People love guys who write constitutions. Their genius is celebrated by historians, their intentions debated by judges, their names attached to poorly performing middle schools.
Sirri Sureyya Onder is neither a Kurd nor a politician. Yet, when the popular filmmaker and writer was approached by Turkey’s Kurdish party to run for an Istanbul parliamentary seat in Sunday’s elections, he felt he could not refuse.
Chef Olivier Roellinger shocked the French culinary establishment in 2008 when, citing a weakening constitution, he handed back his three Michelin stars and shut down his celebrated restaurant at Les Maisons de Bricourt, on Brittany’s northern coast.
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Taping of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion special, scheduled for last week, has been postponed as the cast deals with the death of Kandi Burruss’ former fianc, Ashley “A.J.” Jewell, an NBC Universal spokeswoman told CNN Monday. The show is now winding down its second season on the network, and the two-part episode was expected to air on October 29 and November 5.
Deposed Honduran President Jose Manual Zelaya, holed up in the Brazilian Embassy in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, said Thursday that he would stay there “as long as it takes.” In an interview with CNN’s Rick Sanchez, Zelaya, who was ousted in a June 28 coup, said he had never lost the title of president. “I am the president of Honduras, and I’ll stay here in the Brazilian Embassy as long as it takes,” he said without elaborating.
Suicide attackers breached security at the African Union base in Somalia’s capital by using vehicles with United Nations logos to carry out a deadly double car bombing, the organization told CNN. But what does this term mean “The ‘person of interest’ tells you nothing,” says Cynthia Hujar Orr, president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that federal investigators’ seizure of drug-test results of more than 90 major league baseball players five years ago was illegal. The decision recommended new guidelines for computer searches to prevent investigators from using information about people who are not named in a search warrant but whose private data is stored on a computer being searched. Investigators looking into steroid use by professional baseball players obtained search warrants and subpoenas for the drug tests results on 10 major league players, but they took the results on 104 players.
The government of de facto Honduran President Roberto Micheletti is not ready to sign a proposed agreement to end the country’s ongoing political crisis, Costa Rican Foreign Minister Bruno Stagno said in Honduras.
In the seven weeks since the military-backed bloodless coup in Honduras, several hundred people protesting against the de facto government have been arbitrarily arrested and beaten by government forces, a new Amnesty International report says. The report, released Wednesday, said the beatings were meant to punish those who opposed the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya in June. It includes testimony from, and photographs of, several people who were baton-whipped and detained by police officers who sometimes wore no visible identification and hid their faces behind bandanas as they broke up demonstrations.