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William PfaffPARIS -- Switzerland just had a referendum in which it voted to give company and bank shareholders veto rights over the salaries, bonuses and overall compensation packages of senior executives and board directors. Bonuses will be prohibited for...
This month's passage of a new U.S.-Russia trade law has done more than showcase Senator Ben Cardin's dedication to international human rights. By sending the shock to the Kremlin — that the U.S. values prosecuting rights abusers as much as it...
Tags: Europe, U.S. Senate, John McCain, Parliament, White House
There are a growing number of conflicts worldwide, fighting in Syria, unrest in Egypt, and increasing tension in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict among them. As more and more countries become involved, a real possibility exists that things can get worse...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice
Rick Steves' EuropeLast October, the Nobel Peace Prize was given to 500 million people who have, for the last 65 years, made a conscious decision to live together in peace and harmony: the European Union (EU). In the words of the Nobel Committee, "The EU has helped to...
The European Union on Thursday sought to block fishermen from slashing off shark fins and dumping the fish back into the water, closing a loophole in its existing rules. Environmentalists warn shark populations are in jeopardy as ships scoop them up...
Ed Perkins On Travel"Timeshare is a criminal industry." That's a quote attributed to an unnamed deputy speaker of the European Parliament, as recorded in the new report, "Rise and Fall of Timeshare in Europe." The report is, in effect, a wide-ranging screed against much of...
World NowThe six world powers that have been trying to negotiate with Iran over its disputed nuclear program are having a face to face meeting Tuesday with Tehran’s chief nuclear negotiator – but not because there’s been any progress toward a...
World NowSerbian officials have banned a gay pride parade and other public gatherings scheduled for the same day, saying they fear a repeat of violent attacks that injured scores of marchers two years ago. The decision comes after the head of the Serbian...
World NowA pair of Iranian dissidents—a jailed human rights lawyer and a banned filmmaker - were named winners Friday of the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov Prize....
World NowTEHRAN -- The European Parliament canceled a delegation’s scheduled visit to Iran on Saturday after Tehran refused to guarantee access to a pair of dissidents just awarded the prestigious Sakharov Price for Freedom of Thought. Five European...
World NowGlobal Focus: Fracking the World -- In less than a generation, the United States has soared to world leadership in extracting natural gas from shale formations by hydraulic fracturing. But as the world debates whether “fracking” is an economic...
VarietyVENICE -- European Union pols are poised to clash over proposed new film funding legislation, now in final stages, that could cut coin for Euro co-productions with Hollywood and other countries, and make cross-border co-prods within Europe more...
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