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War crimes court issues arrest warrant for Gaddafi

THE HAGUE (AFP) – International Criminal Court judges on Monday issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi for crimes against humanity, committed against opponents of his regime since mid-February, a judge said. “The chamber hereby issue a warrant of arrest against Moamer Kadhafi,”Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng said during…

Van Gogh’s ‘self-portrait’ actually his brother: study

THE HAGUE — Art researchers at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum said Tuesday they have “discovered” a work by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh — long thought to have been a self-portrait — was in fact a picture of his younger brother Theo. “According to current opinion, Vincent van Gogh never…

Mladic calls charges against him ‘monstrous’, ‘obnoxious’

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic faced the U.N. war crimes tribunal on Friday as a defiant general who never lost a battle, denying the charges against him as “obnoxious” and “monstrous.” Wearing a military forage cap, which he later removed, Mladic began the hearing…

Court rejects Mladic appeal, extradition cleared

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia’s war crimes court has rejected the appeal of former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic, paving the way to his extradition to the war crimes court in The Hague, a court spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday. The Hague court indicted Mladic for genocide in the 43-month siege of Sarajevo and the massacre of…

Mladic to challenge Hague transfer

BELGRADE (AFP) – Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic was to appeal against his transfer to a UN court on Monday, after thousands rallied in his support and he denied responsibility for the Srebrenica massacre. The spokeswoman for the UN war crimes court in The Hague said she had…

Whoops: Trump claimed he would commit war crimes if elected president

In a little-noticed admission last week, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump, who currently leads all likely Republican candidates for the presidential nomination in 2012, admitted that he would commit war crimes if he were elected president. The startling claim went without controversy until today, when Good Magazine pointed out…

First war crimes hearing for former Kenyan minister

THE HAGUE — Former Kenyan government minister William Ruto arrived at the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Thursday for the first hearing in his trial for crimes against humanity. Former higher education minister Ruto and two other co-accused, former industry minister Henry Kosgey and radio presenter Joshua Arap…

Libya attacks could be crime against humanity: court

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor said on Monday military attacks against civilians in Libya could be a crime against humanity and warrant the launch of a full investigation within days. The United Nations Security Council on Saturday imposed sanctions on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and…

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