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Global Alliance Launched to Counter Child Sex Images

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union, the United States and some 20 other nations are teaming up to fight the online distribution of images of child sex abuse. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder held a news conference Wednesday in Brussels to announce the formation of a “global alliance” against online child […]

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China Arrests Over 1,000 Accused of Spreading ‘Dangerous’ Rumors

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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China’s state media say more than 1,000 people have been arrested since mid-February in an intense, nation-wide crackdown on what have been called “Internet-related crimes.” The official Xinhua news agency had reported in late March that six people had been arrested in a campaign against the spreading of supposedly “harmful” online rumors, which was linked […]

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China Cracks Down on High Prices for Tourists

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials on the southern Chinese resort island of Hainan are vowing to toughen regulations on businesses that serve tourists, after a restaurant was forced to close because it allegedly misled and grossly overcharged customers during January’s week-long Spring Festival. State media reported that the Fulin seafood restaurant in the resort city of Sanya was forced […]

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High Debt Burden Worries Lenders

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The concerns about Europe’s economy grow out of concern about the burden of debt run up by some nations. If you divide the billions of dollars owed to lenders by millions of citizens in Greece, the debt works out to about $41,000 per person. Italy, the United States, and Gernany also have a significant amount […]

Philippines Labor Blacklist Spans 41 Countries

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippines government announced Wednesday that Philippine workers will be banned from working in the following countries which do not provide satisfactory protections against labor abuse. 1. Afghanistan 2. Antigua and Barbuda 3. Barbados 4. Cambodia 5. Cayman Islands 6. Chad 7. Croatia 8. Cuba 9. North Korea 10. Dominica 11. East Timor/Timor Leste 12. […]

Thai Editor Facing Prison Disputes Royal Insult Charges

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 1:23 pm (UTC-5)
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A prominent Thai editor facing a 20-year prison term on charges related to website criticism of Thailand’s monarchy says she did everything she could to keep her site free of comments seen by authorities as defaming the country’s revered king. Editor Chiranuch Premchiaporn testified in a criminal court Wednesday in Bangkok, saying she immediately blocked […]

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