Liberia is considering two proposals that would make consensual same-sex acts punishable with jail time; NATO refuses to get involved in the crisis in Syria; and a Jewish journalist killed by terrorists was baptized posthumously by the Mormon Church. These discoveries and more below.
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Liberia considers 2 anti-gay proposals
Two new bills introduced into Liberia’s legislature would make the country the latest on the African continent to punish homosexuality with possible jail time.
Charges Against Assange Drawn Up In US, Says Email
United States prosecutors have drawn up secret charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to a confidential internal email obtained from a private US intelligence company, Stratfor.
Occupy Vigilantes Write New Volcker Rule Script
It isn’t every day that a reporter gets to sit in on a high-stakes policy meeting in New York’s financial district, but that’s exactly what Susan Antilla did on a balmy evening in late February at 60 Wall Street, the U.S. headquarters of Deutsche Bank AG.
Are Bankers Capitalists?
Jamie Dimon says banks are more successful than media companies, but which industry is actually following capitalist principles?
Occupy invades ‘America’s storage shed’
Spilling out below the snow-dusted San Bernardino Mountains, California’s Inland Empire in Southern California is America’s storage shed.
Don’t cry for Argentina
The negative view of what has happened in Argentina is, not surprisingly, provided by the Financial Times.
NATO chief: Intervention just won’t work in Syria
Not only will NATO not participate in any military intervention in Syria, NATO assets won’t be used to deliver any military, humanitarian, or medical assistance there, according to NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, because any type of Western intervention is not likely to help solve the crisis.
Daniel Pearl Posthumously Baptized by Mormon Church
The slain Jewish journalist was baptized by proxy in the controversial church practice last June.