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Ivory Coast's ex-leader Gbagbo vows return to political life

Oct. 17, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo told supporters Sunday that he'll be involved in politics until his dying day, detailing his ambitions publicly for the first time since being acquitted of war crimes charges. The 76-year-old...

Laurent Gbagbo launches new political party in Ivory Coast

Oct. 16, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo launched a new political party Saturday, formally breaking ties with those who ran his former party while he spent years facing war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court. Gbagbo, 76, who...

Judge sets deadline for Libyan commander to answer questions

Oct. 14, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A U.S. judge has set a two-week deadline for a Libyan military commander to answer questions in a lawsuit accusing him of war crimes. Khalifa Hifter, commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army, is a defendant in multiple federal lawsuits in...

Italy ship captain convicted after sending migrants to Libya

Oct. 14, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A court in Naples has convicted the captain of an Italian commercial ship of abandonment-related charges for returning 101 migrants rescued at sea to Libya in 2018, in a ruling praised by human rights organizations. But the court absolved the captain of the...

International court backs Somalia in sea dispute with Kenya

Oct. 12, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The International Court of Justice has sided with Somalia in its dispute with neighboring Kenya over a maritime boundary in a case affecting a territory potentially rich in oil and gas. The ruling on Tuesday by the United Nations’ highest court...

ICC hearing opens for Central African Republic rebel

Oct. 12, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A key pre-trial hearing opened Tuesday at the International Criminal Court for an alleged Central African Republic rebel leader, with the court's chief prosecutor urging judges to confirm that evidence against the suspect is strong enough to merit putting him...

Climate activists call for investigation of Bolsonaro

Oct. 12, 2021 03:33 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of climate lawyers called Tuesday for the International Criminal Court to launch an investigation into Brazil's president for possible crimes against humanity over his administration's Amazon policies. The AllRise group filed a...

ICC judges seek UN clarification on Afghanistan rulers

Oct. 08, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges decided Friday to ask the United Nations Secretary-General for information on who represents Afghanistan at international bodies following the Taliban's sweep to power in August. The request is intended...

Kosovo war veterans plead innocent to witness intimidation

Oct. 07, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors at a European Union-backed Kosovo war crimes court said that two leaders of a war veterans' association who went on trial Thursday deliberately tried to undermine investigations by intimidating witnesses and publicizing leaked confidential...

Prosecutor concedes mistakes, makes offer in Vatican trial

Oct. 05, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican prosecutor conceded procedural errors Tuesday in his fraud and corruption investigation into the Holy See's finances and offered to remedy them by essentially starting over, throwing the trial of 10 people into question before it really got off the ground. ...