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  • Egypt, international groups weigh value of observers for election

    Egypt's presidential vote next week presents a quandary for both international observer groups and the military-backed interim government. To Egyptian authorities, the mere presence of prestigious outside observers gives the balloting a much-desired...
  • Venice Days Reconfigures Prizes With Eye On New Audiences

    The Venice Film Festival's independently run Venice Days section is reconfiguring its prizes and taking a formative tack. After ten years as a non-competitive event, the prestigious section modelled on the Cannes Directors' Fortnight is introducing two...
  • The frightening popularity of Golden Dawn's anti-Semitism in Greece

    The frightening popularity of Golden Dawn's anti-Semitism in Greece
    In the cradle of democracy, next week’s elections are not looking good — for Greeks, European unity or NATO. In local elections held Sunday, 16% of Athenians voted for Ilias Kasidiaris, the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn’s candidate for mayor of...
  • Ownership of personal data still appears up for grabs

    Your personal information is yours. I'll repeat that: Your personal information is yours. Yet that simple idea, which should serve as the basis of all privacy-related laws and regulations in the United States, seems to have eluded those who profess to...
  • In parts of Europe, the far right rises again

     In parts of Europe, the far right rises again
    As Europe marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the war that destroyed Old Europe, far-right parties are gaining ground across New Europe. Most of the far-right parties are pro-Russia, opposing U.S. and European Union efforts to...
  • When it comes to protecting its citizens' data, Europe is way ahead of the U.S.

    Americans haven't had much good news about their privacy since Edward Snowden launched his soap opera of NSA revelations last June. True, the president, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Patriot Act co-author Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner are finally distancing...
  • Making up with Europe

    President Obama is slowly extricating the U.S. from its Bush-era fixation on the Middle East. But he is turning his attention in the wrong direction. Europe, not Asia, should be his main focus. The future of liberal democracy will depend on its...
  • Bridget Mooney Spence, fundraiser

    Bridget Mooney Spence, fundraiser
    Bridget Ellen Mooney Spence, who raised funds for the Susan Komen Foundation, died of complications from breast cancer Thursday at her home in Sudbury, Mass. The former Baltimore resident was 29. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of William J....
  • 6 of 14 new states on U.N. Human Rights Council called abusers

    6 of 14 new states on U.N. Human Rights Council called abusers
    Member states of the United Nations on Tuesday elected 14 new countries to serve on the Human Rights Council, drawing fire from rights advocates critical of six of the incoming delegates for their dubious national track records in respecting personal...
  • European lawmakers challenge France to end 'traveling circus'

    In a bid to save money, time and the environment, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to abandon its redundant meeting site in the French city of Strasbourg and gather instead at bloc headquarters in Brussels. But as convincing as the...
  • Is Europe headed for divorce?

     Is Europe headed for divorce?
    Now that the German elections are over, Germany and France will launch a great initiative to save the European project. Marking the centennial of 1914 and World War I, this will contrast favorably with the weak and confused leadership under which Europe...