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  • Europeans cancel Iran trip after dissident visit denied

     
    TEHRAN -- 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...
  • On different wavelengths over EMFs

    On different wavelengths over EMFs
    Three years ago, at the age of 48, Camilla Rees had to leave her apartment in downtown San Francisco. Not because of the rent, she says, but because of the radiation. Her personal radiation meter -- yes, such things exist -- spiked after a lawyer...
  • Spain calls Cuba's refusal to allow entry for politician Luis Yanez unjustifiable

     
    Officials at Spain’s Foreign Ministry want to know why a Spanish politician was refused entry to Cuba and sent home today, calling the move unjustifiable. In a statement, the ministry said Luis Yanez, who represents Spain at the European Parliament, was...
  • Canadian fisheries minister says seal hunting needs to be better explained to rest of the world

     
    Canada's seal hunting season quietly opened in November along the eastern coast of the country. The attention, and vocal sparring among anti- and pro-hunting interests, doesn't really ramp up until late February or early March, when female harp seals...
  • Ladies in White detained during protest in Havana

     
    Wives and relatives of jailed Cuban dissidents, the Ladies in White, took to the streets again in Havana on Thursday, the fourth such protest in seven days as Cuba's opposition marks the anniversary of a 2003 crackdown on dissidents. A similar march on...
  • 'Obama moment:' Europeans calling

     
    by Andrew Zajac European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek makes an official visit to the United States this week, looking to capitalize on "the 'Obama moment" in meetings with key administration officials, including Vice President Joe Biden and...
  • Biden: U.S., Europe must be 'honest'

     
    by Mark Silva Vice President Joe Biden, addressing the European Parliament today in Brussels, urged lawmakers to embrace a U.S. Treasury plan for tracking the finances of potential terrrorists -- and reiterated the Obama administration's commitment to...
  • IRAN: Court sentences leaders of Bahai faith to 20 years in prison

     
    Seven leaders of the Bahai community in Iran were sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of spying for foreign nations, cooperation with Israel and undermining Islam, according to Bahai representatives in the United States and France. All those......
  • European Union strengthens its regulations on animal testing

     
    BRUSSELS — Primates, including mankind's closest relatives -- chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans -- have gained new protection after the European Parliament backed a clampdown on animal testing. "The use of non-human primates should be...
  • EGYPT: Report claims African refugees face kidnapping, torture in Sinai

     
    More than 200 African asylum seekers and illegal immigrants are being held captive by smugglers along the Sinai border with Israel, a report issued by Physicians for Human Rights Israel claims. In a survey of more 100 Africans between the......
  • PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Fatah cites scheduling as reason for postponing talks with Hamas

     
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement was quick Sunday to ease fears regarding a decision to postpone a meeting between Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal that had been planned for Tuesday in Cairo. Fatah officials said...