April 25, 2005
by Russell Adkins
Admitting that nations cannot effectively tackle the issues alone, delegates to the UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Bangkok, Thailand, concluded their session Monday by pledging international cooperation and an integrated approach in international crime prevention and anti- ...[read more]
April 25, 2005
by Russell Adkins
Senate leaders Bill Frist and Harry Reid have been meeting privately in hopes of reaching a deal in which Senate Democrats would allow confirmation of at least two of President Bush's seven disputed nominees for appellate judgeships, but only as part of a larger agreement in which Republicans wo... ...[read more]
April 25, 2005
by Russell Adkins
A US investigation into the accidental shooting death of an Italian agent in Iraq by American soldiers has cleared the troops of the wrongdoing, an Army official said Monday. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official also said that the troops will not be disciplined in the matter, but that ...[read more]
April 25, 2005
by Russell Adkins
Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, the suspected leader of al Qaeda in Spain, has denied any connection to Sept. 11 hijacker Mohammed Atta, as well as accusations that he helped arrange a planning meeting between Atta and another suspected Sept. 11 hijacker. Barakat Yarkas, also known as Abu Dahdah, is ...[read more]
April 25, 2005
by Russell Adkins
Following yet another interruption because of his health problems, the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic resumed Monday at the International Court Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Milosevic stayed out of court late last week after doctors warned him that he was ...[read more]
April 18, 2005
by Russell Adkins
Citing allegedly unfair rulings by a US District Court judge Barbara Jones, former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers, convicted in March of orchestrating an $11 billion accounting fraud that led to the telecommunications giant's downfall, is seeking a new trial. Attorneys for Ebbers claim that the ju... ...[read more]
April 18, 2005
by Russell Adkins
Following heated confirmation hearings last week, a showdown vote by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set for Tuesday over John Bolton, President Bush's nominee for the UN ambassador. Bolton has been characterized by his critics as hot-tempered and abusive of subordinates, and has been... ...[read more]
April 18, 2005
by Russell Adkins
The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that claims against the Vatican Bank made by Eastern European survivors of the Holocaust should be heard in federal court. While Supreme Court decisions restrict the roles federal courts may assume in international matters, the Ninth Circuit ...[read more]
April 18, 2005
by Russell Adkins
US military officials are citing a recent overview of information obtained from Guantanamo detainees as evidence that the military should be able to conduct operations at Camp Delta without intervention from the US court system. The unclassified document, quietly released online last month, ...[read more]
April 14, 2005
by Russell Adkins
In response to recent refusals by some pharmacists objecting on moral grounds to filling prescriptions for emergency contraceptives or birth control pills, federal legislators unveiled a draft bill on Thursday that would require pharmacies to fill all prescriptions, placing the impetus on the ...[read more]

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