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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 13, 2006 Tensions: Many Muslims in Britain Tell of Feeling Torn Between Competing Identities
QUOTE: British policies in Afghanistan and Iraq, and now in Lebanon, are just the most recent in a long list of grievances — cultural, economic and political — among Muslims here...it has meant a sharpening of a continuing struggle between two competing identities.
New York Times Jun 25, 2006 After Londonistan
QUOTE: Britain is trying to clamp down on its Muslim communities and empower them at the same time. Clamp down too hard, and you alienate the people you want to win over. Empower communities indiscriminately, and you give free rein to people it is foolish to trust.
New York Times Jun 08, 2006 Gorbachev Invests in Newspaper
QUOTE: "There is still very widespread skepticism, both inside and outside your country, about whether there exists any willingness to see the media become a financially strong, influential and independent participant in Russian society today," Gavin O'Reilly, president of the World Association of Newspapers, told...as Putin sat a few feet away. "And sadly, no one can pretend that this is the case today, certainly not for newspapers."
Washington Post Jun 07, 2006 For British Officials, Debate Hits Home: Upscale Government Residences Under Scrutiny
QUOTE: Britain maintains a spectacular real estate portfolio worth tens of millions of dollars for its top government officials...now that cabinet ministers such as Prescott are paid salaries of $250,000 or more, people are questioning whether the government should be doling out these perks.
Washington Post Jun 04, 2006 An Island Engulfed by Migrants: Tiny Malta Struggles to Absorb Boatloads of Desperate Africans
QUOTE: Many in Malta, an overwhelmingly white, Catholic nation, are angry about the growing numbers of black, mostly Muslim newcomers. "We don't want a multicultural society,"...
Washington Post Jun 04, 2006 A Showdown in Sweden Between Pirates and Police
QUOTE: the Motion Picture Association of America -- the trade group of the major Hollywood movie studios -- announced that Swedish authorities had shut down Pirate Bay, http://thepiratebay.org/ , one of the largest BitTorrent trackers on the Web.
Washington Post Jun 02, 2006 Putin Dismisses Russia's Chief Prosecutor
QUOTE: President Vladimir V. Putin dismissed Russia's chief prosecutor, officials said today, only a week after the prosecutor had promised to disclose "new so-called high-profile criminal cases" involving government corruption.
New York Times Jun 02, 2006 German Spy Agency Admits Mishandling Abduction Case
QUOTE: Germany's external intelligence service, the BND, said yesterday that it knew about the American seizure and detention of a German citizen 16 months before the country was officially informed of his mistaken arrest. Any European participation in the extrajudicial seizures and detentions, not to mention the torture that is said to be involved, would constitute a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.
New York Times May 31, 2006 Britain's Goal: Hooligans Don't Get Past the Local Pub: Police Collect Passports to Keep Unruly Soccer Fans From the World Cup in Germany
QUOTE: In addition to barring Britain's most aggressive fans from traveling abroad, police are also keeping an eye on them at home by demanding that they register at a local police station every day England has a game...in a few cases, people are being banned from games because they were drunk, not violent.
Washington Post May 22, 2006 In Germany, Concern Over Racial Violence at World Cup
QUOTE: A surge in violent attacks on dark-skinned victims has prompted German authorities to express growing concern that neo-Nazis and other racist groups could try to disrupt the World Cup soccer tournament next month.
Washington Post May 05, 2006 Cheney Admonishes Russia: St. Petersburg Hosts G-8 Summit in July
QUOTE: ...Vice President Cheney accused Russia of "unfairly and improperly" restricting the rights of its people and using oil and gas as "tools of intimidation or blackmail" against neighboring countries.
Washington Post Apr 20, 2006 In Russia, Corporate Thugs Use Legal Guise
QUOTE: ...a new breed of Russian financial predator, one that hunts in lesser-known parts of the country's booming economy: small and medium-size companies. Often the goal is not the company itself, but the real estate it occupies, acquired in the privatizations of the early 1990s... The new raiders employ some of that old-style intimidation, but dress it up in legality by teaming with corrupt lawyers, accountants, judges, bureaucrats and police to exploit weaknesses in Russia's fledgling corporate legal system, Russian lawmakers and entrepreneurs say. Typically the raiders are politically connected developers and their allies in the bureaucracy.
