- Making News: Hussein Trial Reconvenes and Postpones for a Week
Today, Saddam Hussein's trial for alleged crimes against humanity was postponed for another week. Two of the defense lawyers for the former Iraqi leader have been assassinated and a plot to kill the judge has been revealed. Howard LaFranchi, who covers foreign affairs for the Christian Science Monitor, has an update on the volatile climate that permeates the trial.
- Reporter's Notebook: Climate Talks to Be Most Significant since Kyoto
When the Kyoto Agreement went into effect last February, the US was sole country that refused to ratify the protocol. Today in Montreal, the United Nations convenes a 10-day climate change conference where greenhouse emissions will again be center stage. But the Bush Administration is refusing to follow international guidelines, insisting they'll set their own emissions standards. Martin Mittelstaedt covers the environment for Canada's Globe and Mail.
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