July 21, 2013 |
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - A fugitive former CIA base chief detained in Panama this week is being sent to the United States instead of Italy, which wanted him to serve prison time in the 2003 abduction of a terror suspect, the Obama administration said Friday. Robert Seldon Lady was held in Panama on Thursday after Italy and Interpol requested his arrest for his role in the antiterrorism program known as extraordinary rendition. After barely a day in detention, he was put on a plane to the United States by the Panamanian government, a close U.S. ally that offered no explanation for its decision.
November 23, 2012 |
PARIS - Police found the children, some as young as 6, working deep in gold mines and cotton fields around Burkina Faso. They were unpaid and unschooled. Some were being sexually abused. An international police operation has freed nearly 400 children from forced labor in the West African country and arrested 73 people suspected of child trafficking or forced labor, Interpol announced Thursday. It was a rare victory against forced child labor in West Africa, which has some of the world's highest poverty rates.
February 22, 2012 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan will ask Interpol for help in arresting former President Pervez Musharraf for his failure to prevent the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the interior minister said Tuesday. Rehman Malik said the government was seeking Musharraf's arrest because he allegedly failed to provide adequate security for Bhutto, who was killed in a gun and suicide-bomb attack in 2007. He made the comments in a televised address to lawmakers in Sindh province, Bhutto's political stronghold.
December 2, 2010 |
A riches of embarrassment. That's what Sunday's WikiLeaks "document dump" - 251,287 documents, to be exact, some going back to 1966 - really is. No bombshells. In the United States, China, Yemen, and Germany, pols and ambassadors are red-faced. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, among others, is looking pretty sneaky. The WikiLeaks leaks have embarrassed people and fueled many a talk show and political mouth. But the real story is that of information: In today's media world, info is immortal, and hackers have the edge, creating a designer headache for those - governments, for example - who want to keep info secret.
July 6, 2010
Health warning in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's top health official warned Monday that the U.S.-affiliated island could face a grave dengue fever outbreak if people don't act quickly to destroy breeding areas for mosquitoes that spread the disease. Health Secretary Lorenzo Gonzalez Feliciano issued the warning after a 37-year-old woman from the northern town of Hatillo died of the hemorrhagic form of the tropical virus. Her death was the third fatality from dengue fever this year on the island.
February 13, 2009 |
Swift and suspenseful, Tom Tykwer's 1999 art-house hit Run Lola Run signaled the arrival of a smart, inventive new filmmaker. But the German director's subsequent entries - The Princess and the Warrior; Heaven; Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and now The International - have been uneven at best. (Of the bunch, I vote for Heaven, even if the guy opposite Cate Blanchett is that genuinely annoying Giovanni Ribisi.) The International, coming in the midst of our epic financial crisis, should have been a winner.
February 12, 2009 |
They say the solution to our current financial predicament is a new "bad bank," though I doubt it will be as bad as the bank in "The International. " This purported thriller stars Clive Owen as a obsessive Interpol investigator convinced that a global banking conglomerate is assassinating people as it works to consolidate a deal to provide arms to an African insurgency. Interpol believes the arms deal is part of a pattern by which the bank uses transactions to seek long-term leverage over people in power.
September 17, 2007 |
Almost every Interpol song contains a thrilling moment, usually just before the third chorus or the bridge, when everything - the hurtling and melodic bass, the machine-gun drums, the portentous and stentorian vocals - drops away, leaving only a naked guitar riff for a few bars. That pause shifts the dynamic by providing a few seconds of sharp clarity in contrast to the dark, post-punk tension that is Interpol's specialty. It heightens the anticipation before the rest of the band kicks back in. Saturday night, those moments were legion, as were the Interpol fans who packed the Tower Theatre.
September 16, 2005 |
Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) is an American success story. Raised in the Little Odessa section of Brooklyn, where his parents moved after fleeing the Soviet Ukraine, he grows restless working in the family deli and sets out on his own. Full of confidence and a willingness to take risks, he bluffs and beguiles his way into business, becoming wealthy and powerful in pursuit of the American dream. The fact that he is selling weapons - automatic rifles, missiles and tanks - doesn't seem to bother him. If he didn't, Yuri rationalizes, somebody else would.