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Stories with subject: International law
  • Canadian judge delays bail decision for ex-Gitmo inmate story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 6:34 pm

    EDMONTON, Alberta - A Canadian judge said Tuesday she needs more time to make a decision on whether a former Guantanamo Bay inmate should be released on bail while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.

  • US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 12:56 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.

  • Kerry pledges closer US ties with reform-minded Sri Lanka story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 9:37 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday championed the new Sri Lankan government's push for democratic reform and promised closer ties with the strategically located Indian Ocean nation.

  • Why it's hard for Japanese leader Abe to apologize for WWII 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 2:29 am

    For some, the "eternal condolences" offered by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for Americans killed in World War II were not enough.

  • Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-24-15 6:31 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict.

  • ICC postpones start of Congolese militia leader's trial 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 6:38 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - International Criminal Court judges have postponed the trial of a former Congolese militia leader as the court considers whether opening statements in the case can be made in Congo.

  • Court: Indicted Croat Serb leader must be briefly released 
    Updated: Apr-13-15 12:16 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has agreed to temporarily release the wartime leader of rebel Serbs in Croatia who is pleading not guilty to charges of murdering hundreds of Croats and expelling tens of thousands more in one of the first ethnic cleansing campaigns of the Balkan conflicts.

  • Bosnia charges 10 Serb ex-soldiers with war crimes 
    Updated: Apr-13-15 11:08 am

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Prosecutors in Bosnia have charged 10 former Bosnian Serb soldiers with war crimes over the killing of 20 civilians during the 1990s Balkans conflict.

  • Bangladesh on alert after execution, applauded by many story has photos
    Updated: Apr-12-15 3:53 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - Thousands of Bangladeshis poured onto the streets to applaud the execution of an Islamist party official on charges of crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 independence war, while security forces were on alert Sunday for a possible backlash from his supporters.

  • UN appeals judges uphold Bosnian Serb's genocide conviction story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-15 11:24 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - United Nations appeals judges on Wednesday upheld most of a Bosnian Serb army general's convictions and his life sentence for involvement in the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.

  • ICC prosecutors says she can't investigate IS atrocities 
    Updated: Apr-08-15 9:01 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Islamic State terror group has committed "crimes of unspeakable cruelty" in Syria and Iraq, the International Criminal Court's prosecutor said Wednesday, but added that she does not have jurisdiction to open an investigation.