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Pope Benedict XVI Resigns: President Obama, Italian Prime Minister, Other World and Church Leaders React
World leaders and leading figures in the Catholic Church expressed their surprise at Pope Benedict XVI's decision to resign while affirming their admiration for his work as pope. "On behalf of Americans everywhere, Michelle and I wish to extend our appreciation and prayers to His Holiness Pope
Ferrari Crackdown: Italy Declaring War on Tax Cheats
The war on tax Cheats is an Attempt to Shore up $2.5 Trillion of Public Debt
The Global Note: Yemen - At The Scene of the Horror…NATO & the War…Italy's Quake…Lemurs & the Eclipse
YEMEN ATTACK: SOLDIERS SLAUGHTERED -90 DEAD, MORE THAN 100 WOUNDED…They were soldiers in a war which Yemen and the U.S. are fighting against Al Qaeda – soldiers trained to fight terrorism. And they were killed by a suicide bomber – who blew himself up in a tightly-packed...
Ladies Who Lunch: First Lady Hosts G-8 Spouses at the White House
WASHINGTON — While the G-8 Summit leaders held a working lunch on food security, first lady Michelle Obama played host back at the White House. Catered by celebrity chef Jose Andres, the G-8 spouses gathered for an “intimate lunch,” according to the White House. On...
The G8 Potluck: What's for Dinner?
Clear your afternoons and evenings: The great G8 is upon us! Soon leaders from the eight best countries in the world will converge on Camp David to smile awkwardly next to each other and sit through hours of exciting conversations about the economy. Will there be late-night parties? Probably not.
The Global Note: Chen's Escape - A Fellow Activist Speaks…After Bin Laden…Blasting Rupert Murdoch…The "Fly Rights" App
CHINA DISSIDENT: A FELLOW ACTIVIST SPEAKS -THE ESCAPE – AND THE FALLOUT…Hu Jia, a friend a fellow activist of Chen Guangcheng who met with Chen after his escape, tells ABC News that Chen’s entry into the U.S. Embassy was pre-arranged. Hu, who was detained and...
Time Magazine's 2012 Most Influential List
Time Magazine’s 2012 list of 100 most influential people in the world, released on Wednesday morning, featured a healthy mix of global leaders, artists and rebels as usual. The ninth annual list, which will hit newsstands on Thursday, was compiled by editors at Time incorporating...
Italian Rx Hits Below the Belt: No Viagra
“No Viagra, No Party” screamed the banners held by protest marchers in Rome yesterday, raising Italian eyebrows and causing concerns among men who need a little lift from the “little blue pill.” Many Italians are upset about the radical new reforms being introduced by Italian...
Today in Pictures: Pope in Mexico, Turkish Riots, Nepal's Living Goddess
Glass eels are reintroduced to the Havel River near Potsdam, Germany, March 23, 2012. Around 1.2 million eels are being reintroduced to the local watercourses as part of a project to stabilize the local fauna and population of eels in the region. (DPA/Newscom) Turkish riot...
President Obama on Contraception Rule - A Play in One Act
THE PRESIDENT sits in the Oval Office with MARIO MONTI, the prime minister of Italy. The two chat in their distinct languages, and at the very end of this pool spray, some impudent reporters get a chance to say something before being ushered out of...