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Italian immunity bill aids Berlusconi

ROME, June 27 (UPI) -- The Italian government is seeking immunity for top institutional figures while in office in a move allegedly protecting Premier Silvio Berlusconi.
Headscarf ban continues in Turkey

Headscarf ban continues in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, June 5 (UPI) -- Turkey's highest court has upheld a ban on Muslim headscarf wearing at the nation's universities.

Barroso visits Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, April 12 (UPI) -- Jose Manuel Barroso, head of the European Commission, said the European Union hopes Turkey will become a member.

Germany sets parameters for e-mail spying

KARLSRUHE, Germany, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Germany's highest court Wednesday said Trojan computer spyware may be used legally in counter-terrorism operations.

Romania eases law for dismissing president

BUCHAREST, Romania, May 3 (UPI) -- Romania's Constitutional Court ruled the head of state can be dismissed with a simple majority of voters who cast their ballots in a referendum, media said.

Ukraine court to rule on elections

KIEV, Ukraine, April 25 (UPI) -- Closed door hearings by Ukraine's Constitutional Court on the presidential move to dissolve the nation's Parliament are underway.

Ukraine political brawl continues

KIEV, Ukraine, April 9 (UPI) -- Ukraine's parliament is seeking international mediation in the dispute in its power struggle with President Viktor Yushchenko.

Berlusconi bribery case returns to court

ROME, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The Italian Supreme Court Friday ordered reconsideration of an appeal of former Premier Silvio Berlusconi's bribery acquittal.

Slovakia court compensates Gypsy women

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A court in Slovakia ruled three Gypsy women had their human rights violated when prosecutors shelved complaints about their illegal sterilization. The Constitutional court ordered the women of the southeastern town of Kosice to be paid $1,865 each in dama

Italians vote on constitutional reform

ROME, June 25 (UPI) -- Italian citizens headed to the polls Sunday to vote on sweeping constitutional reforms aimed at restructuring parts of the country's government. ANSA reported that Italy's centre-right political party led by former Prime Italian Minister Silvio Berlusconi

Germany rules 9-11 probe unconstitutional

KARLSRUHE, Germany, May 23 (UPI) -- Germany's highest court on Tuesday curtailed the police's powers to investigate electronic databases at random in search of possible terrorists.

Italian court says no to mom's last name

ROME, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Italy's Constitutional Court has upheld a law preventing children from taking their mother's last name as a surname unless the father is unknown.

S. African high court allows gay marriage

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Gay marriage became legal in South Africa Thursday when the country's Constitutional Court ruled banning it is unconstitutional.

South African court allows gay marriages

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- South Africa's highest court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriages banned under current law, reports the BBC.

Atheist challenges Russian national anthem

MOSCOW, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- An atheist activist has brought a lawsuit to challenge the word "God" in the lyrics to the Russian national anthem, The Moscow Times reported Wednesday.

Tatars told it's 'komrade' with a K

MOSCOW, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Russia's Constitutional Court has ruled the Republic of Tatarstan must stick to using and teaching the Cyrillic alphabet to avoid limiting "freedom of citizens.

S. Korean court upholds smoking ban

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- South Korea's nine-member Constitutional Court has ruled the law that prohibits people from smoking inside public buildings is constitutional.

Indonesian court rejects Wiranto's appeal

JAKARTA, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- An Indonesian court Monday turned down an appeal filed by presidential hopeful Wiranto against the July 5 election results.

S. Korea hit by capital relocation spat

SEOUL, July 12 (UPI) -- Civic groups filed a petition Monday with the Constitutional Court against plans to move South Korea's capital.

Skorea court wants revised impeachment law

SEOUL, May 16 (UPI) -- South Korea's Constitutional Court is seeking to revise the nation's laws regulating Presidential impeachment procedures.

S.Korea Roh reinstated by court's ruling

SEOUL, May 14 (UPI) -- Suspended South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun was restored to power Friday as the Constitutional Court rejected his impeachment.

Parties complain Indonesia election unfair

JAKARTA, May 9 (UPI) -- Indonesia's Constitutional Court says it received 131 complaints linked to the April 5 legislative election, the Jakarta post reported Sunday.

Korean impeachment hearing delayed

SEOUL, April 27 (UPI) -- The South Korean Constitutional Court decided Tuesday to postpone its final hearing of President Roh Moo-hyun's impeachment trial to Friday afternoon.

S. Korean court to rule on Roh in May

SEOUL, April 24 (UPI) -- South Korea's high court will rule on the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun in May without Roh testifying about a campaign fund scandal involving aides.

Court: Roh case not affected by election

SEOUL, April 17 (UPI) -- The Constitutional Court in South Korea has said that the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun will be unaffected by the general election results.
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