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How you see it: Should Roman Polanski be extradited?

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How you see it: Should Roman Polanski be extradited?

Film director Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss authorities over the weekend on charges of fleeing sentencing for unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. Should Roman Polanski be extradited to the U.S. to face sentencing in a case that is now more than three decades old? Tell us what you think.

Posted: September 28, 2009 11:11   Comments: 81
Spanish judge under fire for opening old wounds

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Spanish judge under fire for opening old wounds

Baltasar Garzón, Spain's most prominent jurist, has come under fire for investigating atrocities during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco three-quarters of a century ago, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner.

Posted: September 10, 2009 11:44   Comments: 0
Egyptian businessman sentenced to death in singer’s slaying

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Egyptian businessman sentenced to death in singer’s slaying

In a case that has captivated the Arab world, multimillionaire Egyptian businessman Hisham Talaat Moustafa was sentenced to death on Thursday for his role in the killing of Lebanese pop singer Suzanne Tamim.

Posted: May 22, 2009 12:27   Comments: 4
U.S. indicts anti-Castro Cuban exile with terrorist links

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U.S. indicts anti-Castro Cuban exile with terrorist links

In a move that could represent a big breakthrough in Cuban-American relations, the U.S. has indicted 81-year-old Cuban exile Luis Posada, linked to deadly bombings in Cuba.

Posted: April 13, 2009 13:56   Comments: 2
U.S. announces plans to close secret overseas prisons

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U.S. announces plans to close secret overseas prisons

The CIA announced that it will close its secret overseas detention centers -- prisons set up for the sometimes brutal interrogation of terrorism suspects. Joanne Mariner of Human Rights Watch discusses how U.S. counter-terrorism efforts will change under President Obama and how terror suspects will be handled in the future.

Posted: April 10, 2009 14:46   Comments: 0
Taliban declares an indefinite cease-fire in Swat Valley

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Taliban declares an indefinite cease-fire in Swat Valley

Taliban militants agreed to indefinitely extend a cease-fire in Pakistan's Swat Valley, which is largely under control of the militants. As part of the truce, the government agreed to allow the Taliban to impose stricter Islamic law.

Posted: February 24, 2009 19:52   Comments: 0
Pakistan strikes peace deal with Taliban

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Pakistan strikes peace deal with Taliban

Ahmad Kamal, a former Pakistani ambassador to the United Nations, discusses Pakistan's peace deal with the Taliban in Swat Valley and what the agreement means for the U.S. war on terror.

Posted: February 17, 2009 13:18   Comments: 3
Pakistan adopts Islamic law in Swat Valley

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Pakistan adopts Islamic law in Swat Valley

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Pakistan's deal with insurgents in the Taliban-heavy Swat Valley and the country's controversial decision to suspend its military offensive and impose tough Islamic law in that area.

Posted: February 17, 2009 10:07   Comments: 1
Mexico City divided over legalized abortion

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Mexico City divided over legalized abortion

Over a year after Mexico City's legalization of abortion, Martin Savidge heads south to explore the ongoing abortion debate.

Posted: November 20, 2008 23:15   Comments: 4
Putin goes by many terms and titles

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Putin goes by many terms and titles

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that Vladimir Putin's several titles -- from president to prime minister -- are window-dressings to his sprawling power.

Posted: November 20, 2008 16:08   Comments: 0

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