THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The future of whaling in Japan was thrown into doubt after the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that the nation's annual hunt in the Antarctic was not really for scientific purposes — as Tokyo had claimed — and ordered it halted.
THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS ---- Australia has accused East Timor of making "frankly, offensive" remarks before the International Court of Justice about Attorney-General George Brandis, as its lawyers suggested the tiny nation may have encouraged the commitment of a serious crime here.
THE HAGE, Netherlands ----Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has given an extraordinary undertaking not to read highly sensitive documents seized by ASIO agents in a raid on East Timor's lawyer last year.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands --- East Timor’s government will not be deterred in pressing its case to scrap an oil treaty worth billions of dollars over claims of spying by Australia, an international negotiator says.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands --- The thawing of permafrost in one region of the Arctic will cause damage worth $65 trillion, or almost the size of the entire global economy last year, new research suggests.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands ---Japan claims to have been painted as a rogue state by its so-called friend, Australia, as it defends itself over scientific whaling in the International Court of Justice.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Australian Federal Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus, QC, has sharply dismissed a Japanese claim that Australia is on a crusade against Japan over whaling before the International Court of Justice.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands --- Japan's own expert witness in the whaling case at the International Court of Justice has cast doubt on the number of whales it kills in its Antarctic program.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands ---- Japan accused Australia Tuesday of seeking to impose its policy of zero tolerance on whaling in the Antarctic, and told the highest UN court that its own whaling activities were legitimate.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands --- Australian Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus says he has no doubt Japan will abide the decision of the International Court of Justice on the country's controversial whaling program.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands ---- Australia has rejected Japan's Antarctic whaling as dangerous and a fairy tale as it laid out for the first time at the International Court of Justice the case against the practice.
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