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  • European officials unveil plan to deal with failing banks

    European officials unveil plan to deal with failing banks
    WASHINGTON -- European officials on Wednesday unveiled a plan to deal with banks on the brink of failure, proposing broad centralized powers to rescue or shut down financial institutions in order to limit the impact on individual nations and reduce...
  • Hunger strike, Yemeni dilemma could spur Guantanamo closure plans

    Hunger strike, Yemeni dilemma could spur Guantanamo closure plans
    A 100-day-old hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay prison for suspected terrorists has agitated international human rights advocates anew, prompting fresh calls worldwide for closure of the detention center that President Obama vowed to shutter more than...
  • Mexico signs anti-piracy treaty, setting up battle with activists

     
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexico this week quietly signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, a controversial multinational treaty that sponsors say protects intellectual property but opponents call an assault on privacy and freedom of expression....
  • World powers to meet with Iran on gridlocked nuclear talks

     
    The 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...
  • Serbia bans gay pride parade, citing risk of violent attacks

     
    Serbian 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...
  • U.S. gas bonanza from fracking slow to spread globally

     
    Global 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...
  • Iranian dissidents win esteemed human rights prize

     
    A 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....
  • 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...
  • Cardin stands up for rights

    Cardin stands up for rights
    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...
  • Peace possible when guided by justice, not self-interest

    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...
  • 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....