial of Pope Benedict XVI's butler for theft involves hundreds of letters that passed across the pope's desk over several months in 2011 and early 2012.
Pope Benedict XVI's former butler Paolo Gabriele went on trial on Saturday for leaking confidential Vatican memos that revealed cloak-and-dagger politics among the pope's closest aides.
Pope Benedict XVI's former butler goes on trial on Saturday for leaking secret papers in the Vatican's biggest court drama in decades, revealing intrigue at the heart of the Catholic Church.
American Airlines and United Continental must face trial over a lawsuit in which the lease holders of the World Trade Center allege that lax security allowed hijackers to destroy the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
The first-ever visit by a Russian Orthodox Church head to deeply Catholic Poland begins Thursday, but the landmark trip risks being overshadowed by a verdict expected in Moscow in the Pussy Riot trial.
Hired assassins are stalking witnesses to a Philippine massacre in which a political warlord allegedly led the slaughter of 57 people, victims' relatives and a rights group said almost two years into a complex trial.
- Gerard Depardieu
- United States
- Michael Jackson
- Asia Pacific
- Silvio Berlusconi
- human rights
- Pope Benedict XVI