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Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
While corporate watchdogs hailed the record $2.5 billion settlement paid by Deutsche Bank to U.S. and U.K. authorities for its rate-rigging role in the massive LIBOR scandal , some noted that the fine—while large—suggests that some institutions are still considered "too big to jail." Authorities announced Thursday that Germany's biggest bank would...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The online campaign #KefayaWar ("Enough War" in Arabic) has attracted support from around the world, including within Yemen. (Photos courtesy of Kefaya War)
As the Saudi Arabia-led military assault on Yemen continues into its fifth week...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
"This is TTIP in action."—Franziska Achterberg, Greenpeace EU

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New Yorkers acclimated to being terrorized by the NYPD are agog because four young Swedish cops on vacation calmly, humanely stopped a subway beatdown without shedding any blood, breaking any necks, shooting any retreating backs or otherwise launching any unwarranted executions. Back home, Swedes were baffled by the fuss: "If you see something bad, you just do something to help - it's ordinary." The cops were likewise confounded, asking, "Is this a big deal?" Actually... no, it shouldn't be.