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World Awaits Landmark African War Crimes Verdict

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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A special tribunal in The Hague is delivering its verdict in the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, accused of masterminding some of the worst human rights abuses in recent memory. The Special Court for Sierra Leone is meeting Thursday, almost five years after the trial opened. Mr. Taylor faces 11 counts of war […]

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World Awaits Landmark African War Crimes Verdict

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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A special tribunal in The Hague is starting to deliver its findings in the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, accused of masterminding some of the worst human rights abuses in recent memory. The Special Court for SierraLeone is meeting Thursday, almost five years after the trial opened. Mr. Taylor faces 11 counts of […]

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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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Charles Taylor to Hear Verdict April 26

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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The court trying former Liberian president Charles Taylor for war crimes says it will hand down its verdicts next month. The U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone said Thursday it will announce April 26 whether Taylor is guilty on 11 counts of murder, rape, recruiting child soldiers and other charges. Taylor is accused of arming […]

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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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Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction Nets $116 Million

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The jewelry collection of Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor has sold for nearly $116 million–a new world record for a private collection. Just one of the late actress’s necklaces alone brought in more than $11.8 million, setting a world record for the price of a pearl jewel. Taylor’s two-time husband, actor Richard Burton, bought the necklace […]

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