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Iran kills woman (victim of sexual attack) despite campaign

Iran defies an international campaign and hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

A picture taken on December 15, 2008 at a court in Tehran shows Iranian Reyhaneh Jabbari speaking to defend herself during the first hearing of her trial for the murder of a former intelligence official.

Jabbari was put in solitary confinement for two months after her arrest and went on trial in 2008

Iran has gone ahead with an execution of a woman despite an international campaign urging a reprieve. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged in a Tehran prison on Saturday morning. She had been convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her. Jabbari was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former intelligence ministry worker. Human rights group Amnesty International said her execution was "deeply disappointing in the extreme". A campaign calling for a halt to the execution was launched on Facebook and Twitter last month and appeared to have brought a temporary stay in execution. However, government news agency Tasnim said on Saturday that Jabbari had been executed after her relatives failed to gain consent from the victim's family for a reprieve. It said her claims of self-defence had not been proved in court. A Facebook page set up to campaign for a stay now says simply: "Rest in peace". Global rise in executions   Iran country profile

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Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.

David Cameron pictured with other European leaders on Friday

Europe expects the UK to pay an extra £1.7bn towards the EU budget "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, a German MEP, said the EU would be "exasperated" if the UK tried to avoid payment. On Friday David Cameron said the EU had "another think coming" if it thought Britain would pay the bill by the 1 December deadline. The EU demanded the extra amount because of growth in the UK economy. Mr Lambsdorff told the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 that "everybody has to pay their dues". He added: "If you have higher GDP growth than forecast, that also means logically that you have a higher contribution to the community's budget. On Friday the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said the demand was made under a system agreed by all the member states. EU finance ministers have agreed to the UK 's request for emergency talks about the top-up payment, which would add about a fifth to the UK 's net EU contribution of £8.6bn for this year. The prime minister said on Friday he was "downright angry" and that the British public would find the "vast" sum "totally unacceptable". PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand   UK must meet EU demands, says MEP Listen   Should the UK pay EU bill? Listen    Why is the UK being asked for more money?

US judge sentences Farc commander

A US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American citizens in 2003.

Colombian policemen guard the FARC member Alexander Herrera before his extradition to the United States in Bogota on 9 March 2012.

The US sought Alexander Beltran Herrera's extradition over his role in kidnapping the three US citizens

A US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American contract workers in 2003. Alexander Beltran Herrera's unit was responsible for moving the hostages and imprisoning them in chains. The contract workers were on an anti-drug surveillance mission when their aircraft broke down in the Colombian jungle in February 2003. They were eventually rescued by the Colombian military in 2008. Hostages Thomas Howes, Keith Stansell and Marc Gonsalves were imprisoned by members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) and held by Herrera's unit for around two years. Desertion from Farc - While Alexander Beltran Herrera did not have much contact with the hostages, the court heard how the three men were taken deep into the jungle and kept in chains for much of the five years of their captivity. Keith Stansell removed his shirt to show the court scars around his neck from the chains and described being chained to a tree whilst suffering from malaria.  Colombia profile   Profiles: Colombia's armed groups   Betancourt's book recounts ordeal   Q&A: Colombia peace talks

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Daniel Pearl murder suspect released

One of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in 2002, is set free by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan

Pearl while being held captive by his kidnappers (Photo: AP/Archive)

Pearl while being held captive by his kidnappers (Photo: AP/Archive)

 Qari Hashim was detained in 2005 and held in jail in Hyderabad , a southern city in Pakistan , during his trial. The court acquitted Mr Hashim because of a lack of evidence, his lawyer said. Pearl went missing in Karachi in January 2002. A month later authorities said he had been killed after receiving video footage of his beheading. In May 2002, a decapitated body was found in a shallow grave. DNA test proved it was Pearl , who was South Asia bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal. Court official Abdul Samih told the BBC that Justice Abdul Ghafoor Memon ordered Mr Hashim to be released immediately. Omar Sheik, the alleged mastermind of the murder, was sentenced to death in 2002. Malaysia envoy appears in NZ court   Malaysia to send diplomat back to NZ   New Zealand seeks Malaysia diplomat   Detained Myanmar reporter shot dead   Inside a remote Myanmar rebel campWatch   Myanmar profile   Myanmar timeline

