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Source: DW

Philippines withdrawal does not protect Rodrigo Duterte from ICC

Monday 18:11 GMT

One month earlier, the ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, initiated preliminary investigations against President Duterte for suspected crimes against humanity in the Philippines' so-called "war on drugs.”

His colleague Claus Kress agrees: "A withdrawal from the international community of the ICC always relates to the future – the withdrawal has no retrospective effect.” Specifically, this means that if the court's preliminary investigations substantiate the allegations, the ICC will instigate proceedings against the Philippine president that will investigate his actions up to 17 March 2019.

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Source: The Guradian

Kazakhstan president Nazarbayev steps down after 30 years in power

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

While Putin has not said he is considering retirement, a role in Russia’s security apparatus is seen as one way to guarantee his security after leaving power.

He said he would continue to chair the security council and remain leader of the Nur Otan party, which dominates parliament, in an apparent attempt to preserve his influence and guarantee his security in the years after a new leader, likely to be handpicked, takes power.

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Source: Reuters

Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security:...

Tuesday 20:56 GMT

Flooding at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to the nation’s nuclear attack response highlight the risks climate change poses to national security, experts said on Monday.

Last week’s “bomb cyclone” storm flooded about 60 structures including 30 buildings at the Offutt Air Force Base, said Ryan Hansen, a spokesman for the 55th Wing, a unit providing reconnaissance, intelligence and combat support to U.S. leaders.


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