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Karadzic insists he sought 'peace' in Balkans war

Den Haag - Convicted criminal Radovan Karadzic on Tuesday accused Bosnian Muslims of "declaring war" on Serbs, insisting at his appeal before a UN tribunal that he had worked for peace in the Balkans.

Dutch PM vows to release controversial tax plan memos

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte pledged Monday to release all memos about a controversial plan to scrap dividend tax amid heavy opposition criticism of the move which will reportedly cost the country 1.4 billion euros.

On appeal, Karadzic slams 'myths' about Bosnian war

Den Haag - Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic Monday urged UN judges to throw out his war crimes convictions, angrily denying he was behind a campaign of ethnic cleansing and murders in the Balkans conflict two decades ago.

Inside the mission to rid the world of chemical arms

Rijswijk - Michael Barrett has an old-fashioned flip phone. But when his hotline rings, he has three hours to ready equipment for experts on a dangerous mission to probe if toxic weapons have been unleashed -- again.

UN judges to hear Karadzic appeal against 40-year jail term

Den Haag - Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader, now convicted war criminal, Radovan Karadzic, on Monday launches his appeal before UN judges, seeking to overturn a 40-year jail term for abuses committed during Bosnia's bloody 1990s conflict.

NATO not planning to boost military presence in Baltics

Den Haag - NATO is not planning to boost its military presence in Baltic nations, which have called for extra protection from their Russian neighbour, the alliance's head Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday.

Dutch state appeals expats Brexit case

Amsterdam - The Dutch state Thursday appealed a decision by an Amsterdam court to refer a landmark case over Brexit to Europe's top court, as British expats demand clarification of their rights as EU citizens.

Italy, Greece to launch plan to identify missing migrants

Den Haag - Four European Mediterranean countries are launching an initiative in June to identify thousands of missing migrants who died or went missing during the perilous sea crossing to the continent.

Britain accuses 'reckless Russia' of breaking chemical arms ban

Den Haag - Britain accused Russia on Wednesday of breaking the two-decade international ban on chemical weapons, at emergency talks on last month's poisoning with a nerve agent of a former Russian spy.

Global arms watchdog starts talks on spy poison case

Den Haag - Diplomats were holding emergency talks Wednesday on the poisoning of a former Russian spy, after the global chemical arms watchdog confirmed British findings that he was the victim of a nerve agent attack.

Chemical arms experts due in Douma Wednesday, Russians say

Den Haag - Chemical weapons experts are due to arrive in Douma on Wednesday to probe an alleged poison gas attack, Russian officials said, as the US voiced fears Moscow may already have "tampered with" evidence at the site.

OPCW starts emergency talks on Douma attacks: diplomatic sources

Den Haag - The global chemical arms watchdog on Monday opened emergency talks on the suspected poison gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma, diplomatic sources told AFP.The meeting has "just started," said one source as the closed-door talks went into session.

OPCW continuing mission into alleged Douma gas attack despite air strikes

Den Haag - Experts from the world's global chemical arms watchdog are continuing their mission to probe an alleged gas attack in Douma despite Western air strikes in Syria, the body said Saturday.

'Burning man' image wins AFP top prize at World Press Photo

Amsterdam - Agence France-Presse photographer Ronaldo Schemidt won the prestigious 2018 World Press Photo of the Year Award Thursday with a fiery image of a masked Venezuelan protester which judges said symbolised a country "burning".

UN war crimes judges quash radical Serb's acquittal

Den Haag - UN judges Wednesday found radical Serb Vojislav Seselj guilty on appeal of crimes against humanity, but the firebrand politician will remain a free man because of time already served behind bars.

UN judges to rule in appeal against radical Serb's acquittal

Den Haag - Firebrand Serb leader Vojislav Seselj will learn Wednesday whether UN war crimes judges uphold an appeal against his acquittal for war crimes in the 1990s Balkans conflict.

ICC prosecutor seeks to open Rohingya deportations probe

Den Haag - The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has asked judges to rule whether she can open a probe into the mass deportations of the Rohingya people from Myanmar.

War crimes judges to rule in radical Serb leader appeal

Den Haag - UN war crimes judges will rule Wednesday in an appeal brought by prosecutors against the surprise acquittal of radical Serb Vojislav Seselj, accused of atrocities committed during the 1990s Balkans wars.

Chinese man jailed by Dutch court for smuggling rhino horn

Den Haag - A Dutch court Friday sentenced a Chinese man to a year in jail for smuggling five rhino horns and four other horn objects worth about 500,000 euros ($613,000) in his luggage.

Timbuktu Malian jihadist faces war crimes court

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist appeared for the first time before an international war crimes judge on Wednesday, accused of demolishing Timbuktu's fabled shrines, as well as rape, torture and sex slavery.
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