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Pope's battle to save Christmas: Don't let atheists crush your traditions,

Saturday, Sep, 18 at 9:55 am,

9.18.10 – Benedict tells Britain In a strongly worded speech delivered in Parliament, Benedict XVI bluntly told politicians not to ‘silence’ religion and discourage public celebration of its most important festivals. And in a thinly-veiled attack on controversial equality legislation, he said laws which forced Christians to act against their consciences were wrong

Putin returning to Kremlin…

Friday, Sep, 17 at 1:06 pm,

9.17.10 – (Reuters) – A Russian government agency has registered the web address Putin-2012.rf in a sign Prime Minister Vladimir Putin plans to run in a presidential election he would seem almost certain to win.

Will Efforts to Train Homegrown Muslim Leaders Fail?

Friday, Sep, 17 at 9:30 am,

9.17.10 – The German government plans to enlist imams educated at German universities to improve the integration of young Muslims in the future. The program, however, threatens to create a conflict between Germany and Turkey and with Muslim organizations.

French lawmakers throw out retirement age at 60

Sunday, Sep, 12 at 1:28 pm,

9.12.10 – French lawmakers on Friday approved government plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 by 2018, a key item on President Nicolas Sarkozy's agenda to overhaul the costly pension system.

France: Hijab and the City

Thursday, Sep, 02 at 9:50 am,

9.2.10 – Being French and Muslim doesn't mean a girl can't have fun. PARIS, France — The youngest of six children, all born in France to Moroccan parents, Mariame Tighanimine was in her last year of high school when the 2004 act was passed prohibiting the "conspicuous" display of religious symbols (including the veil) in French state schools.

Poorly educated British graduates are losing jobs to immigrants

Sunday, Aug, 22 at 10:49 pm,

8.23.10 – British workers are too poorly educated to rival immigrants for jobs, a report warned yesterday. Declining standards are leading companies to fill jobs with foreign workers as managers believe British candidates do not have the skills to match those from outside the UK.

Eastern Europe's private armies

Sunday, Aug, 22 at 6:33 am,

8.22.10 – Separating "protection" from "corruption" in European private security companies. GRAZ, Austria — Private security companies have flourished in southeastern Europe, filling a void left by the dismantling of communist institutions. But weak oversight has meant that they are as often linked with crime as with its prevention.

Russian Scholar Warns Of 'Secret' U.S. Climate Change Weapon…

Tuesday, Aug, 17 at 10:51 am,

8.17.10 – In a recent article, Andrei Areshev, deputy director of the Strategic Culture Foundation, wrote, "At the moment, climate weapons may be reaching their target capacity and may be used to provoke droughts, erase crops, and induce various anomalous phenomena in certain countries."

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