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Human Rights

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  • Bahrain charges opposition leader who met with U.S. diplomat

    Bahrain's conflict with the United States worsened Thursday, as the Persian Gulf emirate filed criminal charges against the country's leading opposition figure for holding a meeting this week with a senior U.S. diplomat. Officials accused Sheik Ali...
  • Critics blast Israel for strikes on Gaza houses that claim civilian lives

    JERUSALEM The civilian death toll in the Gaza Strip continued to climb Thursday as Israel pressed its aerial campaign there against Islamist militants, targeting the homes of suspected operatives in intensifying bombardments across the coastal territory....
  • The German-American breakup

    When candidate Barack Obama spoke in July 2008 in Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate, he told a rapturous German audience that peace and progress "require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other." It...
  • Human rights group sees growing proof of abductions, torture in Ukraine

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Armed separatist groups and pro-Kiev forces have abducted, then beaten and tortured activists, protesters and journalists in eastern Ukraine in the last three months, Amnesty International said in a report published on Friday. No...
  • China says more than half of foreign aid given to Africa

    BEIJING (Reuters) - More than half of China's foreign aid of over $14 billion between 2010 and 2012 was directed to Africa, the government said on Thursday, underscoring Beijing's interest in the resource-rich continent to fuel its economy. Some...
  • George Clooney slams story about fiancee's mom; website apologizes

    George Clooney rarely speaks out about his private life, but when he does, it gets noticed: The Mail Online has apologized and taken down a recent article about his future mother-in-law after the actor slammed the piece as "completely fabricated." The...
  • Obama caught between religious groups, gay rights activists over order

    WASHINGTON Gay rights activists cheered when President Barack Obama announced that he'd sign a long-sought executive order prohibiting companies that do government work from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But...
  • Britain unveils emergency laws to keep email, phone data for security

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it would rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms firms to retain customer data for a year, calling the move vital for national security following a decision by Europe's top court. Communication...
  • Is justice blind?

    Your June 27 paper carried back-to-back stories on two very different lawyers. On the front page was the story of Russell Adler of Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale, whose impending prison sentence of up to five years drew testimonials from dozens of...
  • BNP pleads guilty again in $9 billion U.S. sanctions accord

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - BNP Paribas, for the second time in nine days, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions, as part of a nearly $9 billion settlement in which the French bank admitted to breaking embargoes against Sudan,...
  • A very exclusive look at Sarah Palin's articles of impeachment

     A very exclusive look at Sarah Palin's articles of impeachment
    As most of you know by now, Barack Obama, the 44th president of these United States, has been impeached. By Sarah Palin. In an "exclusive" op-ed published on Breitbart — the Internet's No. 1 site for incoherent outrage — Palin made it...