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Iran would consider ending uranium enrichment, the most crucial part of its controversial nuclear activities, if world powers send Tehran nuclear fuel for a medical research reactor, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters Friday.
Democrats are in strategic retreat after falling short of the votes needed Tuesday to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that prevents homosexuals from serving openly in the armed forces. That's good news for the soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen who signed up to defend their country, not to participate in social experimentation. Many of these brave individuals were taken aback by the comments of high-ranking military brass at an August meeting of U.S. troops stationed in Germany discussing President Obama's proposed changes to military life.
The military community of Stuttgart, Germany, hosted the only "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" sensing sessions for Europe. I was one of about 500 people who attended.
Never has one country enjoyed complete global domination as has America. For about five decades, the United States has been the strongest military, economic and cultural power on earth. For the past two decades, the international order has been America and the others (barely).
The Czech Republic has refused to grant Google permission to expand its "Street View" because the mapping feature invades peoples' privacy, the government's privacy watchdog said Wednesday.
Just when the Catholic Church didn't need another scandal, Italian authorities seized 23 million euros ($30.18 million) from a Vatican bank account and began investigating top officials of the bank in connection with a money-laundering probe.
To an extent, Sweden's elections affirmed twin political trends that have spread throughout Europe in recent years: Fiscally conservative center-right parties have gained ground on social-democratic parties owing to budget crises that were exacerbated by the global economic downturn.
Germany's government urged the Internet industry on Monday to produce a voluntary data protection code to cover services like Google Inc.'s "Street View" mapping service.