March 31, 2005
by Jen Nolan
The US Department of Justice announced Thursday that Sandy Berger, former national security advisor in the Clinton administration, will plead guilty to charges of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material. Berger is scheduled to appear in federal court Friday, facing the ...[read more]
March 31, 2005
by Jen Nolan
The International Criminal Court is investigating possible human rights violations during Colombia's 40 year civil war, and has asked the Colombian government for its help. According to ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno, indicators point to upwards of 1,000 casualties, kidnappings and displace... ...[read more]
March 31, 2005
by Jen Nolan
In the wake of Wednesday's second interim report of the UN's Independent Inquiry Committee into the Oil-for-Food Program chaired by former Federal Reserve head Paul Volcker, the UN has issued a charge letter to Under-Secretary-General Dileep Nair, head of the UN's Office for Internal Ov... ...[read more]
March 31, 2005
by Jen Nolan
Civil rights activist Fred Korematsu has died at daughter's home in California. The American-born son of Japanese immigrants who passed away Wednesday is best remembered for defiantly refusing to voluntarily submit himself to US internment camps during World War II. His conviction for violating... ...[read more]
March 12, 2005
by Jen Nolan
China's State Council Saturday approved the resignation of Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa, submitted earlier this week. While Tung cited his failing health as his reason for resigning, some believe he was pushed out by the Chinese government for poor handling of the SARS outbreak and d... ...[read more]
March 12, 2005
by Jen Nolan
UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke Saturday issued the first control orders limiting the movements of uncharged terror suspects under authority granted by the Prevention of Terrorism Act that was passed by Parliament Friday. The orders were issued against a total of 10 suspects previously... ...[read more]
March 12, 2005
by Jen Nolan
At the instance of UK Members of Parliament, the Bar Council, the governing body for English barristers, is launching an independent inquiry into the legal advice that England's Attorney General provided to Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2003 on the legality of going to war with Iraq. The inquiry... ...[read more]
March 12, 2005
by Jen Nolan
The US Department of Justice announced Friday that the government will pay over $25 million to Holocaust survivors, settling a long term class action suit over the US Army's pilfering of the Hungarian Gold Train. The train contained valuables belonging to the survivors that was loaded by the Hu... ...[read more]
January 17, 2005
by Jen Nolan
In an effort to deter would-be criminals, the Thailand Department of Corrections will soon be webcasting the lives of inmates via the internet, according to department officials speaking Monday. Webcasts will cover the daily life of inmates, up to but not including executions (under Thai law, ...[read more]
January 17, 2005
by Jen Nolan
A Spanish court Monday indicted eight people suspected of providing material aid and logistical assistance to the September 11th hijackers. The indictment alleges that the suspects provided counterfeit documents and logistical support to terrorist cells in Spain and Germany that were instrumental ...[read more]

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