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Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Oct 29, 2008 Former US mayor jailed for lying
QUOTE: The former mayor of the US city of Detroit has been sentenced to four months in jail for obstructing justice in connection with a sex scandal.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Oct 24, 2008 'Race question mark' over US town
QUOTE: Fayette County residents on the race issue "I'm not voting for Obama, he's black."
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Oct 11, 2008 Palin abused power, probe finds
QUOTE: The running mate of US Republican presidential candidate John McCain has been found guilty of an abuse of power, according to a state legislature probe.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Oct 06, 2008 Obama highlights McCain scandal
QUOTE: US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has attacked John McCain's links to a 1980s financial scandal.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Sep 18, 2008 Hackers infiltrate Palin's e-mail
QUOTE: Hackers have broken in to the e-mail of the US Republican vice-presidential candidate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Sep 11, 2008 Bush 'approved' Pakistan attacks
QUOTE: President George W Bush has authorised US military raids against militants inside Pakistan without prior approval from Islamabad, the BBC has learned.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Sep 06, 2008 Polish agents tell of CIA jails
QUOTE: "Polish intelligence sources have for the first time confirmed that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ran a secret prison facility on Polish soil."
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Sep 06, 2008 Tax rich at higher rate, says TUC
QUOTE: "People taking home more than £100,000 a year should pay higher tax rates, the Trades Union Congress has suggested."
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Jun 07, 2007 US Accused Over ‘39 Ghost Detainees’
QUOTE: Human rights groups have asked the US to reveal the whereabouts of 39 people who have allegedly been held in secret CIA-run prisons...The groups urged the US to stop using secret prisons for terror suspects.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Sep 13, 2006 Judge accused of favouring Saddam
QUOTE: The chief prosecutor in the genocide trial of Saddam Hussein has called for the judge to stand down, saying he is biased towards the former Iraqi leader.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Jun 28, 2005 Supreme court rejects journalists' appeal:Reporters face jail for refusing to name source
QUOTE: Two US journalists were last night facing the possibility of spending 18 months in jail...The supreme court yesterday in effect rejected an appeal from the reporters against the prison term when it refused to hear the case.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Feb 16, 2004 Troubled times for Ukrainian Liberty
QUOTE: President Kuchma's critics at home and abroad say Svoboda's difficulties are part of a campaign to muzzle the free media.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Feb 13, 2004 Balancing act for Haiti opposition
QUOTE: On the issue of violence, a line has been drawn between the opposition coalition and the different rebel groups which have armed themselves and which have taken over parts of [Haiti--Ed.].
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Feb 05, 2004 Sarajevo massacre remembered
QUOTE: A mortar shell landed in the crowded market place just after noon, scything down the mainly civilian shoppers and traders between the tightly packed stalls...A report by United Nations peacekeepers at the time was inconclusive, although there have been persistent rumours that a secret UN report later pointed the finger of blame at the government.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Dec 06, 2003 Haiti's 200 years of wasted hopes
QUOTE: Today in Haiti the cupboard is bare. Half the population is malnourished. It has been said that Haitians lack everything but imagination.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Dec 05, 2003 Trafficked and trapped
QUOTE: The police say up to 1,400 women a year are brought into [Britain] illegally to be prostituted and that the trade has become as lucrative as drugs.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Dec 04, 2003 Why Russian business votes with its wallet
QUOTE: More to the point, Mr Putin has done little to dismantle the less visible interface between politics and business - the relentless to-and-fro of threats and favours that makes investing in Russia so exhausting.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Jul 26, 2003 Croatia's dance with the EU
QUOTE: General Gotovina stands accused of the murder and disappearance of hundreds of Serb civilians during the Croat offensive in the Krajina region in 1995.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Jul 22, 2003 'Slave trade' of Chinese immigrants
QUOTE: "It's an easy sector in which to operate because [human traffickers] are not being chased hard enough and there doesn't seem to be the political will to crack it."
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Jul 15, 2003 Can Africa handle AIDS drugs?
QUOTE: Dr Gallo warned against irresponsibly doling out antiretrovirals - the drugs which can prevent HIV developing into AIDS....donors would be courting the risk of creating new strains.
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