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Bombs hit Greek targets ahead of militants’ trial

Bombs hit Greek targets ahead of militants’ trial

ATHENS – Bombs exploded Thursday outside Greek targets in Athens and Buenos Aires, causing damage but no injuries nearly two weeks before the trial of Greek anarchists linked to a November parcel bomb campaign against embassies and foreign leaders.
In Athens a powerful device thought to be a time bomb detonated outside an Athens court shortly after police had evacuated the area, acting on warnings delivered by anonymous callers to media, police said.
Some 90 minutes earlier,

Talal Bugti seeks Musharraf’s trial for high treason

QUETTA – Jamhoori Watan Party’s Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti on Monday strongly criticised former president Pervez Musharraf’s polices for ‘abrogating’ constitution and starting military operations in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.
Speaking at a news conference here, Talal blasted Musharraf for his recent interview with a private TV channel and it dubbed it as ‘a pack of lies’. JWP leader said that Musharraf ‘deserved’ capital punishment for ‘heinous crimes’

India calls Pakistani trial of Mumbai suspects a ‘facade’

NEW DELHI: India’s home secretary says Pakistan’s efforts to prosecute those behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks are a facade with Islamabad concerned that senior government officials might be implicated. In an interview published in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, GK Pillai said India had provided Pakistan with extensive information on the identities of key conspirators behind the attacks.
Some of the most compelling evidence was garnered from interrogating David Headley, a

United, Spurs desperate to avoid Barcelona trial

PARIS: Manchester United and Barcelona complete the formalities of the Champions League group phase on Tuesday, desperately playing down their roles as favourites but also keen to get their mathematics right.
United face fellow second-round qualifiers Valencia at Old Trafford with the only issue at stake being who finishes top of Group C.
The Spanish side are three points behind but to take top spot they must become the first team to score against Sir Alex Ferguson’s men in

Continental, welder guilty in Concorde crash trial

PONTOISE: A French court on Monday found Continental Airlines and a mechanic at the airline guilty of involuntary manslaughter for their role in the 2000 Concorde crash that spelled the end of the supersonic airliner. The airline, now United Continental Holdings following a merger, and aerospace group EADS must split 70-30 any damages payable to families of victims of the crash, which killed 113 people, the court ruled.
The verdict exposes Continental and EADS to damages claims

Islamabad seeks Delhi’s help in Mumbai attacks trial

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad on Saturday urged New Delhi to allow a Pakistani commission to visit India to gather more evidence for the prosecution of seven suspects linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik had proposed sending a judicial commission to India to record witnesses’ statements, as the trial of seven suspects continues in Pakistan. Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad Rahul Kulshreshth was called to the Foreign Office (FO), where Director

Clinton calls for fair trial for Malaysia’s Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Tuesday for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to get a fair trial but carefully sought to avoid offending the Malaysian government.
Anwar, on trial for sodomy in what Washington views as a politically motivated case, has denied the charge and says it is a repeat of a government conspiracy that saw him dismissed as deputy prime minister in 1998.
Clinton is in Malaysia for meetings with top officials of a

Canadian pleads guilty in Guantanamo trial

Canadian captive Omar Khadr pleaded guilty on Monday to all five terrorism charges against him in the US war crimes tribunal at the Guantanamo Bay naval base as part of a deal that would limit his sentence.
Khadr, who was captured in Afghanistan at age 15 and is now 24, admitted he conspired with al Qaeda and killed a US soldier with a grenade in Afghanistan. Before finalizing the plea, the judge said he would question Khadr to ensure the