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Police shut down 4,500 websites selling fake products

Police have shut down 4,500 websites selling fake goods as part of a worldwide crackdown on trademark piracy, European law enforcement agency Europol reported.

ICC: US forces in Afghanistan may have committed war crimes

There is a "reasonable basis" to believe that US forces may have carried out war crimes, including torture, in Afghanistan, prosecutors at the International Criminal Court said Monday.

European police sting nets 2.4 tons of cocaine, more than 300 arrests

A European police operation has netted 2.38 tons of cocaine, resulted in 314 arrests, while also freeing 529 human-trafficking victims, the Europol policing agency said in a statement Wednesday....

Islamist handed 9-year sentence for war crime of Timbuktu destruction

The International Criminal Court has sentenced a former Islamist militant leader to nine years in prison for overseeing the destruction of the World Heritage Site of Timbuktu in the West African...

Netherlands extends campaign against Islamic State in Iraq

The Netherlands will extend until the end of 2017 its training mission in Iraq as part of the campaign to defeat the Islamic State militia, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced Friday in The Hague...

Dutch woman arrested in Qatar for adultery after reporting rape

A female Dutch tourist has been arrested in Qatar for having extramarital sex after she reported being raped in the Gulf state, her lawyer said on Sunday.

Doubts on reaching required turnout as Dutch vote on EU-Ukraine deal

Around 13 million Dutch people were called upon Wednesday to vote on an agreement to strengthen ties between the European Union and Ukraine, in a referendum set to send a signal to the bloc amid...

Eurosceptic Brits watching closely as Dutch vote on EU-Ukraine deal

Around 13 million Dutch people were called upon Wednesday to vote on an agreement to strengthen ties between the European Union and Ukraine, in a referendum set to send a signal to the bloc amid...

Ukraine's Association Agreement with the European Union

The Association Agreement is intended to tie Ukraine closer to the European Union. Political and economic ties would be strengthened and the former Soviet republic gradually integrated into the...

Dutch government faces embarrassment ahead of vote on EU-Ukraine deal

During its six-month EU presidency, the Netherlands already has a refugee crisis, a possible Brexit and terrorism on its plate. Now the government is facing embarrassment ahead of Wednesday's...

ICTY: Declaring autonomy of Serb regions not plan for a Greater Serbia

The majority is of the opinion that the Prosecution has given a very partial interpretation of the events it claims demonstrate the existence of a criminal plan for a Greater Serbia or for an...

UN tribunal to issue verdict on Serb nationalist leader Seselj

More than 20 years after the country's civil wars, the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague was due Thursday to issue its verdict on Serb nationalist...

Bosnian Serb president opens student dormitory named after indicted war criminal

"With this move we give our support to the man who put his signature for the construction of the university in East Sarajevo. We hope that the outcome of the trial will be satisfactory. I am glad...

Brammertz: Karadzic judgement proof that justice is possible

Whatever the outcome of the trial, that is, whatever the judgement be, Brammertz believes that it will be an important step in determining responsibility for the events during the war in Bosnia...

Europol: At least 10,000 refugee children missing in Europe

At least 10,000 refugee children who travelled unaccompanied to Europe this year have disappeared without a trace, a spokesman for the European Union's law enforcement agency told dpa on Sunday....