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World Awaits Landmark African War Crimes Verdict

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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A special tribunal in The Hague is set to deliver its verdict Thursday in the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, accused of masterminding some of the worst human rights abuses in recent memory. Mr. Taylor faces 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for the deaths of an estimated half-million people […]

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Special Court to Announce Verdict in Charles Taylor Trial

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Judges at a United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal are set to hand down their verdict Thursday in the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who is accused of masterminding some of the worst human rights abuses in recent African history. The Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague charged Mr. Taylor with 11 […]

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Verdict in Charles Taylor Trial Due Thursday

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal is set to hand down a verdict Thursday in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. The Special Court for Sierra Leone charged Mr. Taylor with 11 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other violations of international law for his alleged support of rebels during Sierra Leone’s […]

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Britain Marks Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince Charles has led ceremonies marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, one of English literature’s most famous and celebrated novelists. The prince laid a wreath at Dickens’ grave Tuesday at Westminster Abbey’s Poets’ Corner, where the writer was buried in 1870 — alongside Geoffrey Chaucer, Tennyson, Samuel Johnson and other […]

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Britain Marks Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince Charles is leading ceremonies marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, one of English literature’s most famous and celebrated novelists. The prince will lay a wreath at Dickens’ grave Tuesday at Westminster Abbey’s Poets’ Corner, where the writer was buried in 1870 alongside Geoffrey Chaucer, Tennyson, Samuel Johnson and other […]

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US Spy Agency Confirms 1980s Link to Charles Taylor

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. intelligence agency has confirmed it worked with former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, who is now on trial for war crimes at The Hague, during his rise to power. The Boston Globe newspaper reported the finding this week after receiving confirmation through a Freedom of Information Act request. The paper reports that the U.S. […]

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