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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 01, 2013 The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking
QUOTE: The researchers have cataloged some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia and Germany itself, during Hitler’s reign of brutality from 1933 to 1945. The figure is so staggering that even fellow Holocaust scholars had to make sure they had heard it correctly when the lead researchers previewed their findings at an academic forum...
New York Times Nov 30, 2012 Does Google the Link Lister Equal Google the Publisher?
QUOTE: s Google a publisher? Or is Google simply a displayer of links? Are these two things the same?...An Australian high court has found Google liable for libelous content tying a man to organized crime. Of course, Google didn’t create the article that made the references, it simply provided a link to it within its search results.
WebProNews Nov 09, 2011 Iran's nuclear program alarms world powers
QUOTE: no evidence that Iran has decided to actually build a bomb. But its nuclear program is more ambitious and structured, and more progress has been made than previously known....Iranian officials slammed the nuclear watchdog agency's report as a fabrication aimed at satisfying U.S. allegations about Iran's nuclear program.
CNN (Cable News Network) Oct 26, 2011 Europe Agrees to Basics of Plan to Resolve Euro Crisis
QUOTE: European leaders, in a significant step toward resolving the euro zone financial crisis, early Thursday morning obtained an agreement from banks to take a 50 percent loss on the face value of their Greek debt.
New York Times Jul 23, 2011 Norway Attacks Put Spotlight on Rise of Right-Wing Sentiment in Europe
QUOTE: The success of populist parties appealing to a sense of lost national identity has brought criticism of minorities, immigrants and in particular Muslims out of the beer halls and Internet chat rooms and into mainstream politics. While the parties themselves generally do not condone violence, some experts say a climate of hatred in the political discourse has encouraged violent individuals.
New York Times Jul 09, 2011 Scandals Redefine Rules for the Press in Europe
QUOTE: A widening phone-hacking scandal is prompting a broad reassessment of the balance between press freedom and privacy in Britain, even as France grapples with the consequences of its tradition of protecting the powerful.
New York Times Jun 22, 2011 Nazi hunting: How France first "civilized" the Internet
QUOTE: France has long attempted to "civilize" the Internet out of things like racism and Nazi ideology by curbing their dissemination. In fact, the first battle in this war concluded a decade ago. The winner was France; the loser was the then-reigning giant of the Web—Yahoo—along with the notion that the Internet is a "global" place that inherently transcends national boundaries.
Ars Technica May 16, 2011 Questions Raised About a Code of Silence
QUOTE: the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is once again challenging the assumption that the private lives of the rich, famous and powerful are off limits to public scrutiny. That the most serious accusation against Mr. Strauss-Kahn is attempted rape, and not just an indiscretion involving a consensual sexual relationship, only adds to a sense on the part of some people in France that the curtain of privacy needs to be lifted.
New York Times Feb 06, 2011 Elite Institutions are Tested on Diversity
QUOTE: Taken together the reports paint a picture of elite institutions struggling to adapt to the modern world in a country where universities still depend on the government for most of their funding — and where the independent Office for Fair Access is supposed to make sure that any university wishing to charge the new £9,000, or $15,000, a year maximum tuition has made sufficient progress in encouraging participation by low-income and other under-represented groups.
New York Times Jan 15, 2011 Renault Fires 2 Men Accused of Selling Corporate Secrets About Electric Vehicles
QUOTE: Renault has formally fired two of the men it has accused of espionage....While French officials have confirmed on background that investigators are following a lead related to China...
New York Times Jan 13, 2011 For Hezbollah, Claiming Victory Could Be Costly
QUOTE: Hezbollah and its allies acted on longstanding threats Wednesday to bring down Lebanon’s national unity government in a dispute over a United Nations-backed tribunal, which is expected to indict Hezbollah members in the assassination of a former prime minister, Rafik Hariri.
New York Times Dec 24, 2010 A Mysterious Picasso Trove Gains More Accusations but Less Clarity
QUOTE: If Mr. Le Guennec had indeed stolen the works while employed by the artist, Ms. Rees added, it is unclear why he would wait until now to make public their existence: the statute of limitations for theft expired decades ago (though possession of stolen goods has no such limit).
