German soldiers to Turkish-Syrian border BERLIN – Germany, with up to 400 soldiers participating in the NATO deployment in Turkey to protect the country against attacks from Syria. That said the news agency DPA Wednesday it learned from security sources in Berlin.
Netherlands sends Patriots to Turkey HAGUE
- The Netherlands sent Patriot missiles to Turkey. The Ministers will agree there Friday. That insiders have confirmed Thursday against the ANP. The air [...]
THE HAGUE (JTA) — The Dutch government is drafting a decree that would give the government veto power over anyone who wants to practice ritual slaughter, or shechita, in the Netherlands.
The draft decree, which was signed by Dutch Agriculture Minister Henk Bleker, was drawn up by the government to end two years of uncertainty about the future of the practice in the Netherlands. The Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad published the [...]
Jack Redmond, aged five, has spent nearly all of his young life in a Chicago suburb with his mother, but on Tuesday, he was forced to board a plane heading to Ireland, which will be his new home for the foreseeable future.
The young boy was caught in the middle of an international custody battle between his American mother, Mary Redmond, and her former boyfriend, Derek Redmond, who is Irish.
Although the [...]
We haven’t reached agreement in advance with Russia and China — that remains very difficult. I don’t know if it will be possible to do so. In the interest of saving thousands of lives of our international responsibilities, we will try to do so,” Hague told reporters. “It’s been always been our view, of course, that a stable future for Syria, a real political process, means Assad leaving power.”
U.S. Secretary [...]
Italian and Spanish bond yields
Please notice the graphs and yields for 10 year bonds in Italy (currently at 6.04%) and Spain (currently at 6.44%). The bailout rally did not last and bond yields are turning higher.
Spanish Yields Surge As Bank Bailout Stokes Sovereign Debt Fears
Infosys Skirts Italy, Spain Software Deals on Euro Crisis
ECB Financing to Portuguese Banks Increased to Record in May
Puerto Rico Borrowing Costs Rise on Rating Concern: Muni Credit
Spain told it will [...]
US authorities say former Liberian leader Charles Taylor worked for its intelligence agencies, including the CIA, the Boston Globe reports
January 21, 2012
… Rumours of CIA ties were fuelled in July 2009 when Mr Taylor himself told his trial, at the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in the Hague, that US agents had helped him escape from a maximum security prison in Boston in 1985.
… Globe reporter Bryan Bender told [...]
The Obama administration is launching a new space arms-control initiative that critics say will lead to restrictions on U.S. military activities in space, a key U.S. strategic war-fighting advantage.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to announce the initiative as early as Tuesday. The plan will be built on work contained in a European Union draft code of conduct for space that the Pentagon and State Department have criticized [...]
THE Red Cross is investigating whether 600 million gamers are violating the Hague and Geneva conventions when they kill and blow stuff up for fun.
Delegates at the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Red Crescent raised the concerns over the potential “International Humanitarian Law” violations – which can constitute war crimes – during a workshop in Geneva.
“Exactly how video games influence individuals is a hotly debated topic, [...]
Wed, 26 Oct 2011, 12:05 GMT+3 - Libya
Gaddafi’s family plans to file a war crimes complaint against NATO with the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the alliance’s alleged role in his death, the family’s lawyer said.
Marcel Ceccaldi, a French lawyer who previously worked for Gaddafi’s regime and now represents his family, told AFP news agency on Wednesday that a complaint would be filed with the Hague-based ICC because NATO’s attack on the [...]
by Ten Tanosborn
Need for Economic Crimes’ Nuremberg-Type Trials
I prefer the Spanish word “perogrullada” to its English equivalent: truism or platitude. During my youth we had something closer in meaning to perogrullada when we would confront someone expressing the obvious, saying “no kidding, Dick Tracy!” [Dick Tracy was then a very popular comic strip detective and crime solver.]
Well, the great minds here in America are now [...]
Shell to Cease Processing at Australian Refinery by Mid-2013 By Ben Sharples – Jul 26, 2011Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), Europe’s largest oil company, will halt refining operations at its Clyde plant in Sydney before mid-2013 and convert the facility into a fuel-import terminal.
The refinery, which processes about 79,000 barrels a day, is no longer regionally competitive against Asian “mega- refineries,” the Hague-based company [...]