South Africa’s decision to leave ICC a “blow to victims” of international crimes

South Africa’s decision to leave ICC a “blow to victims” of international crimes

South Africa’s announcement Friday that it is leaving the ICC surprised many, raising questions about its legality and concerns for the future of a court that counted South African dissident-turned-president Nelson Mandela as a key advocate. The United Nations confirmed receipt Friday of South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC, effective October 19, 2017. The withdrawal […]

Merkel backs May’s decision to delay triggering Brexit

Merkel backs May’s decision to delay triggering Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to wait until 2017 before starting the formal process of leaving the EU, a day before the British leader was to meet with French President François Hollande on Thursday. Yet while Merkel ceded that the UK needed time to put together a negotiating stance […]

Speculation mounts over Trump’s VP pick, decision due Friday

Speculation mounts over Trump’s VP pick, decision due Friday

White House hopeful Donald Trump will announce his pick for vice president in New York Friday, he said on Twitter, as speculation runs rampant over a handful of potential running mates. Among those believed to be at the top of the Republican’s list are Indiana Governor Mike Pence, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former […]