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2008-08-30 12:00:11

By Mike Corder Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic made a defiant stand before a U.N. court preparing to try him on genocide charges, refusing to enter pleas Friday and branding the tribunal a NATO proxy out to "liquidate" him. Judge Iain Bonomy entered not guilty pleas on Karadzic's behalf on 11 counts, which also include charges of crimes against humanity, allowing pretrial proceedings to proceed even though he rejects the court's legitimacy....

2008-08-30 09:00:11

FORMER Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic yesterday refused to enter pleas to 11 war crimes charges. And he told a judge: "This court is representing itself falsely as a court of the international community whereas it is, in fact, a court of Nato whose aim is to liquidate me." The Scottish judge, Iain Bonomy, entered not guilty pleas on his behalf during the 25 minute hearing at the UN tribunal in The Hague. Karadzic is set to appear again on September 17. He is charged with genocide...

2008-08-29 15:00:11

Radovan Karadzic, the captured leader of the Bosnian Serbs, has refused to enter a plea to war crime charges at an international court in The Hague. As Karadzic appeared before the U.N. international tribunal on war crimes in former Yugoslavia and refused to plea Judge Iain Bonomy entered a plea of not guilty for him, the BBC and Radio Netherlands Worldwide said. Karadzic is facing 11 war crime charges for his part in the Bosnian civil war of the 1990s including allegations of genocide...

2008-08-12 06:00:49

By DeWayne Wickham What China wants during these Olympics it cannot be allowed to have. More than anything else, the emerging superpower wants to bask in the glory of its role as host of the quadrennial global sports festival. It wants the worldwide embrace that traditionally has come to nations bestowed this honor. Of course, such acceptance hasn't always been merited. Nazi Germany hosted the Olympics in August 1936, just 11 months after it stripped German Jews of their citizenship...

2008-08-01 18:00:10

FORMER Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic appeared before a UN war crimes court today on genocide charges. Karadzic, whose arrest last week ended an 11-year-hunt, also faces charges of persecution and deportation. He appeared gaunt, but expressionless, his recent disguise of bushy beard and long hair trimmed back to a semblance of the bouffant-haired tyrant familiar to the world in the 1990s. He was flown to the Netherlands from Serbia yesterday morning and is being held at the UN...

2008-08-01 15:00:15

ACCUSED: Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic appeared before a UN war crimes judge for the first time yesterday to answer genocide charges and said he feared for his life. Mr Karadzic, arrested last week after 11 years on the run, appeared gaunt The 63-year-old gave one-word answers, occasionally cracking a joke. Mr Karadzic faces two charges of genocide over the 43-month siege of Sarajevo and the 1995 massacre of 8000 Muslims at Srebrenica Worse places Page 15 PICTURE:...

2008-08-01 09:00:20

By ARTHUR MAX By Arthur Max The Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic had his first skirmishes with the U.N. war crimes tribunal Thursday: He was cut short by the judge when he tried to protest his arrest and put on notice that the prosecution will object to his demand to represent himself. During the initial session, Karadzic also claimed his seizure and trial violated a deal he made with the United States in 1996 that the case...

2008-08-01 09:00:20

By Arthur Max Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic had his first skirmishes with the U.N. war crimes tribunal Thursday: He was cut short by the judge when he tried to protest his arrest and put on notice that the prosecution will object to his demand to represent himself. During the initial session, Karadzic also claimed his seizure and trial violated a deal he made with the United States in 1996 that the case against him would be...

2008-08-01 06:00:14

By Marlise Simons and Graham Bowley Dan Bilefsky contributed reporting from Belgrade. * The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, shorn of the long hair and bushy beard that disguised him, appeared before the international war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Thursday for the first time to answer charges of genocide and war crimes. Karadzic, who was transferred early Wednesday from Serbia to a jail cell in The Hague, was gaunt and unsmiling. Wearing a suit and...

2008-08-01 00:02:15

By CLAIRE SOARES For the women of Srebrenica - wives who lost their husbands, daughters robbed of their fathers and brother, mothers who buried sons - it was a day they thought would never come, as Radovan Karadzic appeared in the dock, accused of masterminding and marshalling a campaign of genocide against the Bosnian Muslims. Shorn of his beard and spiritual healer disguise that helped him evade capture for more than decade, the Karadzic standing in The Hague before the UN War Crimes...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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