Category Archives: Europe

Germany to allow “third gender” on birth certificates

Parents will no longer have to put male or female on their child’s birth certificates in Germany, as the country has enacted a law that will allow parents to assign a “third gender” if sex cannot be clearly identified at … Continue reading

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It’s a Boy

The anticipation is over…Kate Middleton just delivered a healthy baby boy!! He will be the third in line for the throne, behind Prince Charles, his grandfather, and Prince William, his father. Statement from Kensington Palace: Her Royal Highness The Duchess … Continue reading

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Today is a good day..Britain legalizes gay marriage

Queen gives stamp of approval on gay marriage in Britain from USA Today LONDON (AP) — Britain on Wednesday legalized gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval, clearing the way for the first same-sex weddings … Continue reading

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Italy often returns asylum seekers

Below is an article written in the New York Times about the Human Rights Watch report detailing Italy’s failure to follow international standards on how to treat asylum seekers and unaccompanied migrant children. Italy Often Turns Back Asylum Seekers Arriving … Continue reading

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TV host Jimmy Savile used power to abused many over several decades

I read this article today, and it left me speechless. It was about a TV presenter and radio show host Jimmy Savile, who died in 2011. Following his death, a documentary aired by broadcaster ITV, alleging the TV host, as … Continue reading

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Trial for the honor killing in the UK

This is a video about the Shafilea Ahmed Trial in the UK, where Ahmed’s parents are being tried for her “honor” killing on Sept. 11, 2003. Shafilea was 17 when she disappeared in 2003, but her body was not discovered until … Continue reading

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Pope praises US efforts welcoming immigrants

According to ABC News, Pope Benedict XVI backed the commitment of bishops in the U.S. on immigration reform, saying that he praises the “great generosity” of American Catholics in welcoming new immigrants. Over the last few months the bishop held … Continue reading

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