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Royal Family: Sorry for
Princess's Birthday Bash
Dec 16, 2021 9:35 AM CST
Royal Family: Sorry for Princess's Birthday Bash
Dutch heir Amalia welcomed 21 guests for celebration amid rising COVID-19 cases
- The Dutch royal family says it regrets hosting an 18th birthday party for future queen Princess Amalia amid rising cases of COVID-19. Prime Minister Mark Rutte says 21 people attended Saturday's party in the gardens of the Huis ten Bosch royal palace in the Hague, where canopies were erected...
From World Court, a 'Triumph
of International Justice'
Jan 23, 2020 8:37 AM CST
From World Court, a 'Triumph of International Justice'
International Court of Justice orders Myanmar to protect the Rohingya
- It's only the first step to address a lawsuit filed by Gambia accusing Myanmar of genocide, but an International Court of Justice decision this week is being applauded by the former as "a triumph of international justice." Per Reuters , a 17-member panel from the court at the...
Perfect, but No
Dec 11, 2019 9:40 AM CST
Suu Kyi: We Weren't Perfect, but No 'Genocidal Intent'
Myanmar leader describes Rohingya exodus as 'tragic'
- Once touted as a human rights champion, Aung San Suu Kyi defended Myanmar against a claim of genocide on Wednesday, arguing the exodus of 700,000 Muslim Rohingya was an unfortunate consequence of a legitimate response to terrorist violence. Myanmar's security forces launched "counter-insurgency operations" following attacks by...
Nobel Winner in Court,
Accused of Genocide
Dec 10, 2019 10:00 AM CST
Nobel Winner in Court, Accused of Genocide
Aung San Suu Kyi is defending her country, Myanmar, at the Hague
- A genocide hearing got underway at the Hague Tuesday, and it's prompting news outlets such as the BBC ,
, and the
to use the same phrase: "fall from grace." The reference is to Aung San Suu Kyi, who once won the Nobel Peace Prize and...
Three Stabbed Among
Shoppers in The Hague
Nov 29, 2019 3:23 PM CST
Three Stabbed Among Shoppers in The Hague
- Three people were wounded in stabbings in The Hague’s main shopping street Friday night, and police were searching for at least one suspect, Netherlands authorities said. Police spokeswoman Marije Kuiper told the AP in a telephone interview that it was still too early to say whether a terror motive...
96-Day Church Service
Ends on a High Note
Jan 31, 2019 7:42 AM CST
96-Day Church Service Ends on a High Note
'Intended result has been achieved' as family's deportation temporarily halted
- One of the longest religious ceremonies ever recorded came to an end Wednesday in the Netherlands with a lot of clapping. Bethel Church in the Hague put an end to 96 days of nonstop worship with news that a family of refugees sheltering inside the church was safe from immediate...
Service Started at This Church
5 Weeks Ago. It's Still Going On
Nov 30, 2018 7:46 AM CST
Service Started at This Church 5 Weeks Ago. It's Still Going On
Dutch Protestant church is trying to protect Armenian refugee family from being deported
- A Netherlands church service that started before Halloween is still going on—all to keep police away from a family of Armenian refugees who have sought sanctuary there. Sasun and Anousche Tamrazyan and their three children, ages 14, 19, and 21, recently lost an appeal to stay in the country...
ICC Looks Into Claims
Duterte Ordered Mass Murder
Feb 8, 2018 10:50 AM CST
ICC Looks Into Claims Duterte Ordered Mass Murder
He welcomes preliminary investigation into crimes against humanity, rep says
- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes a preliminary investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity now underway by the International Criminal Court, a spokesman said Thursday, marking an about-face for a man who once described the ICC as "bulls---." Duterte is "sick and tired of being accused" and...
Done on Bottle
Nov 30, 2017 10:10 AM CST
Preliminary Test Done on Bottle War Criminal Drank From
Prosecutor confirms it contained a deadly substance
- A deadly chemical was in the container from which a Croat war criminal drank shortly before dying , a Dutch prosecutor said Thursday, as an independent investigation into the dramatic death of Slobodan Praljak continued. "There was a preliminary test of the substance in the container and all I can...
Report: War Criminal
Who Drank 'Poison'
in Court Has Died
Nov 29, 2017 9:50 AM CST
Report: War Criminal Who Drank 'Poison' in Court Has Died
Lawyer for Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak says his client sucked down toxic liquid
- Croatian state TV has reported that war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who stunned a UN war crimes tribunal Wednesday by drinking what he claimed was poison during proceedings, has died, per the AP . The BBC and
had earlier reported that the 72-year-old Bosnian Croat—an ex-military commander convicted four years...
