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Kosovo Independence Declaration Is Legal, UN Court Rules

Kosovo Independence Declaration Is Legal, UN Court Rules THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Kosovo won a major victory on the world stage Thursday as the United Nations’ highest court said its 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia was legal.The nonbinding opinion by the International Court of Justice sets the stage for …

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Press Release 2010/22

Press Release 2010/22NEW Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy) – Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy) – The Court finds Italy’s counter-claim inadmissible as such and fixes time-limits for the filing of additional written pleadings (100 Kb)Read more …[via International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands]

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Press Release 2010/23

Press Release 2010/23NEW Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan) – Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan) – Fixing of time-limits for the filing of the initial pleadings (62 Kb)Read more …[via International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands]

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Richard Haass In Newsweek: Rethink Afghanistan

Richard Haass In Newsweek: Rethink AfghanistanAfter nearly nine years of war, however, continued or increased U.S. involvement in Afghanistan isn’t likely to yield lasting improvements that would be commensurate in any way with the investment of American blood and treasure. It is time to scale down our ambitions there and …

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Europe Resumes Financial Data Sharing with U.S.

Europe Resumes Financial Data Sharing with U.S.The move will allow intelligence agencies to restart surveillance of international bank transfers, which the United States says is vital to its effort to fight terrorism.[via NYT > World]

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