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Topic - Greece
As far as making history goes, President Obama is breaking all kinds of records for federal disability payouts to non-working Americans.
Aspecter of populism seems to be haunting Europe. While the trend is not winning elections yet, London Financial Times' Gideon Rachman fears that "anti-establishment radicals do not need to capture the position of president or prime minister to gum up the system. Even if traditional pro-EU centrists continue to lead most national governments in Europe, their room for maneuver at EU summits is greatly reduced if populist parties are making big gains back home."
The irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat trick as Portugal qualified for the 2014 World Cup finals at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden on Tuesday, while France advanced by conjuring a remarkable turnaround against Ukraine.
Amid growing regional instability, with many Israelis feeling increasingly alone and misunderstood in the world, the country's global image often is filtered through the grinding standoff with the Palestinians — shaped more by sensational YouTube videos and media coverage than reality. Fighting those misconceptions is what Ms. Segal does — one tour group at a time.
Atheists interrupted a planned prayer vigil on the steps of the Supreme Court during the Town of Greece v. Galloway case last week, as they argued prayer has no place in public service.
It just recorded the highest trade surplus in its history, but Germany may find it difficult to celebrate the milestone as Berlin faces growing criticism that the country's prosperity is coming at the expense of its European neighbors and the health of the global economy.
The Supreme Court heard opening arguments Wednesday on a case that could determine the place of prayer in legislative meetings, and what role religion plays in the public sphere.
In one of the biggest religious freedom cases in years, Supreme Court justices and attorneys engaged in what one observer called a "very vigorous exchange" over whether a small New York town's practice of having a prayer before government meetings passed constitutional muster.
Union workers in Greece have launched a 24-hour strike over the government’s ongoing austerity cuts, bringing the nation to a virtual halt.
On Wednesday, the small town of Greece, N.Y., will ask the Supreme Court to allow it to continue opening meetings with a prayer.
When it comes to this week’s Supreme Court case over a Greece, N.Y., community that faced fire for opening government meetings with Christian prayers, the White House is siding with the town, citing judicial precedent and tradition.
Since our nation's inception, prayer has played a vital role in our development. At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, after days of quarreling among the delegates, Ben Franklin stood up and called the assembly to say, "If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?"
The mystery is solved — but the future of the young girl known only as Maria is still uncertain.
Greece and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal finished second in their groups, winding up in next months' eight-team European playoffs that will determine four more berths.
A very strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has struck west of the Greek island of Crete.