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Russia to hold UN meeting on Ukraine kids taken to Russia

Mar. 20, 2023 20:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia plans to hold an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council in early April on what it said is “the real situation” of Ukrainian children taken to Russia, an issue that has gained the spotlight following the International Criminal Court’s arrest warrant for...

Millions in extra funding pledged for ICC work in Ukraine

Mar. 20, 2023 17:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An international conference in London raised 4 million pounds ($4.9 million) to support the International Criminal Court in its investigations into alleged war crimes in Ukraine and its work to hold Russia to account, officials said Monday. Justice ministers from over...

Russia's Putin makes surprise trip to occupied Mariupol

Mar. 19, 2023 17:37 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the occupied port city of Mariupol, his first trip to Ukrainian territory that Moscow illegally annexed in September and a show of defiance after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest on war crimes charges. ...

Serbian president criticizes ICC arrest warrant for Putin

Mar. 19, 2023 09:25 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Issuing an international arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin will have negative consequences and will only prolong the war in Ukraine, Serbia’s president said Sunday. The International Criminal Court issued the warrant for the Russian...

How a warrant for Putin puts new spin on Xi visit to Russia

Mar. 18, 2023 13:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping’s plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week highlighted China’s aspirations for a greater role on the world stage. But they also revealed the perils of global diplomacy: Hours after Friday's announcement of the trip,...

International court issues war crimes warrant for Putin

Mar. 17, 2023 21:35 PM EDT

THE HAGUE (AP) — The International Criminal Court said Friday that it has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes, accusing him of personal responsibility for the abductions of children from Ukraine. It was the first time the global court has...

Kremlin spokesman: Putin arrest warrant ‘outrageous and unacceptable,’ ICC decisions ‘legally void’

Mar. 17, 2023 12:52 PM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Kremlin spokesman: Putin arrest warrant ‘outrageous and unacceptable,’ ICC decisions ‘legally void’.

Activists urge UN Security Council to refer Myanmar to court

Mar. 14, 2023 00:52 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights activists urged the U.N. Security Council on Monday to refer Myanmar's military rulers to the International Criminal Court and urged neighboring Southeast Asian countries to support the opposition pro-democracy movement. The leaders of two...

Zelenskyy tells US, Europe law chiefs Russia must face court

Mar. 03, 2023 16:18 PM EST

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met Friday with U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and top European legal officials, and called for Russia to face international prosecution for war crimes. Zelenskyy announced the meetings in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, hundreds of...

Rights lawyers seek ICC probe into Turkey allegations

Mar. 01, 2023 10:10 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights lawyers have called on the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into alleged crimes they say were committed by Turkish authorities against thousands of opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Former Belgian Deputy...