“Finland launches new range of erotic gay stamps”

Lesbian-only burial area being inaugurated in historic Berlin cemetery

Online porn seen by 200,000 UK kids in one month, study says

Russell Crowe film Noah banned in Indonesia

“Biden links Russia’s anti-gay laws to incursion into Ukraine”

Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death

UK: Pornographic sites should protect kids or be prosecuted, MPs warn

Global Freedom Network founded by Catholics, Anglicans, Muslims to end trafficking

L. Gordon Crovitz: America’s Internet surrender

Pew Research: Worldwide, many see belief in God as essential to morality

Arab envoys say no to Israel as Jewish state

The unintended foreign policy consequences of the homosexual agenda

UK: High Court judge wants more evidence from Boris Johnson over ex-gay bus ad ban

Post-American Mormonism

Canada: “Miramichi adopts flag policy after gay pride flap”

Roger Scruton: Stand up for the real meaning of freedom

    Roger Scruton at The Spectator: “Until recently the conservative emphasis on civil society has led to an equal emphasis on the family as its heart. This emphasis has been thrown into disarray by the sexual revolution, by widespread divorce and out-of-wedlock birth, and by recent moves to accommodate the homosexual lifestyle. And those changes have to be absorbed and normalised. Ours is a tolerant society in which liberty is extended to a variety of religions, world views, and forms of domestic life. But liberty is threatened by licence: liberty is founded on personal responsibility and a respect for others, whereas licence is a way of exploiting others for purely personal gain. Liberty therefore depends on the values that protect individuals from chaotic personal lives and which cherish the integrity of the home in the face of the many threats to it.”

  • Posted: 02/07/2014
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Google makes statement about Russian homosexual propaganda law

“UN Chief denounces attacks on LGBT people”

Turkish Internet restrictions raise more concerns

The Rise of Islamic Finance | Council on Foreign Relations

    Council on Foreign Relations backgrounder: “Prime Minister David Cameron announced in 2013 that the United Kingdom will issue a £200 million ($327 million) Islamic bond, or sukuk, making it the first non-Muslim country to tap into Islamic financing. Companies in the United States are also considering Islamic finance to fund business ventures and infrastructure projects. Demand for new Islamic investments is expected to outstrip supply by as much as $100 billion by 2015, an imbalance that could translate to much-needed liquidity in some tight markets. But the industry remains small and will need to expand considerably to have a significant impact on global financial markets.”

  • Posted: 02/03/2014
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EU: Corruption costing bloc $162 billion annually

Tunisia approves new constitution, appoints new government

Supreme Court denies stay of execution in Texas for Mexican

Eastern Europe’s Christian reawakening

“Italian official criticizes U.S. for sending gays to Sochi Olympics”

American journalist kicked out of Russia in run-up to Olympic Games

Egyptian polls open in two-day draft constitution referendum

Tunisia’s Islamist Prime Minister Resigns

N. Korea: Kim Jong-un’s aunt reported to be dead

Egypt Arrests Al-jazeera Tv’s 4-member Crew

Chinese journalists face Marxist ideology exam

Is Putin One of Us? | Pat Buchanan at CNSNews

    Pat Buchanan at CNSNews: Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative? In the culture war for mankind’s future, is he one of us? While such a question may be blasphemous in Western circles, consider the content of the Russian president’s state of the nation address. With America clearly in mind, Putin declared, “In many countries today, moral and ethical norms are being reconsidered.”

  • Posted: 12/17/2013
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North Korea executes leader’s powerful uncle in public purge

China Withholds Visas For NYT, Bloomberg Reporters

After Unilateral Air Defense Move, Beijing Sends Carrier to Another Sensitive Area

US bombers defy Chinese no-fly zone

Prostitution: France Wants To Punish Clients

Reports: U.S. unfreezes $8 billion in Iranian assets

New EU ‘flagships’ to focus on multilateral aid

Obama pleads for time on Iran

Google to warn users of 13,000 search terms associated with child pornography

Abdulla Yameen, who fought on Islam plank, wins Maldives’ Presidential run-off

Canada Says 386 Kids Rescued In Child Porn Bust

Iran: Khamenei controls vast financial empire built on property seizures

Support for Saudi women drivers spooks the government

Latin America leading the way on promoting food as a human right

Iran Announces 34 New Nuke Sites

Mexico Bans Slot Machines, Limits Casino Licenses

Saudi Arabia warns it will use force if campaigners protest against female driving ban

West criticizes, China defends human rights record at U.N.

Saudi Arabia Rejects Seat On UN Security Council

Why China Wants to Dump the Dollar

    Chriss W. Street at Breitbart: Having benefited for twenty years from their under-valued currency, importing manufacturing jobs, and exporting lower priced products, China’s comparative advantage is being destroyed by America’s oil and natural gas fracking boom. The Chinese communist authorities are terrified their loss of competitiveness will cause unemployment and the social consequences that flow from it. But with the terms of trade now substantially against China, convincing the world to dump the U.S. dollar as reserve currency and switch to the Chinese “renminbi” is their best hope to try to save tens of millions of manufacturing jobs.

  • Posted: 10/17/2013
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Egypt: Relations With United States In ‘turmoil’

Sweden Elects Its First Female Archbishop

Islam teaches peace, condemns terrorism: Hajj Sermon

Arabs Furious At Czech Jerusalem Remarks

US Adults Score Below Average On Worldwide Test

United States Becomes Largest Oil-and-Gas Producer

US government shutdown: Barack Obama is presiding over the end of America’s superpower status

Assad regime says conflict has reached stalemate, plans to call for ceasefire

Chancellor Angela Merkel: The German leader set to eclipse Margaret Thatcher

Wisconsin, NYU, and Yale are Servicing Authoritarian Regimes

    History News Network: But the American Academy worries rightly about the humanities’ prospects in the United States itself, more than in societies where they’ve never taken root. Buffeted by market, political and social pressures, liberal educators whose own public funding is dwindling and whose students’ resources and aspirations are narrowing have set sail for lavish subsidies and burgeoning new student markets. But they’ve forgotten that whoever pays the piper ultimately calls the tune.

  • Posted: 09/17/2013
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Child mortality halved since 1990, UN report says

U.S. Military Confirms Rebels Had Sarin

Obama backs UN effort on Syria as new resolution prepared

Syria Accepts Weapons Plan, Strike Momentum Eases

The Triumph of Tony Abbott | Wall Street Journal

U.S. open to Russian chemical weapons proposal

Russia To Push Syria To Surrender Chemical Weapons

1 million Syrian refugee children gripped by bloodshed, upheaval

Obama Willing to Pursue Solo Syria Strikes, Aides Say

British lawmakers reject measure on military action in Syria, in setback for Obama administration

Pope Says Only Dialogue Can End Syria Strife

AP Sources: Intelligence On Weapons No ‘slam Dunk’

116 House members say Obama needs approval from Congress on Syria