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Berlusconi controls many outlets, but Italian law also contributes to restrictions on press freedom.
Parliament stops short of calling killings genocide after debate showing divisions over Balkans conflict role
The European Union warned that it was insufficient if Serbia wanted closer ties with the bloc. For that, the E.U. foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, indicated, Serbia must hand over Gen. Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb military commander indicted more than 15 years ago on war crimes charges but still on the run.
The parliamentary science and technology select committee today strongly criticised the University of East Anglia for not tackling a "culture of withholding information" among the climate change scientists whose private emails caused a furore after being leaked online in November. It added that the scientific reputation of Prof Phil Jones, the head of the UEA's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) and the CRU was untarnished.
A parliamentary panel investigating allegations that scientists at one of the world’s leading climate research centers misrepresented data related to global warming announced Wednesday that it had found no evidence to support that charge.
But the panel, the Science and Technology Committee of the British House of Commons, did fault scientists at the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit and its director, Prof. Phil Jones, for the way they handled freedom of information requests from skeptics challenging the evidence of climate change.