Washington Post Feb 16, 2006 German Court Overturns Law Allowing Hijacked Airliners to Be Shot Down
QUOTE: Germany's highest court overturned a law Wednesday that had authorized the government to shoot down hijacked civilian airliners, ruling that it was unconstitutional to sacrifice the lives of passengers to protect potential targets of a terrorist attack.
Washington Post Feb 02, 2006 Offending Cartoons Reprinted: European Dailies Defend Right to Publish Prophet Caricatures
QUOTE: Newspapers across Europe reprinted cartoons Wednesday ridiculing the prophet Muhammad, saying they wanted to support the right of Danish and Norwegian papers to publish the caricatures, which have ignited fury among Muslims throughout the world.
Washington Post Nov 13, 2005 The Other France, Separate and Unhappy
QUOTE: France also needs to drop the taboo on the sensitive subjects of race, integration, discrimination, immigration...The kind of discrimination the French readily decry abroad also exists at home -- two societies, separate and unequal.
Washington Post Nov 03, 2005 Francis Fukuyama: History in the Remaking
QUOTE: So Fukuyama has a little lecture for the Europeans: Deep-six the multiculturalism. Tolerance should be extended to individuals, not to groups, which will inevitably jockey for more and more recognition, respect and autonomy, at the expense of democratic cohesiveness.
Washington Post Sep 28, 2005 Belfast Catholics Ask: Who Will Fill the Void? IRA Disarmament Leaves 'Sense of Unease'
QUOTE: Francis Murphy, a bartender... in the Catholic community of Ardoyne, is not happy the Irish Republican Army has put away its guns..."Why should we give up our guns when they haven't given up theirs?"
Washington Post Aug 20, 2005 Soviet Germ Factories Pose New Threat: Once Mined for Pathogens in Bioweapons Program, Labs Lack Security
QUOTE: ...the Soviets are gone but the lab is still here, in this Black Sea port notorious for its criminal gangs and black markets. It is just one of more than 80 similar "antiplague" labs scattered across the former Soviet Union... Each is a repository of knowledge, equipment and lethal pathogens that weapons experts have said could be useful to bioterrorists...
Washington Post Aug 09, 2005 Brit License Plates Get Chipped
QUOTE: The British government is preparing to test new high-tech license plates containing microchips capable of transmitting unique vehicle identification numbers and other data to readers more than 300 feet away.
Wired Jul 31, 2005 Grin and Bear It: In an age of technology and terror, the British have come to accept surveillance cameras. Now they . . .
QUOTE: London's railway stations are overseen by some 1,800 cameras, and another 6,000 are trained on the capital's underground train network and double-decker buses, catching the average commuter on videotape about 300 times a day... Some people have agonized about the Orwellian implications of such surreptitious surveillance, indulging in eye-in-the-sky speculation about the invasion of individuals' privacy.
Washington Post Jul 13, 2005 Europeans Step Up Investigation Into Intel
QUOTE: Besides the early visits to Intel offices, commission officials also conducted dawn raids on computer makers and retailers, seeking evidence that Intel, the world's No. 1 chip maker, has been abusing a rebate program intended to keep PC makers from buying chips from Intel's competitors.
New York Times Jul 10, 2005 Bystanders To a Massacre: How the U.N. Failed Srebrenica
QUOTE: The United Nations had declared Srebrenica a "safe area" ...Yet the Serbs managed to seize it anyway. The question...is: Why was there no will to act to prevent the tragedy?...Like so many on the U.N. staff, the headquarters official had put protecting the organization above protecting civilians.
