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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 28, 2008 111 Nations, Minus the U.S., Agree to Cluster-Bomb Ban
QUOTE: More than 100 countries reached agreement Wednesday to ban cluster bombs, controversial weapons that human rights groups deplore but that the United States, which did not join the ban, calls an integral, legitimate part of its arsenal.
Washington Post 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 06, 2008 A Woman, a Village and a War on Plastic Bags
QUOTE: This week, to mark the one-year anniversary of the bag ban, Modbury is planning a big beach cleanup -- and a new campaign. Whatever item of trash residents find the most of, they will ban next. Hosking suspects it's going to be plastic water bottles, and she is already thinking about ways to promote reusable cups for tap water.
Washington Post Apr 23, 2008 Food Crisis Is Depicted As 'Silent Tsunami': Sharp Price Hikes Leave Many Millions in Hunger
QUOTE: More than 100 million people are being driven deeper into poverty by a "silent tsunami" of sharply rising food prices, which have sparked riots around the world and threaten U.N.-backed feeding programs for 20 million children, the top U.N. food official said Tuesday.
Washington Post Jun 13, 2007 Blair Likens News Media to 'Feral Beast': British Leader Says Competition Has Pushed Press to Focus on the Sensational
QUOTE: the news media, driven by increasing competition and pressure from fast-changing technology .... "saps the country's confidence and self-belief," [Prime Minister Tony Blair] said. "It undermines its assessment of itself, of institutions, and above all, it reduces our capacity to take the right decisions in the right spirit for our future."
Washington Post Jun 08, 2007 Saudi Reportedly Got $2 Billion for British Arms Deal
QUOTE: Prince Bandar bin Sultan, a member of Saudi Arabia's royal family and the kingdom's former ambassador to the United States, pocketed about $2 billion in secret payments as part of an $80 billion arms deal between Britain and Saudi Arabia that was first signed in 1985, British media reported Thursday.
Washington Post Mar 12, 2007 Wounded British Soldiers Receiving Poor Care, Families Say: Allegations of Poor Medical Treatment Detailed in Relatives' Letters to Defense Ministry
QUOTE: Allegations of poor care for British service members were first reported Sunday in the Observer newspaper, which quoted from several letters of complaint sent to the Defense Ministry by families of the wounded. The letters alleged that troops had suffered from a lack of basic medical care, including some who had been deprived of adequate pain medication after wards ran out of supplies.
Washington Post Dec 01, 2006 British Find Radiation at 12 Locations
QUOTE: The trail of radiation found in London expanded to 12 sites Thursday, and British authorities turned their attention to two Russian aircraft in their efforts to track the poison that killed a former Russian intelligence officer...
Washington Post Jun 07, 2006 For British Officials, Debate Hits Home: Upscale Government Residences Under Scrutiny
QUOTE: Britain maintains a spectacular real estate portfolio worth tens of millions of dollars for its top government officials...now that cabinet ministers such as Prescott are paid salaries of $250,000 or more, people are questioning whether the government should be doling out these perks.
Washington Post May 11, 2006 British Attorney General Says Guantanamo 'Should Close'
QUOTE: British Attorney General Peter Goldsmith on Wednesday said the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was "unacceptable" and "should close."
Washington Post Mar 12, 2006 The E.U.'s Reshaping of Romania: Romania Tries to Shed Its Traditional Past for Entry Into E.U.
QUOTE: Like eight other East European nations that entered in 2004, Romania is busy erasing the legacy of half a century of communism and trying to build institutions that bear the stamp of approval of E.U. headquarters in Brussels. It is struggling to embrace Western-style market economics and multiparty politics and trying to control corruption. But some aspects of life here, such as discrimination against the country's large Roma, or Gypsy, population, remain stubbornly resistant to the E.U.'s pressure for change.
Washington Post Feb 10, 2006 Danish Premier Faults Iran, Syria: Governments Using Cartoon Controversy as 'Distraction' From Their Own Crises, He Says
QUOTE: Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark said Thursday that the governments of Iran and Syria had intentionally inflamed Muslim protests against a Danish newspaper's publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad to distract attention from their own diplomatic crises.
Washington Post Jan 31, 2006 U.S., Allies Set Terms for Palestinian Aid
QUOTE: The United States, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia agreed Monday that financial assistance to the new Palestinian government, which will be led by the radical Islamic group Hamas, would be contingent on the government's recognition of Israel and renunciation of violence.
Washington Post Dec 07, 2005 Forgiveness Is Bitter Pill for Some in N. Ireland: Victims of Violence Upset by Bill That Would Offer Amnesty to Their Attackers
QUOTE: The British government is asking for such forgiveness on the grounds that it will help seal the peace in Northern Ireland after more than three decades of sectarian violence. In London, Parliament is debating a bill that would allow fugitives who committed violent crimes during the 30-year conflict, such as the man who shot Malcolmson, to return home with guarantees that they would not serve time in prison.
Washington Post Sep 27, 2005 Prime Minister Blair Defends Policies in Iraq
QUOTE: Prime Minister Tony Blair issued a defiant defense of his policies in Iraq...speaking before a nation and a political party that are skeptical of both.
Washington Post Sep 25, 2005 London Antiwar Protest Draws Thousands: Iraq Dampens Support for Blair
QUOTE: Thousands of demonstrators demanding the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq marched through downtown London on Saturday
Washington Post Sep 25, 2005 Protest Stalls Energy Giant in Rural Ireland: Farmers' Jailing Over Gas Project Fuels Sharp Debate
QUOTE: Five farmers...have been locked up in a Dublin prison for nearly three months for blocking construction of a $1.1 billion natural gas pipeline and refinery...
Washington Post Nov 23, 2004 New Scrutiny At Border Posts Draws Criticism
QUOTE: But groups in Canada and Mexico complain that the new process will collect an Orwellian databank of personal information on law-abiding visitors, will unfairly target racial groups, might slow the border-crossing process and is unlikely to ever stop a terrorist from coming into the country.
Washington Post Oct 10, 2004 In Mexico, a Question of Guilt by Protestation: Man Who Claimed Police Weren't Doing Enough to Solve Cousin's Murder Is Charged in Her Death
QUOTE: Investigations by the United Nations, the Inter-American Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, members of the U.S. Congress and other groups have repeatedly shown that local [Mexican--Ed.] police have mishandled or fabricated evidence and failed to follow logical leads. The probes have found that police have sometimes framed suspects or tortured innocent people into making false confessions so they could claim to have solved cases.
Washington Post Sep 02, 2004 New Genocide Charges Planned in Mexico: Despite Setback in Case Against Echeverria, Prosecutor Targeting 30 Ex-Officials
QUOTE: The special prosecutor investigating government human rights abuses...planned to charge 30 former civilian and military leaders with genocide, despite legal setbacks...after he applied for the warrants...the judge turned him down, ruling that the country's 30-year statute of limitations on genocide had expired.
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