Anthony Deutsch
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/ 27 November 2005

Cold spell brings chaos to Europe

An early winter cold spell brought heavy snowfall to parts of Europe over the weekend, paralysing public transport and roadways, toppling trees and cutting electricity to tens of thousands of households. Several people died in car crashes caused by the freezing weather conditions.

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/ 11 April 2005

UN court hears DRC, Uganda dispute

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) accused Uganda of massacring tens of thousands of civilians and plundering its rich natural resources at the start of two weeks of legal arguments at the United Nations’s highest legal body on Monday. The DRC is asking the UN court to order the withdrawal of Ugandan troops from its land.

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/ 1 April 2005

Sudan to put ICC on the world map

A team of investigators from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is ready to deploy to Sudan’s Darfur region to evaluate war crimes, following passage of a United Nations Security Council resolution giving the tribunal jurisdiction, officials said. In a hard-negotiated compromise, the United States was one of four countries to abstain.

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/ 31 March 2005

International court prepares for major test

The International Criminal Court was gearing up on Thursday for a possible war crimes investigation in Sudan’s violence-plagued Darfur region — an important case that could confirm the fledgling tribunal’s legitimacy. The United Nations Security Council is expected to vote on Thursday on a resolution that would authorise the prosecution of war crimes suspects