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Legal news from Sunday, July 30, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts

Opening an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council Sunday, hours after an Israeli air strike that killed over 60 civilians in the Lebanese village of Qana, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that "both sides in this conflict bear a heavy responsibility, and there is strong prima facie evidence that both have committed …

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by Brett Murphy

Arab leaders have denounced as criminal and a breach of international law an Israeli air strike on the Lebanese village of Qana Sunday that killed over 60 civilians - mostly women and children - as the Middle East conflict entered its nineteenth day. The death toll is the highest of any single incident involving non-combatants in …

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by Brett Murphy

Iran will stop considering international incentives to end its uranium enrichment program if the UN Security Council passes a resolution sanctioning the country, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi stated Sunday. France proposed the resolution Friday after negotiations among the permanent members of the Security Council demanding that Iran …

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by Brett Murphy

The seven judges of Mexico's Federal Electoral Tribunal Saturday heard arguments by lawyers for leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for a full recount of the July 2 presidential poll which Obrador lost by 0.6 percent to conservative Felipe Calderon. Obrador's legal team is …

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