Washington Post Jul 09, 2005 VW Executive Resigns as Scandal Spreads
QUOTE: Volkswagen's rapidly expanding bribery and corruption scandal claimed its most prominent victim yet on Friday, as Peter Hartz, the chief of personnel and one of Germany's most politically influential executives, submitted his resignation.
New York Times Jul 09, 2005 'No-Fly' Passenger Found on French Jet
QUOTE: U.S. officials ordered a Chicago-bound Air France flight from Paris to turn around over the Atlantic yesterday after it was discovered that a passenger was on the government's "no-fly" list.
Washington Post Jul 09, 2005 German Teen Avoids Jail Time For Sasser Worm: Conviction Triggers Reward From Microsoft
QUOTE: A German teenager was convicted yesterday of authoring the so-called Sasser computer worm that attacked Internet users around the world last year, but he avoided jail time because of his age.
Washington Post Jul 09, 2005 Europe Goes Gently on P2P Piracy
QUOTE: A law banning digital distribution of copyright movies and music went into effect last week in Sweden, but enforcing the new law and others like it around Europe isn't proving easy.
Wired Jul 07, 2005 Scandals Raise Questions Over Volkswagen's Governance
QUOTE: Volkswagen is engulfed in a rapidly expanding bribery and corruption scandal that threatens one of Germany's most prominent corporate executives and could harm Chancellor Gerhard Schröder as he girds for an uphill campaign to stay in office.
New York Times Jul 06, 2005 European Parliament rejects patent law proposal: Critics argued it would have allowed the widespread patenting of software
QUOTE: Members of the European Parliament (MEP) voted overwhelmingly today to reject proposed legislation that critics argued would have allowed the widespread patenting of software in Europe.
Computerworld Jul 01, 2005 U.K. tax agency mulls lawsuit against EDS: Department says software glitches caused huge losses
QUOTE: A U.K. government agency has threatened Electronic Data Systems Corp. with legal action to recoup some of the monies lost as a result of a troubled tax credit management software system.
Computerworld Jun 29, 2005 Judge in Italy Sentences 11 in Collapse of Parmalat
QUOTE: A year and a half after the collapse of the Italian food company Parmalat, a judge in Milan has convicted and sentenced 11 people on charges of market manipulation, obstructing a regulatory investigation and falsifying audits.
New York Times Jun 21, 2005 Big Four Audit Firms Are Chided in Britain
QUOTE: "A new auditing regulator in Britain said yesterday that it had found problems in some audits conducted by the Big Four accounting firms, reflecting a failure to apply proper procedures. It said it had discovered two audited companies that it believed had not complied with all rules."
New York Times Jun 20, 2005 Misery of asylum-seekers 'illegally held in detention'
QUOTE: Amnesty uncovered accusations of inmates being treated inhumanely and shunted around between Britain's 10 detention centres. Some had been jailed in their home nations, only to experience the same treatment in the UK.
Independent News (UK) Jun 17, 2005 Britons Warned of Large-Scale E-Mail Attack
QUOTE: "...hackers are targeting e-mail-borne viruses against government agencies and high-profile British corporations with the aim of stealing sensitive and lucrative data."
Washington Post Jun 15, 2005 Let's Go to the Memo: What's really in the Downing Street memos?
QUOTE: "What in these documents is new and significant? What's old hat or trivial? What do they say—and not say—about the Bush administration's prevarications? And should the mainstream media be pardoned or lashed for selling the story so short?"
Slate Jun 14, 2005 EBay Bans Live 8 Ticket Scalpers
QUOTE: "EBay U.K. has banned the sale of tickets to the London Live 8, a mega-concert to raise awareness of African poverty, following pressure from musician Bob Geldof and an online campaign to sabotage the auctions."
Wired Jun 12, 2005 Italy to Decide Fate of Law On In Vitro Fertilization
QUOTE: The new regulations create numerous prohibitions...No preventive diagnosis can be made on the embryos, and they cannot be destroyed, though the law is unclear about what happens if a mother changes her mind about implantation. Sperm and eggs must originate only with married couples; there can be no third-party donors; and surrogate mothers cannot bring the embryo to term.
