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ICC case against Kenyan president suffers blow as witnesses withdraw

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Two witnesses in the International Criminal Court case against Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta have withdrawn their testimony, with at least one saying he would be in danger if he testified, according to a court document published on Thursday.Full story

ICC says Kenyan president's trial to start on Nov 12

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The war crimes trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will begin on November 12, judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled on Thursday, accepting his lawyers' request for more time to prepare his defense. Full story

Kenya's Odinga taunts election rival over war crimes court

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Raila Odinga, the frontrunner in Kenya's presidential election, taunted his rival Uhuru Kenyatta in a debate on Monday, asking how he would be able to rule from the Hague, where Kenyatta goes on trial shortly on charges of crimes against humanity. Full story

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