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Mixed U.S. reaction to North Korea missile launch

International | Plus, a Bosnian war criminal’s final act of violence, the pope’s strange trip to Myanmar, and more
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/29/17, 01:03 pm

NORTH KOREA launched early Tuesday its longest-range rocket to date, an intercontinental ballistic missile potentially capable of hitting the East Coast of the United States. The test flight was the first in two months, coming after tightened sanctions and U.S. efforts to stop the country’s nuclear weapons program. At the White House, President Donald Trump said, “It is a situation that we will handle.” But others expressed more concern. Sen.

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In an image provided by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Slobodan Praljak drinks from a small bottle during a hearing Wednesday.

Bosnian war criminal dies from self-poisoning

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/29/17, 10:37 am

A former Bosnian Croat military commander died Wednesday after drinking poison during an appeals hearing before the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Croatia’s state television reported. Slobodan Praljak, 72, said he drank the poison from a small brown bottle shortly after judges upheld his 20-year sentence for his involvement in the Bosnian War in the 1990s.

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Bosnian ex-military chief sentenced to life for genocide

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/22/17, 09:07 am

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday sentenced Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic to life in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian War from 1992 to 1995. The ICTY’s three-judge panel convicted Mladic of 10 of the 11 counts filed against him. The court found the 74-year-old former commander, known as the “Butcher of Bosnia,” guilty of leading forces who committed atrocities during the deadly three-year siege of Sarajevo, the Bosnian capital.

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