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Human Rights

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  • Julio Fuentes: Unregulated fishing poses economic threat to Florida

    As President/CEO of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and on behalf of Florida's Hispanic business community, I would like to express my grave concerns over illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, a global problem that is impacting...
  • Boycott Hobby Lobby? Sure, but only if you want to increase its sales

    Boycott Hobby Lobby? Sure, but only if you want to increase its sales
    You could have seen this coming a mile away. “Counter the leftist hate,” someone named Marji Wojack tweeted earlier this week. “Join me in Hobby Lobby Love Day-Thursday, July 3.” Those who support Monday’s Supreme Court...
  • More signs of Iraq disintegration as Kurds call for independence vote, Islamists solidify position

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraq appeared closer to its long-predicted disintegration Thursday as Kurdish leaders ordered steps to hold a referendum "as soon as possible" on self-rule for their oil-rich territory and Islamist extremists improved their military position...
  • France's Sarkozy: 'There is a wish to humiliate me that is not normal'

    France's Sarkozy: 'There is a wish to humiliate me that is not normal'
    PARIS — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy lashed out at French magistrates Wednesday for pursuing “grotesque” corruption charges against him, accusing the officials who put him under investigation of being politically biased and seeking...
  • Council OKs permissible-conduct law

    An ordinance that would regulate permissible conduct at public meetings in Costa Mesa could have faced a torrent of harsh criticism. But City Council members rendered moot part of the opposition's argument by saying they were willing to remove a...
  • 'Transformers': A Splendidly Patriotic Film, If You Happen To Be Chinese (Opinion)

    Occasionally for better but often for worse, Michael Bay has been a trailblazer for this generation of studio filmmakers, whose films bear the mark of his dizzying editing and grandiose compositions. Bay's films generally feast at the box office but...
  • Egyptian official denies torture, says prison is like a hotel

    Despite widespread and consistent accounts of abuses in Egyptian prisons, a senior Interior Ministry official insisted there was no such maltreatment occurring, and likened jailhouse conditions to a hotel stay. Egypt’s penal institutions, together...
  • Saudi king's visit key show of support for Egypt and its new president

    Saudi king's visit key show of support for Egypt and its new president
    The meeting lasted all of half an hour, and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah did not even leave his plane, parked on the tarmac at Cairo's international airport. But the brief encounter Friday night between the Saudi monarch and Egypt's newly inaugurated...
  • Exhibit at Thompson Center commemorates Civil Rights Act

    Exhibit at Thompson Center commemorates Civil Rights Act
    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, state officials will unveil an exhibit commemorating the Freedom Riders who drew national attention to segregation in the south. The state Department of Human Rights will hold...
  • Death sentences upheld in Egypt for 183 defendants; others cleared

    An Egyptian court Saturday upheld its death sentences for 183 defendants, including the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, while reversing the convictions of nearly 500 other previously condemned men. The latest verdict can still be appealed to a...
  • Kidnapped Kurdish school children are being taught to be jihadists by ISIS

    IRBIL, Iraq An estimated 148 Kurdish students kidnapped by Islamic militants in northeastern Syria while traveling to their final exams in late May remain in the hands of the extremists, who are subjecting the children to intensive attempts to...