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Muslim Graves Desecrated for Third Time

The tombs of Muslim soldiers who served in the French army during World War I were desecrated on Sunday night in a cemetery in the north of France.

Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments

Tainted Milk Lawsuit Rejected

The 63 defendants, including the parents of two babies who died, were seeking $2 million in compensation from the state-owned dairy producer Sanlu Group.

Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments

Europe To Host Up to 10,000 Iraqi Refugees

The European Union announced on November 27 that it will provide asylum for to up to 10,000 Iraqi refugees currently living in Jordan and Syria.

Dec 1st, 2008 | Comments

Economic Crisis in a Globalized World

A round-up of how nations around the globe are dealing with the economic downturn: bailouts, I.M.F. loans, and schadenfreude.

Nov 21st, 2008 | Comments

The Russian Newspaper Murders: Update: Politkovskaya Trial

The trial of three men accused in the 2006 murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya is currently underway in Moscow.

Nov 19th, 2008 | Comments

Evo Morales Speaks at Columbia

The Bolivian president spoke about democracy in the Americas, his country's coca growers movement, and the diplomatic row between Bolivia and the U.S.

Nov 19th, 2008 | Comments

India Deems Education a Fundamental Right

The Indian Union Cabinet passed the long-pending Right to Education Bill, paving the way for free and compulsory education for all.

Nov 19th, 2008 | Comments

Court Rules Virginity not an Essential Quality

An appeals court in France reinstated a marriage between two Muslims who split up on their wedding night because the bride had lied about her virginity.

Nov 18th, 2008 | Comments

Politkovskaya Murder Case to be Tried Before Public

Prosecutors had requested that reporters not be allowed in the courtroom as some of the potential evidence is classified.

Nov 17th, 2008 | Comments


FOCAL POINT is a new series of web-exclusive documentary shorts on international current affairs produced by Wide Angle, in collaboration with independent producers from around the globe.

Nov 15th, 2008 | Comments

Erdogan on Obama, the Economy, and the World

The Turkish Prime Minister makes his first public speech in the United States outside of the United Nations Security Council.

Nov 14th, 2008 | Comments

Anthony Gambino on the Crisis in Congo

Interview with Anthony W. Gambino author of a recent Council on Foreign Relations report, Congo: Securing Peace, Sustaining Progress, about the crisis in Congo.

Nov 12th, 2008 | Comments

Nigerian Babies Bred for Sale

Dozens of investigations over the past few years that have revealed a network of Nigerian clinics and orphanages involved in breeding babies for sale.

Nov 11th, 2008 | Comments

China’s New Human Rights Initiative

China announced on Tuesday that it will draft its first "national action plan" on issues such as torture and freedom of speech.

Nov 7th, 2008 | Comments

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