Lives on the border

The Kashmir bus that unites divided families - "I applied for visa many times. I showed her medical reports to the Indian High Commission but they didn't let me go and she died". Noor Hussain was reunited with his family after a weekly bus service between Indian and Pakistani administered Kashmir started 10 years ago. Only Kashmiris can travel on the buses and must undergo security checks before receiving a special permit. Despite the recent violence along the Line of Control, the disputed border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir , Mr Hussain was not scared to travel. Rather, he was worried about the future of the service. "This bus is a lifeline for the divided Kashmiri families, and we wish that no matter how bad things become between India and Pakistan , this bus shouldn't be stopped," he said. Testing times But the exchange of fire along the border is still continuing, raising fears that things may get worse, as both sides accuse the other of firing first. Many people in Kashmir are reminded of the dark days when they had to live without any contact with their loved ones on the other side of the border.

Pakistan , Sweden economic cooperation fruitful for mutual benefit: Nayyer Bokhari

STOCKHOLM : Chairman Senate, Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari on Friday emphasized that Pakistan and Sweden need to further strengthen political contacts and fruitful economic cooperation for mutual benefit of two sides.  He expressed these views in a meeting with Speaker of Riksdag (Swedish Parliament), Urban Ahlin in Stockholm , Sweden .  Chairman Senate along with four members delegation of Senators is visiting Sweden on the invitation of Speaker of Swedish Parliament. He underscored the need for enhanced bilateral trade between the two sides and observed that there is a dire need to institutionalize the relationship through regular consultations and exchange of high level visits in different fields. He proposed to explore new avenues of cooperation to take the current level of trade to its fullest potential. During the meeting, matters relating to regional situation, especially Pakistan-India relations, Kashmir issue, Afghanistan and issue of terrorism also came under discussion. The Senate Chairman said Pakistan strongly believes in peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue in accordance with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and in line with aspirations of Kashmiri people.  Pakistan is firmly of the view that resolution of Kashmir dispute holds key to enduring peace and prosperity in South Asia . Regarding terrorism, Nayyer Bokhari said Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations as the country is the biggest victims of this menace. The Chairman said stable Afghanistan is in our best interest, adding that Pakistan has consistently supported a peaceful democratic transition in Afghanistan .  Both sides also discussed the working of respective parliaments, especially focusing on role of women parliamentarians in legislation and policy making.  Speaker of the Swedish Parliament appreciated the remarks of the Chairman and recognized Pakistan ’s efforts in war against terrorism. Swedish Speaker agreed to the stance adopted by Pakistan on Kashmir issue that only solution is through dialogue. He said there exists vast scope for cooperation in different sectors. Swedish Speaker said dialogue is the best option to resolve outstanding issues. enate delegation also held a meeting with Committee on Foreign Affairs in which matters of bilateral significance, regional and global situation came under discussion. The Chairman Senate observed that key principles of our policy include non-interference. He said Pakistan continues to be constructively engaged with regional and international efforts for stability and development in Afghanistan .  The delegation also met with Committee on Constitution and exchanged views on matter pertaining to constitutions and procedures for amendment and working, composition and electoral system of the members of the parliament. The delegation included Senators Nuzhat Sadiq, Najmul Hassan and Farhat Abbas. More news from that side of the world

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Vigil held in honour of Jenique Dalcourt, Longueuil beating victim

23-year-old Longueuil woman was attacked and beaten while walking along a bike path Tuesday night

Security measures have been beefed up along the Longueuil bike path where a 23-year-old woman was found badly beaten late Tuesday night.  

About 100 people in Longueuil gathered for a vigil Friday night, leaving lit candles and flowers in memory of victim Jenique Dalcourt. (Alex Leduc/CBC) Longueuil police identified her as the woman who was brutally beaten to death Tuesday night. Dalcourt, a Longueuil resident, was walking along the bike path when she was attacked. She was found by a witness around 10 p.m. Tuesday on a dark, quiet stretch of the bike path that runs through Paul Pratt Park in Old Longueuil. Dalcourt had been savagely beaten. She died in hospital from her injuries a short while later. Longueuil police have increased security since the fatal incident.   Const. Tommy Lacroix of Longueuil police confirms lighting has been improved along the path and that police are patrolling the area between dusk and dawn. (Elias Abboud/CBC) Officers are patrolling the area, and lighting has been improved. Trees that might have obscured bike path lighting have had their branches cut back or been cut down completely. Police are still looking for suspects and ask anyone with information to go to a police station or call 911.

