Showing Archived Posts

International Olympic Committee Suspends India

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The International Olympic Committee has suspended India, citing concerns about the election of tainted officials to the national committee. Sources close to the IOC said it is expected to announce its official decision later Tuesday during a meeting at the world body’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The ban means the Indian Olympic Association will no […]

Tags: , , , Posted in South Asia

US Suspends Oil Giant BP From New Federal Bids

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The United States has suspended British oil giant BP from bidding on any new federal contracts, in response to the company’s performance during the deadly 2010 drilling catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. In a statement Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it took the action “due to BP’s lack of business integrity as […]

Tags: , , , Posted in US

UN Chief Open to Visiting North Korea

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he would consider a trip to North Korea as part of his efforts toward peace on the Korean peninsula. Mr. Ban, a South Korean, made his comments Tuesday at South Korea’s National Assembly where he received the 2012 Seoul Peace Prize. He was the first U.N. chief to address the […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

UN Chief Says Open to Visiting North Korea

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he would consider a trip to North Korea as part of his efforts toward peace on the Korean peninsula. Mr. Ban, a South Korean, made his comments Tuesday as he received the 2012 Seoul Peace Prize. “I will spare no effort to help both the South and the North move […]

Tags: , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

UN’s Ban Joins S.Korean Rapper Psy in ‘Gangnam’ Dance

Posted October 25th, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon joined South Korean rap phenomenon Psy in his trademark “Gangnam Style” dance moves Tuesday at U.N. headquarters. Speaking to reporters, Mr. Ban said he was “a bit jealous” of his countryman, lamenting that Psy’s meteoric rise to global popularity means he is no longer “the most famous Korean in […]

Tags: , , , , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Serbia Bans Gay Pride March

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Serbia has banned Sunday’s planned gay pride parade and counter protests because it says allowing them poses serious security risks. Interior Minister Ivica Dacic said Friday that the march supporting homosexual rights and anti-gay protests were not canceled because of their nature, but to “prevent jeopardizing public order and peace.” His cancellation of the Belgrade […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Europe

Swiss Lower House Approves Burqa Ban

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 12:06 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The lower house of Switzerland’s parliament has approved a ban on burqas and other face covering veils in certain public places. By a margin of 101-77 Wednesday, the lower house voted to outlaw the face coverings on public transportation and when dealing with authorities. The measure was backed by Oskar Freysinger of the nationalist Swiss […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

French Court Fines 2 Women for Breaking Burqa Ban

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 12:51 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A French court has for the first time fined two Muslim women for wearing full-face veils in public in a case that could have legal implications across Europe. Hind Ahmas was fined $160 in the northern town of Meaux, east of Paris, for flouting the burqa ban Thursday, while Najate Naitali received a fine of […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

Italy Approves Draft Law Banning Burqas

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Italy’s parliamentary commission has approved a draft law banning women from wearing veils that cover their faces in public. The draft law was sponsored by Souad Sbai, a Moroccan-born member of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s conservative Freedom People party. The law, which was passed by the constitutional affairs commission Tuesday, would prohibit women from wearing […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

US Slaps Travel Ban on Russians Suspected in Magnitsky Death

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The U.S. State Department has imposed a travel ban on dozens of Russian officials suspected of involvement in the death of imprisoned lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. Magnitsky was arrested in 2009 for what his supporters say were phony tax evasion charges. He died almost one year later at age 37 after prison authorities withheld medical care […]

Tags: , , , Posted in US

Calendar

June 2019
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Archives

Categories