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In rare legal test, Myanmar faces genocide hearings at The Hague

2 hours 18 min ago
In a wood-panelled hall of the ornate Peace Palace at The Hague, lawyers pressing a case against Myanmar for alleged genocide against its Muslim Rohingya minority will next week ask judges to order immediate action to protect them from further violence.

Factbox: Genocide case against Myanmar to be heard at highest U.N. court

2 hours 19 min ago
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head a team of lawyers to hearings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague next week to defend the country against accusations of genocide against the Rohingya Muslims.

The Lady and The Hague: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi courts home audience

2 hours 20 min ago
The last time Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi traveled to western Europe, she was feted as the freshly elected civilian ruler of a fledgling democracy who had brought an end to half a century of military dictatorship.

An icon's journey: Aung San Suu Kyi's life in troubled Myanmar

2 hours 22 min ago
On Tuesday, World Human Rights Day, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will fight accusations of genocide brought against her country at the International Court of Justice at The Hague.

French strike against Macron reforms enters day two

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 23:56
A strike that crippled public transport and closed schools across France entered a second day on Friday, with trade unions saying they planned to keep going until President Emmanuel Macron backs down from a planned reform of pensions.

U.S. Uighur bill's threat to surveillance economy puts China on offensive

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 23:22
China reacted angrily to President Donald Trump's approval of legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters last month, but movement on another congressional bill, backing Uighur Muslims in China's northwest, has cut even closer to the bone and could trigger reprisals and hurt efforts to resolve the U.S.-China trade war.U.S. congressional sources and China experts say Beijing appears especially sensitive to provisions in the Uighur Act passed by the House of Representatives

Canada's Trudeau clears first hurdle as opposition party offers support

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 23:15
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cleared a first hurdle on Thursday after the leader of the opposition Bloc Quebecois party said he would support the new minority government's priorities, at least initially.

U.S.-Mexico talks address arms and drug trade, money laundering

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 23:12
High level security meetings between U.S. Attorney General William Barr and a host of Mexican officials on Thursday made progress addressing arms and drugs trafficking as well as money laundering, Mexico's foreign ministry said in a statement.

As scandal simmers, majority of Japan firms want PM Abe to finish term: Reuters poll

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 23:08
A majority of Japanese firms want long-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to finish his term to September 2021 but fewer than one in five say he should stay beyond then, a Reuters poll showed, as allegations that he broke campaign laws erode public support.

Europeans, Iran to cross swords at nuclear talks

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 23:03
European powers will demand Iran stop violating their nuclear deal or potentially face renewed U.N. sanctions, but with Tehran locked in conflict over U.S. sanctions, there appears to be little scope for compromise when they meet on Friday.

UK's Labour accuses BBC of bias in election coverage

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 21:56
Britain's opposition Labour Party wrote to the head of the BBC on Thursday to complain about its coverage of campaigning ahead of next week's election, accusing the publicly-funded broadcaster of bias.

Trudeau calls on Canada's opposition to help on climate, taxes, healthcare

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 21:54
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who now heads a weakened minority government, on Thursday called on opposition parties to work with him to help pass a tax cut, strengthen the healthcare system and fight climate change.

Iran gas explosion kills at least 11 people, injures dozens: Mehr

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 21:40
At least 11 people were killed and dozens were injured in a gas explosion in Iran's western Kurdistan province on Thursday, the country's semi-official Mehr news agency quoted a provincial emergency official as saying.

Biden finally finds social media buzz with viral Trump video, voter spat

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 21:30
For a candidate who has at times struggled to get noticed on social media, Joe Biden finally got some online attention on Thursday - for better or worse.

Mexico, top U.S. law official Barr had 'good meeting' on cartel threat: president

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 21:30
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he and senior government officials had a "good meeting" with U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday about the threat of Mexican drug cartels.

Italian sports daily under fire over 'Black Friday' headline

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 20:57
Italian sports daily Corriere dello Sport has been condemned by anti-racism group Fare for using the headline "Black Friday" along with a picture of players Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku to preview Friday's match between Inter Milan and AS Roma.

Bosnia must overhaul judiciary, end political obstruction: report

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 20:34
Bosnia must overhaul its complex and opaque justice system and do more to protect the rule of law if it wants to press its case to join the European Union, legal experts said in an EU-commissioned report on Thursday.

Trump administration sued over new social media disclosure rules

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 20:31
Two documentary film groups on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging Trump administration rules adopted this year that require nearly all visitors to the United States to disclose social media user information from the last five years.

Mexican president hails 'good meeting' with U.S. attorney general Barr

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 20:27
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he had a "good meeting" on Thursday with U.S. Attorney General William Barr, as they sought to address the threat of Mexican drug cartels, which the United States wants to label terrorist groups.

'Tired, afraid, fed up': a grenade found in one Madrid social center hits a nerve

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 20:14
A minors' reception center in Madrid became the focus for clashing views on immigration and social welfare on Thursday, after police defused a grenade found there a day earlier.