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Javier Pastore predicts PSG successupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 09:17:00

PSG midfielder Javier Pastore talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about living up to his 40 million euro price tag.

Will football clubs play fair financially?updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 09:17:00

Europe's leading football clubs face a race against time to comply with new rules that limit the amount they can spend -- and the consequences for breaking these targets will be significant.

Germany asked to stop castrating sex criminalsupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 12:43:00

Europe's top human rights watchdog has urged Germany to stop offering sexual offenders the option of surgical castration.

No one should burn in prisonupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 11:32:00

In central Honduras, more than 300 inmates burned or suffocated to death in a prison. One can only imagine the cries of those trapped in their cells, while no one could find a key to let them escape the flames. We can only try to comprehend the agony of the prisoners' parents, children, relatives or friends as they saw the images on television, wondering whether their loved ones survived or, if they died, how much they suffered in their final moments.

Council of Europe demands truth on CIA 'black sites'updated: Tue Sep 06 2011 00:21:00

The human rights commissioner for the Council of Europe urged countries that have hosted secret CIA prisons to come clean Monday, as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches.

Turkish doctor suspected of human organ trafficking arrestedupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 10:19:00

A Turkish doctor arrested in an investigation into an alleged human organ smuggling ring protested his innocence Wednesday.

Kosovo's PM fires back over stolen organs reportupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 16:32:00

Kosovo's prime minster lashed out at critics Monday over a recent report alleging that officials may have stolen organs from prisoners of war and political rivals, calling it "pure fabrication."

Kosovo's organ trafficking scandalupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 16:32:00

CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on allegations the Kosovo Liberation Army trafficked prisoners' organs.

Kosovo must probe organ harvesting accusation, official saysupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 14:34:00

Authorities in Kosovo must conduct a "tough, independent investigation" into allegations of organ harvesting from prisoners of war, a leading European human rights activist demanded Thursday.

Kosovo militia may have stolen prisoners' organs, report allegesupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 07:06:00

The authorities who control Kosovo may have stolen organs from prisoners of war and political rivals when the Kosovo Liberation Army was fighting Serbian forces for control of the territory, European authorities allege in a new report.

Rights group calls to ban Czech castration lawupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 15:12:00

The Czech Republic's practice of surgically castrating convicted sex offenders is "invasive, irreversible and mutilating" and should stop immediately, the Council of Europe's Anti-Torture Committee said in a report made public Thursday.

Time.com: France Overruled on Gay Adoptionupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 08:00:00

The European Court of Human Rights has overturned French court rulings that prevented a single lesbian woman from adopting a child

Europeans nations 'hampering CIA prison probe' updated: Mon Jun 12 2006 09:17:00

European countries knew about U.S. secret jails for terrorism suspects and have obstructed an investigation into the transport and illegal detention of prisoners, a draft European Parliament report said on Tuesday.

Report: CIA flights 'spider's web'updated: Wed Jun 07 2006 03:44:00

The head of an investigation into alleged CIA secret prisons in Europe has accused the U.S. spy agency of orchestrating a global "spider's web" of detentions and transfers.

Report: U.S. was 'outsourcing' tortureupdated: Tue Jan 24 2006 16:58:00

In his initial report to the Council of Europe on alleged secret prisons run by the CIA in eastern Europe to question terror suspects, a Swiss investigator said there was evidence of the "outsourcing" of torture by the United States, adding it was likely a number of Europe nations or their intelligence agencies knew about it.

Probe backs CIA prison allegationsupdated: Tue Dec 13 2005 09:17:00

European investigators say they have evidence that supports allegations the CIA "abducted and transferred" people between countries and temporarily held them "without any judicial involvement."

Monitors condemn Ukraine pollupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 03:48:00

International monitors say Ukraine's fraught presidential election at the weekend fell short of democratic standards.

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