By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative-led coalition was neck and neck with Germany's center-left opposition in a state election Sunday that was a major test ahead of a national vote later this year, projections showed.
About a dozen killer whales trapped under sea ice appeared to be free after the ice shifted, village officials in Canada's remote north said Thursday, while residents who feared they would get stuck elsewhere hired a plane to track them down.
More than 300 directors of some 140 health centers in Madrid resigned from their posts Tuesday to protest plans to partly privatize the region's public health service.
Thousands of Spanish medical workers marched through downtown Madrid on Monday to protest against budget cuts and plans to partly privatize their cherished national health service.
Activists angered by Pope Benedict XVI's recent comment about gay marriage have held a small protest in St. Peter's Square during the pontiff's weekly address there.
Several thousand Spanish public health workers and other people marched from four main hospitals in Madrid to converge on a main square in the capital Sunday, protesting the regional government's plans to restructure and part-privatize the sector.
Voters in Spain's wealthy Catalonia region Sunday sliced the majority held by a nationalist alliance in snap elections, giving strong gains to left-wing parties that favor independence, exit polls said.
Voters in Catalonia on Sunday are choosing lawmakers for this wealthy Spanish region's parliament amid a threat from the Catalan leader to hold an independence referendum that would test the country's unity.
A new poll finds that the large majority of Germans back the government's decision to phase out nuclear power and switch to renewable energies within a decade, despite rising electricity bills.
Russian Cossacks on horseback Sunday kicked off a two-month friendly march on Paris to mark the bicentenary of a key battle Russia fought against Napoleon that led to an eventual French defeat.
Kyrgyz youth are "pedaling" a new plan to boost tourism and employment: a 300-mile bicycle route around the beautiful environs of the world's 10th largest lake — Issyk-Kul, in the Tian Shan mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan.
Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday called on 1.5 million young people attending a Mass here to become missionaries and to resist secularism, as he ended the Catholic Church's four-day youth celebrations.
Chinese security forces have launched a two-month "strike hard" crackdown against violence, terrorism and radical Islam after renewed ethnic violence in the restive western region of Xinjiang, the regional government said.
Spain's economic crisis has forced Barcelona's Liceu opera house to delay the opening of its 2011-2012 season by a month and could lead to temporary layoffs at the famous theater, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Kurdish security guards opened fire on a crowd of protesters calling for political reforms in northern Iraq and killed at least two people, officials said, showing even war-weary Iraq cannot escape the unrest roiling the Middle East.