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World Mar 03ICC launches war crimes probe into Israeli practices
The decision dealt an embarrassing blow to the Israeli government, which had conducted an aggressive public relations campaign to block the investigation.
World Feb 04ICC convicts Ugandan rebel commander of war crimes
The International Criminal Court on Thursday convicted a former commander in the notorious Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army of dozens of war crimes and crimes against humanity ranging from multiple murders to forced marriages.
World Jan 20Dutch propose curfew to rein in virus, will ban more flights
The Dutch government says it wants to impose a curfew as part of beefed-up restrictions to rein in the spread of a new more contagious coronavirus variant that already accounts for at least one in 10 Dutch infections…
Politics Jan 06EU agency approves Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine
The European Union's medicines agency gave the green light Wednesday to Moderna Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine, a decision that gives the 27-nation bloc a second vaccine to use in the desperate battle to tame the virus rampaging across the continent.
Health Dec 30U.K. approves use of ‘vaccine for the world’
Britain has authorized an easy-to-handle coronavirus vaccine and decided to stretch out the time between doses to allow more people to get some level of protection faster as infections surge.
World Dec 11ICC prosecutor ready to open investigation into Ukraine
The six-year preliminary probe looked at allegations of crimes starting with the brutal crackdown on pro-European Union protests in 2013-14 through the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014.
World Oct 26As virus spreads throughout Europe, French doctor warns his country has ‘lost control’
France declared a state of emergency earlier this month and has been imposing more and more restrictions since September to try to ease the pressure on France’s hospitals.
World Oct 20European nations mixed in their response to COVID-19 spikes
As the resurgence of the global pandemic sweeps across the continent, local and national governments also are facing swelling opposition to the new measures.
World Jul 19EU summit drags into 3rd day amid splits on virus fund
European Union leaders remained fundamentally divided for a third day Sunday over an unprecedented 1.85 trillion-euro ($2.1 trillion) EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that they might not reach a deal despite the urgency…
World Jul 18No deal in sight; EU leaders haggle over budget, virus fund
European Union leaders are hunting for compromises as a summit to reach a deal on an unprecedented 1.85 trillion euro ($2.1 trillion) EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund enters its second day. Tensions are running high, and a full day…