New York Times Dec 21, 2010 African Farmers Displaced as Investors Move In
QUOTE: Across Africa and the developing world, a new global land rush is gobbling up large expanses of arable land. Despite their ageless traditions, stunned villagers are discovering that African governments typically own their land and have been leasing it, often at bargain prices, to private investors and foreign governments for decades to come.
New York Times May 26, 2010 Europe's burqa rage
QUOTE: The vast majority of Muslim women do not wear complete covering because the Koran mandates only modesty, not sartorial imprisonment. But at issue in Europe is not social disapproval; it is criminalization.
Washington Post May 04, 2010 Tearing Away the Veil
QUOTE: Through a legal ban, French parliamentarians want to uphold a principle that should apply to all: the visibility of the face in the public sphere, which is essential to our security and is a condition for living together. A few extremists are contesting this obvious fact by using our democratic liberties as an instrument against democracy. We have to tell them no.
New York Times Apr 23, 2010 Ending the Slavery Blame-Game
QUOTE: how to parcel out blame to those directly involved in the capture and sale of human beings for immense economic gain. While we are all familiar with the role played by the United States and the European colonial powers like Britain, France, Holland, Portugal and Spain, there is very little discussion of the role Africans themselves played.
New York Times Nov 12, 2009 Ill Will Grows in a Former Colonial Region (Memo From Africa)
QUOTE: It is not a good time to be French in Francophone Africa, except if you are a high official from Paris privately visiting a strongman’s palace. As democracy slips in country after country in the region, France often quietly sides, once again, with the once-and-future autocrats.
New York Times Sep 23, 2009 Warning: this unrealistic image has been Photoshopped
QUOTE: one such member of [French] parliament, Valerie Boyer, has proposed a law that would require "enhanced" images to sport a warning, making it clear that viewers are not looking at an unretouched image.
Ars Technica Aug 09, 2009 French workers pull few punches in fight to keep jobs
QUOTE: As jobs are lost, and factories close because of the global financial crisis, French workers have resorted to threatening management with violence; forcefully holding their bosses on company grounds; blocking and burning property in factories; and, in one instance, ransacking police headquarters.
Los Angeles Times Jun 29, 2009 Paris Police Use Racial Profiling, Study Finds
QUOTE: The Paris police stop young Arab and black men for identity checks far more often than young whites, according to a study
New York Times Jun 23, 2009 In battle of the burqa, Obama and Sarkozy differ
QUOTE: During speech Monday, Sarkozy suggested that the traditional female Islamic dress was a form of enslavement. But Obama backed freedom of religious expression in his Cairo speech.
Christian Science Monitor May 17, 2009 After a Sensational Crime, a Trial Marked by Quiet
QUOTE: ...[the] French are essentially unable to follow the courtroom drama [of a high profile murder case] because of a law that bans the public and the media from trials that involve minors.
New York Times Apr 16, 2009 Internet regulation in France: Trois strikes and you're out
QUOTE: The French government is trying to pass a harsh new law that would cut off internet access for people who download pirated music and films.
Economist Apr 03, 2009 Amnesty Report: French Police Above the Law
QUOTE: Is France an increasingly authoritarian society whose police forces are protected from frequent charges of abuse — ranging from racial insult to homicide? That's what Amnesty International maintains in a new report issued Thursday.
Time Magazine Jan 22, 2009 Marching for Hamas
QUOTE: To stand up against an enemy bent on your destruction is everywhere counted an act of bravery. But not when it comes to Israel....In a bizarre reversal of all their commitment to human rights and the struggle of men and women for independence and self-determination, the European Left has chosen again and again to side with the bullies and to condemn a small nation struggling to survive in a hostile neighborhood.
Jerusalem Post Nov 28, 2008 Google’s Gatekeepers
QUOTE: As more and more speech migrates online, to blogs and social-networking sites and the like, the ultimate power to decide who has an opportunity to be heard, and what we may say, lies increasingly with Internet service providers, search engines and other Internet companies like Google, Yahoo, AOL, Facebook and even eBay....some House Democrats and Republicans have introduced a bipartisan bill called the Global Online Freedom Act, which would require that Internet companies disclose to a newly created office in the State Department all material filtered in response to demands by foreign governments.
