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Al Jazeera English – Europe – EU endorses Goldstone report

11/03/2010

Al Jazeera English – Europe – EU endorses Goldstone report.

Hague court hears Taylor defence

13/07/2009

From Al Jazeera Lawyers for Charles Taylor have begun their defence of the former president of Liberia against charges including murder, rape, and the conscription of child soldiers during Sierra Leone’s civil war. Taylor, who will take the witness stand on Tuesday, is on trial at The Hague in the Netherlands. “We are here to defend […]

UK cuts some arms sales to Israel after Gaza war

13/07/2009

Source: Reuters * Five arms export licenses revoked * UK denies move constitutes embargo (Adds new British comment) By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, July 13 (Reuters) – Britain has scrapped the sale of some military components to Israel as part of an export review prompted by the war in the Gaza Strip, officials said on Monday. […]

Dell may test Google’s Chrome OS

13/07/2009

From PC WORLD NZ The company is also rumoured to be testing the Android operating system. Dell on Friday said it would consider testing Google’s upcoming Chrome operating system, but didn’t commit to offering the Linux-based OS in future products. “Dell constantly assesses new technologies as part of managing our product development process and for […]

International day of solidarity with East Jerusalem residents facing eviction or demolition of their homes

13/07/2009

From ISM 12 pm, Monday, 13 July 2009: Israeli and international solidarity activists will set up tents on King George St. in West Jerusalem as part of a coordinated campaign in solidarity with Palestinians facing home evictions and demolitions in East Jerusalem. 4 pm, Monday 13 July 2009: A press conference will be held at […]

Cheney hid CIA program from Congress: senator

13/07/2009

From Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The CIA withheld information from the U.S. Congress about a secret counterterrorism program on orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, a senator said on Sunday as Democrats called for an investigation. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein told “Fox News Sunday” that CIA Director Leon Panetta disclosed Cheney’s involvement when he […]

Roberto Micheletti Blames Chavez For Honduras Crisis

02/07/2009

From The Huffington Post TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduras’ interim leader accused Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez of instigating his nation’s crisis and lawmakers tightened a curfew aimed at stemming unrest, as coup leaders showed few signs of bending to international pressure to restore the exiled president. Roberto Micheletti, who was named by Congress to replace President Manuel […]

North Korea test-fires missiles

02/07/2009

From Al Jazeera North Korea has test-fired two ground-to-ship missiles from its east coast, the South Korean Yonhap news agency has reported. One was fired at 5.20pm (0820GMT) and the other at 6.00pm (0900GMT), a South Korean defence ministry spokesman said. Leonid Petrov, a North Korean specialist from the Australian National University, told Al Jazeera: “We […]

Amnesty says Israel “wantonly” destroyed Gaza

02/07/2009

From Reuters JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Amnesty International said on Thursday Israel inflicted “wanton destruction” in the Gaza Strip in attacks that often targeted Palestinian civilians during an offensive in December and January in the Hamas-run enclave. The London-based rights group, in a 117-page report on the 22 days of fighting, also criticized the Islamist movement […]

Adam and Eve Did What? A Visit to the Creationism Museum Makes Scientists Laugh, Cry

02/07/2009

From Alternet The museum argues, among other things, that war, famine and natural disasters are to blame on belief in evolution. For a group of paleontologists, a tour of the Creation Museum seemed like a great tongue-in-cheek way to cap off a serious conference. But while there were a few laughs and some clowning for […]