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February 13 , 2008

Spielberg quits as adviser to Olympics over Darfur  13/02-2008 12:05  (Reuters)
Oscar-winning film director Steven Spielberg withdrew on Tuesday as an artistic adviser to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing over China's policy on the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region.

Spielberg Quits Role In Olympic Ceremonies  13/02-2008 12:02  (Washington Post)
The director Steven Spielberg has quit as an artistic adviser for the Beijing Olympic Games, citing China's close ties to the government of Sudan, and the continued killing and displacement of people in Darfur.

Darfur Rebels Praise Spielberg For Olympic Pull - Out  13/02-2008 08:28  (The New York Times)
Filed at 6:45 a.m. ET KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Darfur's splintered rebel groups on Wednesday united in praising U.S. film director Steven Spielberg for quitting as artistic adviser to the Beijing Olympics, with one calling for athletes to follow his lead.

Darfuris return to charred homes after attack  13/02-2008 01:54  (Yahoo Finance)
SIRBA, Sudan (Reuters) - The stench of burning hung in the air of Sirba, a town in West Darfur, as its inhabitants returned home to find their belongings in a charred pile, their animals dead and their food gone.

French Minister Hails EU Force in Chad  12/02-2008 23:23  (Yahoo! Singapore News)
By EDITH M. LEDERER,Associated Press Writer AP - 1 hour 3 minutes ago UNITED - France's foreign minister hailed Tuesday's resumed deployment of a much-awaited European Union peacekeeping force in Chad, where a rebellion had halted the troop movement.

Spielberg Drops Out as Adviser to Beijing Olympics in Dispute Over Darfur Conflict  12/02-2008 21:22  (The New York Times)
WASHINGTON Steven Spielberg said Tuesday that he was withdrawing as an artistic adviser to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after almost a year of trying unsuccessfully to prod President Hu Jintao of China to do more to try to end Sudan’s attacks in the Darfur region.

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