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International Court Hit by Planned Exit of 3 African States
Oct30

International Court Hit by Planned Exit of 3 African States

When the treaty creating the International Criminal Court was opened for signatories in 1998, Egyptian-born legal scholar Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni called it “a triumph for all peoples of the world.” Fast-forward 18 years, and the lofty ideal of establishing a court that would end impunity for atrocities and deliver justice to victims...

[OPINION] The International Criminal Court Dilemma- By Minabere Ibelema
Oct30

[OPINION] The International Criminal Court Dilemma- By Minabere Ibelema

To stay or not to stay? That’s the question before African governments regarding continuing to be signatories to the Rome Treaty that established the International Criminal Court. The treaty obligates signatory nations to arrest and hand over for trial anyone indicted by the court, which is based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Now several...

EU allows Gazprom more access to Opal gas pipeline through Germany
Oct28

EU allows Gazprom more access to Opal gas pipeline through Germany

The EU has lifted a cap on the Russian gas company’s access to the Opal pipeline in Germany. The agreement paves the way for Moscow to expand its Nord Stream pipeline and bypass Ukraine when supplying gas to Europe. …read more Source:...

Germany to send tanks to Russian border
Oct28

Germany to send tanks to Russian border

Germany has confirmed it is sending Leopard 2 tanks to Lithuania as part of NATO plans to reinforce the Baltic States. But the presence is largely symbolic, since Russia is still militarily superior in the region. Protecting Lithuania from Russia is to be Germany’s responsibility, according to the new NATO defense plans that emerged at this...

Dutch PM says he may agree to revoke support for EU-Ukraine treaty
Oct28

Dutch PM says he may agree to revoke support for EU-Ukraine treaty

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday said his government may submit a bill revoking his country’s support for the treaty establishing closer ties between the European Union and Ukraine. The post Dutch PM says he may agree to revoke support for EU-Ukraine treaty appeared first on LIBYA TODAY. …read more...

Dutch PM may submit bill to revoke support for EU-Ukraine treaty on Monday
Oct28

Dutch PM may submit bill to revoke support for EU-Ukraine treaty on Monday

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday said that his government may submit a bill revoking Dutch support for the European Union-Ukraine treaty on Monday. The post Dutch PM may submit bill to revoke support for EU-Ukraine treaty on Monday appeared first on LIBYA TODAY. …read more Source: Libya...

Iceland: 5 key facts to know about country
Oct28

Iceland: 5 key facts to know about country

Here are five key facts about Iceland, which goes to the polls Saturday in an election set to shake up the political landscape.Volcanoes and glaciersSituated near the Arctic Circle, the Republic of Iceland consists of one large island — the 17th largest in the world — and several smaller ones.Surprisingly, given its location in the...

Lviv regional authorities in Ukraine evict Russian cultural center
Oct27

Lviv regional authorities in Ukraine evict Russian cultural center

A Russian cultural center has been evicted by the local council in Lviv. The building is now to be handed over to groups involved in the Ukrainian army’s operation in eastern Ukraine against pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source:...

IOC: Six medallists fail reanalysed Beijing tests
Oct27

IOC: Six medallists fail reanalysed Beijing tests

The latest batch takes the total of positive tests to 60 from 1,243 reanalysed samples. Six medallists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics were among nine competitors to fail drug tests as part of an International Olympic Committee campaign of retesting stored samples, it was announced Wednesday.The list of athletes to have their medals stripped...

German Cup: Bayern march on, Dortmund need penalties
Oct27

German Cup: Bayern march on, Dortmund need penalties

Borussia Dortmund endured nervous moments before beating Union Berlin 3-0 in a shoot-out after a 1-1 draw Holders Bayern Munich reached the third round of the German Cup with a 3-1 win over Augsburg on Wednesday while second-division Union Berlin took injury-hit Borussia Dortmund to penalties.Goals by Philipp Lahm, Julian Green and David Alaba...

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