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Question: Is there any chance for Quebec to become a republic? Answer:  Not in this century; the separatists have to work harder for the next one. 50% plus one says so. It’s now the poorest of all the provinces in Canada. More later....JFT

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Hey did you hear? We have  two new Saints from Quebec, no, it's not  Lucien Bouchard or Jacques Parizeau nor  René Lévesque or Robert Bourassa and  definitely not Bernard Landry (above pictures are in order from left to right) but here check it out! Pope Francis elevates 2 Quebecers to sainthood Note: All are but a waste except for The Great Rene Levesque, he should have been sainted a long time ago by the Separatists as the real Quebecois who inspired equality for all. Later, more about these nationalists or separatists Quebecois political leaders.

Coming later once article is complete -  On Economics and Politics, It won't get any better in Quebec By Conrad David Brillantes  

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One Square Mile of Canada

Montreal is a French island in a predominantly English-speaking country

It's known as La Main - "The Main" - and it's the lifeblood of Montreal . For the past three centuries this sweeping avenue, Boulevard St Laurent, has shaped the character of a city in the heart of French-speaking Canada . La Main was once the symbolic dividing line between the city's French and English speaking communities, with the boulevard a soft buffer attracting and absorbing waves of new immigrants. Today, it celebrates a cosmopolitan city with its array of little villages, from the Quartier Chinois, or Chinese quarter, to Little Italy and Portugal , along with strong remnants of an historic Jewish quarter.

What does it mean to be Canadian?

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What the Indians are trying to say, The French came as visitors and now they want the country for themselves?”  So they say "over my dead body" before Quebec becomes a republic. After all, they already killed millions of us since they arrived here. This is not a provocation but just letting them know we are still around and Quebec Nation is not going to happen as long as there are still Indians around. Please send your comments to the editor... MP Maxime Bernier defends language-law quip - Quebecers don't need Bill 101, "Not by imposing [French] and by preventing people from making their own decisions in matters that concern their personal lives."   Quebec militia leader faces death-threat charges Patriotic Militia of Quebec's website   Que. militia worries separatists   Death threats target Quebec English rights group    Letters threaten FLQ attacks in Montreal  Oops! Parti Quebecois are falling apart

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1. Integrity and reliability are the most important quality that a public employee especially that of a politician should maintain otherwise the institution gets corrupted. 2. Poor immigrants are the greatest investment a country like Canada should bring in for they are motivated by dreams that money immigrants already have. We brought (in) lots of those money immigrants in the 80s from Hong Kong and surrounding areas, most settled in BC, did they bring their money to Canada ? No, they fried us with our own oil and most of the locals moved to nearby towns where the cost of living is much lower than where those so called investors settled in. But, where are those people now? They are back where they came from with our passports. Would you want to know more and why? Conrad David Brillantes

Oh Canada : How I Love You

The tour was to only last one hour. While the other educator and I waited for their arrival we decided we would not visit the Canadian galleries, since they were in another pavilion at the other end of the museum. We would choose the European Art collection to save time. They arrived twenty minutes late. My group had three mothers with eight children between the ages of two months and nine years old. Two Muslim mothers dressed in hijab and long over-... Quickly it was decided, even though time was limited, that we had to go visit the Canadian galleries. We showed the paintings, sculptures and objects from the Inuit, First Nations along with the first settlers from France and England . The children were mesmerized, listening to the legends and stories of the Canadian people. The mothers asked many insightful questions. As we toured from one gallery to the next, the mother from Benin began unapologetically to nurse her son. She didn’t ask for help or lag behind. She did what came naturally and continued to be an active participant. And the two other mothers? They held the infant’s head as she went to adjust her top and looked after her other child. Mothers from different parts of the world, nurturing, protecting and caring for one another. I witnessed the actions of a community. Being an Art Educator at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts affords me the opportunity to meet and interact with many people from all walks of life. I am very fortunate to live in a country where all people have equal rights and are valued for their uniqueness. Ennutsiak Nunavik 1896 – Iqaluit, Nunavut, 1967 Untitled (Birth Scene with Midwives) By Deirdre Potash, 2779 Honore Mercier Vaudreuil-Dorion Quebec J7V 8P5 (514) 999-8581

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Vietnam tycoon arrested for 'fraud'

One of Vietnam 's richest men, Ha Van Tham, is arrested by police on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say.

