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  • U.S. abuse undermines treaties

    WASHINGTON - As images of American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners spread to television sets around the globe, human rights organizations are increasingly concerned that a century of building steady support for international treaties banning torture...
  • Obama's bailout for the despots

    It's President Obama's worst bailout so far. He's going to rescue the U.N. Human Rights Council. Now admittedly, the council wasn't on the verge of going out of business. Heck, if there were a nuclear war, the pinstriped thugs of the United Nations'...
  • Politicians vs. judiciary: A misguided war

    Politicians vs. judiciary: A misguided war
    State House Speaker Dean Cannon says they threaten the freedom and liberty of Americans. U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams says they disregard our "national sovereignty." Are they talking about Al-Qaida? Osama bin Laden? No. American judges. And so they are...
  • European cheese chauvinism could lead to other trade barriers, such as sushi censorship

    In the late 1970s, some Philadelphia wiseguys would joke about a certain establishment. "We call it the Buy It From Us Or Else Cheese Company," they'd say. That was in my investigative reporting days, and I had a few entertaining conversations with some...
  • Vladimir Putin, master player

    Vladimir Putin, master player
    Let us now praise Vladimir Putin. Yes, Russia's president is a cold-hearted autocrat. And yes, he rules through a network of nasty oligarchs bent on squeezing profit from their country's oil riches. If he covets a piece of territory, he's liable to...
  • The outcome of the European Parliament elections

    The outcome of the recently concluded European Parliament elections is described in press and political circles in Europe and North America as a shock or crisis, but the actual reaction is better named hysteria, as if "Europe" is all over, and the rise of...
  • Rachel Marsden: U.S., China go private with the Cold War

    PARIS -- The U.S. Justice Department filed charges this week against five Chinese military officers, accusing them of hacking American companies to steal secrets, including the nuclear energy company Westinghouse. In March, reports surfaced that the...
  • President Obama, choose your words carefully

    President Barack Obama, in the interview given last weekend to The New York Times' Thomas Friedman, provided illumination on his foreign policy thinking, at this moment of fraught drama in both Iraq and Ukraine, but the counsels concerning the two didn'...
  • MOROCCO: Ramadan 'protest picnickers' face prosecution

     
    Moroccan authorities are expected to prosecute a group arrested for organizing a forest picnic to protest a law that forbids Muslims from eating publicly during Ramadan fasting hours, media reports say. Members of the Moroccan Alternative Movement for...
  • Roman Polanski attorneys may have provoked arrest by complaining L.A. wasn't serious about arresting director

     
    Roman Polanski???s attorneys may have helped provoke his arrest by complaining to an appellate court this summer that Los Angeles prosecutors had never made any real effort to arrest the filmmaker in his three decades as a fugitive, two sources......
  • Roman Polanski's extradition to Los Angeles could take months

     
    Roman Polanski could remain in Switzerland for months if he decides to fight extradition to Los Angeles, where he faces a rape conviction. The film director has eluded U.S. capture for 30 years. A 1978 arrest warrant, issued after he......