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Kosovo war veterans imprisoned for witness intimidation

May. 18, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A European Union-backed war crimes court sentenced two leaders of a Kosovo war veterans’ association to 4 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for witness intimidation and obstructing justice. The Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers said Hysni Gucati and...

Albanian PM meets Kosovo ex-leader held on war crime charges

May. 10, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s prime minister on Tuesday visited Kosovo’s ex-president Hashim Thaci in a prison in The Netherlands, where he is being held pending trial for alleged war crimes. Edi Rama told journalists after the meeting that Thaci believed his trial would...

Germany takes Italy to UN court over war reparation dispute

Apr. 29, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Germany has filed a case against Italy at the United Nations' top court in a long running dispute over World War II reparations. The International Court of Justice announced the filing late Friday. The German case refers back to a previous ruling made...

Invictus Games opens with Prince Harry tribute to Ukrainians

Apr. 16, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Invictus Games competition for wounded, injured and ill service personnel and veterans opened Saturday night in the Netherlands with a standing ovation and a tribute from Prince Harry for the Ukrainian team members who left their war-torn nation to compete. ...

For Ukrainian competitors, Invictus Games are break from war

Apr. 15, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Until a few days ago, Volodymyr Musyak was on the front lines defending Ukraine from Russia's devastating assault on his nation. Now he's preparing to pick up a bow and arrow in the Invictus Games archery competition. The sporting event for active...

Prince Harry, Meghan visit Invictus Games competitors

Apr. 15, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on Friday made their first public appearance in Europe since they gave up formal royal roles and moved to the U.S. more than two years ago, greeting competitors at the Invictus Games. The event came a day after the couple visited Queen...

Dutch court convicts Afghan man of involvement in war crimes

Apr. 14, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Thursday imposed a 12-year prison sentence on a 76-year-old Afghan man convicted of involvement in war crimes in a Kabul prison in the 1980s. The suspect, identified as Abdul Razzaq Rafief, had told a court in The Hague that his...

Experts set to travel to Ukraine to identify the war's dead

Apr. 08, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international organization formed to identify the dead and missing from the 1990s Balkan conflicts is preparing to send a team of forensics experts to Ukraine as the death toll mounts more than six weeks into the war caused by Russia's invasion. ...

Bolivia: Chile is hampering efforts to resolve river dispute

Apr. 04, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers for Bolivia said Monday that Chile's decision to file a case at the United Nations’ top court about a dispute about a river that crosses their border in the Atacama Desert has hampered diplomatic efforts to resolve the disagreement. The case...

Chile seeks world court ruling on river dispute with Bolivia

Apr. 01, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Chile went to the United Nations' highest court Friday to seek a resolution to a long-running dispute with its Latin American neighbor Bolivia over the use of the waters of a small river that flows across both nations' border. Chile filed the case at...