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Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi praised Benito Mussolini for "having done good" despite the fascist dictator's anti-Jewish laws, immediately sparking expressions of outrage as Europe on Sunday held Holocaust remembrances.
Holocaust survivors, politicians, religious leaders and others marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday with solemn prayers and the now oft-repeated warnings to never let such horrors happen again.
The city of Rome unveiled a revamped statue of Pope John Paul II on Monday after the first one was pilloried by the public and the Vatican.
Each day brings new evidence of the left's hatred for Christians and other traditionalists, but the smear campaign against Christian-owned Chick-fil-A sets a new low.
Another war is brewing in the Balkans. Recently, Serbia's voters elected a new president. Ultranationalist Tomislav Nikolic narrowly defeated the liberal, pro-European Union incumbent, Boris Tadic. Mr. Nikolic's victory means the Balkans may be plunged into ethnic violence again.
I first heard it two, perhaps 2 1/2 years ago. A sage sitting in his New York City office pronounced it. Said the sage to me: "This is going to be the dirtiest presidential campaign in history."
As this vivid account of the key role the Portuguese capital played during World War II tells us, when the traditional European "City of Light" - Paris - lay extinguished under the dark cloud of Nazi occupation, Lisbon's lights burned bright. When, one after another, most of Europe's lamps went out, as they had a generation earlier in another world war, to be replaced by somber blackout, Lisbon's bright street lighting and neon signs struck visitors as surreal.
To those who hail the Arab Spring and the first free elections in Egypt in 60 years, a prominent Israeli responded, "Remember Mussolini, remember Hitler." Two years after seizing power in 1922 with a march on Rome, one-time socialist Benito Mussolini's fascist party won 64 percent of the popular vote and 374 seats of 535 in parliament.
A new documentary about Benito Mussolini examines the near cult-like fascination that many Italians had with the fascist dictator _ and how his body became a focus for the fixation.
He was pilloried by the Vatican for creating a sculpture of Pope John Paul II that some mockingly say looks more like Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini than the beloved late pontiff. Now artist Oliviero Rainaldi has a chance at redemption.
President Obama is facing an internal revolt. Liberals are openly considering a primary challenge for the Democratic presidential nomination. Ralph Nader, a big-government maverick and former Green Party candidate, recently called for a group of left-leaning Democrats to run. If a prominent opponent emerges, Mr. Obama's re-election efforts would be fatally crippled.
A suitcase and clothing purported to have belonged to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress and obtained by a World War II veteran from western New York have been sold at an auction for more than $5,000.
Steve Jobs, chairman of Apple Inc., became a billionaire not by force or manipulation but instead by understanding the central tenet of free-market capitalism: He served other people. Millions the world over have voluntarily handed over their hard-earned money in return for his high-tech smartphone, which ushered in a new age in communication. In some ways, the iPhone is, in fact, emblematic of America itself.
When the English Defense League sprang to life two years ago, it had fewer than 50 members _ a rough-and-tumble bunch of mostly white guys shouting from a street corner about what they viewed as uncontrolled Muslim immigration.
The Vatican on Friday slammed a giant new modernist sculpture that portrays John Paul II, saying the bronze work outside Rome's main train station doesn't even look like the late pontiff. Commuters and tourists say the statue looks more like the late Italian dictator Benito Mussolini than the widely beloved pope.
In 2010, he told world leaders at a Paris conference that he had been reading Mussolini's journals, and years earlier
As Mussolini plays tennis in one clip, a solemn voice declares: "The intense job of il Duce is daily preceded by intense physical exercise, which restores his fresh energy and his physical rigor."