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Jun 28, 2011

Prosecutor sees Gaddafi endgame, China cautious

TRIPOLI/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said on Tuesday it could be “game over” within months for Muammar Gaddafi, but China reacted cautiously to the issuing of an arrest warrant for the Libyan leader on charges of crimes against humanity.

“Today, it is time for arrests,” ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo told reporters in The Hague, a day after the ICC approved warrants for Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi.

Jun 28, 2011

International court orders Gaddafi’s arrest

THE HAGUE/TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant on Monday for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and rebels trying to oust him said their forces had advanced to within 80 km (50 miles) of the capital.

The Hague-based court approved warrants for Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi on charges of crimes against humanity. ICC prosecutors allege they were involved in the killing of civilian protesters who rose up in February against Gaddafi’s 41-year rule.

Jun 27, 2011

Int’l court issues arrest warrant for Gaddafi

THE HAGUE/TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant on Monday for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and rebels trying to oust him said their forces had advanced to within 80 km (50 miles) of the capital.

The court approved warrants for Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi on charges of crimes against humanity. ICC prosecutors allege they were involved in the killing of civilian protesters who rose up in February against Gaddafi’s 41-year rule.

Jun 27, 2011

International court issues arrest warrant for Gaddafi

THE HAGUE/TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant on Monday for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and rebels trying to oust him said their forces had advanced to within 80 km (50 miles) of the capital.

The court approved warrants for Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi on charges of crimes against humanity. ICC prosecutors allege they were involved in the killing of civilian protesters who rose up in February against Gaddafi’s 41-year rule.

Jun 27, 2011

Akzo Nobel sees profit falling on costs, weak demand

AMSTERDAM, June 27 (Reuters) – AkzoNobel , the
world’s largest paint company, warned core second-quarter profit
will fall due to a sharp rise in raw material prices and weak
demand in key European and U.S. construction markets.

The profit warning sent AkzoNobel shares tumbling to their
lowest level since December and weighed on other chemical
producers such as Clariant , Kemira and BASF
(BASFn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

Jun 23, 2011

Gbagbo, Ouattara forces engaged in war crimes: ICC

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The world’s top war crimes prosecutor said forces loyal to ousted Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo as well as those backing his rival, Alassane Ouattara, committed war crimes in the post-election violence.

Former President Gbagbo refused to cede power to Ouattara following the November 28 election, triggering months of violence and economic havoc in the world’s top cocoa-producing country before Gbagbo was captured in April in Abidjan.

Jun 23, 2011
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Dutch populist Geert Wilders acquitted of hate speech against Muslims

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(Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders in the courtroom in Amsterdam June 23, 2011/Robin Utrecht)

Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of inciting hatred of Muslims in a court ruling on Thursday that may strengthen his political influence and exacerbate tensions over immigration policy. The case was seen by some as a test of free speech in a country which has a long tradition of tolerance and blunt talk, but where opposition to immigration, particularly from Muslim or predominantly Muslim countries, is on the rise.

Jun 23, 2011

DSM, Cargill line up for France’s Provimi: sources

AMSTERDAM/LONDON (Reuters) – French animal feed firm Provimi, put up for sale by private equity group Permira, has attracted offers from Dutch firms Nutreco (NUTR.AS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and DSM (DSMN.AS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), U.S. group Cargill CARG.UL and China’s New Hope Group, two sources close to the deal said on Thursday.

Sources said first-round offers were lodged this week in a potential deal that could value the group at about 2 billion euros ($2.9 billion).

Jun 23, 2011

Dutch populist acquitted of hate speech vs Muslims

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of inciting hatred of Muslims in a court ruling on Thursday that may strengthen his political influence and exacerbate tensions over immigration policy.

The case was seen by some as a test of free speech in a country which has a long tradition of tolerance and blunt talk, but where opposition to immigration, particularly from Muslim or predominantly Muslim countries, is on the rise.

Jun 23, 2011

Geert Wilders acquitted of hate speech against Muslims

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of inciting hatred of Muslims in a court ruling on Thursday that may strengthen his political influence and exacerbate tensions over immigration policy.

The case was seen by some as a test of free speech in a country which has a long tradition of tolerance and blunt talk, but where opposition to immigration, particularly from Muslim or predominantly Muslim countries, is on the rise.

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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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