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One of Vietnam 's richest business tycoons has been arrested on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say. Ha Van Tham, a former chairman of the private Ocean Bank, was taken into custody in Hanoi on Friday, the ministry of interior said in a statement. Vietnam 's Central Bank also announced on Friday that it had suspended Mr Tham from his bank chairman role. Mr Tham also owns significant stakes in hotel and real estate businesses. His personal wealth is estimated to be several billion dollars. Local media reported that Mr Tham could be held for up to four months pending further investigations. The Central Bank said Mr Tham was "personally responsible" for some serious violations of the law but did not give further details. Fraud clampdown Shares in Ocean Group has fallen by several percentage points since Wednesday. The Vietnamese government has vowed to clamp down on fraud and embezzlement. In June, another one of Vietnam 's richest men, Nguyen Duc Kien, was sentenced to 30 years in jail for tax evasion and illegal trading. Vietnam country profile Also read other business news: Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal  Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.   Brazilian firms up bid for Chiquita   Banana firm Chiquita spurns takeover  World's largest banana firm created   Ukraine-Russia 'consensus' over gas   Ukraine and Russia find "consensus" on a deal to end their gas dispute, according to the boss of Ukraine 's state gas firm.   EU hopeful of Ukraine gas deal  Hungary suspends gas flow

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Keira Knightley to make Broadway stage debut

Knightley made her professional stage debut in a 2009 version of Moliere's The Misanthrope

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British actress Keira Knightley is to make her Broadway debut next year in a stage version of a famous French novel.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star will play the title role in Therese Raquin, based on Emile Zola's 1867 classic. Described as "a tale of love, lust, betrayal, and guilt," the play will cast her as a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage who has an affair with one of her husband's friends. The Roundabout Theatre Company show opens in October 2015 in New York . Knightley, who turns 30 next year, previously trod the boards in London in The Misanthrope and The Children's Hour. The actress has two films out next month in the UK - World War Two drama The Imitation Game and US comedy Say When. Therese Raquin has been staged and filmed many times, most recently as the film In Secret starring Elizabeth Olsen. Knightley 'wins theatrical spurs'   Is Keira Knightley feeling first-night nerves?

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Two US Ebola nurses free of virus

Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York .

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Two nurses infected with Ebola while caring for a dying patient in Dallas have been declared free of the virus.

One of them, Nina Pham, met President Barack Obama at the White House, hours after being discharged. The governors of New York and New Jersey have ordered a mandatory 21-day quarantine period for anyone in contact with Ebola victims in West Africa . The move comes a day after a doctor, Craig Spencer, returned from Guinea and tested positive for Ebola in New York . Anyone arriving from affected West African countries without having had confirmed contact with Ebola victims will be subject to monitoring by public health officials. The plans go beyond anything so far announced at a national level by the Obama administration. People in New York City have expressed concern that Dr Spencer used public transport and restaurants before being diagnosed. More than 4,800 people have died of Ebola - mainly in Liberia , Guinea and Sierra Leone - since March. Nurse thanks doctorsWatch   'Millions of Ebola vaccines' in 2015   'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl   S Leone sailor: Help us, please   Liberia's Ebola emergencyWatch   What you need to know   First Ebola case in Mali confirmed   WHO under fire

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000  

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report. Only 27 of the cases have occurred outside the three worst-hit countries, Sierra Leone , Liberia and Guinea . Those three countries account for all but 10 of the fatalities. Mali became the latest nation to record a death, a two-year-old girl. More than 40 people known to have come into contact with her have been quarantined. The latest WHO situation report says that Liberia remains the worst affected country, with 2,705 deaths. Sierra Leone has had 1,281 fatalities and there have been 926 in Guinea . Nigeria has recorded eight deaths and there has been one in Mali and one in the United States . The WHO said the number of cases was now 10,141 but that the figure could be much higher, as many families were keeping relatives at home rather than taking them to treatment centres. It said many of the centres were overcrowded. Concerns in MaliWatch   'Millions of Ebola vaccines' in 2015   Nurse thanks doctorsWatch  With Liberia ambulance workerWatch   Six surprising Ebola numbers   Ebola: Mapping the outbreak   What you need to know   In 60 seconds: What is Ebola?Watch Also read additional health news - Cancer-killing cells made in the lab   Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.   First transplant of 'dead' heart   Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