New York Times Jul 17, 2008 Polanski Asks Prosecutor to Review Film’s Claims
QUOTE: Mr. Polanski, the director of “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Chinatown,” fled the United States 30 years ago on the eve of being sentenced for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. Now, Mr. Polanski and his lawyer have asked the Los Angeles district attorney’s office to review a new documentary in which a former deputy district attorney claims to have coached the judge in the case.
New York Times Jun 12, 2008 Out of Step With Allies, U.S. Defends Freedom to Offend (American Exception)
QUOTE: In the United States, that debate has been settled. Under the First Amendment, newspapers and magazines can say what they like about minority groups and religions — even false, provocative or hateful things — without legal consequence....Canada, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, Australia and India all have laws or have signed international conventions banning hate speech. Israel and France forbid the sale of Nazi items like swastikas and flags. It is a crime to deny the Holocaust in Canada, Germany and France.
New York Times Jun 11, 2008 Operation Lets Muslim Women Reclaim Virginity
QUOTE: The domestic drama has gripped France. The groom, an unidentified engineer in his 30s, left the nuptial bed and announced to the still partying wedding guests that his bride had lied...The next day, he approached a lawyer about annulling the marriage. The bride, then a nursing student in her 20s, confessed and agreed to an annulment...In secular, republican France, the case touches on several delicate subjects: the intrusion of religion into daily life; the grounds for dissolution of a marriage; and the equality of the sexes.
New York Times May 29, 2008 Ex-EADS Chief Detained in Inquiry
QUOTE: In the insider trading case, regulators and judicial officials are investigating the possibility that as many as 17 executives of Airbus and EADS knew as early as June 2005 that development costs and production delays at Airbus would lead to a decline in profit.
New York Times May 28, 2008 Traffic Stops Over Gas Prices: As Fuel Costs Soar in Europe, Angry Truckers, Fishermen Set Up Blockades
QUOTE: Hundreds of truckers shut down a central London highway Tuesday, French fishermen blockaded ports and French President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed cutting European fuel taxes as already high gasoline prices soared even higher.
Washington Post May 07, 2008 In Europe, New Scrutiny of Ethical Standards
QUOTE: 'A series of bribery investigations at leading European companies has helped to accelerate compliance with global anticorruption standards as managers recognize the risk to their brands and reputations, legal analysts and international regulators say....“an increased sensibility among global companies that the reputational damage of bribery allegations has become much more significant than any actual legal consequences.”'
New York Times Nov 28, 2007 In French Suburbs, Same Rage, but New Tactics
QUOTE: The events of the past three days, set off by the deaths of two teenagers whose minibike collided with a police vehicle on Sunday, make clear that the underlying causes of frustration and anger — particularly among unemployed, undereducated youths, mostly the offspring of Arab and African immigrants — remain the same.
New York Times Nov 04, 2007 The Orphans Who Didn’t Need Saving
QUOTE: But the scandal involving the French charity, Zoé’s Ark, is tangled in an even more complicated web, a modern one of apparently good intentions gone awry and of the perceived exploitation of the suffering of vulnerable people, and a profound cultural misunderstanding.
New York Times Nov 04, 2007 You Are What Your Name Says You Are (Ideas & Trends)
QUOTE: The recent publication there of two annual guides charting the popularity of first names could only prompt more soul-searching in a nation already painfully struggling with how to define its character.
New York Times Nov 01, 2007 In Rape Case, French Youth Takes On Dubai
QUOTE: The authorities not only discouraged Alex from pressing charges, he, his family and French diplomats say; they raised the possibility of charging him with criminal homosexual activity, and neglected for weeks to inform him or his parents that one of his attackers had tested H.I.V. positive while in prison four years earlier.
New York Times Oct 11, 2007 Proposal in France to Test Some Immigrants’ DNA
QUOTE: Instead, the initiative has been vilified for contradicting France’s protective family and privacy laws and for stirring up memories of the ugliest period of modern French history, the collaborationist Vichy government during the Nazi occupation.
New York Times Oct 08, 2007 Immigration, Black Sheep and Swiss Rage
QUOTE: The party’s political campaign has a much broader agenda than simply fighting crime. Its subliminal message is that the influx of foreigners has somehow polluted Swiss society, straining the social welfare system and threatening the very identity of the country.
