The world this year

from:Economist.com

The credit crunch turned into a full-blown global financial crisis in September when Lehman Brothers, one of Wall Street’s big investment banks, declared bankruptcy and American officials seized control of American International Group to prevent the giant insurer’s collapse. As panic spread, governments engineered the rescue of distressed banks or took them over directly. By the end of the month the remaining big Wall Street houses had either been absorbed by others or become bank holding companies.

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Than Shwe and cohort generals should be presented with free tour to get first hand experience at Radovan Karadžić’s Hague trial

Than Shwe and cohort generals should be

presented with free tour

to get first hand experience at 

Radovan Karadžić’s Hague trial

From Malaysiakini’s, “Karadzic: one way ticket to the Hague” by Ivan Simic | Aug 11, 08

IVAN SIMIC is a writer based in Belgrade, Serbia

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 Radovan Karadžić in January, 2008, appearing at a medical conference in Belgrade under the alias Dr. Dragan David Dabić, bearded and with his hair in a pony tail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently, former first president of Republika Srpska, and one of the world’s most wanted fugitives, Radovan Karadzic, was arrested in Belgrade by Serbian authorities after an alleged tip-off from a foreign intelligence service.

Karadzic had been a fugitive since 1995 after having been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). A US$5 million reward had been offered for his arrest by the United States government. Since his arrest many reactions and questions have been raised around the world.

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Bosnian Serb leader arrested but SPDC leaders still free

 Bosnian Serb leader arrested but SPDC leaders still free

International Herald Tribune

Bosnian Serb leader, top war crimes suspect, arrested

Published: July 22, 2008

PARIS: Bosnia’s Serb wartime president, Radovan Karadzic, one of the world’s most wanted war criminals for his part in the massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995, has been arrested, Serbian President Boris Tadic’s office said on Monday.

Serge Brammertz, the prosecutor of the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague, said in a statement late Monday that Karadzic would be transferred to The Hague, but “the date will be determined in due course.”

Karadzic’s place of arrest was not announced, but Serbian government officials said Karadzic had been arrested by the Serbian secret police at a site not far from Belgrade, Serbia’s capital, nearly 13 years after he was first indicted on war crimes.

“This is a very important day for the victims who have waited for this arrest for over a decade,” Brammertz said. “It is also an important day for international justice because it clearly demonstrates that nobody is beyond the reach of the law and that sooner or later all fugitives will be brought to justice.”

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