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The Montreal Tribune and its publishers are not responsible for all contents in this section. All Rights reserved. Copyright 2007 Conrad David Brillantes. All Questions or inquiries submitted are not edited...posted as they are received. Question: Why on earth the Separatist government of  the late Rene Levesque created the language law known as Bill 101? Answer: Actually, Robert Bourassa, Quebec Premier then started the controversial language law (Bill 22) which was duplicated and made it more complicated by government of Levesque. Note that Bill 101 was declared not valid by the Supreme Court of Canada but because of the veto option given to all provinces under the unfinished Canada constitution headed by Brian Mulroney, precipitated when Pierre Trudeau, prime minister of the day brought home the BNA (British North America Act - Canadian Constitution) to Canada, Quebec was able to maintain the law (Bill 101) ...  

The day the economic dim light hits Montreal

Looking back at 40 years of French as Quebec's official language

The passage of Bill 22 in 1974 may have been in response to language tensions in St-Léonard, a predominantly Italian-immigrant neighbourhood in Montreal . However, it fanned the flames between Anglos and Francos, leading to what is arguably Quebec 's most hotly debated piece of legislation ever: Bill 101. (Radio-Canada archives)  On July 31, 1974 — exactly 40 years ago — French became the only official language in Quebec . A war of words and principles raged between anglophones and francophones at the time. Anglophones fought to preserve their rights while more and more French-speaking Quebecers lobbied for better protection of their language, particularly with regard to the francization of immigrants. That edict, introduced by Robert Bourassa and his Liberal government, was meant to remove any ambiguity about language in the province. It was known as Bill 22, the precursor to Bill 101 that came three years later. “The 1960s were a time of major changes in Quebec , like elsewhere around the world. Here, we became aware of some gaps in the protection of the French language,” said Office québécois de la langue française spokesman Jean-Pierre Le Blanc. Groundwork on bills 22 and 101 was laid during the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s. The Parti Québécois was created in 1968 amid the language turmoil; a year later, the Union Nationale government led by Jean-Jacques Bertrand adopted Bill 63, which would go on to become An Act to promote the French language in Québec. St-Léonard Conflict The flames of language debates in the province were stoked by what has come to be known as the St-Léonard Conflict, which came to a head in 1968. The conflict began when an act was passed to phase out English instruction from schools in the predominantly Italian-immigrant neighbourhood. Bill 63 was passed in 1969 as an attempt to smooth out thorny relations between Montreal ’s Italian community, the province and Quebec francophones. That law had provisions promoting French in education, including offering French courses to new immigrants. It also permitted parents to choose whether their children received English or French instruction. That law was superseded by Bill 22. FROM THE ARCHIVES | Riots in St-Léonard

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A what? A $15 per hour minimum wage? For Quebec it's bad news for business - Montreal is already bankrupt. Given another 10 years, half of the city is going to be deserted, yes, just like Detroit ...Government should create a commission composed of business and economics students headed by professors to find out how the province can get out from it's present economic predicament.

What happens in a US debt default?

Bills, bills, bills: how does the US government pay its debt?

