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Time for a Council of Europe in the Middle East and North Africa

Sasha Toperich | Posted 06.10.2014 | World
Sasha Toperich

If some version of the Council of Europe were established in the Middle East and North Africa, it may serve as a good platform to address and resolve the leading obstacles to closer integration.

Toward a Roma Cosmopolitanism

John Feffer | Posted 06.29.2014 | World
John Feffer

Last August 8, the great Romanian sociologist Nicolae Gheorghe passed away. He was only 66. I first met him in 1990, when he was just embarking on his project of elevating Roma issues to the highest level of European politics.

Iceland: End of the Constitutional Saga?

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Tom Ginsburg

Why the sudden shift in opinion? It is actually not so clear that the public is very engaged on the issue. While many like the one-line slogans associated with the new constitution are popular, people seem more apathetic when it comes to making demands of parliament.

Swiss Government Wants Death Penalty Abolished Everywhere

AP | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

GENEVA -- The Swiss government has reaffirmed its commitment toward seeking the abolition of the death penalty "throughout the world." A Foreign Mini...

With Eurovision 2012 Around The Corner, Azerbaijan Gets Much Unwanted Attention

Jeff Burbank | Posted 07.18.2012 | World
Jeff Burbank

As this year's host of Eurovision, Azerbaijan may well impress visitors with its beautiful, entertaining capital city of Baku and friendly, considerate people, but not with how its government treats the people.

Effective Technique? Germany Criticized For Castration Of Sex Offenders

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 04.23.2012 | World

BERLIN — Germany should do away with the practice of surgical castration of sex offenders, the Council of Europe's anti-torture committee recommende...

French Psychoanalysts Take Legal Action to Ban Film 'The Wall' About Autism

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Chantal Sicile-Kira

On Dec. 8, a French judge must decide whether or not to ban a documentary by Sophie Robert, "The Wall: Psychoanalysis Put to the Test for Autism," that highlights the treatment -- psychoanalysis -- that families are offered in France when seeking help for their child with autism.

G20 Nations Pledge To Fight Cross-Border Tax Evasion

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

CANNES, France -- The United States, China, Germany and other major rich and emerging economies have pledged to fight cross-border tax evasion under a...

Kosovo: One for All or All for One?

Fron Nahzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fron Nahzi

Since Kosovo achieved independence, its mission has been simple: win friends and influence people.

Serbia Seeks Probe Into Organ Trafficking Report

AP | DUSAN STOJANOVIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia urged international authorities on Monday to investigate allegations of a trade in the kidneys and other organs of civ...

Hashim Thaci, Kosovo Prime Minister, Is Head Of Human Organ And Arms Ring: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Just as preliminary results show he has won his country's landmark election, Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi faces allegations of being involved w...

A Case for the Supreme Court

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bianca Jagger

The undercover work Linda Carty did for DEA made her many formidable enemies. She believes that it was this that led to her being framed and sentenced to death for the kidnapping and murder of Joana Rodriguez.

The Time Has Come to Say No to Death

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bianca Jagger

The death penalty is a violation of our most inalienable right: The right to life. State execution is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment done in the name of justice.

Italian Minister Urges Surgical Castration Of Rapists

All Headline News | AHS Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Italian Minister for Legislative Simplification Roberto Calderoli urged surgical castration on convicted rapists. His suggestion follows a growing pub...

Castration: Czech Solution For Sex Offenders

Time | Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A doctor makes an incision in a man's scrotal sack and, deftly wielding his scalpel, quickly removes both testicles. In the Czech Republic that simple...