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Jul 08, 2013 Spaniards Fight to Get Savings Back

QUOTE: ...300,000 Spaniards who, in the midst of a brutal recession, have seen their life savings virtually wiped out in what critics call a deceptive and possibly fraudulent sales campaign by banks that were threatened by the implosion of Spain’s property market....were easily misled when bank officials hit on the idea of raising capital and cleaning debts off their books by getting people with savings accounts to invest in their banks instead.

New York Times
Dec 21, 2011 Racism Charges Put a Sport on Edge

QUOTE: The English Premier League is considered the world’s best club competition and features many of the top international players. Two-thirds are foreign-born. Racial sensitivity in the league has increased substantially in recent years, and the atmosphere is considered far more embracing than leagues in Spain and Italy. Yet, the Terry and Suárez cases indicate that English officials are still troubled by some abusive on-the-field behavior.

New York Times
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 06, 2011 Spain Confronts Decades of Pain Over Lost Babies

QUOTE: Prodded by grieving parents, Spanish judges are investigating hundreds of charges that infants were abducted and sold for adoption over a 40-year period. What may have begun as political retaliation for leftist families during the dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco appears to have mutated into a trafficking business in which doctors, nurses and even nuns colluded with criminal networks.

New York Times
May 25, 2011 Chasing Riches From Africa to Europe and Finding Only Squalor

QUOTE: Experts say thousands more — many of whom have been moving around North Africa trying to get to Europe for years, including Somalis, Eritreans, Senegalese and Nigerians — are likely to follow, sure that a better life awaits them. But for Mr. Jallow and for many others who arrived before them, often after days at sea without food or water, Europe has offered hardships they never imagined.

New York Times
May 23, 2011 In Europe, Rifts Widen Over Greece

QUOTE: Fissures among Europe’s currency partners are becoming even deeper and more widespread than was previously evident, raising new doubts about whether the group can resolve the regional debt crisis that has simmered for more than a year.

New York Times
Mar 09, 2011 Revolts Raise Fear of Migration in Europe

QUOTE: Morocco, Tunisia and particularly Libya sometimes used brutal tactics to keep immigrants from ever getting near European shores... In a report published in 2009, Human Rights Watch said that migrants who eventually made it to Malta and Italy described being beaten and robbed of valuables and their documents while in detention in Libya.

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 14, 2010 To Conquer Wind Power, China Writes the Rules

QUOTE: Chinese companies acquire the latest Western technology by various means and then take advantage of government policies to become the world’s dominant, low-cost suppliers. It is a pattern that many economists say could be repeated in other fields, like high-speed trains and nuclear reactors, unless China changes the way it plays the technology development game — or is forced to by its global trading partners.

New York Times
May 16, 2010 Pressure Grows on Spain to Curb Digital Piracy

QUOTE: For the third year running, the American trade representative has included Spain on its watch list of countries that breach intellectual property rights because of its “particularly significant Internet piracy.” Critics say it will be extremely difficult to stop illegal downloading in Spain because of the popularity of these Web sites and a perceived indifference to piracy as a crime.

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
Jun 25, 2009 Global reach of Spain's courts curtailed: Spanish parliament passes law to limit judges from taking cases of torture or war crimes in other countries. Is this a blow for universal justice?

QUOTE: Spanish courts, the last holdout for trying crimes committed anywhere in the world, will now limit their reach...A joint press release from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the UGT trade union stated, "Spain is more concerned with not offending some powerful governments than with ending the impunity that criminals benefit from."

Christian Science Monitor
May 24, 2009 Spain's Judges Cross Borders in Human Rights Cases: U.S. Officials Among Targets

QUOTE: The judges have opened the cases by invoking a legal principle known as universal jurisdiction, which under Spanish law gives them the right to investigate serious human rights crimes anywhere in the world, even if there is no Spanish connection. International-law advocates have called the judges heroes for daring to hold the world's superpowers accountable.

Washington Post
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
Jul 08, 2008 Saudi king set to lead rare interfaith talks in Spain: The three-day conference of religious leaders will start July 16 in Madrid.

QUOTE: Not only is Saudi Arabia the birthplace of Islam, but it also is the wellspring of an austere, exclusivist version of Sunni Islam. Sometimes called Wahhabism, it bans the open practice of other faiths in the kingdom and tends to reject inter-religious dialogue with non-Muslim "infidels." Ever since the kingdom experienced its own terrorist attacks in 2003-04, however, Abdullah and other officials have been stressing a more moderate, tolerant expression of their faith, sometimes over opposition from hard-liners in the religious establishment.

