| Nov 13, 2013

Spanish pianist could be jailed over noise pollution

To most people, noise pollution is a jet engine roaring over their head. For one Spanish woman, it was a neighbor playing the piano more softly than a spoken conversation. The woman has taken her neighbors in the apartment below — a 27-year-old pianist ...

Russian nationalism stokes ethnic strife

| Nov 12, 2013

Russian nationalism stokes ethnic strife

When Russians celebrated the Day of National Unity last week, marchers waving imperial flags and shouting racist slogans paraded through cities across the country while ethnic minority citizens and migrants from the former Soviet Union stayed out of sight, better to avoid a beating. ...

Greece suspends state aid to neo-Nazi party

Oct 23, 2013

Greece suspends state aid to neo-Nazi party

Greek authorities Wednesday prepared to hit neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn with fresh indictments, hours after its state funding was suspended by the legislature in a move linked to the murder of an anti-fascist musician last month. Magistrates were expected to press criminal charges against ...

Russian activist pays high price for actions

Jul 15, 2013

Russian activist pays high price for actions

After three men in this heavily polluted city west of Yekaterinburg beat Stepan Chernogubov unconscious, fracturing his skull and knocking out three teeth, criminal investigators took him, still bleeding, to a police station where they questioned him for four hours and then threatened to ...