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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Nov 11, 2012

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Nov 11, 2012 BBC Chairman Says Network Needs Radical Overhaul

QUOTE: The BBC’s chairman said Sunday that the broadcasting organization was in a “ghastly mess” as a result of its bungled coverage of a decades-old sexual abuse scandal and in need of a fundamental shake-up.

New York Times
Dec 02, 2010 Swedish Court Confirms Arrest Warrant for WikiLeaks Founder

QUOTE: Sweden’s highest court refused on Thursday to allow Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing organization, to appeal a court order seeking his arrest to face questioning over alleged sex crimes...

New York Times
Jun 15, 2010 Cameron Calls N. Ireland Killings ‘Unjustified’

QUOTE: Prime Minister David Cameron offered an extraordinary apology on Tuesday for the 1972 killings of 14 unarmed demonstrators by British soldiers in Northern Ireland, saying that a long-awaited judicial inquiry had left no doubt that the “Bloody Sunday” shootings were “both unjustified and unjustifiable.”

New York Times
May 25, 2009 Poetic Justice: Briton Says She Helped Taint Rival

QUOTE: the first woman in 301 years elected to Oxford University’s prestigious chair in poetry resigned and admitted what she had previously denied — that she had played a part in a covert effort to taint her main rival for the post with old allegations of sexual impropriety.

New York Times
Jul 11, 2008 Iraqis to Get Settlement From Britain Over Abuse

QUOTE: Britain’s Defense Ministry agreed on Thursday to pay compensation to the family of an Iraqi hotel receptionist who died in the custody of British troops in Basra in September 2003, and to nine other Iraqis detained with him who the ministry said suffered “substantive breaches” of their human rights.

New York Times
Jul 09, 2008 Trial About Privacy in Which None Remains

QUOTE: Adding to the improbability, the trial was set off by the man who paid for the sex session, the slim, dapper, eloquent Mr. Mosley, age 68. Bravely or foolishly, as the trial may determine, he is seeking punitive damages against the tabloid, which broke the story and accompanied it with a secretly filmed video of the spanking that Mr. Mosley’s lawyer said had been viewed 3.5 million times on the paper’s Web site and on YouTube.

New York Times
Jun 11, 2008 Terror Bill Passes Narrowly in Britain

QUOTE: Prime Minister Gordon Brown faced down a revolt within his governing Labor Party on Wednesday, winning a precariously narrow victory in the House of Commons for a measure that among other things would allow the authorities to hold terrorism suspects for up to 42 days without charges.

New York Times
Nov 27, 2007 Protests Greet Far-Right Speakers at Oxford

QUOTE: The protest followed weeks of controversy surrounding the student organizers’ decision to give a platform to David Irving, a historian specializing in Hitler’s Germany who was released late last year after serving 13 months of a three-year prison term imposed in Austria for speeches denying that the Nazis exterminated six millions Jews.

New York Times
Dec 31, 2006 Rush to Hang Hussein Was Questioned

QUOTE: the Americans who questioned the political wisdom — and justice — of expediting the execution, in ways that required Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki to override constitutional and religious precepts that might have assured Mr. Hussein a more dignified passage to his end.

New York Times
May 15, 2006 Hussein Is Formally Charged for War Crimes

QUOTE: Mr. Hussein and the others are charged with responding to an assassination attempt against him in the Shiite village of Dujail in 1982 by executing 148 people, many of whom were tortured and as many as 32 of whom were minors at the time of the attack, and destroying farms and orchards in a mass reprisal.

New York Times
Apr 12, 2003 Pillagers Strip Iraqi Museum of Its Treasure

QUOTE: "A country's identity, its value and civilization resides in its history … If a country's civilization is looted, as ours has been here, its history ends. Please tell this to President Bush. Please remind him that he promised to liberate the Iraqi people, but that this is not a liberation, this is a humiliation."

New York Times
Oct 29, 2001 Gunmen Kill 16 Christians in Church in Pakistan

QUOTE: opened fire across the jute mats where the worshipers stood...[it is believed] the killers were acting to avenge the American bombing of Afghanistan.

New York Times
Sep 21, 2001 Without Evidence, the Taliban Refuses to Turn Over Bin Laden

QUOTE: [Taliban's ambassador to Pakistan said]"...if the Americans have evidence, they should produce it." If they can prove their allegations, he said, "we are ready for a trial of Osama bin Laden."

New York Times
Aug 21, 2001 F.B.I.'s Inquiry in Cole Attack Nearing a Halt

QUOTE: More than 10 months after two Arabic-speaking suicide bombers attacked the destroyer Cole in Aden, killing 17 American sailors, an F.B.I. investigation has virtually ground to a halt...

New York Times
Jul 08, 2001 Agony Over Kashmir Echoes in An Indian Courtroom

QUOTE: ...fighting in which Indian troops ascended glaciers, snowfields and rocky crags to attack Pakistani bunkers under heavy fire, the Pakistanis were driven out...

New York Times