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Journalists on strike in Greece, February 24.

The Greek government last week announced a raft of tax increases and a 30 percent cut to the two-months of "bonus" pay Greek civil servants receive each year. But the new measures are unpopular and anger against them is growing. A protest organized by the country's main unions turned violent. Read more»

Biden and wife Jill lay a wreath at the tomb of Zionist founder Theodor Herzl on Tuesday.

It would be hard to imagine a greater insult to the Obama administration than announcing a large new housing development for Jews in Jerusalem just as Biden was flying in to help start up stalled peace talks. Read more»

Benedict in 2008.

Pope Benedict's brother Georg has been implicated in a growing physical and sexual abuse scandal in Germany that dates back to the years when the two served the church in their native Bavaria. There is reportedly growing concern in the Vatican that the pope himself may be implicated in this scandal. Read more»

Concern over safety risks posed by health information technology has led the Food and Drug Administration to step up scrutiny of the products, including digital medical records systems on which the government plans to spend billions of dollars in coming years. Read more»

U.K. conservative leader David Cameron.

With elections approaching, Labour signals it will take advantage of questions about Lord Ashcroft's tax status. Read more»

The devil lives in the Vatican and is to blame for the problems in the Catholic Church, says the Vatican's chief exorcist. Read more»

Final Prototype 10 test flight at Martin

When James Bond escapes via jetpack in 1965's "Thunderball," we all wondered how soon we could have our own jetpack. Well, the time has come. Read more»

Padnos says he went through 'various stages of Yemenization,' and that although he never flet himself succumbing to the power of Islam, the years he spent in Yemen were transformative.

To understand radical Islam, American writer Theo Padnos pretended he was a Muslim and settled himself into Yemen’s radical mosque scene. Years later, his cover has finally been blown. Read more»

As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' point man on abortion, Richard Doerflinger has emerged as a major player in the health care debate, one likely to play a pivotal role in the outcome. Read more»

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told an audience of insurance industry professionals Wednesday "that opposing President Obama's health-care agenda and letting premium hikes continue would eventually hurt the health-care industry.' Read more»

Children in a Herat alley, Sept. 2009.

The "Morality and Knowledge Association" recently established in Herat wants to ban women's voices from the airwaves, remove the "corruption" of foreign movies and soap operas from Afghans' nightly viewing, and generally bring the media back into line with what they consider "Islamic principles and Afghan culture." Read more»

Theo Padnos now admits that he was indeed a "fake" Muslim who converted to Islam at a mosque in Yemen, in front of witnesses. Read more»

Capping a nine-year trade dispute over U.S. farm export credit guarantees, Brazil announced it would impost a broad range of sanctions on U.S. imports. Read more»

Inmates in a South Texas detention facility began a series of hunger strikes in January, hoping for better conditions and fewer transfers, as advocates pleaded for the government to come through on promises to reform the immigrant-detention system. Read more»

A record 20 million Americans collected unemployment benefits in 2009.

The nation's unemployment insurance system, including Arizona's, is in crisis due to a combination skyrocketing unemployment and – in some cases – poor planning. Read more»

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