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NEW YORK (AP) — Accusers and others demanding accountability for R&B superstar R. Kelly over allegations that he was abusing young women and girls for decades say it took so long to get to a guilty verdict in part because his targets were Black. Kelly was convicted Monday in his sex trafficking trial. Those who

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s voters have delivered their verdict. Now it’s up to party leaders to thrash out who will succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel after 16 years in office and with what political priorities. The shape of Germany’s new Bundestag, or lower house of parliament, is now clear. But there are majorities for three more

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian appeals court has sentenced the country’s former chief prosecutor to two years in jail and confiscated his property for hiding money from illegally owned properties. The Tirana Appeals Court that handles top officials’ corruption cases on Wednesday left in power the May verdict of the first instance court for

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has ruled that border police can use ethnicity as one of the criteria for selecting people for checks at the border. The verdict Wednesday is a legal defeat that rights activists immediately vowed to appeal. The decision came in a case brought against the government by two

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has convicted two Syrian brothers of holding leading roles in the Jabhat al-Nusra extremist group in their home country between 2011 and 2014. The verdicts Monday mark the first time Dutch judges have convicted a suspect of leadership in a Syrian extremist organization. One brother was sentenced

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish court has sentenced a 47-year-old man to three years in prison for spying for Russia by handing over confidential information on the Swedish truck and bus maker Scania to a Russian diplomat in return for money several years. The man, identified as Kristian Dimitrievski, had been charged with delivering sensitive