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Corruption scandals rock Austrian politics

A series of corruption scandals involving leading politicians is currently dominating political life in Austria. Politicians from the former right-wing government coalition of the People’s Party (ÖVP) and Freedom Party (FPÖ) are accused of gross corruption and abuse of office. ...

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Fall in unemployment will be ‘short lived’

Critics have said the unemployment figures released by the government are distorted. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) recorded a 0.2% drop in unemployment down to eight per cent in the last three months, with those claiming jobseekers allowance down 5,900 to 1.59 ...

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Police Charged With Torture

The National Fifteen Bahrain policemen will be charged with torturing doctors held during the Shiite-led protests last year, Bahrain’s chief prosecutor said yesterday. he charges were being brought following an inquiry launched after a complaint was filed by doctors at ...

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White House Ducks Afghanistan Exit

by Tom Andrews It was difficult watching the Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing of General David Petraeus today. The number one line of questioning – why the administration has established a date certain to begin withdrawing US forces from ...

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Leading Green attacks Lib Dem voters

By Luke Walsh Green London Assembly member Darren Johnson has criticised people who voted Lib Dem after they sided with the Conservatives in a coalition government. Mr Johnson, who missed out on the Green’s third target seat of Lewisham Deptford, ...

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How aid money is being spent in Haiti

Four months after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left over a million homeless in Haiti, World Food Programme (WFP) Director Josette Sheeran said the country was “not out of the woods yet”. During a press ...

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Heathrow plans ditched by new Government

By Paul Cahalan Plans to build a third runway at Heathrow have been ditched by the new Government. The news, which was expected as both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats opposed the runway, was welcomed by councils – including Wandsworth ...

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Iran sentences Newsweek journalist

PA News A Newsweek reporter has been sentenced in absentia to more than 13 years in prison and 74 lashes, raising concerns about a new Iran government crackdown ahead of the anniversary of disputed presidential elections. Maziar Bahari, a dual ...

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Obama Admin Will Not Probe Afghan War Crimes

Obama administration officials said Friday they had no grounds to investigate the 2001 deaths of Taliban prisoners of war who human rights groups allege were killed by U.S.-backed forces.     The mass deaths were brought up anew Friday in a report ...

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Bush admin discouraged probe into afghan killing

Bush administration officials discouraged an investigation into a mass killing in Afghanistan, government officials and human rights workers say. Hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of Taliban prisoners of war were killed by forces under Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, a warlord who ...

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Activists Sound the Alarm on Obama’s Budget

Over two dozen AIDS activists were arrested just outside the U.S. Capitol building yesterday while protesting President Barack Obama’s failure to honor his campaign promises of increased funding for AIDS programs.   During the election, Obama pledged to spend over ...

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Sink the BNP

Tonight the BNP leader told the BBC that we should sink boats with refugees coming from Africa. BBC Correspondent Shirin Wheeler replied: “I don’t think the EU is in the business of murdering people at sea.” But Shirin need not have ...

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BNP email shows party is ashamed of itself

In an email to members and supporters, party chairman Nick Griffin told them to “try and avoid” owning up to being BNP supporters when writing to complain about the treatment of two activists. An emailed newsletter, entitled “Adam Walker needs ...

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BNP suspected in terror plot

A network of suspected far-right extremists with access to 300 weapons and 80 bombs has been uncovered by counter-terrorism detectives. Thirty-two people have been questioned in a police operation that raises the prospect of a right-wing bombing campaign against mosques. ...

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Action threatened against fascist BNP

Who? John Wadham, 57-year-old legal director of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Why is he in the news? The EHRC has written a letter before action to the British National Party (BNP) over possible breaches of anti-discrimination law ...

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Iran Police Crack Down As Thousands Protest

His backers were demonstrating over the re-election of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who won by a landslide despite opposition claims the result was rigged. The protesters defied a call from the country’s supreme leader for the demonstrations to end. Eyewitnesses ...

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Iranians Use Internet, Phones to Share Protest News

With independent media coverage of Iranian protests restricted by authorities, witnesses are reaching out online and by telephone to report what they see on the streets of Tehran. Opposition Web sites said protesters had planned to gather Saturday in Revolution ...

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Craig Murry on Iran

For me, any sensible discussion of Iran must accept a number of facts. I will set these out as Set A and Set B. Both sets are true. But ideologues of the right routinely discount Set A, while ideologues of ...

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Iran polls prompt vote rigging allegations

Iran went to the polls today in presidential elections, with incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seeking a second four-year term. Four candidates were contesting the election, although much power rests with the unelected Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and presidential powers are ...

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Spying Teachers – MI5 Wants Recruits

Now pay attention school teachers: your country needs you. The British Security Service MI5 is seeking to recruit teachers to serve as intelligence officers in the fight against terrorism, espionage and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Where once ...

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The Ugly Side of Globalization: Slavery

The offer came to families on the edge of desperation, living and working around the clock on garbage dumps whose sickening stench seeps into their clothes. A motherly woman accompanied by a kindly gentleman arrived one day in early December, ...

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US cybersecurity plan poses new war threats

By Tom Eley | President Barack Obama announced on Friday the creation of a new “cyber czar” position. The Cybersecurity Coordinator, who is yet to be named, would oversee billions of dollars in funding for developing and coordinating defense of ...

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High court rejects claims against Ashcroft

By Joan Biskupic | WASHINGTON — A closely divided Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Pakistani man’s civil rights claim against former attorney general John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller for abusive treatment he says he received when ...

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On British “success” in Iraq

By David Morrison | “Tony Blair, I’m afraid, would never accept that our foreign policy actually had any impact on radicalization. …That’s clearly rubbish.” (Lord West) Lieutenant-General John Cooper used to occupy a small office in the vast new US ...

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How U.S. Officials Circumvented the Bill of Rights

By Jacob G. Hornberger | In another embrace of President Bush’s war-on-terrorism policies, President Obama has announced that he might retain the Pentagon’s military-commission system to try people accused of terrorism. Apparently, the president, like the U.S. military, lacks confidence in ...

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Senate Hears Testimony On Torture Policy

A key Senate subcommittee is set to hear testimony today on the torture policies of the Bush administration. The hearing, to be held by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, will feature testimony from former ...

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