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Dec 15, 2010

Kenyan ministers named as suspects in vote violence

THE HAGUE/NAIROBI (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court prosecutor named three Kenyan cabinet ministers and a former police chief on Wednesday among six suspects behind the east African country’s post-election violence in 2008.

The widely awaited announcement has the potential to destabilize Kenya’s fragile coalition, or unity government, which was formed by President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga to end the bloodshed and restore stability.

Dec 15, 2010

Kenyan ministers named as ICC suspects behind violence

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court prosecutor named three Kenyan government ministers and a former police chief Wednesday among six suspects behind the east African country’s post-election violence in 2008.

The widely awaited announcement of the ICC’s cases has the potential to destabilize Kenya’s fragile coalition, or unity government, which was formed by President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga to bring the violence to an end and restore stability.

Dec 14, 2010

ICC prosecutor to name Kenya violence suspects

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Investigators at the International Criminal Court are ready to name up to six suspects they say were behind Kenya’s post-election violence in 2008, in a case that will test the fragile coalition government.

The naming of suspects, due on Wednesday, has heightened tensions in Kenya, where media reports say changes in the cabinet could follow as leaders come under pressure to resign.

Dec 13, 2010

Dutch NSI turns back home with VastNed approach

AMSTERDAM, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Dutch real estate group Nieuwe
Steen Investments (NSI) (NSTEc.AS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) unveiled details of an
all-share offer for VastNed Offices/Industrial (VWNN.AS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), a
surprise move to deepen exposure to its troubled home market.

The deal, which NSI said was at a 9.7 percent premium to
VastNed O/I’s closing price on Friday, would mark a change in
strategy, NSI having looked to Switzerland, France and Germany
to expand abroad and build a portfolio of office and retail
properties since Israeli investment group Habas bought a 21
percent stake in 2007.

Dec 12, 2010
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Dutch public believes Catholic Church covered up abuse-poll

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A large majority of the Dutch public believes Roman Catholic Church authorities covered up sexual abuse, a poll found on Sunday, revealing the extent of the damage to the Church’s reputation in the Netherlands.

An independent commission said Thursday 1,975 people have declared themselves victims of sexual and physical abuse while under the care of the Church since 1945, ranking the Netherlands second worst in Europe behind Ireland in a scandal that has rocked the Church in Europe and the United States.

Dec 8, 2010

ICC prosecutor accuses Sudanese rebels of killings

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – International Criminal Court prosecutors Wednesday accused two Sudanese rebels of responsibility for the killing of 12 African Union peacekeepers in Darfur in 2007.

The hearing was to determine whether rebel leaders Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus — who were not in court — should stand trial for the deaths. Both men had earlier declined to attend the proceedings.

Nov 23, 2010

Witness recalls rapes, killings in Bemba ICC trial

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The militia of former Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba raped young girls at a school in the Central African Republic, and also robbed and beat civilians, a witness told the International Criminal Court on Tuesday.

Bemba, 48, went on trial at the ICC on Monday charged with letting his troops rape and kill civilians in the Central African Republic in a five-month intervention in the country to help put down coup attempts against its then president.

Nov 22, 2010

Congo ex-VP Bemba on trial in Hague for war crimes

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – A former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo went on trial at the International Criminal Court on Monday accused of letting his troops rape and kill in the Central African Republic.

Jean-Pierre Bemba, 48, is the most senior political leader to be detained so far by the ICC. He is charged with two counts of crimes against humanity and three counts of war crimes.

Nov 19, 2010

Congolese warlord on trial in The Hague

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – A Congolese warlord goes on trial at the International Criminal Court next week, accused of letting his troops kill and rape hundreds during a coup attempt in the Central African Republic.

Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is the most senior political leader to be put on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) so far.

Nov 16, 2010

Iceland draft deal with Britain said ready

REYKJAVIK/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Iceland’s business lobby said on Tuesday it had seen the outline of a draft deal on repaying Britain and the Netherlands and that it was much improved from one rejected by voters in March.

The head of the business lobby spoke after an Icelandic television station reported that a draft deal had been reached which would involve Iceland repaying 40-60 billion Icelandic crowns (224 million pounds) to the British and Dutch.

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      "Aaron specialises in the chemical and biotech sectors in the Netherlands alongside daily equities and general news reporting duties. He also covers the international criminal courts from The Hague. He began his career as a newspaper reporter and sub-editor in Australia in 1994. He has lived in the Netherlands since March 2000."
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