17 May

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Mladic trial postponed over ‘errors’

Presiding judge adjourns trial of Bosnian Serb military leader in The Hague until further notice.
Last Modified: 17 May 2012 18:19 GMT

France will not ratify current EU fiscal pact

New finance minister Pierre Moscovici says eurozone pact must be renegotiated to promote growth rather than austerity.
Last Modified: 17 May 2012 11:44 GMT

Libyan women hope for gains in elections

D. Parvaz 17 May 2012 15:16 GMT
Next month’s elections to the national assembly present women with a rare chance to step out of the shadows.

Marissa Alexander convited victim of domestic abuse, Florida

Lawmakers in Florida say Marissa Alexander’s case is precisely the kind where the controversial defense should apply. Photograph: CNN

Stand-your-ground law put to test

Woman says she was defending herself, but a jury – and the prosecutor now on George Zimmerman’s case – disagreed
Nato Afghanistan troop withdrawal

France eager to avoid Nato clash over Afghanistan troop withdrawal

President Hollande to adopt conciliatory tone despite earlier pledge to pull out all French combat troops by end of the year

Mladic trial shown Srebrenica footage

Bosnian Serb wartime commander accused of ordering the execution of up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys in July 1995

Pig iron in Brazil : Amazon and Cerrado deforestation and Illegal charcoal kilns in Pará state

Ford, GM and BMW linked to illegal logging and slave labour in Brazil

17 May 2012: Car makers source iron from Brazil that contributes to Amazon deforestation, says Greenpeace ahead of Rio+20

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