Italy urged to stop mass expulsions 0

Post Views: 2 Amnesty International is calling on the Italian authorities to investigate urgently whether 68 people rescued at sea and then forcibly returned to Egypt within 48 hours were given the opportunity to apply for international protection. The 68

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Iran: Human Rights Crisis Requires International Scrutiny 0

Post Views: 0 (New York) – Human Rights Watch and a number of other international and Iranian groups have issued the following statement seeking action by the United Nations General Assembly in light of the human rights crisis that continues

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Barack Obama says explosive package terror threat is ‘credible’ 0

Post Views: 7 Vikram Dodd, Dan Milmo and Chris McGreal in Washington • Terror alert as explosive packages found on US-bound planes• Suspicious package on cargo plane at East Midlands airport• Another package found on FedEx plane at Dubai airport

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Angela Merkel faces uphill battle to revise EU’s rules on bailouts 0

Post Views: 4 Angela Merkel struggling to win Europe-wide support for a major revision of EU law to underpin Greek bailout Nicholas Watt and Ian Traynor Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, at the start of the European summit of heads of

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Child Labor in Uzbekistan 0

Post Views: 6 Are German Firms Profiting from Modern Slavery? By Nils Klawitter and Wladimir Pyljow REUTERS Every autumn, children in Uzbekistan are forced to work in the cotton harvest, for little pay. German companies are among those profiting from

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Turkey and NATO’s Missile Defense Shield Initiative 0

Post Views: 1 Tar?k O?uzluTurkey’s relations with the West might deteriorate in the days ahead if Turkey and its partners within NATO could not agree on a consensus formula concerning the installment of some parts of missile-defense capabilities on Turkish

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EU to praise constitutional package and call for a new constitution 0

Post Views: 0 SELÇUK GÜLTA?LIBRUSSELS   The European Union will praise the constitutional amendment package voted in on Sept. 12 and call for a brand new constitution in its upcoming progress report on Turkey to be released on Nov. 9.

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MI6 chief Sawers: we have nothing to do with torture and rights abuses 0

Post Views: 5 MI6 chief Sir John Sawers says that MI6 avoids actions leading to torture – but wants courts banned from disclosing info from service or CIA Richard Norton-Taylor MI6 has declined to pass on information about individuals to

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Housing benefit cap plan will backfire, ministers told 0

Post Views: 2 Experts say benefits bill will rise as result of move while London mayor Boris Johnson warns of ‘social cleansing’ Randeep Ramesh, Allegra Stratton, Hélène Mulholland and Amelia Gentleman Ministers have been warned that the plan to cap

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Arnold Schwarzenegger flexes muscles to defend climate change law 0

Post Views: 0 California governor fights hard to protect his green legacy, taking on oil executives who aim to annul law via Proposition 23 Suzanne Goldenberg in San Francisco California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is fighting oil firms that want to

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