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Weight Problems Expanding in Europe

Sad but apparently true: Europeans are gaining on Americans. According to a newly released study, more than half of the adult European population is overweight, and their kids aren’t exactly fitness champs either.

Posted on Dec 7, 2010 READ MORE


While Europeans Holiday, Americans Toil

It’s a fact: Americans enjoy less vacation time than their European counterparts.  But shorter vacations, longer work weeks and skimpy sick leaves add up—not to greater upward mobility for U.S. workers, but rather a burned-out workforce earning less than preceding generations. Saner government policies are clearly needed.

Posted on Jul 9, 2007 READ MORE


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EU Lawmakers Condemn Bush?s Secret Prisons

Members of the European Union?s parliament have been fuming over the existence of secret European prisons, following Bush?s recent admission about the facilities.  In response to the discovery and to previous denials by European leaders who may have played host to the detention centers, one lawmaker said: ?Bush exposes not only his own previous lies. He also exposes to ridicule those arrogant government leaders in Europe who dismissed as unfounded our fears about extraordinary rendition.?

Posted on Sep 7, 2006 READ MORE


Muslims Address Silence on Europe Attacks

Why haven’t we seen huge, deafening condemnations of the terror attacks that have wracked Europe in recent years? The AP poses that question to Europe’s Muslims. Many say they’re so well integrated into Western society that they shouldn’t have to apologize for the radicals.

Posted on Jun 25, 2006 READ MORE


EU Court Blocks Airline Data-Sharing Agreement

Post 9/11, the U.S. penned a deal demanding that airlines submit 34 pieces of passenger information including names, addresses and credit card info. The EU Parliament has opposed the deal from the beginning, arguing that it does not guarantee adequate data protection, and now the European Court of Justice has annulled it.  Washington has threatened big fines for noncompliance in the past. Privacy? Data protection? How un-American!

Posted on May 30, 2006 READ MORE


Something Rotten in the State of Denmark

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Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE



From Jyllands-Posten

Most U.S. News Orgs Won’t Run Muhammad Cartoons

As violence spreads across the world, Editor & Publisher has the best take yet on why most U.S. news outlets won’t re-publish the satirical images. | story
ABC is one of the very few to do so. | video (there’s a commercial)
Update: Check out the way Truthdig’s Mr. Fish depicted Jesus in a cartoon.
Is it offensive, an exercise in free speech, or both?

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


Dick Marty, a Swiss senator, at a meeting of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, Tuesday, Jan. 24.
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Swiss Investigator Says U.S. ‘Outsourced’ Torture

The charge comes from the head of a European probe into alleged secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe. | story

Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE


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