French breast implant fears spread around world. Fears over the safety of silicone breast implants made by a now defunct French firm spread to Australia, South America and across Europe on Thursday as French officials prepared to decide if thousands of women should have their implants surgically removed.
Why America's Death Penalty Just Got Us Sanctioned by Europe ~ By Ford Vox. The European Union is now blocking importation of lethal injection technology into the United States.
Cuba to pardon close to 3,000 prisoners. Cuba's President Raul Castro has announced his country will release some 3,000 prisoners on "humanitarian grounds," and "gradually" reform its strict foreign travel laws.
Children’s cancer rates have risen sharply in Iraq’s Basra province. ‘These children’s disease leads to the moral and economic ruin of their families’. The area held a key position in the frontline of wars over the past 30 years. A connection between the two can be made, says a children’s cancer NGO.
Americans ready to turn the page on Iraq War. With the Iraq War officially over, Americans still have mixed feelings about the decision to topple Saddam Hussein. But unless things turn ugly in Iraq, the war won't feature much in the election campaign.
Land grabbing in Ethiopia - foreign investors and famine. Although one in 10 Ethiopians is going hungry, the government is leasing fertile land to foreign investors. Deutsche Welle spoke with Essayas Kebede from the Ethiopian government about so-called land grabbing.