New York Times Aug 28, 2007 Yahoo Spouts First Amendment Doublespeak in Dissident, Nazi Auction Disputes
QUOTE: Yahoo is arguing out of both sides of its Web portal by urging a San Francisco federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit on behalf of Chinese dissidents jailed and allegedly tortured when the Internet concern identified the subversives to Communist authorities.
Wired Aug 10, 2007 Gaddafi's Son: Bulgarians Were Tortured: Statement Confirms in Part Allegations Made by Six Released Medical Workers
QUOTE: Six Bulgarian medical workers imprisoned on charges of infecting children with the HIV virus were tortured by electric shock during their captivity, the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi told al-Jazeera television.
Washington Post Aug 01, 2007 The Politics of Blackmail
QUOTE: The cosmopolitan son of Libyan leader Muammar Kaddafi is surprisingly frank about the Middle East and his former pariah state’s nukes-for-prisoners deal with France.
Newsweek Jul 20, 2007 If We Don't Call Them Names, the Terrorists Win
QUOTE: Official rhetoric after terrorist acts has become ethically neutral, merely strategic in tone and content .... Should Ayman al-Zawahri, deputy head of Al Qaeda, be the only "leader" quoted making moral judgments — that Arab regimes are "corrupt" — in a week of terrorist incidents? Why do media parrot this moral irresponsibility...?
Chronicle of Higher Education Jul 06, 2007 The Tour de France, It Is a Funny Race: The world’s most famous bicycle race is: A) in the grip of doping, B) completely drug-free or C) somewhere in between and with a lot of explaining to do.
QUOTE: with sponsors threatening to defect to less volatile (if less dramatic) sports, cycling’s governing bodies have been forced to react publicly. And even the most abiding fans have to be asking themselves how much more they can take.
Newsweek Feb 09, 2007 Officers Charged in French Riots Case: Electrocution of Two Youths During Police Chase Set Off 2005 Unrest
QUOTE: Judge Olivier Geron based the charges in part on an internal police report that faulted officers for failing to notify the electric company that youths had taken refuge in the dangerous substation. The report concluded that electric company technicians might have had time to shut off the power before the teenagers were killed.
Washington Post Jan 29, 2007 Cutting Back on Smokers' Liberté: With Upcoming Ban, France Joins Growing Push in Europe to Reduce Cancer Toll
QUOTE: With a tentative first step planned for Thursday, France joins a growing movement in Europe, where governments are increasingly bowing to citizens' demands for an end to smoking in public places....An attempt last year in France to establish tougher smoking laws suffered a similar fate when the government of Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, faced with plummeting public support and widespread student and labor strikes, postponed enacting a smoking ban, even though polls showed it had wide public support.
Washington Post Jul 27, 2006 Bristol-Myers's Plavix deal under criminal investigation
QUOTE: The US Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis's deal to end a generic drugmaker's patent challenge to their biggest drug Plavix.
MSNBC Jul 12, 2006 Hacker Spawns a French Watergate
QUOTE: ...what many are calling "the French Watergate"... is a sophisticated conspiracy to falsely implicate a number of celebrities, high-ranking officials and political candidates in a bribery scandal.
Wired May 26, 2006 Loading the iPod With Egalitarianism: French Bills Have Firms Singing Blues
QUOTE: songs downloaded from Apple's online music store embedded with code that prevents them from being played on anything other than an iPod....French lawmakers say their bill is enlightened consumerism for cutting-edge technology, an effort to force Apple and other companies to freely compete, rather than relying on techno-secrets to crush the competition.
Washington Post May 25, 2006 New Stamp To Honor WWII Envoy: Bingham Defied Policy To Help Jews Escape
QUOTE: ...Hiram Bingham IV, a blue-blood American diplomat in France, defied U.S. policy by helping Jews escape the Nazis in the early years of World War II. Bingham's actions cost him his Foreign Service career but won him the undying gratitude of the more than 2,000 refugees he helped save by issuing them travel visas and false passports...
Washington Post May 02, 2006 France to Shine a Light on Its Notorious Camp: U.S. Holocaust Museum Will Help Create Memorial
QUOTE: A memorial marking the role of France's Vichy government in shipping Jews and others to Nazi death camps will be created at Rivesaltes, an internment facility near France's border with Spain...
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