International law

December 04, 2018 - 8:42 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A pro-government lawmaker says Danish plans to banish rejected asylum seekers or those with a criminal record to a remote island may breach international law — but added that his party doesn't "mind challenging (international) conventions." Martin Henriksen of the anti-...
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Ukrainian Ambassador the the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko speaks during a security council meeting about the escalating tensions between the Ukraine and Russia at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Russian border guards opened fire on three Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait near the Russia-occupied Crimean peninsula, raising the prospect of a full-scale military confrontation. The incident comes on the back of a four-and-a-half year long proxy conflict in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 26, 2018 - 2:52 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Ukraine's parliament has voted to support the president's motion to impose martial law in the country for 30 days. Martial law will include a partial mobilization and strengthening of the country's air...
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Jürgen Stock, Secretary General of Interpol speaks at a press conference on the last day of the 87th International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) General Assembly in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Tensions were high around Wednesday's vote which elected South Korea's Kim Jong Yang as chief of the international law enforcement agency. Kim defeated Russia's Alexander Prokopchuk in Wednesday's vote. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 21, 2018 - 9:09 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the election of Interpol's next president (all times local): 5 p.m. Interpol's Secretary General Jurgen Stock says the nationality of the policing organization's president does not affect its neutrality. Stock spoke on Wednesday after member states...
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In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Khieu Samphan, foreground, former Khmer Rouge head of state, stands at thea dock in a court room during a hearing at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. A U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia on Friday convicted the two most senior surviving leaders of the country's former Khmer Rouge regime of genocide and other crimes against humanity, sentencing them to life in prison. (Nhet Sok Heng/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via AP)
November 17, 2018 - 4:23 am
BANGKOK (AP) — After spending nine years and more than $300 million to prosecute leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million of their countrymen, a U.N.-assisted tribunal has ended up convicting only three people for the communist group's heinous actions. Was it...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Roberto Moreno Ramos. Ramos is scheduled for lethal injection for the 1992 killings of his 42-year-old wife, Leticia, their 7-year-old daughter, Abigail, and their 3-year-old son, Jonathan, at their home in Progreso, located along the Mexico border about 20 miles (32.19 kilometers) southeast of McAllen. Prosecutors say Ramos killed his loved ones and then buried them underneath his home's freshly tiled bathroom floor. Authorities say he bludgeoned his family members so he could marry the woman he was having an extramarital affair with at the time. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 10:44 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago. Roberto Moreno Ramos was condemned for the 1992 deaths of his 42-year-old wife Leticia, 7-year-old daughter Abigail, and 3...
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October 27, 2018 - 5:50 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A rights group has sharply criticized the Serbian government after the defense ministry published and promoted books written by two former generals convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights on Saturday said the move amounted to open state...
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Palestinians sit outside their school in the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a demolition would likely entail. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
October 21, 2018 - 8:05 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a...
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October 17, 2018 - 7:19 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has issued a warning that if Israel goes ahead and destroys a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank that could constitute a war crime. Israel's Supreme Court recently rejected a final appeal against plans to...
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In this Wednesday Oct. 3, 2018, image Mohammed Zahedin Labbaf, third left, agent for the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the U.S. delegation, right, listen to the ruling of the judges on an Iranian request to order Washington to suspend sanctions against Tehran, at the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands. The U.S. is urging the United Nations' highest court Monday Oct. 8, 2018, to toss out a case filed by Iran that seeks to recover around $2 billion worth of frozen assets the U.S. Supreme Court awarded to victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon and other attacks linked to Iran.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 08, 2018 - 7:09 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The U.S. on Monday urged the United Nations' highest court to toss out a case filed by Iran that seeks to recover around $2 billion worth of frozen assets the U.S. Supreme Court awarded to victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon and other attacks linked to Iran. The case...
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Judges enter the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, where they ruled on an Iranian request to order Washington to suspend U.S. sanctions against Tehran. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 03, 2018 - 5:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to the safety of civil aviation. The ruling by the International Court of Justice is legally...
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