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Britain should give up Chagos Islands: UN court

Den Haag - Britain should give up control of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean "as rapidly as possible", the UN's top court said Monday in a decades-old row with Mauritius over an archipelago that is home to a huge US airbase.

Top UN judges set to rule on Chagos islands dispute

Den Haag - The UN's top court could help resolve a decades-long dispute over Britain's eviction of the Chagos islanders to make way for a secretive military base on Diego Garcia, in an opinion to be delivered Monday.

World Court to rule in Chagos islands row

Den Haag - The UN' top court will hand down its view Monday in a bitter dispute between Britain and Mauritius over the fate of the Chagos islands, home to key UK and US military base.

US urges top UN court to stay out of Chagos islands row

Den Haag - The United States told the UN's top court Wednesday it had "a duty" not to take a position on a bitter dispute over the British-ruled Chagos islands, home to a strategic joint US military base.

US urges top UN court to stay out of Chagos islands row

Den Haag - The United States told the UN's top court Wednesday it had "a duty" not to take a position on a bitter dispute over the British-ruled Chagos islands, home to a strategic joint US military base.

British Chagos Islands 'integral' to Mauritius, top UN court told

Den Haag - Mauritius told the UN's top court Monday that the British-ruled Chagos Islands were "integral" to its territory and that the Indian Ocean island chain was handed to London "under duress".

Chagos Islands: international dispute and human drama

Paris - Fifty years ago Britain separated the Chagos Islands from its colony Mauritius, expelling the entire population to make way for the installation of a US military base that is today highly strategic.

Chagos island 'colony' case to open at top court

Den Haag - The UN's top court will hear arguments Monday on the future status of the British-ruled Chagos Islands, home to a strategic joint US military base but a territory claimed by Mauritius.

UN's top court to mull Chagos islands fate

Den Haag - International judges will hear arguments Monday to examine the fate of the British-ruled Chagos Islands, home to a strategic joint US military base -- now claimed by Mauritius.

In blow to Britain, UN votes to seek legal opinion on Chagos fate

New York - In a diplomatic blow to Britain, the United Nations voted Thursday to ask the International Court of Justice to rule on the fate of the British-ruled Chagos islands, which host an important military base.

Britain rules out resettlement of US naval base islands

London - Britain on Wednesday ruled out resettling inhabitants of the British-controlled Chagos Islands in their homeland, promising £40 million (47 million euros, $50 million) for the exiled communities instead.
 

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