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Legal news from Saturday, July 10, 2010
by Drew Singer

EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger indicated Saturday that the EU will consider limiting the depth of offshore deepwater oil drilling or placing a temporary moratorium on deepwater drilling following the recent BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He also suggested that the EU will discuss …

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by Brian Jackson

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on the Sri Lankan government to improve conditions around the body's offices in Columbo, following several days of protests by pro-government demonstrators. The protesters have been demanding the UN end plans to have an international panel investigate allegations of human rights abuses during the …

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by Brian Jackson

The Kyrgyzstan government announced Friday that it has opened more than 1,000 criminal cases stemming from recent ethnic rioting in the country. Regional officials in Osh, an area in the south of Kyrgyzstan, announced that 106 individuals had already been detained [ITAR-TASS report], with 97 in custody. The violence resulted from a clash between the Kyrgyz majority …

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