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Charles Taylor war crimes convictions upheld

The Hague - A UN-backed special court at the Hague has rejected the appeal against war crime convictions of the lawyers representing Liberian President Charles Taylor, 65. The judge upheld his 50-year sentence.

Tutu says 'playground bullies' should face trial at Hague

London - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu has called for former prime minister Tony Blair and former president George W Bush to face trial at The Hague International Criminal Court for their roles in the Iraq war, a war he says was based on lies.

Congolese warlord sentenced for recruiting child soldiers

The Hague - Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for using child soldiers in battle. Taking into account time already served, Lubanga will serve just 8 more years behind bars.

Porn star Bobbi Eden makes World Cup offer to fans

The Dutch porn star, Bobbi Eden, has offered to give all her Twitter followers oral sex if her nation wins this Sunday's 2010 World Cup final. Warning: Do not read on, if you are offended by language of a sexual nature!

Life Sentence for Bosnian Serb Commander Who Committed War Crimes

The break-up of the former state of Yugoslavia was not a peaceful one. In the early 1990s the world watched in disbelief as former friends and neighbors turned on each other in the name of religion or ethnic origin. Often it was on account of both.

Clinton announces $40 million for Afghan elections in August

The US will foot part of Afghanistan’s election bill this August, up to $40 million, said Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. She is now attending an international conference on Afghanistan at The Hague, Netherlands.

Anti-jihadist Dutch MP received 285 death threats in 2008

Dutch politicians are facing an unprecedented number of death threats. The police corps in The Hague region received 428 serious death threats against politicians last year. And 285 directly targetted anti-jihadist Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders'.

Clinic refuses to disclose suspected mass-murderer's details

Dutch police believe that a specific patient of the psychiatric/medical institute Parnassia in The Hague may have killed four people -- all found drowned to death near the institute. However Parnassia refuses to release the man's dossier.

Dutch men to get electrified potty-training

A Dutch water company is going to install electrified wiring in the protected sand dunes along the north sea - to discourage micturators from befouling a treasured bit of unspoilt sand dune.

Cat Plays Foster Mother To Baby Panda, OMG, So KAWAII!

In the Netherlands, there is a news story that could be deemed as the most “kawaii.” A baby panda has been adopted by a domestic cat.

Geothermal Project To Heat 4,000 Homes in The Hague

An ancient technology has been making a quiet comeback for sometime now. The Hague has announced one of the most recent applications of geothermal power. Homes and industrial buildings in the city will be heated by this technology.

Anonymous Letter Indicates Possible Site of Maddies Body

The De Telegraaf daily received an anonymous letter giving details of where to find the body of a missing British girl who vanished in Portugal six weeks ago. The newspaper handed the letter to the police.

International Criminal Court to Investiagte Crimes in CAR

large number of alleged rapes in Central African Republic (CAR) to be focus.

Oops: police make Muslims pray in wrong direction by mistake

The Segbroek police station in The Hague, trying to help Muslim detainees face Mecca for prayers, painted arrows in cells--accidentally pointing in the wrong direction.

Shadow Foreign Secretary Condemns The Marines Selling Their Stories

Former Conservative Party leader, William Hague speaks out on the sale of the Marines story to the press about the capture

Global court to decide on launching first trial

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will decide on Monday whether there is enough evidence to try a Congolese militiaman for using children as soldiers in what would be the new court's first trial.

Wintertime In The Hague: Art, Concerts And Palaces

THE HAGUE (dpa) - The Dutch have a saying that Rotterdam is where the money is made; Amsterdam is where it's spent; and The Hague is for living in.It sums up the fine differences between Holland's three biggest cities. Although it's the third in rank, ...

Milosevic Trial To Begin Second Day

HAGUE (voa) - The trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic moves into its second day Wednesday with prosecutors at the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague continuing to outline their case. On Tuesday prosecutors told the court Mr. Mil...

Croatia: General Ademi Surrenders To The Hague

PRAGUE, (RFE/RL) - Croatian General Rahim Ademi, indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, arrived in the Netherlands on a regular flight today, as he had earlier promised. Dressed in uni...
 

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The former Liberian President Charles Taylor has lost his appeal against a 50-year jail term for war...
The former Liberian President Charles Taylor has lost his appeal against a 50-year jail term for war crimes at a special UN-backed tribunal in The Hague.
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