Saturday, August 15, 2009

Posts From Around the World

Britain imposes direct rule of Turks and Caicos isles
(CNN) -- Britain says it has suspended the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands and imposed direct rule after allegations of systemic corruption and "serious dishonesty".

Extending the Horizon for Woman's Aid Projects in Afghanistan
Published: August 14, 2009
KABUL — Off the dust-coated Kote Sangi road in the Afghan capital stands a worn beige sign on stilts with blue painted letters advertising the Women’s World Market.

Canada: Court Orders Government to Seek Guantánamo Detainee
Published: August 14, 2009
The Federal Court of Appeal on Friday upheld a lower court ruling ordering the government to seek the return of a Canadian detainee from the American prison at Guantánamo Bay. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has refused to get involved in the case of the detainee, Omar Khadr, a Toronto native and the last western detainee held at the prison. Mr. Harper said the Justice Department would review the decision, which could be appealed to the Supreme Court. Mr. Khadr, 22, is one of the youngest people ever charged with war crimes. He was 15 when he was accused of killing an American soldier with a grenade during a 2002 battle in Afghanistan.

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