World Watch

Passionate Defense
Lithuanian prosecutors sought a nine-year jail sentence for French rock star Bertrand Cantat at the end of the first week of his emotionally charged trial on charges of murdering his girlfriend, actress Marie Trintignant. A tearful Cantat, the lead singer of the group Noir Désir, admitted striking Trintignant four times after a jealous row in their Vilnius hotel room last July, but insisted he had not meant to kill her. He told the court of their "extraordinary" love, and said he was "out of control" following the argument. Experts said the actress — the daughter of...

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