Posts Tagged Human rights and civil liberties

Sony on shelving ‘The Interview': ‘We had no choice’

NEW YORK (AP) — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving “The Interview,” Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film’s Christmas Day theatrical release.

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Deaths and sex allegations rock the comedy world

In this May 15, 2014 file photo, Joan Rivers attends the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment 2014 Upfront at the Javits Center in New York. For comedians, there was very little to laugh about in 2014. Three pioneering comic legends died - David Brenner, Rivers and Robin Williams.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — For comedians, there was very little to laugh about in 2014.

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Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup

In this Nov.9, 2014 photo, stadium builders from Southeast Asia collect food from their free canteen after a day’s work in Doha, Qatar. Following widespread criticism of labor abuses in Qatar, the World Cup host nation for 2022 is giving better treatment to those who work on projects directly linked to the football tournament. (AP Photo/John Leicester)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Men crammed together, dozens to a room, on bunk beds so close they can reach over and shake hands.

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Reports: Bears benching Cutler

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) slides after carrying the ball against New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Multiple reports say the Chicago Bears are benching quarterback Jay Cutler and going with Jimmy Clausen.

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