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  • Italy prosecutors seek indictments in CIA abduction

    Italy prosecutors seek indictments in CIA abduction

    Legal World 12/06/2006

    An Italian prosecutor on Tuesday requested the indictment of 26 Americans and five Italian secret service officials in the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Milan - a case that continues to be an irritant to U.S.-Italian relations.Prosecutor A...

  • Egypt to begin process of lifting emergency laws

    Egypt to begin process of lifting emergency laws

    Legal World 12/05/2006

    Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif has announced an 18-month timetable for lifting the state of emergency that Egypt has lived under since 1981. The administration of President Hosni Mubarak will present proposed changes to the Egyptian Constitution...

  • Philippines court convicts US Marine of rape

    Philippines court convicts US Marine of rape

    Legal World 12/04/2006

    A Philippines trial court Monday convicted one US Marine and acquitted three other Marines on charges of raping a 23-year-old Filipino woman at a Navy base in Manila last year. The verdict is subject to an automatic appeal. Lance Corporal Daniel Smit...

  • Japan Court Orders To Compensate 'War Orphans'

    Japan Court Orders To Compensate 'War Orphans'

    Legal World 12/01/2006

    [##_1L|1318854804.jpg|width="220" height="187" alt=""|_##]A Japanese court on Friday ordered the government of Japan to pay 468 million yen to 61 Japanese plaintiffs who were displaced as children in China after World War II. The plaintiffs - known a...

  • China executes Christian sect leaders

    China executes Christian sect leaders

    Legal World 12/01/2006

    Chinese authorities have executed the founder of a Chinese Christian church and two of his close associates for allegedly ordering the murders of several members of a rival religious sect, a lawyer for Xu Shuangfu said Wednesday. The death penalty ap...

  • North Korea Receives Proposal From US

    North Korea Receives Proposal From US

    Legal World 11/30/2006

    North Korea will not unilaterally abandon its nuclear weapons programs, Kim Gye-gwan, Pyongyang’s nuclear envoy to the six-party talks, said on Thursday. His remarks came right after he held a closed-door meeting with his South Korean counterpart C...

  • Pinochet indicted for 'Caravan of Death'

    Pinochet indicted for 'Caravan of Death'

    Legal World 11/26/2006

    [##_1L|1248492734.jpg|width="107" height="107" alt=""|_##]Chilean Judge Victor Montiglio indicted former dictator Augusto Pinochet Monday and placed him under house arrest in connection with the firing-squad deaths of two of former President Salvador...

  • U.S. and Canada Work Together to Fight Gun Crime

    U.S. and Canada Work Together to Fight Gun Crime

    Legal World 11/19/2006

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and Canadian Minister of Public Safety Stockwell Day today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the ninth annual United States-Canada Cross-Border Crime Forum. The agreement allows for...

  • U.S. and Europe Agree to Combat Transnational Crime

    U.S. and Europe Agree to Combat Transnational Crime

    Legal World 11/10/2006

    WASHINGTON – (USDOJ) Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales announced on Monday that the United States signed an Executive Agreement with Eurojust, the judicial cooperation unit of the European Union (E.U.), which will improve transatlantic law enfor...

  • UK bomb plotter sentenced to life in prison

    UK bomb plotter sentenced to life in prison

    Legal World 11/08/2006

    Dhiren Barot, a British man who pleaded guilty to planning a series of bombs on US and British targets, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday. Barot was accused of planning several attacks, including the "Gas Limo Project" to blow up three limousin...

  • E.U. Sign Agreement to Combat Transnational Crime

    E.U. Sign Agreement to Combat Transnational Crime

    Legal World 11/07/2006

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales announced on Monday that the United States signed an Executive Agreement with Eurojust, the judicial cooperation unit of the European Union (E.U.), which will improve transatlantic law enforcement c...

  • Curfew Lifted After Hussein Sentenced to Death

    Curfew Lifted After Hussein Sentenced to Death

    Legal World 11/06/2006

    On Sunday, Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging for the murders of 148 people in the mainly Shia town of Dujail following the 1982 assassination attempt on him. After two days of anticipation of the Hussein verdict, civilians have been al...

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