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Europe on verge of criminalizing file-sharing

STRASBOURG — The European parliament pressed on Wednesday for a crackdown on film and music piracy on the Internet, raising fears among online rights groups that a new law will soon follow. The European Union’s legislature adopted a non-binding resolution in a 328-245 vote calling for the creation within European…

UK lawmakers threatened over probe into Murdoch-owned paper

Fox News owner may face grilling in front of British parliament British members of parliament investigating the phone-hacking scandal at a newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch pulled back from the investigation after being threatened with investigations of their private lives by the newspaper, a former parliamentarian says. According to the…

Greenpeace breaks into Swedish nuclear plant

STOCKHOLM — Police arrested some 50 Greenpeace activists on Monday who broke into a Swedish nuclear plant demanding that parliament reject the building of new nuclear facilities, the environmental group and police said. “Around 50 activists were arrested” at the Forsmark nuclear power plant near Uppsala, north of Stockholm, local…

Phone-tapping scandal engulfs India government

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India’s opposition warned Monday that democracy was in danger as it demanded answers from the government over allegations that senior politicians’ telephones had been tapped. Press reports that government intelligence agencies secretly listened in to mobile telephone conversations of leading public figures have united opposition rivals…

Belgium lawmakers set to ban Islamic burqa Thursday

Belgian lawmakers are set Thursday to impose a ban on wearing the Islamic burqa in public, the first clampdown of its kind in Europe, unless the nation's political crisis disrupts their vote.…

Afghanistan issues blanket pardons for war crimes

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan confirmed for the first time publicly on Tuesday that it had enacted into law a blanket pardon for war crimes and human rights abuse carried out before 2001. Human rights groups have expressed dismay that the law appeared to have been enacted quietly, granting blanket immunity…

European Union denies US snoops access to electronic banking data

A U.S. push to legally access data generated by Europe’s electronic banking activity has been rebuffed by EU lawmakers in a vote of parliament, according to published reports. Though U.S. snoops have been allowed to access data through the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) since the beginning of…

Osama bin Laden a member of Spain’s parliament? Embarassed, FBI says no

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is red-faced after being caught using a photo of a member of Spain’s parliament to create images of what the world’s most wanted terrorist might look like after years of seclusion. Two images of what an FBI forensic artist thinks bin Laden might look…

Ten deaths that marked 2009

PARIS — Ten deaths that marked 2009: HELEN SUZMAN (died January 1, aged 91) Suzman was for decades the lone voice of white dissent in South Africa’s parliament against apartheid rule. She served in parliament between 1953 and 1989 and was the first lawmaker to visit African National Congress leader…

Largest Iraq bombing in two years may have been inside job

Sunday’s twin suicide bombings in Baghdad that killed at least 155 people and wounded 500 others may have had help from within Iraq’s security apparatus, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported Monday. “This was a really well coordinated attack on an area in Baghdad that’s supposed to be well protected,” Maddow told…

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