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BREAKING NEWS ~ Ex-Boeing CFO pleads guilty to illegal hiring of military official
Reuters is reporting that Boeing's former CFO has pleaded guilty to aiding in the illegal hiring of an Air Force official.12:10 PM ET - Former Boeing CFO Michael Sears pleaded guilty to a single count of aiding and abetting illegal employment ne (More)
International brief ~ Security Council to vote on Cote d'Ivoire sanctions
The UN Security Council meets Monday to consider a draft French resolution proposing sanctions against Cote d'Ivoire. The proposed sanctions include an arms embargo, travel restrictions on those actively violating the cease-fire, and the freezin (More)
War crimes trial of former Kosovo Albanian rebels begins
The trial of three former Kosovo Albanian rebels began Monday at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at The Hague. The three former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, Fatmir Limaj, Haradin Bala and Isak Musliu, are acc (More)
Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Monday, November 15
Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Monday, November 15.The US Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will hold a 12 PM ET hearing on (More)
African Union calls for immediate arms embargo in Cote d'Ivoire
African Union leaders meeting in Nigeria Sunday called for an immediate UN arms embargo against the warring government and rebels in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). The current UN Security Council embargo proposal, scheduled for a vote on Monday, i (More)
Iran tells UN it will suspend uranium enrichment
Iran announced Sunday that it has submitted a letter to the UN stating that it would suspend uranium enrichment activities as part of a deal with the European Union to avoid UN Security Council sanctions. Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Hassan (More)
White House orders purge of disloyal CIA staffers
The White House has ordered new CIA director Porter Goss to eliminate officers from the CIA who are believed to have been disloyal to President Bush or to have leaked to the media damaging information about the conduct of operations in the Middle Ea (More)
Palestinians set January 9 election date
Palestinians will vote on January 9, 2005, to elect a successor to Palestinian Authority president Yasser Arafat, who died Thursday. Under the Palestinan Basic Law, elections must be held within 60 days of Arafat's death. Several candidates have (More)
Suspect in 1999 Buinaksk bombing brought to Russia
Dagestani native Magomed Salikhov was brought to Russia on Saturday after his arrest in Azerbaijan for alleged involvement in a 1999 bombing in Buinaksk that killed 64 people and helped instigate Moscow's more recent military campaign in neighbo (More)
International brief ~ Closing arguments made in Berlusconi corruption case
A Milan prosecutor made her closing argument Friday in the corruption case against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Prosecutor Ilda Boccassini summed up the evidence against Berlusconi, saying that there was more than enough to convict him (More)