Following up stories reported earlier today in JURIST's Paper Chase, government and opposition leaders in the Ukraine spoke openly late Wednesday of the possibility of civil strife as the country's electoral crisis deepened. Outgoing Ukrainian president Leonid Kushma warned civil war "could well become a reality at the present time" if opposition protests continue, while [...]

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Updating a continuing story previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase, Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko has called for an "all-Ukraine national strike" after election officials declared Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych the winner of Sunday's presidential election. Yushchenko said he wants to "force the authorities to think about what they are doing," by stopping work at [...]

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Britain's Lord Justice Sedley has recommended in a lecture to Leicester University Law School that the country should establish a national DNA database. Sedley, known for his civil rights beliefs, cited the benefit DNA could further provide in assisting criminal apprehension and prosecution, and suggested that the risks in such a system were controlable is [...]

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A Delaware Chancery Court judge Wednesday ordered an additional hearing in Oracle's case against PeopleSoft, delaying a decision on whether to remove PeopleSoft's anti-takeover provisions in the event of a merger with Oracle. The case was previously argued before Vice Chancellor Leo Strine over two weeks in October, but Strine ruled that another hearing was [...]

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AP is reporting that the Ukrainian election commission has declared Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych the winner of Sunday's disputed presidential election. Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko had disputed early projections after official tallies diverged from exit polls showing Yushchenko with a wide margin of victory. BBC News reports that the nation was tensely awaiting the announcement. [...]

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Mark Thatcher, son of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, must submit to questioning by Equatorial Guinea over his alleged involvement in a coup plot against the government, the South African High Court ruled Wednesday. The court upheld the subpoena against Thatcher, but maintained that he had the right to silence during the questioning, which [...]

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