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Legal news from Sunday, October 1, 2006
by Natalie Hrubos

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has stayed the execution of seven Islamic militants sentenced to death for killing two judges in a car bomb attack last year after two of them appealed for clemency Friday. The militants, who have demanded the implementation of Islamic Sharia law in Bangladesh, killed at least 30 …

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by Natalie Hrubos

European airlines that transmit passenger data to the United States could face legal action or fines after EU and US officials failed to reach agreement by Saturday's court-imposed deadline on how to share passenger information without violating EU privacy laws. Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the US has required airlines landing in the …

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by Natalie Hrubos

The Serbian parliament approved a new draft constitution for the country Saturday declaring Kosovo part of Serbia. The parliament's unanimous support for the draft, which still needs to be approved by a majority of voters, reflects the country's opposition to independence for the province. The preamble to …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand Sunday approved a new 39-article constitution for the country drawn up by the military leaders who seized power from Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a September 19 coup. The new charter provides for a civilian government but, as anticipated, preserves the military's say in …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand Sunday approved a new 39-article constitution for the country drawn up by the military leaders who seized power from Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a September 19 coup. The new charter provides for a civilian government but, as anticipated, preserves the military's say in …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand Sunday approved a new 39-article constitution for the country drawn up by the military leaders who seized power from Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a September 19 coup. The new charter provides for a civilian government but, as anticipated, preserves the military's say in …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

Iran Sunday condemned a bill signed into law by President Bush Saturday authorizing US sanctions against foreign governments that provide support for Iran's nuclear program or contribute towards the country's armament. The Iran Freedom Support Act, HR 6198, specifically sets out the policy of the United States "not to bring into force an …

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