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EU rejects Communist symbol ban

EU rejects Communist symbol ban
BBC News, Brussels, 8 February 2005

The European Commission has rejected calls for a proposed Europe-wide ban on Nazi symbols to be extended to cover Communist Party symbols as well.

EU justice commissioner Franco Frattini said it would not be appropriate to include the red star and the hammer and sickle in a draft EU law on racism.

Criminals 'may overwhelm the web'

Criminals 'may overwhelm the web'
By Tim Weber
Business editor, BBC News website, Davos

Computers on a home desk
Do you know if your PC has been taken over by cyber-criminals?
Criminals controlling millions of personal computers are threatening the internet's future, experts have warned.

Asian gangs are brothers in crime

Asian gangs are brothers in crime
Triads, Yakuza have a hand in golf and slavery
More than 10,000 attended the funeral of a Taiwanese triad leader
More than 10, 000 people marched in the February 1996 funeral procession for Chen Yung-ho and Ning Lei-chia, reported leaders of the Four Seas triad in Taiwan. Chen and Ning were shot to death at a Taipei restaurant by professional killers.

Russian racism 'out of control'

Russian racism 'out of control'
Roma family (photo: Amnesty)
Some Roma families are too scared to go into St Petersburg (photo: Amnesty)
Racist killings in Russia are "out of control", according to a report by international human rights watchdog Amnesty International.

The report into violent racism shows that at least 28 people were killed and 366 were assaulted in 2005.

'Red Brigade' killers given life

'Red Brigade' killers given life
Nadia Desdemona Lioce
Nadia Desdemona Lioce is already serving a life sentence

Death sentences for Morocco bombings

Death sentences for Morocco bombings

bomb debris
Five simultaneous attacks rocked Casablanca

Bomb carnage shocks Morocco

Bomb carnage shocks Morocco
Policemen inspect wrecked terrace of Casa de Espana restaurant
A busy Spanish restaurant terrace was devastated

Survey: NPD the most militant right-extremist party of Germany

Survey:
NPD the most militant right-extremist party of Germany

The rise and rise of the Russian mafia

The rise and rise of the Russian mafia

Saturday, 21 November, 1998

The Russian authorities are fighting a losing battle to control the mafia.

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