BBC News is reporting that Ukraine's Supreme Court has barred official publication of the country's presidential election results until it has considered the opposition's appeal. 11:56 AM ET – The BBC now has a full story here. The English-language website of Opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko, which is being continually updated as events in the Ukrainian [...]

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Marwan Barghouti, currently in an Israeli jail for involvement in terrorism, will seek the presidency of the Palestinian Authority, according to a top official in the ruling Fatah movement speaking Thursday. Barghouti is widely considered to be the most electable Palestinian candidate for the January 9th election. His candidacy would deepen an internal power struggle [...]

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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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