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  • 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...
  • Hungary backs down on disputed laws

     
    Hungary backing down on some criticized laws. EU sees Hungary as a test case....
  • State Department calls on Iranian exile group to move

     
    REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Tuesday called on the Mujahedin Khalq, an exiled Iranian group living in Iraq, to leave its current camp and relocate to a former U.S. Air Base near Baghdad. More than 3,000 members of the movement live...
  • British ministers join soccer boycott that is riling Ukraine

     
    British ministers pledged Thursday to boycott the early games in the upcoming Euro 2012 soccer tournament over concerns for jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, despite Ukrainian pleas that soccer and politics shouldn't mix....
  • Andy Coulson, former aide to Britain's leader, detained by police

     
    Andy Coulson, a former adviser to British Prime Minister David Cameron, was detained by Scottish police on Wednesday for questioning....
  • 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...
  • Another reason for IOC to boot Pal Schmitt

    Another reason for IOC to boot Pal Schmitt
    If Pal Schmitt's resignation as president of Hungary over a plagiarism scandal isn't enough for the International Olympic Committee to boot him as a member, here's a little more evidence of the fraud Schmitt perpetrated regarding his academic credentials....
  • 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......