Europe

Spanish government plans to ban abortion

Originally published in Hurriyet Daily News (via Contact Online Blog) Spain’s conservative government plans to ban abortions, overturning a two-year-old law allowing terminations on demand, a justice ministry source told Reuters, in a move likely to galvanize support among its core voters. The previous Socialist government passed a law in […]

Israel blames Iran for deadly attack on Israeli tourist bus in Bulgaria

Originally published in CNN A deadly explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists outside an airport in Bulgaria was “clearly a terrorist attack,” Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said yesterday (Wednesday). Key Israeli politicians pointed to Iran as the likely instigator, but Israel’s US ambassador acknowledged they had no proof. […]

Pope Benedict shares his three Christmas wishes

Originally published in Christian Telegraph Pope Benedict XVI revealed his three Christmas wishes for this year, just before remotely switching on the lights of the world’s largest Christmas tree, reports Catholic News Agency. “When we look at it our eyes are lifted up, raised toward the sky, toward the world […]