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  • 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....
  • Web freedom groups trumpet EU defeat of anti-piracy agreement

     
    In a victory trumpeted by Internet freedom groups, the European Parliament soundly rejected an international agreement to combat piracy Wednesday after protests against the pact swept Europe. The vote reportedly came down to just 39 votes in favor, 478...
  • Greek PM Seeks Backing For Reforms, Debt Deal Near

    Greek PM Seeks Backing For Reforms, Debt Deal Near
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Lucas Papademos sought backing on Sunday from leading Greek party leaders for painful and unpopular reforms that the near-bankrupt country must negotiate now that a long-awaited debt relief deal seems almost secured....
  • 22 School Children Among Dead in Swiss Bus Crash

    22 School Children Among Dead in Swiss Bus Crash
    SIERRE, Switzerland -- Twenty-two children and six adults died when a bus crashed into the wall of a tunnel in Switzerland, police said. Another 24 children were injured in Tuesday night's wreck, police said. Most of the children were 11 and 12 years...
  • 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...
  • West's Tibet 'bias' galls many in China

    It wasn't supposed to be this way. When China seven years ago won the right to hold this summer's Olympics, the nation erupted in joy, confident it would finally receive the accolades it deserved as an emerging global power after a century of isolation...
  • China should free dissident Hu Jia

    China threw the world a spectacular party in August, and yet, to the apparent surprise and dismay of Chinese officials, the guests still don't seem all that grateful to their host. On Thursday, the European Parliament awarded its top human-rights prize...
  • The Armenian question, 2008

    Harut Sassounian, publisher of the California Courier and a leading figure in the local Armenian-American community, visited the Times this week to discuss relations with Turkey, genocide recognition and other matters. Here are some highlights. Giving...
  • Jesus in China: Life on the edge

    Jesus in China: Life on the edge
    At a highway rest stop just after dawn, Rev. Zhang Mingxuan answered his cell phone and resumed looking for trouble. "Did you contact the lawyer I mentioned?" Zhang asked the caller, a rural church leader under pressure from his local government. "He...
  • 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...