Washington Post Jun 10, 2005 Keeping Up With Uncle Sam
QUOTE: "European recording companies are pushing to extend terms of copyright to nearly 100 years to be more in line with U.S. law."
Wired Jun 06, 2005 Lawyers threaten strike over low pay
QUOTE: Criminal barristers are demoralised over their earnings and could paralyse the criminal justice system by boycotting work on crown court trials listed to last up to two weeks, the government is warned today.
Guardian Unlimited May 30, 2005 Ombudsmen Rebuff Move by Public Broadcasting
QUOTE: "The change allows for the corporation's ombudsmen - and others in allied fields but who are not part of a news organization - to become associate members. As such, they are denied voting privileges and the stamp of legitimacy as independent ombudsmen that full membership would suggest."
New York Times Dec 04, 2004 Court Rejects Ukraine Vote: Justices Cite Massive Fraud in Runoff, Set New Election
QUOTE: The country's Supreme Court invalidated the disputed presidential runoff election...saying it had permitted multiple ballots by individual voters, illegal transport of ballots and ballot box stuffing. It also said candidates were not given media access as required by law.
Washington Post Nov 19, 2004 A Regal Pursuit Is Run Down: British Parliament Approves Full Ban on Fox Hunting
QUOTE: ...Britain's Parliament finally approved a ban on fox hunting Thursday, heralding the likely end of an English tradition that's more than 300 years old.
Washington Post Nov 10, 2004 In Mourning Slain Filmmaker, Dutch Confront Limitations of Their Tolerance
QUOTE: That anger is adding new fuel to a public debate over conservative Islam in Europe's most liberal society...giving the rest of Europe a disturbing glimpse of what may be in store if relations with the Continent's growing immigrant communities are not managed more adeptly.
New York Times Oct 25, 2004 For Roma, a Revolution of Expectations: Slovakia's Long-Oppressed Minority Is Rising Up Against Stereotypes Oct 25, 2004 Putin's Unchallenged Imperialism
QUOTE: Putin, they know, will aid and abet that fraud -- and then set about integrating Ukraine into his authoritarian bloc. No one has challenged the Russian president on his aggressive imperialism...
Washington Post Oct 11, 2004 British Boarding School Walls Hid Abuse
QUOTE: So began a long process of facing up to the past for Mr. Perry, his friend and at least half a dozen other men who say they were molested by teachers at the Caldicott School, in Buckinghamshire, between 1964 and 1970. But it has been a bumpy and frustrating road.
New York Times Aug 15, 2004 For E.U. Critics, a Cautionary Tale: Police Raid on Reporter's Home Seen as Retaliation for Story
QUOTE: ...what they (the police) were really doing that March morning,...critics allege, was retaliating against a reporter whose stories had embarrassed the E.U. by focusing public attention on corruption and secrecy.
Washington Post Jul 01, 2004 60 Bosnian Serb Officials Fired Over War Suspect
QUOTE: The firings were the latest tightening of pressure on the Bosnian Serbs over Karadjic by foreign powers. Leaders of the NATO alliance this week rejected Bosnia's request to join the Partnership for Peace, a group of countries that aspire to enter the alliance, on grounds that Karadjic remains at large.
Washington Post Feb 02, 2003 England Battles Racism That Infests Soccer
QUOTE: Almost every country in Europe has racist signs, chants and even violence at soccer stadiums, particularly from rightist groups that single out blacks, Jews, Muslims or other ethnic groups.
New York Times Aug 03, 2002 Illegal Workers in W. Europe Do Continent's Heavy Lifting
QUOTE: As many European countries put up new barriers against what is increasingly perceived as an invasion of immigrants, little thought is being given to how Europe's envied standard of living has come to depend on the manpower the illegal workers provide...
Washington Post Dec 02, 2001 Allies in War, Not in Perspective
QUOTE: Even in its bleakest assessments, the American media has presented a balanced picture of the war. By contrast, the [foreign]media has been far more negative, increasingly adopting the role of designated war critic.
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