Ireland's constitutional ban on abortion violates the rights of pregnant women to receive proper medical care in life-threatening cases, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday, harshly criticizing Ireland's long inaction on the issue.
Ireland's constitutional ban on abortion violates pregnant women's right to receive proper medical care in life-threatening cases, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday, harshly criticizing Ireland's long inaction on the issue.
Few things in contemporary America are as unstable as things are in Europe. Economies across the eurozone are implementing massive austerity measures in the midst of severe economic crisis and uncertainty. Ireland and now potentially Portugal, Spain and Italy want to avoid the dreaded EU bailout and the ruthless fiscal penalties that come along with it. Marching in step with economic implosion, Europe's immigration problems intensify with each passing week.
A group of Americans came under attack in their vehicle outside a restaurant in Yemen's capital, U.S. and Yemeni officials said Thursday.
Newly released U.S. diplomatic cables indicate that the Vatican felt "offended" that Ireland failed to respect Holy See "sovereignty" by asking high-ranking churchmen to answer questions from an Irish commission probing decades of sex abuse of minors by clergy.
America's budget debate suffers from a failure of imagination. Deficit hawks warn that the federal budget is on an "unsustainable path," but they don't spell out what will happen when the budget can no longer be sustained. Their language tends to be vague and imprecise.
Ireland must endure the toughest cuts and tax increases in its history as an unavoidable price for saving the debt-burdened nation from bankruptcy, Finance Minister Brian Lenihan told lawmakers as they prepared to vote on a brutal 2011 budget.
The drama of the European Union's common currency now goes into its second act, replete with a Spanish fandango as the crisis expands.
It was the celebrity endorsement of marketers' dreams.