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Nearly all EU energy may be renewable by 2050
Posted on 8 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) Environmental campaigners Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council say almost all the European Union's energy could come from renewable sources by 2050. They say a Thursday study they commissioned from the German Aerospace... Read More

EU, IMF team in Athens to review deficit progress
Posted on 14 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ATHENS Greece - (APINTL) A delegation from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union arrived in Athens Monday for an interim review of Greece's efforts to pull itself out of a major debt crisis that pushed it to the brink of default.... Read More

Vatican revises its rules on clerical sex abuse
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

VATICAN CITY - (APINTL) The Vatican has revised its in-house rules to deal with clerical sex abuse cases, targeting priests who molest the mentally disabled as well as children and doubling the statute of limitations for such crimes. Abuse victims... Read More

South Asian leaders to talk climate change
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

THIMPHU Bhutan - (APINTL) Climate change, launching a $300 million development fund for infrastructure and a trade agreement topped the agenda Wednesday as leaders of eight South Asian nations prepared to meet for an annual summit, officials said. ... Read More

Iceland's volcanic ash halts flights across Europe
Posted on 16 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) An enormous ash cloud from a remote Icelandic volcano caused the biggest flight disruption since the 2001 terrorist attacks as it drifted over northern Europe and stranded travelers on six continents. Officials said it could take days... Read More

No link between cell towers, kids' cancer risk
Posted on 23 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) Children whose mothers lived close to a mobile phone tower while pregnant did not appear to be at any higher risk of cancer than children whose mothers lived farther away, a new study finds. British researchers analyzed 1,397 cancer cases... Read More

China promises tougher action on toxic dairy
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BEIJING - (AP) China must do more to track down hidden caches of dairy laced with the toxic chemical melamine after large batches turned up recently in two provinces, a Chinese Health Ministry official said Tuesday. Chen Rui, an assistant director... Read More

Wiretap bill spurs debate and protests in Italy
Posted on 8 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ROME - (AP) Silvio Berlusconi is sending out a message as he and his allies fall victim to a string of embarrassing phone call leaks: Stop listening. The Italian premier is pressing a bill to limit the use of investigative wiretaps that have been the... Read More

Europe debt crisis spreads to Portugal
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ATHENS - (APINTL) Greece was pushed to the brink of a financial abyss and started dragging another eurozone country Portugal down with it, fueling fears of a continent-wide debt meltdown. Stocks around the world tanked after ratings agency Standard... Read More

Sands Adelson seeks settlement with Asian lawyers
Posted on 23 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SINGAPORE - (AP) Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson said he is seeking to settle a dispute with an Asian law association that refused to pay for a conference at his newly opened Singapore casino resort. Marina Bay Sands sued the... Read More

Iran sanctions top concern at G-8 meeting
Posted on 29 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

OTTAWA - (AP) Iran's nuclear program is of "critical concern" and will top the agenda when foreign ministers from the Group of Eight nations meet Monday to discuss global security, Canada's foreign minister said. Foreign Minister... Read More

Australia sues Japan over controversial whaling
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TOKYO - (AP) Japan said Tuesday it would staunchly defend its research hunt that kills hundreds of whales per year, a day after Australia filed an international lawsuit arguing that the cull does not qualify for a scientific exemption to a 1986 ban. ... Read More

UN prosecutor files amended Mladic indictment
Posted on 14 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BELGRADE Serbia - (APINTL) U.N. prosecutors have filed an amended indictment against Europe's top fugitive Ratko Mladic, seeking to speed up the court proceedings once he is arrested, the chief U.N. prosecutor for former Yugoslavia said Thursday.... Read More

Suspicion of polygamy stokes France's veil debate
Posted on 26 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (APINTL) She was fined for driving a car with a veil covering all but her eyes. Now, her husband is suspected of polygamy. The situation appears to be a boon to President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is trying to rush through controversial legislation... Read More

Russia suspends all adoptions to US families
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

MOSCOW - (AP) Russia has suspended all adoptions to U.S. families until the two countries can agree on procedures, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday a week after an American woman sent her 7-year-old adopted son back to Russia on a plane by himself.... Read More