Archive: September 24, 2006 - September 30, 2006

Berlin Opera Flap Brings Cries of Self-Censorship

"The cancellation of four performances of a Mozart opera has reignited an anxious and heated debate in Europe over free speech, self-censorship and Islam," reports EITB, the Spanish news service. "Debate" may not be the right word, because virtually nobody...

By Jefferson Morley | September 29, 2006; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (21)

The Resilient Senhor Lula

Allegations of kickbacks, a false dossier and reports of phone-tapping -- such is the scandal that has entered the fray during the final stretch of Brazil's presidential election. But the reports may not make much difference for incumbent president Luiz...

By Jefferson Morley | September 27, 2006; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (10)

Afghanistan: What's Gone Wrong?

On the eve of President Bush's Wednesday summit with Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the U.S. effort in Afghanistan appears more troubled than at any time in the past five years.

By Jefferson Morley | September 26, 2006; 10:33 AM ET | Comments (35)

 

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