Am Really Sorry'
Aug 22, 2016 12:30 PM CDT
Suspect in Timbuktu Shrines' Destruction: 'I Am Really Sorry'
Ahmad al-Mahdi, charged with war crimes, pleads guilty at the Hague
- When Islamic rebels backed by al-Qaeda infiltrated Timbuktu in 2012, they wreaked havoc in the Malian city and destroyed Muslim shrines, including nine mausoleums and the door of a mosque that had remained shut for hundreds of years, per the
. Now Ahmad al-Mahdi, a former employee with Mali's...
A Tiny David
Sues the World's
Apr 24, 2014 7:30 AM CDT
A Tiny David Sues the World's Nuclear Goliaths
Marshall Islands call for justice in non-proliferation treaty
- The world's nuclear powers are getting hauled into international court by a tiny challenger. The Marshall Islands are suing the nine nuke-equipped countries in nine cases in the Hague—though the case against the US was also filed in a San Francisco federal court, Reuters reports. The Islands hold...
Out of G8
Mar 24, 2014 4:07 PM CDT
Russia Kicked Out of G8
Industrialized leaders say that's only the beginning
- President Obama and the leaders of other major industrialized countries not only canceled a G8 meeting in Sochi, they effectively kicked Russia right out of the group. Condemning Vladimir Putin's "illegal attempt to annex Crimea," the group said goodbye to Russia after 16 years, CNN reports. The...
G8 Summit Yanked
Mar 24, 2014 12:21 PM CDT
G8 Summit Yanked From Russia
West ratcheting up pressure on Putin
- The other seven members of the G8 are calling off the meeting Russia was supposed to host in Sochi in June, David Cameron revealed today. Cameron, President Obama, and the other leaders of the G7 nations—which is to say the G8 minus Russia—are holding an emergency meeting at...
Alleged Political Assassins'
Trial Starts Without Them
Jan 16, 2014 10:27 AM CST
Alleged Political Assassins' Trial Starts Without Them
Hague takes up long-awaited case of Rafik Hariri's murder
- The Hague's Special Tribunal on Lebanon today began the trial of four people accused of assassinating Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, in what the BBC is calling an "unprecedented tribunal"—in part because the accused aren't there. It's the first time the Hague has tried...
Turned to Twitter
to Find Winner
Oct 11, 2013 7:55 AM CDT
Nobel Committee Turned to Twitter to Find Winner
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons currently working in Syria
- A 16-year-old won this year's Nobel Peace Prize, but, no, it wasn't Malala . Instead, the honor goes to the group currently at work trying to get rid of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons in Syria—the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, or OPCW, reports the
Kenya President: It's
Over, Mall Collapsed
Sep 24, 2013 12:57 PM CDT
Kenya President: It's Over, Mall Collapsed
5 terrorists, 6 soldiers, and 61 civilians killed
- The siege of the Westgate Mall is over, Kenya's president announced today, after a dramatic final sweep that ended with three floors of the building collapsing. In a televised address, Uhuru Kenyatta said that 11 suspected terrorists had been arrested, and five others killed, NBC News reports. He put...
Australia, Japan Take
Whaling Brawl to the Hague
Jun 26, 2013 6:00 AM CDT
Australia, Japan Take Whaling Brawl to the Hague
Legal battle in UN court could end annual hunt for good
- Japan and Australia have begun battling it out in the UN's International Court of Justice over the former's annual whale hunt. Commercial whaling was banned in 1986, but Japan continues to kill minke and fin whales for what it argues is legitimate scientific research, reports the AP . "...
Karadzic: I Should
Oct 16, 2012 7:09 AM CDT
Karadzic: I Should Be Rewarded
Trial begins for alleged mastermind of Srebrenica massacre
- Radovan Karadzic's trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity began today in the Hague, but the former Bosnian Serb leader insisted in his 90-minute opening statement that rather than being punished for what happened during the war, "I should be rewarded for all the good things...
Congo Warlord Gets 14 Years for Using Child Soldiers
Jul 10, 2012 9:36 AM CDT
Congo Warlord Gets 14 Years for Using Child Soldiers
ICC hands down first-ever sentence
- Congo warlord Thomas Lubanga has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, which is longer than many of the child soldiers in his rebel army had been alive when he commanded them in the country's civil war. The sentence was handed down by the International Criminal Court, which found...
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