20 dollar bills and hand

By Kim Gittleson BBC business reporter, New York

What is a US debt default?  At its most basic level, a default is when a person or an entity cannot repay a debt on time. For instance, when a person can't make a payment on a mortgage or a car loan. When a country does this, it's known as a sovereign default. This is when the country cannot repay its debt, which typically takes the form of bonds. So if the US were to default, it would essentially stop paying the money it owed US Treasury bond holders. A quick refresher: the US government spends more money than it collects in taxes. So to make up the shortfall, it raises funds by asking investors to buy US Treasury bonds. Investors, such as the Chinese government and pension funds, do this because these bonds are seen as a safe place to invest money. What are the consequences of a US default? No one really knows exactly what would happen, but the likelihood is that markets around the world would plunge and global interest rates would rise. This is because if the US government could not repay the money it owed bondholders, the value of the bonds would decrease. And the yield - the return the government pays to an investor - would rise. This is because it would be perceived as a less safe investment. This would prompt interest rates around the world, which are often tied to those of US Treasuries, to spike. Furthermore, the impact on the US 's creditors could be dire. Japan , for instance, owns about $1.14 trillion of US debt - which is equivalent to 20% of its annual economic output. In the US , Goldman Sachs estimates that $175bn would immediately be withdrawn from the US economy and it could lead to a very deep recession. Top 5 foreign holders of US debt :   Mainland China $1,27 Trillion  *  Japan $1.4 Trillion  *   Caribbean banking centres: Bahamas , Bermuda , Cayman Islands and others $287 Billion  *  Oil exporters: Venezuela , Iran , Iraq , Kuwait , Oman , Qatar , Saudi Arabia and others $257 Billion  *  Brazil $256 Billion  *   SOURCE: US TREASURY     Will the Fed get back to normal?   How bad are US debt levels?   Q&A: What is the debt ceiling? 

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  Forger jailed for bogus paintings   Munch's The Scream sold for $120 million

Germany to release confiscated art   -   Owner gives up on 'Chagall' painting    Stolen Rembrandt found 15 years on

Matisse's Femme Assise  Chagall Painting  Rembrandt's painting Child with a Soap Bubble

A 17th Century painting by Dutch master Rembrandt is recovered in France , 15 years after it was stolen. - The painting measures 60cm by 49cm and was said to be in a good condition

A 17th Century painting by Dutch master Rembrandt has been recovered in France , 15 years after it was stolen. L'enfant a la bulle de savon (Child with soap bubble), valued at 3.2m euros (£2.7m), was taken from a museum in the southern city of Draguignan in 1999. Two men were arrested in Nice on Tuesday, according to the Agence France Presse (AFP) news agency. Police said they received information that a transaction was due to take place in a hotel the following day. The men, aged 46 and 53, one of whom was described as a former insurer, appeared in court in Nice on Thursday, AFP said. They were reported to be known to police for previous petty crimes. Police are still looking for other suspects.

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  Madame Leon Clapisson, 1883

Monet and Picasso among art theft    Scientists recapture Renoir's reds

Paintings by artists including Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin and Freud have been stolen from a museum in Rotterdam . Police in the Netherlands said the works were taken from the Kunsthal Museum early on Tuesday morning. The museum is showing works from the Triton Foundation as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. The paintings include Monet's Waterloo Bridge , Picasso's Tete d'Arlequin, Matisse's La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune and Freud's Woman with Eyes Closed.  Monet water lilies sells for $43 million    Monet artwork bequeathed by reclusive heiress  "Madame Leon Clapisson": The visualization (right) is produced using advanced image processing software - Conservation scientists in Chicago produce a stunning visualization of how they think a Renoir painting might have looked before its colors faded. Researchers in Chicago have produced a visualization of how they think a Renoir could have looked before its colors faded. The picture of Madame Valentine Clapisson was painted by the great French Impressionist more than 130 years ago. The original's impact has been degraded and dulled by the action of light. But by using the latest analytical tools, conservators have been able to recover a sense of Renoir's rich reds."When we first brought this picture into the conservation studio for examination and removed the frame, we noticed that at the top and at the left-hand side there was a sliver of very intense colour," recalls Dr Francesca Casadio from The Art Institute of Chicago. "This tipped us off to the fact that the mood of this painting that is now pretty cool and restrained with light purples and blues was once far more vibrant," she told BBC News.

Bankruptcy may not be the answer

Did you borrow too much money and now cannot afford to pay creditors anymore? There are so many con artists or scammers that will tell you that they can wipe your record clean if you pay them for their service... This is not true... no one can clean your record but yourself. But before filing bankruptcy, check with us... There's nothing to pay (us). Definitely nothing to pay... it's a free service to everyone if you live in Quebec. Contact us for  assistance. All inquiries are strictly  treated confidential. Your name will never be passed around,  Or Check directly with the provincial court if you want to do it yourself by logging on to Quebec Government Justice

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