Christian Science Monitor
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 21, 2008 Police Arrest Two Alleged Members of Basque Separatist Group

QUOTE: ETA has waged a bloody, 40-year campaign for an independent Basque country in the border region of France and Spain. More than 800 people have been killed in bombings and assassinations by ETA, which the European Union and the United States consider a terrorist organization.

Washington Post
May 09, 2008 For This Treasure, Spain Says, Finders Aren’t Keepers (The Lede)

QUOTE: international salvage law treats merchant vessels and warships differently. Spain argues that, as a naval vessel, the ship and its contents remain the property of Spain even after 204 years at the bottom, and that the treasure should be returned intact...

New York Times
Nov 23, 2007 Spanish Civil War, This Time Fought in Pixels

QUOTE: The game went on sale in Spain on Thursday in the midst of a bitter debate about how to deal with the country’s past, prompted by a new law that would authorize reparations to civil war victims and ban monuments to Franco.Even before it hit the stores, the game drew criticism from both sides of the political spectrum as a divisive trivialization of a war whose wounds, for many Spaniards, have yet to heal.

New York Times
Aug 27, 2007 Will Finders Be Keepers of Salvaged Treasure? 17-Ton Haul of Silver and Gold From Atlantic Pits U.S. Firm Against Spain

QUOTE: Spanish officials, convinced that the loot could be Spain's, filed suit in the United States to force disclosure of the wreck's name and location, block future recovery efforts and claim what has already been hauled up. The Spanish coast guard has effectively barricaded Odyssey's main salvage vessel, the 251-foot Odyssey Explorer, in the port of Britain's overseas territory of Gibraltar, by threatening to seize it if it ventures out.

Washington Post
Jan 17, 2007 EU proposes new door for legal immigration: Officials met this week to weigh a type of African guest-worker program promoting 'circular migration.'

QUOTE: Central to success for the creators of the new approach to guest workers will be finding a way for young people to cross back over borders. Schäuble, in remarks at the EU meeting in Dresden Monday, noted that he was well aware of the difficulty of getting workers to return to their home countries and stressed the need for sending countries to ensure their workers' return.

Christian Science Monitor
Sep 06, 2006 In Europe, a search for what defines the EU's moral identity: Newer EU members struggle to promote a more traditional morality.

QUOTE: if EU member states started to turn their back on the European community and declare moral issues to be an internal affair, that would spell trouble, he says. "If, for instance, Poland were to introduce the death penalty and say, 'Well, we don't care what Europe feels about this because it's a matter of national sovereignty,' then I would be concerned."

Christian Science Monitor
Jul 19, 2005 German High Court Blocks Qaeda Suspect's Extradition

QUOTE: In a ruling seen as a sharp blow to coordinated counterterrorism efforts in Europe, Germany's highest court refused Monday to turn over to Spain a citizen suspected of aiding Al Qaeda, arguing that a recent European agreement to streamline extradition procedures violated the rights of German citizens.

New York Times
May 27, 2004 Apology Is Not Enough

QUOTE: Congress should not continue to ignore its responsibility to examine how this law has evolved and whether its capacity to infringe on the liberty of innocent people needs to be checked.

Washington Post
Apr 20, 2004 Making the Law in Cuba

QUOTE: Meanwhile, let the Supreme Court recognize what history demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt: Cuba is not and never has been sovereign at Guantánamo Bay.

New York Times
Feb 10, 2003 American Says Painting in Spain Is Holocaust Loot

QUOTE: Why should a government that already has a law relating to the return of Holocaust property refuse to have a discussion on the issue?

New York Times
Sep 01, 2002 Confronting Anti-American Grievances

QUOTE: To win the war on terrorism, one must therefore set two goals: first to destroy the terrorists and, second, to begin a political effort that focuses on the conditions that brought about their emergence.

New York Times
Apr 19, 2002 Amnesty International: Spain Is Racist in Its Treatment of Immigrants

QUOTE: Amnesty International has accused Spain, the steppingstone to Europe for thousands of poor immigrants, of "frequent and widespread" mistreatment of foreigners and ethnic minorities, including torture...

New York Times
Nov 04, 2001 The Uncomfortable Question of Anti-Semitism

QUOTE: in recent weeks I have been reminded, in ways too plentiful to ignore, about the role Jews play in the fantasy life of the world. Jews were not the cause of World War II, but they were at the metaphysical center of that conflict nonetheless, since the Holocaust was part of Hitler's agenda and a key motivation of his campaign. Jews are not the cause of World War III, if that's what we are facing, but they have been placed at the center of it in mysterious and disturbing ways.

New York Times