October 23, 2012 The scandal has cast a shadow on the vaunted reputation of the broadcaster. George Entwistle faced the same Parliamentary panel that looked into the phone hacking scandal that brought Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to its knees.
October 22, 2012 The Nazi concentration camp was "worse than Dante's hell," Antoni Dobrowolski said in an 2009 interview. He was sent there for teaching young Poles. Nazi Germany, which invaded Poland in 1939, had tried to outlaw education beyond elementary age.
October 22, 2012 When the presidential candidates hold their final debate Monday night, this one on foreign policy, they'll likely be asked to define their vision of America's role in the world. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, that role may shift back to economic and cultural leadership, scholars say.
October 20, 2012 Twitter agreed to remove a flood of racist and anti-Semitic tweets on its service in France, following threats of a lawsuit by a Jewish student group. The move is part of a larger balancing act to comply with local hate-speech laws while avoiding over-policing its content.
October 19, 2012 A German regional court effectively banned circumcision this summer after ruling that the ancient practice amounts to assault. That fueled accusations of religious intolerance in a country still haunted by its Nazi past. Now lawmakers are pushing through a bill to make circumcision legal.
October 19, 2012 Forget placards and catchy slogans. A Ukrainian feminist movement has a more effective weapon: topless protests. Now, members of Femen have taken their "sextremism" to Paris, where they hope to train new recruits. A recent protest in front of the Justice Ministry certainly attracted lots of attention.