Emma Thomasson

Nestle vows to intensify fight against child labour

Nestle has pledged to redouble efforts to stop child labour after research showed the practice was rife on its supplying Cote d'Ivoire cocoa farms.

How a rogue trader crashed UBS

The alleged rogue trades have killed any remaining ambitions UBS might have to compete with the titans of Wall Street.

UBS chief shoulders blame for ‘trading incident’

UBS's chief executive Oswald Gruebel resigned on Saturday, taking the blame after its banking business lost $2.3-billion in alleged rogue trading.

Swiss court rejects Polanski bid for release

A Swiss court rejected on Tuesday a bid by film director Roman Polanski for release on bail as the risk was too high he would flee.

Polanski appeals against extradition over sex case

Lawyers for director Roman Polanski lodged an appeal with a Swiss court on Tuesday against his arrest on a United States extradition warrant.

Polanski to fight extradition after Zurich arrest

Director Roman Polanski, arrested in Zurich over a US charge of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, will fight extradition, his lawyer said.

ICC prosecutor seeks arrest of al-Bashir

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor charged Sudan's president on Monday with masterminding a campaign of genocide in Darfur.

ICC prosecutor set to charge Sudan’s al-Bashir

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor looks poised to seek the arrest of Sudan's president on Monday for alleged war crimes in Darfur.

DRC’s Bemba transferred to war-crimes court

The International Criminal Court took custody on Thursday of its highest-profile suspect to date -- Congolese former rebel warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba.

Euthanasia still a dilemma for Dutch doctors

''I am not a monster. I'm also not a God. In the best case I'm an angel,'' muses a doctor in a Dutch play about euthanasia, before delivering a lethal injection to an old friend, a cancer patient. The Good Death is playing to packed houses across The Netherlands, which became the first country to legalise euthanasia in 2002.

Global court could indict more over Darfur

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned Sudan on Saturday he will move against more officials soon if Khartoum fails to arrest suspects he has sought for a year over crimes in Darfur. Luis Moreno Ocampo told Reuters in an interview he planned to present evidence against new suspects to ICC judges before the end of the year.

Taylor funded and armed Sierra Leone rebels, says aide

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor funded and armed a rebel leader in neighbouring Sierra Leone, one of his top aides told a United Nations-backed war crimes court on Wednesday. Taylor is on trial for orchestrating rape, murder, mutilation and recruitment of child soldiers during the 1991 to 2002 Sierra Leone civil war.

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