April 25, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday strongly criticized new attempts to impose UN sanctions on his country's nuclear program. Ahmadinejad was in Uganda meeting with President Yoweri Museveni when he made the comments. The Iranian leader said that actions being taken by the United... ...[read more]
April 25, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
Thousands gathered in cities across Spain Saturday to protest the impending trial of crusading National Court judge Baltasar Garzon on charges he exceeded his jurisdictional authority with his investigation into alleged war crimes committed during and after the Spanish Civil War under the hardline ...[read more]
April 21, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
British human rights lawyers on Monday submitted documents to a UK High Court that allege Britain allowed Afghan detainees to be tortured following their transfer to Afghanistan authorities. The documents were submitted by Public Interest Lawyers on behalf of human rights and anti-war activist ...[read more]
April 18, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
The German government said Saturday that it is considering taking legal action against Goldman, Sachs & Co. for defrauding investors, according to a report by the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. The announcement comes just a day after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a ...[read more]
April 18, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
The Kyrgyzstan interim government announced Sunday that it will place ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev on trial for killings that took place during the recent uprising earlier this month and for abuse of power while in office. The interim government is also planning to try members of Bakiyev... ...[read more]
April 14, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
The Nebraska Legislature voted 44-5 on Tuesday to approve the Abortion Pain Prevention Act prohibiting an abortion at or past 20 weeks. The law is based on medical evidence that allegedly indicates a fetus can feel pain following that point and goes beyond the previous state law that prohibited ...[read more]
April 14, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
A judge in the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi on Tuesday ordered a southern Mississippi school district to end its practice of allowing students to transfer from their assigned schools and classroom groupings, resulting in a segregated school system. The US Department ...[read more]
April 11, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
Human Rights Watch (HRW) Sunday accused both Israel and Hamas of failing to conduct meaningful, credible investigations into accusations of war crimes during the January 2009 Gaza conflict. In a 62-page report HRW described the alleged law of war violations committed during the combat, along ...[read more]
April 4, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on Kyrgyzstan to protect all forms of human rights, including free speech and freedom of the media. In a statement to the to the Jogorku Kenesh, the parliament of Kyrgyzstan, Ban stressed the importance of respecting human rights of a... ...[read more]
March 31, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, which represents a group of amendments to the recently approved health care legislation and also provides changes to the administration of the federal student loan program. The Student Aid and ...[read more]

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