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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…

Woman who killed banker husband seeks transfer to U.S.

HONG KONG — American Nancy Kissel, twice convicted of murder over the 2003 killing of her banker husband, will not appeal her life sentence and is seeking a transfer to a US prison, her lawyer said Thursday. “She has filed an application to be transferred to United States to serve…

One-embryo limit would save money, lives: study

WASHINGTON (AFP) – If women undergoing fertility treatment were limited to one embryo transfer at a time, lives and money would be saved due to fewer complications from multiple births, Canadian doctors said Thursday. “Across Canada, there would be as many as 840 fewer babies admitted to the NICU (neonatal…

US could be in Afghanistan after 2014, says Biden

US Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the United States will not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan completely in 2014 if Afghans did not want his country to do so. About 97,000 American troops in Afghanistan are expected to start limited withdrawals in July ahead of the scheduled transfer…

With spending bill’s passage, Obama’s plan to close Gitmo dies

WASHINGTON — US lawmakers have effectively blocked President Barack Obama’s efforts to close the controversial terror prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by approving a Pentagon budge that forbids spending money on the move. After months of wrangling, both the House and Senate Wednesday approved a $725.9 billion defense spending plan…

US may keep control of foreign prisoners in Afghanistan

The US military may retain control of foreign detainees in Afghan prison who are linked to insurgents, despite next year’s transfer of all prison authority to Kabul, a top US military officer said Thursday. “Our preference would be not to. But I would not rule that out as an option…

Report: ICE using unlisted detention centers for immigrant prisoners

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is holding an untold number of people in secretively maintained detention facilities all over the United States, according to a report set to be published next year in The Nation. Many of the sites are unmarked and unlisted, going unnoticed in office parks and commercial…

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