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Leak reveals U.S. threat moved Spain to implement anti-piracy law

Much as U.S. officials leaned on France to pass an Internet disconnection law for repeated copyright offenders, so too was Spain threatened with repercussions if their lawmakers did not pass a strict new anti-piracy law, according to a leaked U.S. diplomat’s letter obtained by Spanish newspaper El Pais. Dated Dec.…

Metallica singer throws stones at reporters in Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO — Metallica lead singer James Hetfield hurled stones at reporters who were photographing him in an ice-cream parlor at a chic Uruguayan resort, the El Pais daily reported Thursday. The singer for the hugely popular American heavy metal band was cruising with his son on a scooter Sunday in…