The International Court of Justice in the Hague ruled that Chile and Peru should split sovereignty over an area of sea the size of Sri Lanka off their coast, settling a dispute that stems from a war 130 years ago.
China and Japan, Asia’s two most powerful nations, are increasingly jousting in the skies and in the seas near a set of disputed islands. Although their economies remain deeply intertwined, relations between the two governments seem locked in an irreversible, dangerous downward spiral.
Greece’s government said it will be represented at the International Court of Justice at The Hague in relation to a claim for German war reparations by relatives of victims of a massacre in a Greek village during World War II.
Thai police said they will tighten security around the nation’s parliament on concern protesters will use today’s Senate vote on an amnesty bill as a pretext to incite violence to try and destabilize the government.
Japan stands accused at the International Court of Justice of disguising commercial whaling as scientific research, a violation of its international obligations. Japan’s lawyers really don’t have much of a case. Then again, in a larger sense, neither do the country’s accusers.
Thailand’s Senate rejected a bill that would have provided an amnesty for political offenses stretching back to the nation’s 2006 coup, easing concern that street protests in Bangkok may escalate into violence.