A notorious mafia matriarch known as "The Godmother" has been arrested while attempting to flee Italy for Spain. Maria Licciardi, 70, was taken into custody at Rome Ciampino Airport as she was boarding a flight to Malaga, according to reports.
Fast food giant McDonald's is facing a lawsuit from an Orthodox Christian who claims its advertising pushed her to break her month-long fast for Lent. Ksenia Ovchinnikova is demanding 1,000 rubles (around €11.60 EUR) in compensation for "moral damage" after her moment of weakness, RIA Novosti r
A milkman was inadvertently arrested after police mistook him for a burglar because he was "driving around so early in the morning". The milkman had been carrying out his duties in Newton Aycliffe, in the north-east of England, when officers began following his van.
An online court hearing was brought to an abrupt halt after a mystery man was heard muttering "f***wit" under his breath. The unexpected expletive interrupted the defence barrister in a case being heard in the criminal division of the Supreme Court of Victoria in Australia.
A dispute between neighbours over an apple tree that allegedly attracts wasps has incurred at least £200,000 in legal costs. Barbara Pilcher, who is allergic to wasps, took her neighbour Antoinette Williams to court over her alleged failure to dispose of rotting apples falling from the tree.
A woman has admitted providing cannabis brownies to her friends – who then panicked and called an ambulance. Elena Ravizza, 24, is due to be sentenced after pleading guilty to possession of the Class B drug at Dundee Sheriff Court.
Lindt has secured a court victory in its attempt to obtain trademark protection for its chocolate golden Easter bunny. The German Federal Court of Justice ruled in the Swiss company's favour in its case against German firm Confiserie Heilemann, maker of a different chocolate bunny.
The average age of barristers has risen substantially in the past three decades, according to a study by the Bar Standards Board. The average age of a barrister in 1990-91 was 38.5 but stood at 46.5 in 2019-20.
A cardinal's trial began this week at the Vatican – the first in modern history. Giovanni Angelo Becciu, 73, was an influential adviser to the Pope and head of the “saint-making” secretariat at the Vatican but is now at the centre of a €350m million fraud case.
A collector in Germany has lost a legal battle to reclaim Hitler's monumental horses that once stood outside the Reich Chancellery. The bronze statues, which each weigh two tonnes, were made by Austrian sculptor Josef Thorak. They disappeared from a Soviet barracks in 1989 before being found in 2015
Lawyers are debating how to deal with a German man who had an anti-aircraft gun, torpedo – and a tank – in his basement. Prosecutors and the defence are negotiating penalties, including a suspended sentence and a €500,000 (£427,000) fine.
A woman managed to dupe the legal profession into believing she was qualified to practise law for three years. Sessy Xavier, 27, from Kerala in India allegedly forged documents to join the Alappuzha Bar Association.
Over a thousand computers used to mine cryptocurrency have been crushed by police using a steamroller. The 1,069 bitcoin mining rigs were seized by police in Malaysia after miners allegedly stole electricity worth $2 million from the power grid.
Israel has threatened ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry's with "serious repercussions, legal and otherwise" after it said it would no longer sell its products in illegal settlements. In a statement on Monday, the ice cream company said it now believed it was "inconsistent with our values" for i
One of Italy's most prestigious art galleries has threatened Pornhub with legal action over an interactive museum guide recasting famous artworks as "priceless porn". The online porn giant's "Classic Nudes" initiative highlights "some of the sexiest scenes in history at the world's most famous museu