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Europe considers resettling Guantánamo detainees

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Europe considers resettling Guantánamo detainees

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Europe’s willingness to consider resettling detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo.

Posted: December 23, 2008 16:00   Comments: 0
Vatican approves “godcasted” prayer book

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Vatican approves “godcasted” prayer book

The Vatican has approved an iPhone application for the first time. "iBreviary" is a prayer book available on iTunes and created by Italian priest Father Paolo Padrini.

Posted: December 22, 2008 12:43   Comments: 1
U.N. divided over gay rights declaration

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U.N. divided over gay rights declaration

Sixty-six of the 192 United Nations member countries signed a nonbinding declaration to decriminalize homosexuality, while another 60 supported a rival statement introduced by Syria.

Posted: December 19, 2008 14:05   Comments: 2
Russian warships visit Cold War ally Cuba

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Russian warships visit Cold War ally Cuba

Christopher Sabatini of the Council of the Americas discusses Russian warships docking in Havana and potential changes to Cuba-U.S. relations under Barack Obama.

Posted: December 19, 2008 13:42   Comments: 3
U.K. sees surprise retail bump as unemployment soars

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U.K. sees surprise retail bump as unemployment soars

Even as the number of jobless people in the United Kingdom climbed to over 1 million, retail sales in the country unexpectedly rose for the first time in three months.

Posted: December 18, 2008 12:52   Comments: 0
U.S. questions British performance in Afghanistan

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U.S. questions British performance in Afghanistan

Tom Baldwin, the Washington bureau chief of The Times of London, discusses reports that American military officials are questioning the role and effectiveness of British forces in Afghanistan.

Posted: December 16, 2008 17:04   Comments: 0
Bosnian schools teach reading, writing — and division

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Bosnian schools teach reading, writing — and division

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that years after the war's end, schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina are perpetuating ethnic tensions between Muslim, Serb and Croat communities.

Posted: December 16, 2008 11:25   Comments: 0
Climate conference targets developing nations

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Climate conference targets developing nations

About 11,000 people from more than 190 countries met in Poland this week to lay the foundations for a treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will extend beyond the Kyoto Protocol agreement, which expires in 2012.

Posted: December 12, 2008 11:21   Comments: 0
Belarus extends press freedoms to independent media

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Belarus extends press freedoms to independent media

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the Belarusian government's shifting policy towards independent and opposition media in a country that ranks 154th on the Reporters Without Borders index of press freedom.

Posted: December 9, 2008 14:21   Comments: 0
Boy’s death sparks violent riots in Greece

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Boy’s death sparks violent riots in Greece

Hundreds of Greek youth riot across the country after police shot and killed a 15-year-old boy on Saturday.

Posted: December 8, 2008 15:54   Comments: 2
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