December 2, 2006
by Geoff Leung
Republicans in the US House of Representatives agreed Friday to vote on a compromise offshore drilling bill on Tuesday under special rules that limit amendments and generally speed up proceedings, but require a two-thirds majority for approval. If passed, the bill would allow oil and gas drilling ...[read more]
December 2, 2006
by Geoff Leung
An Italian appeals court Friday denied the request of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to remove the judge presiding over his tax fraud trial. Berlusconi and co-defendant David Mills had asked that Judge Edoardo d'Avossa be removed from the current trial, citing d... ...[read more]
November 25, 2006
by Geoff Leung
Loyalist militant Michael Stone was charged Saturday with 5 counts of attempted murder after he threw a package of explosives into the entrance of the Stormont parliament buildings in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Friday and attempted to force his way past security guards. The recently- ...[read more]
November 25, 2006
by Geoff Leung
The New York Times asked the US Supreme Court Friday to block a federal investigation into a terrorism probe leak from acquiring the telephone records of two Times reporters until the high court rules on a certiorari petition in the case. A Chicago grand jury is seeking to identify the sources ...[read more]
November 18, 2006
by Geoff Leung
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has opened a full criminal investigation into former Republican congressman Mark Foley in connection with his sexually explicit computer messages to young male pages disclosed earlier this year. The FDLE began preliminary investigations shortly ...[read more]
November 11, 2006
by Geoff Leung
The US Federal Bureau of Prisons has assigned former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow to a federal detention center in Oakdale, Louisiana, according a new inmate listing on the FBP website. FDC Oakdale is a minimum security facility which already houses convicted former WorldCom CEO ...[read more]
November 11, 2006
by Geoff Leung
UK Chancellor Gordon Brown called for broader race hate laws after a British jury Friday acquitted two British National Party (BNP) members Friday of inciting racial hatred. The charges stemmed from 2004 speeches in West Yorkshire, taped by the BBC, in which BNP leader Nick Griffin calling Islam ...[read more]
November 4, 2006
by Geoff Leung
US Rear Adm. Harry Harris, chief of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, has said that compulsory interrogations are no longer employed to elicit information from detainees due to their ineffectiveness as compared to rapport building techniques. Harris, who took command of the camp in... ...[read more]
November 4, 2006
by Geoff Leung
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Friday began transferring inmates to private detention centers in other states to alleviate overcrowding under the terms California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's October 4 emergency proclamation. The first transfer flight of 80 i... ...[read more]
October 28, 2006
by Geoff Leung
A two-day referendum on a proposed new Serbian constitution which includes a controversial preamble asserting Serbia's ongoing claim to Kosovo got underway on Saturday, but only a small number of voters turned out in its early stages. The Serbian Election Commission announced Saturday evening th... ...[read more]

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